Remak Seminar

Henry H.H. Remak Seminar

Henry H.H. Remak Courtesy of IU Archives

The Remak Seminar and Distinguished Scholar Lecture were established in 2010 to honor Henry H. H. Remak, Professor of German, Comparative Literature, and European Studies, Dean of the Faculties, and Vice-Chancellor of IUB (1969–74), and Director of the Institute for Advanced Study (1988–94 and 1997–98). This initiative is intended to allow the Institute to bring prominent scholars, scientists, and artists in all fields to work with Indiana University faculty and graduate students in ground-breaking research collaborations and thereby help the university maintain a global reputation in leading-edge research.

The Remak Seminar enables a collaborative team of four to eight scholars from multiple disciplines to meet regularly at IUB throughout the course of an academic year around a specific theme. We are especially hopeful that we will receive applications involving faculty in a range of disciplines and ranks. Scholars from beyond IUB may be invited to join a session over the course of the year, or a small conference or workshop can be planned.

Learn about previous Remak seminars. 

Distinguished Scholar Lecture & Award

Outcomes might be a publication, database, website, performance, public exhibit, or grant proposal for external funding. The Remak Seminar leader or co-leaders will give a public Distinguished Scholar Lecture. The award is $15,000 for seminar expenses and invited guests. These funds may be used for expenses including honoraria, invited guests' travel, or publicity, but they may NOT be used to cover hospitality.

Applicants are not required to submit a budget with applications, but a report on use of funds will be required at the conclusion of the seminar. The Distinguished Scholar Award, to be given to the seminar leader (or co-leaders) who will offer the public lecture, is $2,000.