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.