Communications & Publications

IIHR is a constant whirlwind—or eddy—of activity! To learn about our latest projects, sign up for our quarterly newsletter (see signup form, right). You will receive only a few emails from us each year, and we never share email addresses with external organizations.

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Media Contacts:

Carmen Langel
Director of Development & Communications, IIHR

Breanna Shea
Public Relations Coordinator

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IIHR Currents

Visit the IIHR Currents website!

IIHR Currents magazine tells the stories of IIHR’s people, research, history, and activities. Below are the five most recent issues:

Magazine cover showing Old Capitol against a dark stormy sky
Cover of IIHR Currents 2020, a collage of vintage and new photos
IIHR Currents Magazine Winter 2018-19
Close-up of water flowing over a dam on the cover of IIHR Currents
Cover of IIHR Currents showing a colorful computational simulation of a submarine moving through water

IIHR Currents: An Award-Winning Publication

  • Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts’ Communicator Awards, Award of Excellence, 2019–20
  • Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts’ Communicator Awards, Award of Excellence, 2018–19
  • Council for the Advancement and Support of Education District V’s “Pride of CASE V” Awards: Gold Award for Best Annual Report, 2018–19
  • Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts’ Communicator Awards, Award of Excellence, 2017–18
Gold award statuette

IGS Geode

The IGS Geode, produced by the Iowa Geological Survey (IGS), is our newest annual publication, started in fall 2017. The magazine describes some of the activities and products of the IGS over the past year. As you browse through these pages, we hope you’ll better appreciate the breadth and depth of the IGS’ work and its connections to the IIHR mission.

Cover Image of IGS Geode photo of Ledges State Park
The cover of the 2020 issue of The IGS Geode
Cover of the IGS Geode, featuring a photo of a man looking at a severely eroded streambank.
Cover of IGS Geode, featuring a map of Iowa with a close-up on Johnson County


A variety of videos feature some of our research highlights. These are available on the IIHR Youtube Channel.

The IIHR Archives is a repository of documents, photographs, and artifacts detailing the institute’s 100+ year history. Most are accessible in-person only for now. For a sample of our archival holdings, visit the IIHR History webpage or check out the centennial issue of IIHR Currents.

The Summary of Activities details IIHR’s scholarly work, with a list of journal publications, sponsored projects, and student theses/dissertations.

IIHR offers a number of books available for sale, including several by Hunter Rouse. For information and to purchase these publication, call 319-335-5237 or email Please contact us to determine shipping costs.