Communications & Publications

Communications & Publications

IIHR is a constant whirlwind—or eddy—of activity. The best way to stay abreast of our latest projects is to 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.

We also have an active social media presence—follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook to stay up-to-date on our latest activities.

Media Contacts:

Carmen Langel
Director of Development & Communications, IIHR

Jackie Hartling Stolze
Lead Communications Manager, IIHR

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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, 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 Geode 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.

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
Cover of IGS Geode featuring two children investigating a geode


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

The Summary of Activities details IIHR 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 Cornelia F. Mutel and Hunter Rouse. For information and to purchase these publication, call 319-335-5237 or email You can use this order form (Link to PDF order form), but please contact us first to determine shipping costs.