The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was established in 1997 to promote interdisciplinary study in the humanities, arts, and social sciences. IPRH grants fellowships to Illinois faculty and graduate students, and in fall 2010 welcomed the first Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellows in the Humanities, supported by a six-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
IPRH coordinates and hosts numerous lectures, symposia, and panel discussions on a wide variety of topics, and provides awards that recognize excellence in humanities research to faculty and students. IPRH supports faculty-driven initiatives for interdisciplinary public programming in the humanities through its Events Grants Program, and provides support to faculty and graduate student reading groups.
To learn more about IPRH, please visit our website.
Author Archives: iprh
Jonathan Inda is a professor in and chair of the Latina/Latino Studies department. The IPRH Medical Humanities Researcher Cluster was formed in the spring of 2017 as way to bring together the energies of humanities scholars at Illinois who work … Continue reading
by Ariana Traill (Associate Professor, Classics) and Antony Augoustakis (Professor and Head, Classics) Latin and ancient Greek are popular subjects these days – with kids. The Classics Department offers two successful summer camps, now in their third year, for children … Continue reading
by Harriet Murav (Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures) In 2017, Russia has been in the news every day; Russian interference in elections in the US and Europe—remains a pressing issue, not yet fully explained or resolved. Russia was … Continue reading
by Clare Crowston (Professor and Chair, History) and Bob Morrissey (Associate Professor, History) There seems to be no better time to mark the sesquicentennial of the University of Illinois than at this paradoxical moment when state support for the university … Continue reading
Humanities scholars have long had multiple audiences in mind. The turn toward public humanities in the last decade has extended the reach of what we do, fueled in part by a sense of urgency about communicating our work to as … Continue reading
Marika Christofides is Associate Acquisitions Editor for Anthropology and Food Studies at the University of Illinois Press. As a publishing professional, I don’t read outside of work nearly as much as I used to. But every time I do discover … Continue reading
Patty Jones is Associate Director for Research at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology. I am always reading three or four books at the same time, usually a mix of fiction and non-fiction. I got a Kindle Paperwhite … Continue reading
Marc Hertzman is Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies for History. What am I reading right now? Baby books to my son, class material, and a few primary and secondary sources for research. Beyond that I’m stuck in a … Continue reading