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
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
Angela Burton is the Rights & Permissions/Awards Manager at the University of Illinois Press. I am the awards manager at the University of Illinois Press, and it is always a good day at work when I can inform my colleagues … Continue reading
Mara L. Thacker is an assistant professor and the South Asian Studies librarian at Illinois. I read Archie comics pretty regularly as a kid. They were a special treat that I could sometimes finagle my mom into buying me in … Continue reading
Jane Desmond is a professor of Anthropology and Gender and Women’s Studies. Well, of course that isn’t really true. I never really “hated” poetry; I just actively avoided it. Yes, I appreciated the occasional haiku printed in the newspaper, or … Continue reading
Antoinette Burton is the Director of the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities. I recently joined the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), in part because I wanted to get a subscription to their weekly magazine, Science. … Continue reading
Kelly Delahanty is the Communications Coordinator for the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities. You can see her visual design portfolio at kellydelahanty.com and chat with her on twitter @kelldel. I joined Goodreads, a “social cataloging” site for readers, in the summer … Continue reading
Mark Steinberg is a professor in the department of history who works on histories of the city, revolution, emotion, violence, space, and utopia. He is also the coordinator of the “Global Utopias” project of the Center for Historical Interpretation. Somehow, … Continue reading
“My neighborhood was the world to me.” — Donnell Furlow, Rockwell Gardens IPRH is giving away 50 free copies of Audrey Petty’s High Rise Stories: Voices from Chicago Public Housing, which documents the experiences of residents of Cabrini Green, the Robert Taylor … Continue reading
Melissa Littlefield is an Associate Professor in the Department of English and the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health. Her research investigates the cultural and historical intersections of the neurosciences and the humanities. I read for a living—that sounds kind … Continue reading