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.
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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
In the third part of a series on the “Future of Academic Freedom and the Arts,” Stacy Harwood, Associate Professor in the Department of Urban & Regional Planning, considers civility and inclusivity in classrooms and instructional spaces, with a focus on … Continue reading
In response to the ongoing events on campus that have sparked academic debates worldwide, the College of Fine and Applied Arts organized a forum earlier this week on the “Future of Academic Freedom and the Arts,” to address how “[c]ontroversial, marginalized, … Continue reading