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.
Category Archives: Theme: Humanities Respond to Crisis (2011-12)
In an invited two-part series on Publication, Terrence Sampson describes the practices of publishing as constrained by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Terrence has been incarcerated since the age of 12, and currently writes from Ramsey Unit in Rosharon, … Continue reading
While we wait for an IPRH blogger to update us on the spring of the Occupy Movement, here is a fascinating piece on the history of convict labor. From TomDispatch.com, the blog by Tom Engelhardt, historians Steve Fraser and Josh … Continue reading
The Education Justice Project brings UI faculty and graduate students together with inmates at the Danville Correctional Facility, a state prison in Danville, Illinois in for-credit courses in a broad range of the humanities. In just a few years, the … Continue reading
Our latest post is from Anne Pryor, a folklorist and ethnographer from the Wisconsin Arts Board who lives and works in Madison. Here Anne considers the uses of identity — historical, playful , fictional — in protest, to make claims … Continue reading
Our latest post is by Katie Walkiewicz, currently an IPRH fellow and a graduate student in English at UIUC. Following on Jim Barrett’s recent post on “Their Depression and Ours,” Katie takes up the Occupy Wall Street Movement , a movement, potentially, … Continue reading
Webster’s dictionary defines economic depression as “low general economic activity marked by mass unemployment, deflation, a low level of investment” and decreasing use of resources. Whether or not it’s time to use the D-word, with unemployment over 9% nationally by … Continue reading