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: The Place of the Humanities (2010-11)
Si monumentum requiris, circumspice By Carol Symes There’s an image that never fails to move me. I saw it for the first time in January of 2002, on my first visit to Urbana-Champaign: I was a candidate for a … Continue reading
A Kind of Usefulness By Gabriel Solis At the beginning of the Spring semester 2010, when the University of Illinois administration announced that all employees would take mandatory furlough days, I was interviewed by the News Gazette, our local paper. … Continue reading
EAT, PRAY, PUKE: WACKY ATTEMPTS AT COOKING UP POLITICS AMIDST AMERICA’S FOOD TRAVEL MANIA Martin F. Manalansan IV In the past twenty years, a massive tidal wave of food travel spectacles such as books, television shows and movies have hit the American … Continue reading
Vampire Studies Willis Goth Regier The humanities remind us how inspiring and playful human life can be. They also confront fears, anxieties, and monsters of the night. Take vampires, for instance, formerly a local problem in Transylvania and now spread … Continue reading
“The Place of the Humanities in Social Movements, Class, and the Black Public: An Incomplete Representation” By Clarence Lang No humanities scholar arrives at a research agenda in a void. To some extent, the work of the humanities – which … Continue reading
Geographies of Risk: a Conference and Book Exhibit By Eleonora Stoppino NOTE: This exhibit has been extended and will be on view until November 24th! Since the 1990s, risk has emerged as a central category in disciplines as different as … Continue reading
“Mobilizing Technologies of Observation, Or Observing Technologies of Mobility?: Some Initial Questions From the Middle of a Practice, Formed in Part While Riding in an Air-conditioned Corn Combine, That Could Have Been Considered While Riding in My Air-conditioned Car” By Ryan … Continue reading