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: Work* (2012-13)
by Tim Cain On February 4, the Senate began considering the ongoing efforts to organize the faculty at the Urbana-Champaign campus. To varying degrees and among various constituents, these efforts have raised both excitement and concern. They have also raised … Continue reading
by Tim Cain Each year, when I teach a course on the history of higher education, I spend a bit of time talking about Bernard Bailyn, the renowned Harvard University historian. Although only a small fraction of Bailyn’s work addressed education, … Continue reading
by Kevin S. Zayed On Friday, October 26, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign celebrated the 150th anniversary of the first Morrill Land Grant Act, a key occurrence in the development of higher education and one that led to the … Continue reading
The theme of Work* naturally raises issues of labor and unionization, issues that remain contentious in some parts of academe despite the decades of faculty collective bargaining. According to the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher … Continue reading