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The Institute for the Humanities at the University of Illinois Chicago seeks to foster an intellectually vital, interdisciplinary community of scholars working at one of the nation’s most exciting urban research centers. As the hub of humanities scholarship on campus, the Institute provides a forum for intellectual exchange among faculty and students at UIC and other colleges and universities in the region. At its base, the Institute for the Humanities highlights the importance of public higher education. It provides a space for vigorous debate and exchange, so crucial in a democratic society.

The UIC Institute for the Humanities celebrated its forty years of operation in 2022. It is one of the oldest humanities centers in the United States. Over the years, the Institute has become the major hub for all humanities activities on campus, creating an intellectual space in which faculty and graduate students can broaden their perspectives, conduct original research, and engage with scholars and communities both in and outside the university.

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Mar 31 2023

Grant Writing for Humanities Scholars

Friday, 12:30 pm–2:30 pm
Behavioral Sciences Building
Apr 4 2023

Digital Asia Series talk with Dr. Rajesh Veeraraghavan

Tuesday, 12:30 pm–2:00 pm
Behavioral Sciences Building
Apr 6 2023

Working Process: Screening Moving Image Works by Budding Artists

Thursday, 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
Institute for the Humanities
Apr 10 2023

Digital Humanities Works-in-Progress at UIC: A Demonstration and Discussion

Monday, 2:00 pm–4:00 pm
Institute for the Humanities
Apr 11 2023

Program for Writers Graduate Student Reading

Tuesday, 4:30 pm–6:30 pm
Behavioral Sciences Building
Apr 12 2023

Fellows Lecture: Rahim Kurwa, Criminology, Law, and Justice “Apartheid’s Afterlives: Policing Black Life in the Antelope Valley”

Wednesday, 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
Apr 13 2023

Surviving the Long Wars: A Lecture Series, Tiffany King

Thursday, 3:30 pm–6:00 pm
Apr 14 2023

Lena Blou, Bigidi'Art, and the Harmony of Disorder

Friday, 3:30 pm–5:00 pm
Institute for the Humanities
Apr 17 2023

Indigenous Feminist Meaning-Making from Palestine to Turtle Island

Monday, 10:30 am–5:30 pm
Institute for the Humanities
Apr 18 2023

Best Minds: Seeing Allen Ginsberg and Madness Through Different Lenses

Tuesday, 12:00 pm–2:00 pm
Institute for the Humanities