“Securing the Common Good: Hull-House History at UIC”
Deadline: March 18, 2016
The Jane Addams Hull-House Museum and the Institute for the Humanities are pleased to announce “Securing the Common Good: Hull-House History at UIC” – a National Endowment for the Humanities supported initiative designed to foster teaching and learning about the common good at UIC by creating new avenues for utilizing one of the campus’ most significant humanities resource, the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum (JAHHM). Through a year-long seminar (2016-2017) led by Hull-House Museum staff and the Institute for the Humanities, participants will critically examine Hull-House’s work to champion the common good by increasing access to housing, education, health, social welfare, and citizenship. The seminar will deepen participants’ understanding of the Progressive Era and create opportunities for more robust civic dialogue and reflection on contemporary issues within humanities and non-humanities disciplines. Through close readings of primary texts, visits to humanities resources on campus, guest lectures, and discussion, seminar participants will explore definitions of the common good and make connections to the present day within their own scholarly disciplines.
Seminar participants are required to attend all seven sessions and one public colloquium during the course of the institute. Participants are also expected to create course modules based upon the curriculum introduced in the seminars. Course modules will be submitted to Jane Addams Hull-House Museum in June 2017, one month after the seminar concludes.
Participants will receive a stipend of $2000 at the conclusion of the seminar and colloquium, and following the submittal of the required teaching module in June 2017. Participants must attend all seven sessions and the final public colloquium to receive the stipend.
While the seminars are open to all faculty, junior and senior faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago in non-humanities disciplines are encouraged to apply for this award.