Last month, 81 Illinoisans graduated from our Odyssey Project, taking advantage of free college-level humanities course with college credit in literature, philosophy, history, art history, and critical thinking and writing. Classes are taught by faculty from Illinois' top universities, and are held in Chicago (including one in Spanish) and Champaign, Illinois. We are now recruiting students for the next set of classes in the fall!
After several months and over 400 submissions, our national competition, Looking@Democracy, is nearing its exciting conclusion. This May, IHC and MacArthur staff along with our guest judges reviewed each of the submissions, and we will be announcing on Monday, June 10 the eleven winners in the five categories receiving part of $100,000 in prizes. Until then, view all the submissions on the Looking@Democracy website here.
Public Humanities Award Luncheon honoring Lisa Lee!
Our Road Scholars Speakers Bureau brings Illinois' finest writers, poets, historians, anthropologists, and living history actors to present to audiences across Illinois. Upcoming events include discussions on Illinois miner history in Illinois, stories from ancient Egypt, and how cookbooks can teach us about american society.
Click here to see if a Road Scholar is coming to your town!