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The IHC is presenting the 2015 Public Humanities Award to Howard Tullman, CEO of the startup incubator 1871, for fostering a vibrant relationship between the humanities and business. Learn more about Howard and his accomplishments, and save the date for the Public Humanities Award Luncheon on Thursday, May 14, 2015.


This month, two of ICE's most dynamic soloists, harpist Nuiko Wadden and hornist David Byrd-Marrow, present this free concert of new works at the Hideout in Chicago.
After the concert, Nuiko and David will be in conversation with Heidi Coleman, Director of University Theater, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Theater and Performance Studies (TAPS) at University of Chicago, and her daughter Daisy Coleman, third grader at the Lab School. RSVP today!

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For the past three months, teams of journalists and citizens have been creating multimedia, community-driven reporting projects highlighting untold stories in some of the Chicago neighborhoods most affected by gun violence through the Reporting Back program series. Now, the IHC and The Dilettantes invite you to an interactive exhibition and discussion with the Reporting Back teams. RSVP now to learn more about their work and take part in an engaging conversation about the way public dialogue informs their storytelling processes.

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The IHC Road Scholars Speakers Bureau enables Illinois writers, teachers, historians, and artists to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with communities throughout our state. If you can offer a presentation on any compelling humanities-related theme or topic, we’d like to hear from you! Apply by May 8 to join our 2015-16 roster! We're especially interested in presentations that 1) will address topics of interest to people under age 25, 2) can be offered in Spanish and will be relevant to Latino Illinoisans, or 3) will discuss subjects involving water and its cultural significance.
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