This year's Public Humanites Award honoree is Lisa Yun Lee, Director of School of Art and Art History at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Gordon Quinn and Justine Nagan of Kartemquin Fillms congratulate Lisa on receiving this award for her work in creating vibrant spaces for the public humanities. Join them in the celebration on Tuesday, May 21, 2013.
Wow! Thank you to everyone who submitted entries to the Looking@Democracy Challenge. We received 428 entries overall. We really appreciate everyone's efforts! The People's Choice voting will begin soon, and we will encourage all to spread the word; Judging for the other categories will take place through May, and Winners will be announced on June 7. Stay tuned!
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!
The Collaborative City is a partnership between the IHC and Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), inviting community groups, academic institutions, non-profit organizations and individuals to host free public programs at the Chicago Cultural Center. We are always accepting applications from organizations for humanities-based events!
Review our guidelines and access the online application form here.
At Chicago radio station Vocalo 90.5's Storyteller Workshop, individuals receive training to produce and share stories about things they care about. Current Odyssey Project Student Rocio Santos participated in their latest class, and created a short story on a family of Odyssey Project students who are using the classes as a way to strengthen their family bonds.