IPRH ActivitiesThrough its programs and activities, IPRH hopes to bring prominence to the humanities and arts at the U of I by making the groundbreaking work of faculty and graduate students more widely available and intelligible to diverse constituencies both locally and nationally. All IPRH public events are free and open to the campus and the community unless otherwise noted.

IPRH programs and activities include:

  • Speaker Series – Bringing distinguished humanities scholars from all over the world to the University of Illinois.
  • Research Clusters – IPRH funds groups of faculty and graduate students who work together to explore particular questions or subjects inthe humanities and arts.
  • IPRH Prizes – IPRH Prizes for Research in the Humanities allow us to celebrate excellence in humanities scholarship.
  • Inside Scoop Series – Giving undergraduate students an opportunity to meet distinguished Illinois faculty and visiting scholars.
  • Humanities Without Walls – A consortium linking humanities centers at 15 research universities throughout the Midwest and beyond.
  • Scalar – IPRH is a partner in the Alliance for Networking Visual Culture which investigates and develops sustainable platforms for publishing interactive and rich media scholarship, including Scalar
  • Reading Groups – Reading Groups may be formed around any topic or theme and IPRH will circulate information of the group and offer its available facilities for use.
  • Odyssey Project – Odyssey Project at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign is a one-year course that enrolls students from the community who fall at or below the poverty line community in courses in Philosophy, Literature, US History, and Art History for 6 college credits in the Humanities. 
  • Education Justice Project – EJP offers education programs to men incarcerated at Danville Correctional Center.