IPRH and Urbana-Champaign

As the humanities center in a major land grant university, IPRH is bound to develop and cultivate relationships and partnerships in the local community.

Prime among these is the Odyssey Project, which offers a free 32-week college-credit-granting humanities program to income-eligible adults in Urbana Champaign. We do so in collaboration with the Urbana Adult Education Center and Illinois Humanities.

IPRH supports the work of the Education Justice Project, which is a model college-in-prison project run through the Danville Correctional Center.

We also hold an annual Work-In, typically in early December, where we invite a variety of local organizations to showcase their activities and concerns with each other and with faculty and staff and students on campus. The purpose is to bring together people who are committed to in civic engagement and who seek to share what they are doing in Urbana-Champaign and the regional community with a broad set of publics. This year’s Work-In is scheduled for the evening of December 5, 2017. If you are interested in participating please contact Antoinette Burton at iprh@illinois.edu.

The vast majority of the events we sponsor at IPRH are free and open to the public. We are always interested in hearing ideas for programming and for community connection and engagement. As above, please send any queries or correspondence to iprh@illinois.edu.