Reading Groups

The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities invites applications from continuing and new Reading Groups for the 2019–20 academic year.

Reading Groups may be formed around any topic or theme; they need not be coordinated with the IPRH theme for this or any other year.

IPRH will circulate information about the reading groups to the campus community, with the goal of widening the reach of the groups and attracting new members. We would like to encourage any interested groups (regardless of whether they have received past IPRH sponsorship) to submit a description of their group and contact information for the group’s organizers; this information will be included on the IPRH website, and will be circulated to the IPRH mailing list at the start of the fall semester. IPRH is also pleased to offer our seminar space, pending availability, for use by those groups that would like to meet at IPRH. Each Reading Group will be wholly responsible for its own administration, including all clerical and meeting-related activities and the distribution of readings and publicity materials. IPRH will make its facilities available for use by the Reading Groups, who shall be responsible for scheduling all facility use in advance with the IPRH staff; all scheduling will be based on availability.

Reading Groups wishing to be included in the IPRH publicity materials must submit the following information no later than May 31, 2019:

  • The names, departmental affiliations, and e-mail addresses of the group’s organizers
  • A short statement (maximum 75 words) describing the goals of the group and a brief outline of the proposed activities

Please submit the above information using the Reading Group submission form by May 31, 2019.

Deadline: May 31, 2019