Book Launch and Signing: Studs Terkel: Politics, Culture, but Mostly Conversation

Tuesday, September 13
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
800 S. Halsted Street, C
hicago IL 60607

Please join us for the Chicago book launch and signing of Alan Wieder's Studs Terkel: Politics, Culture, but Mostly Conversation. Speakers include Alan Wieder, Haki Madhubuti, Kathy Kelly and Kevin Coval. Refreshments provided.

Alan Wieder’s Studs Terkel: Politics, Culture, but Mostly Conversation is the first comprehensive book about this man. Drawing from over one hundred interviews of people who knew and worked with Studs, Alan Wieder creates a multi-dimensional portrait of a run-of-the-mill guy from Chicago who, in public life, became an acclaimed author and raconteur, while managing, in his private life, to remain a mensch. 

Alan Wieder is an oral historian who lives in Portland, Oregon. He is distinguished professor emeritus at the University of South Carolina and has taught at the University of the Western Cape and Stellenbosch University in South Africa. In the last fifteen years, he has published three books and numerous articles on South Africans who fought against the apartheid regime. The latest book, Ruth First and Joe Slovo in the War Against Apartheid, was published in 2013 by Monthly Review Press.

Event is free and open to the public. Space is limited, please Register

Into Body Into Wall Closing Celebration

Thursday, August 11
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
800 S. Halsted Street, C
hicago IL 60607

Only four weeks remain to experience Into Body Into Wall, a collaborative exhibition between Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, The 96 Acres Project, and artist Maria Gaspar. On August 11, from 6-8pm, join these collaborators and others to celebrate the closing of the exhibition.

Since its opening, nearly 10, 000 visitors have experienced Into Body Into Wall and, this June, Maria Gaspar was awarded an Artist as Activist Fellowship from the Rauschenberg Foundation to expand her engagement with people inside and outside the walls of the Cook County Jail. Jane Addams Hull-House Museum developed a series of Critical Resistance Workshops to accompany the exhibition including a keynote address by organizer and prison abolitionist Mariame Kaba. The closing reception will be an opportunity to bring collaborators back into the Museum and reconnect with this deeply resonate installation. 

Making the West Side: Community Conversations on Neighborhood Change

Making the West Side: Community Conversations continue throughout the summer! Join our community partners for a diverse range of programs, including oral history workshops, expert-led discussions, and community celebrations.

Please note that the July 20 Community Conversation at National Museum of Mexican Art has been cancelled. 

Chicago Literary Hall of Fame & Jane Addams Hull-House Museum present Upton Sinclair's The Jungle: Propaganda Against Literature, Literature as Propaganda

A discussion led by Northwestern University Associate Professor Bill Savage with a special performance by Oracle Theatre's Andrew Rathberger

April 14, 2016 6:30pm-8:30pm
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
800 S. Halsted Street, Chicago IL


Securing The Common Good: Hull-House History at UIC

Call for Applications
Deadline: March 18, 2016

The Jane Addams Hull-House Museum and the Institute for the Humanities are pleased to announce “Securing the Common Good: Hull-House History at UIC” – a National Endowment for the Humanities supported initiative designed to foster teaching and learning about the common good at UIC by creating new avenues for utilizing one of the campus’ most significant humanities resource, the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum (JAHHM). Through a year-long seminar (2016-2017) led by Hull-House Museum staff and the Institute for the Humanities, participants will critically examine Hull-House’s work to champion the common good by increasing access to housing, education, health, social welfare, and citizenship.  The seminar will deepen participants’ understanding of the Progressive Era and create opportunities for more robust civic dialogue and reflection on contemporary issues within humanities and non-humanities disciplines. Through close readings of primary texts, visits to humanities resources on campus, guest lectures, and discussion, seminar participants will explore definitions of the common good and make connections to the present day within their own scholarly disciplines.

Seminar participants are required to attend all seven sessions and one public colloquium during the course of the institute. Participants are also expected to create course modules based upon the curriculum introduced in the seminars. Course modules will be submitted to Jane Addams Hull-House Museum in June 2017, one month after the seminar concludes. 

Participants will receive a stipend of $2000 at the conclusion of the seminar and colloquium, and following the submittal of the required teaching module in June 2017.  Participants must attend all seven sessions and the final public colloquium to receive the stipend.

While the seminars are open to all faculty, junior and senior faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago in non-humanities disciplines are encouraged to apply for this award. 

Application Guidelines

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