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2012 PHA

2012 Public Humanities Award Honors Bette Cerf Hill & Bruce Sagan - May 23

Join us in honoring Bette and Bruce, the IHC's 2012 recipients of The Public Humanities Award. Given annually to individuals for their contributions to public understanding of the role the humanities play in enriching civic life and strengthening communities, Bette and Bruce are recognized for their work in bringing civic purpose to cultural life.
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RS Calendar

Is an IHC Road Scholar coming to your town? Events for February--March 2012
For over twelve years, the IHC Road Scholars Speakers Bureau has been deploying Illinois' finest writers, poets, historians, anthropologists, and living history actors to present to audiences all over Illinois. With the idea that meaningful & fun educational experiences greet us throughout our lives, IHC Road Scholars encourages curiosity & re-awakens the lifelong learners in us all.

2012 MoMS - WWW Sites

Now in Savanna: "The Way We Worked" Exhibit on Display

"The Way We Worked" is the newest Museum on Main Street exhibit, focused on why we work and the needs that jobs have fulfilled throughout American history. "The Way We Worked" is presented in partnership with the Smithsonian Instituition. "The Way We Worked" displays through April 7, 2012 before it travels to Ottawa, IL.

Grants October 2011

$31,250 in Community Grants Awarded to 8 Illinois Nonprofits

Next Community Grant Deadline: April 15, 2012

TPS WBEZ Audio

Listen to Race: A Fatal Invention? A Conversation with Dorothy Roberts
Alison Cuddy, the host of WBEZ's Eight Forty-Eight, leads a lively conversation with leading scholar and critic Dorothy Roberts about race, science, and justice in the twenty-first century. In her new book Fatal Invention: How Science, and Big Business Re-create Race in the 21st Century, Roberts makes the case that cutting-edge genomic science and biotechnologies are once again justifying an archaic belief in race that promotes inequality and undermines a just society.
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