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History professor Antoinette Burton is one of five Illinois professors awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships for 2015.

Five Illinois scholars awarded NEH Fellowships

Author: Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:December 9, 2014

Five University of Illinois scholars have received National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships for 2015. The U. of I. is the only institution to be awarded more than three of the fellowships for the coming year.

Published Date: December 9, 2014


Carol Symes, a professor of history and medieval studies, is the executive editor of the new journal, The Medieval Globe, sponsored by the University of Illinois Program in Medieval Studies.

New journal looks at significance of research on the Black Death

Author: Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:December 8, 2014

A new publication, “Pandemic Disease in the Medieval World: Rethinking the Black Death,” looks at new research into the plague and its historical significance. The publication is the inaugural issue of a new journal, “The Medieval Globe,” sponsored by the University of Illinois Program in Medieval Studies.

Published Date: December 8, 2014


University of Illinois students Christine Kausal, a junior majoring in global studies and communication, and Tom McCormick, a sophomore majoring in architecture, with some of the donated items for sale at the Japan House Pop-Up Holiday Bazaar. Kausal and McCormick are interns at the Japan House. The bazaar benefits the internship program.

Japan House selling gifts items at Holiday Bazaar

Author: Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:December 5, 2014

Holiday shoppers can find many Asian-themed items at the Japan House Pop-Up Holiday Bazaar. The bazaar is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 13, through Monday, Dec. 15.

Published Date: December 5, 2014


Deborah Stevenson, left, editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Childrens Books and director of the Center, and Kate Quealy-Gainer, assistant editor of the Bulletin, with some of the books featured in the 2014 Guide Book to Gift Books. The guide offers suggestions of books to give to children.

U. of I. guide helps holiday shoppers choose gift books for children

Author: Jodi Heckel, Arts and Humanities Editor

Published Date:December 1, 2014

The 2014 Guide Book to Gift Books, published by the Center for Children’s Books at the University of Illinois, offers suggestions for books in a wide range of styles, genres and subject matter, “whether you’re looking for a cheerful picture book, an absorbing nonfiction title or a pulse-pounding novel.” It is available for download from the Center’s website.

Published Date: December 1, 2014


A new book explores the artistic and educational legacies of American sculptor and U. of I. alumnus Lorado Taft.

New book explores the legacies of sculptor Lorado Taft

Author: Sharita Forrest, Education Editor

Published Date:November 17, 2014

When art historian Allen Stuart Weller died in 1997, he left behind a rough manuscript for a biography of Lorado Taft, the Illinois sculptor who helped the city of Chicago carve its reputation as a place of beauty and grandeur. When historian Stephen Thomas and art historian Robert G. La France came across the unfinished manuscript among Weller’s papers in the University of Illinois Archives, they found Weller’s story on Taft’s rise to prominence so compelling that they couldn’t let it go untold.

Published Date: November 17, 2014