To strengthen the social, political, and economic fabric of Illinois through constructive conversation and community engagement.
Illinois Humanities works to build dialogue across all sectors of society to examine issues important to democracy.
The IHC creates and funds numerous humanities activities throughout the state, including library discussions, seminars, lectures, performances, exhibitions, films, and written materials. Through these activities, the IHC serves as a catalyst in imaginative ventures which bring scholarship into the public forum. All our programs utilize a broad definition of the humanities — their topics can range from history and literature to philosophy, folklore, historic preservation, archaeology, jurisprudence or comparative religion — but all are committed to providing lifelong learning. The IHC has been at the crossroads of ideas, energizing cultural and civic life in Illinois for more than 40 years.
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