Humanities Without Walls Graduate Student Reading Group

This reading group is organized in preparation for the “Seven Cautionary Tales for Publicly Engaged Humanities in 2023” event with Drs. Antoinette Burton and Jenny L. Davis (UIUC) that will take place November 16. We will discuss the Humanities Without Walls project, (Mellon-funded, housed at the Humanities Research Institute at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) and the challenges of public engagement. While this event is organized by and for graduate students, all students and staff are welcome.

Hosted by the Public Humanities Hub Graduate Committee.

Wednesday, November 8, 2023 
2:00-3:30 pm in Buchanan Tower 225 OR 5:00-6:30 pm (Pacific Time) on Zoom

Please note, both sessions are the same. When registering, please choose either the in-person or Zoom option.

Light refreshments will be served during the in-person discussion.



Please consult the following reading list in preparation for this guided discussion: 


(20 pages) Tuck, Eve. “Suspending Damage: A Letter to Communities.”  

(10 pages) MLA Guidelines for Evaluating Public Humanities:  

Humanities Without Walls, Grand Research Challenge – Current Projects: 


Fisher, Daniel. “A Typology of the Publicly Engaged Humanities.” 

(12 pages) “Innovation Through Collaboration in Humanities Research.” 

(Video, 1 hour) Humanities Without Walls, “Collaborating with Graduate Students: Lessons from Humanities Without Walls.”