Monday, January 28, 2013

Public Engagement Opportunity

The Chicago Humanities Festival has been selected as a host institution for the 2013 Public Fellows Program of the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). The Mellon-funded initiative will bring two recent humanities PhD into the Chicago Humanities Festival organization, each serving as Program Manager for a period of two years (July 2013 through July 2015). This is a rare opportunity for a young scholar interested in learning more about public engagement from hands-on experience.

About the Chicago Humanities Festival

The Chicago Humanities Festival is the largest organization of its kind in the country. Now in its 23rd year, it creates opportunities for people of all ages to support, enjoy and explore the humanities. CHF fulfills this mission through its annual festivals, the fall Chicago Humanities Festival and the spring international performance festival, Stages, Sights & Sounds, and by presenting programs throughout the year and on its web site ( that encourage the study and enjoyment of the humanities.

The most recent Chicago Humanities Festival took place from October 14 to November 11, 2012, and featured a total of 100 events with speakers including Dorothy Allison, George Chauncey, Ezekiel Emanuel, Adam Gopnik, Eric Klinenberg, Yo-Yo Ma, Tricia Rose, Rebecca Scott, Nate Silver, and Gwendolyn Wright, among many others.