Thank you all for attending our spring symposium, “Mapping Places | Telling Stories.” Our Friday evening keynote by Prof. Ted Gordon (UT-Austin) was engaging – reminding us all that debates over public history, public space, and social memory are vital to the future of every university. Saturday’s community and student panels revealed the forgotten and marginalized stories within the Champaign-Urbana community. We want to thank the 5th and Hill Association and Illinois Nurses Association members for their time, stories, and activism. Also, we are incredibly proud of our students for all their hard work this semester. Their presentations were both historically engaging and personally moving. Thank you all.
Stay tuned for more histories from UIUC and Champaign-Urbana. Our students our anxious to get back into the archive, record more oral histories, and bring hidden histories to light.
We would love to hear from you. Do you have a local story or historical documents you want to share? Reminisces from your time at the University of Illinois? Let us know! Email us at publichistoryUIUC@gmail.com or message us @PubHistoryUIUC