Learning and Labor: Thursday Oct. 18 Panel at the Spurlock coordinated by Daniel Gilbert

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Talk: “Learning and Labor: How Workers and their Unions Have Shaped the University of Illinois”

Featuring comments from longtime University of Illinois workers and labor activists, as well as labor historians, this discussion will examine the history of labor on the University campus. The panel is coordinated by Daniel Gilbert, Assistant Professor in the School of Labor and Employment Relations.   This talk is part of the Third Thursday Series and is held in conjunction with the Spurlock Museum’s temporary exhibit Knowledge at Work: The University of Illinois at 150. This exhibit explores the history of campus as a community of educators, researchers, and students engaged in learning, research, and public service. Learn about the contributions of a wide variety of people and groups to campus history and ways the University has changed how it relates to the people it serves. The exhibit runs through December 21, 2018.


Please see below for Champaign County History Museum’s flyer on its Fall 2018 internships for interested students!  And keep coming back for other news.  We have been a little quiet while hatching new projects, including plans for a History Harvest course at UIUC connected to a History Without Walls grant joining scholars at UIUC, Michigan State, and University of Nebraska focussed on The Classroom and the Future of the Historical Record.  Public History’s part will be looking at how our classrooms can facilitate local and regional community-generated archives.  Stay tuned!Intern Flyer-page-0Intern Flyer-page-1