Here are announcements of two upcoming events of interest to our public history network, both at UIUC in the next 10 days! The first is a series of events commemorating Project 500, welcoming many alumni from the program. Unfortunately (but happily for this important event) some of the events reviewing the history of the program on Saturday are already fully registered, but there are waitlists. Information about registration is available here: Project 500 Anniversary Celebration Note also there is a concert kicking of events on Friday at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, for which tickets are $5: Krannert Project 500 Commemorative Concert.
Next week the Illinois History and Lincoln Collections and the Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection are sponsoring labor historian Rosemary Feurer giving a talk entitled “The Best Labor State in the Nation” on the rich tradition of labor activism throughout the state of Illinois. Prof. Feurer, a historian of labor and social protest, teaches at Northern Illinois University and also directs the public history-oriented Mother Jones Heritage Project. The talk will place in the Rare Books and Manuscript Collection, Main Library Room 346.