About Chicago Studies

Chicago Studies makes it easy for you to connect with the diverse communities of Chicago, whether you're looking for an event, a tour, a class, or resources for teaching about and with the city.

Come Visit Us!

Chicago Studies' offices are on the first floor of 1155 E 60th, a space we share with other urban-focused research centers and academic programs from across the University!  Stop by for an event, to chill or study in our sunny Urban Lounge, or for fresh-baked cookies, free coffee, and to chat with our team about studying Chicago every Wednesday from 2-4 PM.

Chicago Studies Research Colloquium

The Chicago Research Colloquium is an annual event that highlights exceptional undergraduate scholarship that focuses on Chicago and Chicagoland issues.  Presentations are made by student finalists for the annual Chicago Studies Undergraduate Research Prize, which is awarded at the conclusion of the Colloquium.

The Spring 2023 event will be held at the Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation (1155 E. 60th Street, Room 101) from 2:30-5:00 PM on Thursday, May 18 (week 9). The event will be followed by our "City in a Garden" Party/reception, featuring food and drink and the opportunity to socialize with the presenters, other graduating fourth years who've studied Chicago, and those faculty/course instructors who have taught about Chicago in the previous year. All are welcome!

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Southeast Side History Bike Tour

25 miles, 100+ years of history...get a street-level view of Chicago's Southeast Side with Dean Boyer and Prof. John Mark Hansen. Join us on May 13th for our annual Southeast Side History Bike Tour!

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Teaching and Learning in Chicago

Chicago Studies offers course instructors one-on-one pedagogy consultation, financial and logistical support for experiential learning across the city, and connections to relevant Chicago partners and institutions for classes in any discipline. Help your students learn MORE from Chicago.

Experience Chicago with Us

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