In response to COVID-19, all Chicago Studies programming will be virtual for Fall 2020. (Vamonde tours may be experienced remotely OR as self-guided experiences for those in Chicago.) Event recordings will be made available whenever possible, with permission of our presenters. See individual listings for more details and registration/log-in information.
Our Fall 2020 programming explores three themes, each introduced by one of the authors published in volume 9 of our Chicago Studies Annual through podcast interviews in our "Student Authors Speak" series. Madeline Anderson's public policy study of the reparations made for the Jon Burge police torture scandal inaugurates a timely conversation about police accountability, and the data we can use to maintain it. Valeria Stutz's exploration of the politics of community development in neighboring Woodlawn invites reflection about affordable housing and the challenge of documenting neighborhood change. And Hannah Edgar's exploration of the life and work of theatre and music critic Claudia Cassidy draws our attention to the art of biography, and then to some of the resources that can inform our understanding of the lives of great Chicagoans. Download a PDF version of this schedule here! Note: some of these event dates/times have changed since this page was first published.