Since its inception with a grant from the UChicago Women's Board in 2007, Chicago Studies has promoted the scholarly study of the city by UChicago students under the direction of the University's faculty and researchers. The first volume of the Chicago Studies Annual, a prestigious edited journal of undergraduate research about Chicago, came out in 2008 and continues to be published to this day. Chicago Studies' programming now includes promotion of interesting Chicago data sources, advising for students conducting Chicago research, funding for research assistantships focused on Chicago, an undergraduate research prize, an annual Chicago Research Colloquium, and a collection of recent BA/capstone work about the city on Knowledge@UChicago.
The resources that follow are meant to inspire interest in studying the city, and are by no means exhaustive. For more targeted information and one-on-one advising about a Chicago research project, schedule an appointment with Chris Skrable, Chicago Studies' Executive Director.