The Ethnography of the University Initiative (EUI) promotes student research on universities and colleges as complex institutions. Based at the University of Illinois, EUI supports faculty from various disciplinary and methodological backgrounds to integrate original student research on universities and colleges into their courses through faculty development workshops, customized web environments, Institutional Review Board permissions, and bi-annual student conferences. In EUI-affiliated courses, students use a variety of ethnographic, archival, and related methods to examine the university in the broader context of our social and political times. At the end of each semester, students have the opportunity to contribute their work to the EUI collection in the U of I’s digital repository, Illinois Digital Environment for Access to Learning and Scholarship (IDEALS). We encourage you to tour our site, read about EUI’s history, peruse our affiliated courses, browse our students' research, and learn more about our special projects.
Funded by a grant from the Provost's Gender Equity Council and sponsored by EUI, students in Professor Synthia Sydnor's course "Sport and Modern Society" documented the lives of nine female physical education faculty at UIUC -- women central to the emergence of the discipline of kinesiology in the U.S. Click on the picture to find out more about their project, and take a tour of the virtual exhibit!
EUI co-directors Nancy Abelmann and Gina Hunter will participate in the Chicago Humanities Festivals (CHF) 17th annual Summer Institute for Teachers (SIT). SIT participants will work with Abelmann and Hunter to develop their own research questions and produce an "ethnographic toolkit" of cross-disciplinary research methods.
Wed, 10 Jul 2013
Congratulations to our Spring 2013 Student Conference winners, and to all those participating students who worked so hard to make the conference such a success! Click to see who won!
Fri, 26 Apr 2013
Reminder: Our Spring 2013 Student Conference takes place this Monday, April 22, from 3-9 p.m in Room 126 of the Library and Information Science Building at 501 East Daniel Street on the UIUC campus. Over 75 students will present their research over 9 panels and 2 poster sessions. This event is open to the public and we encourage you to stop by for all or part of the conference. For a copy of the program, click on the link.
Mon, 22 Apr 2013
The Ethnography of the University Initiative (EUI), in partnership with the University's Living-Learning Communities (LLC) invites proposals from faculty and advanced graduate students interested in teaching an EUI/LLC affiliated course for the Spring 2014 semester.
Wed, 03 Apr 2013
We invite you to tune in to Illinois Public Media's Focus 580 on Tuesday, March 5, from 10 to 11am, as co-director Tim Cain joins two other guests to talk about local history and its importance to community.
Tue, 05 Mar 2013