Mindblown: a blog about philosophy.

  • Meet an Alum – Bradley Gardner (MA ’06)

    What was your favorite part of MAPH? What do you remember most fondly about MAPH? MAPH gives you a lot of time to do things you wouldn’t be able to do otherwise, and think about things you’re unlikely to think about later. A lot of the overarching goals of my work – finding persuasive ways […]

  • AlumniU

    AlumniU is a free online learning community exclusively for UChicago alumni, where you can take classes, talk with faculty about their latest research, join reading groups, and connect with your peers from anywhere you have internet access. This is a great resource for MAPH alums looking to stay involved in the conversation.   AlumniU offers […]

  • Odyssey Project Summer Internship

    My internship with Illinois Humanities, working particularly with The Odyssey Project, took place over ten weeks during the summer. I worked out of the Illinois Humanities office in the Loop, where they gave me the flexibility to set my own hours. The Odyssey Project runs during the school year, providing free Humanities education to low-income […]

  • Tearing Down The Walls

    Mornings at the Gratz Center were lively, to say the least. The Gratz Center is the annex to Chicago’s Fourth Presbyterian Church, right in the middle of Magnificent Mile. Surrounded by insurmountable amounts of pedestrian traffic, the Gratz Center provides a place of respite from the 90-degree weather. Even their WiFi password is free. During […]

  • Critical Inquiry Internship

    Hi future and past MAPHers! This summer I got to intern with Critical Inquiry, a peer-reviewed, critical theory-driven academic journal, published by the University of Chicago Press. I was most excited to experience publishing on the Journal side of the Press, having worked in Acquisitions in the Books department throughout the year. This internship has […]

  • Archives Diving: Or, What I Did the Summer After Graduation

    Hello MAPHers! I’m Sarah, MAPH ’16, and this summer I worked in a MAPH sponsored archiving internship at the Newberry Library. For those of you who don’t know, the Newberry is a highly respected private research library north of the Loop. It’s non-circulating, so you can’t take any materials out with you, but if you […]

  • Danielle Simon, MAPH ’11, Wins Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize

    Danielle Simon, MAPH ’11, Wins Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize

    Congratulations to Danielle Simon, a 2011 alum of MAPH and current PhD candidate in the Department of Music at the University of California, Berkeley, for being awarded one of this year’s Rome Prizes by the American Academy in Rome! This fellowship will provide her the opportunity to do independent work in the arts and humanities as a […]

  • My MAPH Internship Experience – Torch Fellowship with Universidad Popular, by Rachel Kamins

    My MAPH Internship Experience – Torch Fellowship with Universidad Popular, by Rachel Kamins

    Each year, MAPH Partners with several Chicago cultural, literary, and non-profit organizations to provide paid summer internships designed specifically for MAPH students. One of these opportunities, the Torch Fellowship, gives students the opportunity to reach out to an organization of their choice to propose a summer internship project. This fellowship, named in honor of Rafael Torch, writer, teacher […]

  • My MAPH Internship Experience — Newberry Library, by Ikumi Crocoll

    A Summer at the Newberry Ikumi Crocoll I had been looking forward to the summer internships since I started MAPH. There are, of course, many amazing organizations to work with, but, as someone with a previous library degree, I had my eye on the Newberry Library from the start. My summer experience there did not […]

  • Michael Robbins’ Poetry Reviewed in n+1

    Michael Robbins, whose poetry has appeared in the New Yorker, Poetry, Harper’s, and Boston Review among other places, graduated from MAPH in 2004.  His MAPH thesis focused on lyric subjectivity after language poetry. He has since earned a PhD in English from UChicago, published two books, and published critical articles and continues to teach creative writing. Frank Guam just […]

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