Mass Culture Workshop: A forum dedicated to the recent and ongoing academic research on the historical, theoretical, and practical dimensions of modern mass media (commercial, consumer, or popular) including cinema, television, journalism, popular music, photography, advertising, fashion, public amusements, and computer technology. While interpretive problems presented by individual works and different types of mass media are considered, the focus remains on broader questions regarding the key role this concept plays in the formation of contemporary public spheres. Because of the scope of many forms of mass culture extends beyond the boundaries of any one discipline, the Workshop is committed to strong interdisciplinary work.
RAVE: (Research in Art and Visual Evidence): Featuring scholarship on art, architecture, media, and art criticism across divisions of geography and historical periodization, the goal of RAVE is to create a public workshop open to all graduate students who utilize visual evidence in their arguments.
Chicago Film Seminar : A group which convenes scholars from the greater Chicago-land area to meet, present, and discuss recent works in the field of Cinema and Media Studies.
Film and Film Groups in Hyde Park
Doc Films: The oldest student-run film society in the United States – in operation since 1932, Doc Films shows films nightly at the Max Palevsky Theater in Ida Noyes Hall.
Fire Escape Films: The student filmmaking group at the University of Chicago.
Stony Island Arts Bank : A "hybrid gallery, media archive, library, and community center – and a home for Rebuild’s archives and collections… the radically restored building serves as a space for neighborhood residents to preserve, access, reimagine, and share their heritage.”
Black Cinema House: Operated out of the Stony Island Arts Bank, BCH "hosts screenings and discussions of films by and about Black people and the issues shaping our lives."
Film Libraries and Collections
Gerald Mast Film Archive: Housed within the Film Studies Center (Cobb Hall 3rd Floor), the Film Archive holds a continually growing collection of over 8000 films, video, and disc titles (including feature films, experimental cinema, silent film, classic Hollywood cinema, documentary, European art cinema, video art, international cinema, etc.)
Center for East Asian Studies Film Library: CEAS is “One of the largest East Asian film collections in the United States, comprising g over 7000 titles from China, Japan, and Korea.”
Video Data Bank: Operated out of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Video Data Bank is “a leading resource in the United States for video by and about contemporary artists. The VDB’s collection has grown to include the work of more than 600 artists and 6000 video art titles.”
Chicago Film Archives: A regional film archive “dedicated to identifying, collecting, preserving, and providing access to films that represent the Midwest.”
Fellowships & Funding
Humanities Division Graduate Grants & Fellowships: Resources provided by the Dean of Student’s Office to guide grads towards both internal and external grants and fellowships.
Graduate Student Affairs Funding Opportunities: Not only provides databases to find fellowship opportunities, but also provides resources on learning how to effectively apply for them, such as fellowship writing support and one-on-one consultations.
Humanities Faculty Grants & Fellowships: A resource page to help find funding opportunities which support faculty research.
Student Life University Resources
UChicagoGRAD: Devoted to all aspects of graduate student life, including fellowships, advising, career and professional resources, etc.
my.uchicago.edu: The self-service home for University students and staff in the Academic Information System; includes class registration, academic records, account information, financial aid, and student personal information.
Bursar's Office: Information on the tuition and billing policies, balances, managing student accounts, policies, and additional services beyond Student Accounts.
Career Advancement: Career Advising & Planning Services events, employer visits, job postings, and other resources.
'Get Help': Provides links to important aspects of grad life including the Dean-on-Call, Resources for Sexual Violence Prevention, Safety & Security Resources, and the Bias Response Team.
Family Resources Center: “A welcoming space where families from the university community can access resources, information, and supportive programming and services”
Grad Housing Resources: Information on the neighborhoods surrounding the UChicago campus, as well as searching for and renting an apartment.
Transportation / Parking : Complete information for the transportation services in-and-around campus.
Wellness: Resource page for student wellness, including Student Health Services, Student Counselling Services, Health Promotion and Wellness, as well as information on health insurance. The 'wellness calendar’ lists current quarter events that support all facets of student wellness.
Academic Calendar: Lists the important dates for the current quarter and current academic year.
Chalk UChicago: The online collaboration tool for posting course-related documents and assignments, creating discussion boards, and communication between course instructors and students.
Dissertation Office: Provides information on the University dissertation policies – helps students understand dissertation formatting and publication requirements, and assists with the submission process.
Humanities Division: The main resource page for graduate students in the Humanities Division at the University of Chicago.
Libraries: A link to the main search engine, which combs through all libraries around campus for resources related to Cinema Studies.
Registrar's Office: Information on everything involving registration (including dates and deadlines), transcripts, final exams, and current course offerings.
Teaching: Consultations, workshops, and seminars from the Center for Teaching and Learning.
Current Academic Year Time Schedules
Archived Time Schedules
Arts: Houses information on arts programming, events, and organizations all over UChicago campus.
Athletics: Detailing physical education and athletic classes in UChicago’s facilities; information on UChicago upcoming sports events and results.
University Community Service Center (UCSC): UCSC prepares students to become “productive, thoughtful citizens, and effective, inspiring leaders in their communities and professions by providing them with service and social change opportunities that complement UChicago’s rigorous academic experience.
Grad Guide Weekly: An indispensable resource for graduate students to find information about campus-wide programs and events – updated every Thursday during the Academic Year and monthly during the Summer Quarter.
Spiritual Life: Information on spiritual and religious resources, events, programs, and organizations such as ‘Twenty Minutes Still’.