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Mapping 100 years of African Diasporic Arts History in Providence

Mapping Arts – Providence reveals the lives, influence, and work of black artists in Providence from the 1860s through the 1960s. The project connects the legacies of artists including painter Edward Bannister, singer Sarah Vaughan, and jazz musician James Berry, who all spent time in the city and shaped its cultural landscape. The hub of the project is a digital map with historical information and images about black artistic influence on Providence.

(Distributed December 5, 2013)

A Public Humanities Semester Abroad

When I first walked into the UNESCO headquarters in Paris at the very beginning of the summer, stomach in knots and passport in hand, I had never thought I would still be here, five months later. But as fate would have it, here I am…

(Distributed November 15, 2013)

Mapping Places, Mapping Selves

What gives a place a soul? Is it the people who pass through it, whether for an hour or over a lifetime?  The celebrations, the rituals, the community gatherings? The homes, shops, places where “history happened”? Is a place’s soul something that persists over time or transforms? And how do we capture and value it?

(Distributed October 24, 2013)

On Language Lost and Found

After finishing my first year of study at Brown, I headed back to the UK. I caught up with friends and family, enjoyed my sister's wedding, and reflected on the beautiful chaos of the past 12 months. It was a relatively peaceful time and a good base from which to launch myself into my summer adventure: a 2-week solo trip to Hong Kong. 

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(Distributed October 17, 2013)
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