Cuban narratives: providing voice with "The Way to Strategy"

Fitt Artists in Residence, Pedro Gutiérrez Torres and Alexander Beatón Gallano arrived in Providence from Santiago, Cuba, by way of Miami, in early September.  Their immediate project while in the U.S. was to install a now internationally travelled installation: The Way to Strategy, "a tribute to those dreams that fell in the fight for life".

(Distributed September 29, 2014)

Survivors of Trauma and Sexual Assault (ongoing)

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - Thursday, October 30, 2014

Public Humanities Gallery, Nightingale Brown House

Tragically, sexual assault is an all too frequent occurrence in the world.  It remains an issue which is extremely difficult for many people to look at.  Its victims include children and adults of all ages, races, and genders.  This exhibit is composed of the poetry and art of survivors of sexual assault, and gives voice to their pain,  suffering, and healing. 


Calling Future Public Humanists: Application For Admission Now Open!


Prosopopoeia as Protocol: The Hale Experiments and Object – Oriented Ventriloquy during the Cold War

Thursday, November 6, 2014
6:00pm - 8:30pm

RISD Museum, Grand Gallery

The Esthetical Society for Transcendental and Applied Realization (now incorporating the Society of Esthetic Realizers) is an established body of private, independent scholars who work collectively to recover, scrutinize, and (where relevant) draw attention to the historicity of the Order of the Third Bird.

LOCATION: RISD Museum Galleries (Grand Gallery).

Reservations requested


The Way of Strategy (ongoing)

Monday, September 15, 2014 - Sunday, October 5, 2014

Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

The installation "The Way of Strategy", by Fitt Artists in Residence Pedro Frank Gutiérrez Torres and Alexander Beatón Galano (Cuba), is based on oral history, visual material of the environment of the inhabitants of the small town of Caimanera in their relations with this political, military and social phenomenon: the US military enclave -- the Guantanamo Naval base and prison-- usurped from their territory.

Location: Lower Atrium Gallery (Granoff Center for the Creative Arts).

Seven Rules for Public Humanists

If we want the humanities to be more than academic—if we want them to make a difference in the world—we need to change the way we work. We need to rethink some of the traditional assumptions of the humanities. I suggest here seven rules of thumb for doing public humanities.

(Distributed August 29, 2014)

Call for Faculty Fellows in Public Humanities

The Center for Public Humanities at Brown University announces a Faculty and Community Fellowship Program.  Brown faculty and community leaders in the arts and humanities will serve one year terms at the Center.  Faculty members interested in innovative methods for presenting their research to the public; those conducting research in collaboration with community organizations; and/or faculty seeking to incorporate public engagement in their courses will find support through the fellowship program.  Culture workers from the non-profit community can use their fellowship to purs

(Distributed August 11, 2014)

The Practicum, In Practice

The public humanities program emphasizes the relationship of theory and practice. Rather than writing a thesis, students undertake two practicums where we connect knowledge learned in the classroom to practice in a professional setting, and reflect critically on these experiences with our academic peers. Practicums allow us to enhance our skills as well as to connect to the field.

(Distributed July 10, 2014)
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