Come, Sit A Spell: Memories of a Forgotten Neighborhood

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - Monday, January 19, 2015

Nightingale-Brown House

The Center for Public Humanities at Brown University, the Providence Public Library's Story Seekers, and Urban Pond Procession are pleased to announce “Come Sit a Spell: Memories from a Forgotten Neighborhood” – an immersive art and oral history installation at the Providence Public Library. The installation will be open November 18th through January 18th during regular library hours at the library's 150 Empire Street location. A special opening will take place on November 23rd at 2:00 pm. 


Exposing Yourself Online: Workshop for Public Humanists

Thursday, November 20, 2014
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Nightingale-Brown House

Being a Public Human is a difficult business. You're an artist, an administrator, a facilitator, an interpreter and a manager. How do you combine all these facets of your fabulous personality into one easy-to-digest online portfolio? Nate and Paul explore how to professionally present yourself online. Examine your aims, explore the strategies and options open to you and start thinking about how you are going to prepare for the job hunt when you graduate. The workshop was initially presented to recent graduates of the program as part of their practicum seminar.

What is the Providence You Imagine?

During my time at Brown, I have learned that Providence is a city of stories. These stories range from historical accounts hidden in the archives to the regular, every-day moments  shared with family and friends. 

(Distributed October 30, 2014)

The Power of Visual Storytelling in the Networked World: A Conversation with National Geographic's Keith Jenkins

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
5:30pm - 6:30pm

Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Martinos Auditorium

What does it mean to be a storyteller in 2014? How do stories remain relevant in an ever-evolving and expanding world? Join us for a conversation on visual storytelling with Keith Jenkins, a leader at National Geographic overseeing its transformation into a digital organization. In the short time he has been at National Geographic, Jenkins and his team launched Proof, NGS’s photo blog, and helped grow Your Shot, NGS’s online photo site, into a thriving community.


Public Humanities Fellows Luncheon with Christina Bevilacqua (The Providence Athenaeum)

Thursday, November 13, 2014
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Nightingale-Brown House

Christina Bevilacqua, Director of Programs and Public Engagement, founded and runs the weekly Salon Series at the Providence Athenaeum which for nearly nine years has featured guest lectures, community discussions, libations, and a revival of the salon culture that once played a pivotal role in the intellectual and cultural development of social groups, societies, and even countries.

Fellows' Project: FACADES App

Professor Dietrich Neumann presenting FACADES Content during the 10/16 Fellows' Luncheon @ the Center for Public Humanities.:

Last week, the students and faculty of the Public Humanities program gathered for the first in a series of luncheons highlighting the work of the Center’s faculty fellows. Dietrich Neumann, Professor in the Departments of History of Art and Architecture, Italian Studies, and Urban Studies, spoke about FACADES, an app for smart phones that allows users to explore Brown’s campus architecture.

(Distributed October 21, 2014)

“You Are Welcomed by Everyone”: Meet the New Masters Students in Public Humanities

MA Candidates in Public Humanities, class of 2017, not pictured:  Maiyah Gamble Rivers, Liz Malone, Reya Sehgal and Jess Smith:

At the end of August, the Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage welcomed ten new students to the Masters program in Public Humanities. Geographically, we’ve cast a wide net, with two of our new students hailing from right here in Providence—and two from another hemisphere altogether. Our new students have worked for music festivals, art museums, house museums, architecture centers, and in the cultural heritage sector.

(Distributed October 6, 2014)

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)
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