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Sheila Brennan: “Digital Humanities Centered in Museums”

Thursday, March 12, 2015
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Nightingale-Brown House

Can digital humanities centers be located in museums? Digital humanities work often is centered or spearheaded inside academic institutions. Brennan will explore digital humanities work already been done within museums and explore what museum-driven digital humanities work might look like in the future.

Sheila Brennan is the Associate Director of Public Projects at Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media and Research Associate Professor of History and Art History at George Mason University.  

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Eddie Soares Tribute: RI Ambassador of Jazz - Deacon of Dixie

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Nightingale-Brown House

Join Sylvia Ann Soares for an illustrated presentation on Eddie Soares, jazz pianist and solo performer of the twentieth century. Edwin Jose Soares (1913-1993) was a 1st generation Cape Verdean Rhode Island pianist. Eddie was renowned for his stride to cocktail style in solo performances, and for over 35 years, his work with Tony Tomasso’s Jewels of Dixie. Sylvia Ann will also share Eddie’s music.

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Stih & Schnock Lecture: "Berlin: Art and Memories"

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Nightingale-Brown House

Stih & Schnock is a Berlin-based artist duo, formed by Renata Stih, Professor at the Berlin University of Applied Sciences and curator at the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale, and Frieder Schnock, PhD in Art History. Their works deal primarily with collective memory in society. The Holocaust is also a recurring reference for their artistic interventions. Their controversial, often irreverent works engage a range of media in the urban context.

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Combating Injustice: A Public Dialogue

Thursday, March 19, 2015
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Aldrich House, 110 Benevolent Street

This March and April, the Rhode Island Historical Society, in collaboration with the Roots Cultural Center, the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society, the Newport Historical Society, the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, and the Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice at Brown University, will continue a series of talks that mark the 100th anniversary of the beginning of WWI, the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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)

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)
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