Come, Sit A Spell: Memories of a Forgotten Neighborhood
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - Monday, January 19, 2015
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
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.
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
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
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.