The beginning of Weaving Stories, Weaving Lives...

Running from February 18 to April 7, 2013, Weaving Stories, Weaving Lives: Maya Textiles from Guatemala and New Bedford is a new exhibit at the New Bedford Whaling Museum that was curated by two second-year public humanities students: Anna Ghublikian and María Quintero. The show was expanded from an earlier installation on display at the public humanities center in 2012.

(Distributed March 1, 2013)

Random Acts of Poetry

Guest blogger Rick Benjamin, Adjunct assistant professor of environmental studies and public humanities, was recently appointed state poet of Rhode Island. The state poet is “an artist who represents the highest achievement in poetry” and serves as an advocate for poetry in Rhode Island.

(Distributed February 26, 2013)

Kickstarting Public Humanities

If you are reading the Brown Center for Public Humanities blog, there’s a chance you know what Public Humanities means or you are trying to find out. It is an interesting irony that an interdisciplinary field focused on engaging the public goes by such a poorly understood term. It is our job, in part, to make the public humanities more understood and relevant by getting out “there” - wherever there happens to be. Today, “there” is increasingly a digital space.

(Distributed February 14, 2013)

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