We are pleased to announce the July 2020 publication of Doing Public Humanities, edited by the Center for Public Humanities' former Director, Professor Susan Smulyan, by Routledge Press. The book’s essays, written by faculty and staff at the Center, are essential reading for students, faculty and practitioners in public history, historic preservation, the history of art, engaged sociology and public archaeology and anthropology.
Our building at 357 Benefit Street and its gallery at 50 Williams Street are temporarily closed, and public events through May 31 have been cancelled or rescheduled. For information on Brown’s Coronavirus updates, please visit https://covid.brown.edu/. While our doors may be closed, many of our events, exhibitions and publications are online.
During the Spring 2020 semester, students in Ron Potvin's "Shrine, House or Home: Rethinking the House Museum Paradigm" (AMST 1903Z) class collaborated with the Lippitt House Museum to create a new website. The website includes an interactive timeline about the complicated history of voting rights in Rhode Island and original memes designed by students that comment upon the long struggle for full suffrage in Rhode Island.