Public Humanities Blog

“I think it’s right now!” A Conversation with Professor Mireya Loza on the Public Humanities MA at Brown and on Public History

September 14, 2020

Amanda Kazden is a second-year student in the Public Humanities MA Program and an Exhibitions Assistant at the John Hay Library.

Preservation’s Existential Crisis

July 31, 2020

Marisa Angell Brown is Assistant Director for Programs at the Center for Public Humanities where she teaches courses on historic preservation and cultural heritage and curates the Center’s programs. She writes about preservation, public history, monuments and art on Twitter @marisa_angell  and is the author of "Preservation's Expanded Field" in Doing Public Humanities (available here), published by Routledge Press this past July.  

Encountering Clandestine Memories

July 13, 2020

Sharaldine Francisco is a second-year student in the Public Humanities MA Program. Her research interests include memory politics, historical reconciliation, collective memory and trauma, and Cold War Latin America. She is particularly interested in public projects that engage in dialogue with difficult histories of war and violence in a meaningful and responsible manner.


March 2015. Mendoza, Argentina.

We are all complicit

July 2, 2020

Breylan Naajeeyistláa Martin is a second-year student in the Public Humanities MA program where she is also the graduate fellow at the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice. She shares this think piece and her opinions with you out of a great passion for the cause and because she values thoughtful exchanges.


We are all complicit. So what?

Brown University sits on the treasured and invaluable land of the Narragansett and Wampanoag peoples.

Letter from the Director

July 1, 2020

Dear Students, Alumni, Colleagues, Fellows, Partners, and Friends of the JNBC,