Public Humanities Blog

Archiving UPP Arts

February 22, 2018

Public Humanities Innovators: Interview with Franklin Odo

December 18, 2017

Franklin Odo is an author, activist, scholar and historian; he focuses on the history and lived experiences of Asian Americans.  Odo was Director of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center.  He is currently the John J. McCloy ’16 Visiting Professor of American Institutions and International Diplomacy at Amherst College where he teaches courses on race, public history and memory, and the idea of “model minorities.”

Interview with Alan Nakagawa: Public Humanities Innovators

December 4, 2017

Alan Nakagawa is multi-media, multi-sensory sound artist based in Los Angeles.  Alan has collaborated with L.A. Department of Transportation, worked with the Getty Museum, the Smithsonian, and on a variety of international projects.  Alan is interested in creating “aha!” moments for the participants who view and interact with his art.

Wikipedia: Moving Histories from the Margins to the Digital Mainstream

November 20, 2017

In June of 2017, we introduced you to the Center for Public Humanities’ first Wikipedia Visiting Scholar, Eryk Salvaggio. We asked Eryk to provide us with an update on his work. Thanks for all of your efforts, Eryk!