Public Humanities Blog

Never Distant: Nagorno-Karabakh in Three Places

November 9, 2020

At a time when so much of our focus is on national events and crises here, it is also important to recognize that there are those in our community who also are dealing with the impact of violence, loss, and upheavals that, while occurring beyond our borders, have profound and personal impact. The Center’s Administrative Manager, Sabina Sarkisyan Griffin, is among them. – Ed.

What Makes a Radical Women’s History Archive Today?

October 5, 2020

Mary Murphy serves as the Nancy L. Buc ‘65 Pembroke Center Archivist where she curates and oversees the Christine Dunlap Farnham and Feminist Theory Archives, Brown’s womxn’s history special collections.

“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.