In January 2016, Public Humanities M.A. students Kara Noto, Emily Sellon, Andrea Ledesma, Christina Ho, and doctoral student Jonathan Cortez travelled to Hong Kong to research the Umbrella Movement, a series of protests that occurred in Hong Kong from September - December 2014.
Nick & Vivi reflecting on Arshile Gorky’s The Artist and His Mother at Whitney Museum of American Art, NYCEach winter, soon after welcoming a New Year, my family and friends enter the time of commemoration and remembrance. On a frigid day of January 14, 1990, my dad and I began our 3-days long vigil at a Moscow airport. We were not alone. We joined a strange community that was united in grief, fear and hope waiting anxiously for each plane arriving from Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan.
Barbara Elmudesi MA'16 at the Steward's HouseWork for the U.S. government? No problem. Work with the U.S. government? Can do. Write a historical narrative under the directive of the U.S. government. Hold on.
My summer practicum took place at an institution with which I have grown quite familiar during my time in the Public Humanities program—Brown’s own John Hay Library (JHL). As the Curatorial Fellow at the JHL, I have worked with various librarians, curators, and staff members to develop their growing exhibitions program. I have delved into library collections related to everything from the Battle of Waterloo to unicorns. It is an enthusiastic generalist’s dream come true.
I am Violet Sun, MA graduate in Cultural Management from the Chinese University of Hong Kong—though I myself am actually from Beijing, mainland China. Over the course of this summer, I have gotten to know the lovely city of Providence, working as an intern at Rhode Island Council for the Humanities and staying at the Carriage House apartment in the 200+ year old Nightingale Brown House, right next door to the historic John Brown House.