The digital public humanities are having a moment. Universities, museums, and other cultural institutions are exploring how technology and new media are changing the ways in which individuals create, perceive, and interact with cultural heritage.
Transatlantic Conversations, hosted by the Pomona College Department of Theatre and Dance was a collaborative class and devised theatre project that looked at the ways people of Africa, the African Diaspora and the west engage with each other.
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.