May 9, 2017 was the first ever Day of Public Humanities (DayofPH). The John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanity’s post-doctoral fellows Robyn Schroeder and Jim McGrath, and Inge Zwart (MA ’17) curated, organized, and hosted three events on Brown’s campus and an elaborate online discussion in order to raise the profile of the public humanities with specific attention to questions of labor within the field. In this blog post, we share our reflections on the events, show some behind-the-scenes preparations, and introduce tentative future plans.
The John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage is thrilled to announce that we’ve found a Wikipedia Visiting Scholar through a partnership with the awesome people at The Wiki Education Foundation!
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.