Public and community programs are an important part of the Center for Public Humanities’ DNA. Our lunch talk series, Public Humanities Now: New Voices, New Directions, invites a range of innovators in the Public Humanities to share their work each semester over lunch in the Lecture Room. In the fall of 2021, we are launching a new series Conversations at JNBC with (mostly) local writers, thinkers, architects, composers, and artists. Conversations will be held weekly on Thursday evenings. Our conferences, workshops, and exhibitions chart new directions in the field. It goes without saying that so much of the value of these events is tied to togetherness.
Please scroll down to see the lunch talk and conversations schedule for this semester. In addition, you will find many resources throughout our website that may be enjoyed digitally.
- Our digital projects page has links to a digital tour of our departmental home (the Nightingale-Brown House), to Public Work: A Public Humanities Podcast, and to Rhode Tour, a mobile and web app on historic and cultural sites in Rhode Island.
- We record all of our conferences! Our Conferences page has information about past events with links to the Center for Public Humanities' YouTube channel, where we post video of all of the presentations.
- Black Labor in the Making of the Nightingale-Brown House, by Joanne Melish, traces the history of black labor in the Center's departmental home on Benefit Street.
- The Public Humanities Blog has it all: it’s informative and fun, and features posts from many of our students, alumni, faculty, and fellows.