Courses

The Center for Public Humanities lists courses under the American Studies AMST rubric.  Our flexible program draws on Brown University's open curriculum.  Elective courses can be selected from approved 1000 and 2000 level courses offered at Brown, Rhode Island School of Design, and Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. The courses sponsored by the Center for Public Humanities in 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 academic years are listed below. Visit course catalog for a complete listing of courses at Brown University.

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2018-2019 Courses

Fall 2018 Course#

Title

Instructor

Days/Times/Locations

AMST2630

Public Amnesias and Their Discontents: Theories and Practices of Remembering and Forgetting

Diane O'Donoghue

Th 4:00-6:30pm,  John Nicholas Brown Center SEM

AMST2631 

Public Humanities on Lockdown: Considerations on the Role and Design of Humanities Programs in Prisons and Jails

Christina Dawkins

T 4:00-6:30pm, John Nicholas Brown Center SEM

AMST2650

Introduction to Public Humanities

Steve Lubar

W 3:00-5:30pm, John Nicholas Brown Center SEM

AMST2680

Semester Practicum in Public Humanities

Ron Potvin

Arranged

AMST2686

Creating a 21st Century Art and Design Museum: A Seminar and Laboratory

Roger Mandle

T 4:00-6:30pm, John Nicholas Brown Center LEC

AMST2687

History & Heritage Organizations: Collaboration & Critique

Rick Ring

M 3:00-5:30pm, John Nicholas Brown Center SEM

Spring 2019 Course #

Title 

Instructor

Days/Times/Location

AMST1950​ under review

Pursuit of Happiness: Environmental Justice and Indigenous Rights

Ron Potvin 

Loren Spears

Time and location TBA

AMST2500A

History Curatorship

Steve Lubar

T Th 1:00-2:20pm John Nicholas Brown Center SEM

AMST2540

Methods in Public Humanities

Susan Smulyan

T Th 10:30-11:50am, John Nicholas Brown Center SEM

AMST2655

Against Invisibility

Robert Lee

W 3:00-5:30pm, John Nicholas Brown Center SEM

AMST2680

Semester Practicum

Ron Potvin

Arranged

AMST 2697

Museum Interpretation Practices

Sarah Ganz Blythe

F 10:00-12:30, RISD Museum, Fein Gallery

2017-2018 Courses

Fall 2017 Course #

Title

Instructor

Days/Times/Locations

AMST1700K Race in the Americas: A Hemispheric Perspective Kevin Escudero Th 4:00-6:30pm
ASMT1904K Power & Water: Material Culture and its Environmental Impact Pon Potvin M 3:00-5:30pm
AMST1905 Public Memory Beverly Haviland Th 4:00-6:30pm
AMST2650 Introduction to Public Humanities Steve Lubar W 3:00-5:30pm John Nicholas Brown Center SEM
AMST2670 Practicum in Public Humanities (Summer practicum - required only for students who matriculated before Fall 2015) Ron Potvin Arranged
AMST2680 Practicum in Public Humanities Ron Potvin Arranged
AMST2692 Digital Public Humanities Jim McGrath T Th 1:00-2:20pm John Nicholas Brown Center SEM
AMST2694 Decolonizing Public Humanities: Intersectional Approaches to Curatorial Work and Community Organizing Micah Salkind T 4:00-6:30pm John Nicholas Brown Center SEM
AMST2698 Critical Perspectives in Informal Learning Susan McCollough M 3:00-5:30pm John Nicholas Brown Center SEM
ETHN1750B Eating Local in Indian Country Elizabeth Hoover Th 4:00-6:30pm
RISD GRAD-015G-01 The Artist and the Museum Debra Balken T 6:30-9:30pm
RISD GRAD-101G Public Art: History, Theory, and Practice Janet Zweig  

Spring 2018 Course #

Title

Instructor

Days/Times/Locations

AMST1900H New Media as a Tool for Social and Political Change Adrienne Keene Th 4:00-6:30pm
AMST2540 Methods in Public Humanities Steve Lubar T Th 10:30-11:50am, John Nicholas Brown Center SEM
AMST2655 Against Invisibility Bob Lee W 3:00-5:30pm, John Nicholas Brown CenterSEM
AMST2670 Summer Practicum in Public Humanities (Summer practicum - required only for students who matriculated before Fall 2015) Ron Potvin Arranged
AMST2680 Semester Practicum in Public Humanities Ron Potvin Arranged
AMST2690  Management of Cultural Institutions Gayle Gifford T 4:00-6:30pm John Nicholas Brown CenterSEM
AMST2685  Critical Approaches to Architectural Preservation and Cultural Heritage Marisa Brown M 3:00-5:30pm John Nicholas Brown CenterSEM
AMST2697 Museum Interpretation Practices Sarah Ganz Blythe F 10:00am-12:30pm, RISD Museum, Fain Gallery