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.
(Distributed September 13, 2017)
Public humanities students conceived, developed, and curated “Emancipated Memories: Uncovering the Hidden Faces of Slavery,” a 2009 exhibition of artwork by Cora Marshall.