Select publications by Faculty, Staff and Postdoctoral Researchers at the Center for Public Humanities.

Dietrich Neumann, Director

Marisa Brown, Assistant Director

Steve Lubar, Professor, American Studies

Ron Potvin, Assistant Director

Susan Smulyan, Professor, American Studies

Jim McGrath, Postdoctoral Fellow

Dietrich Neumann

"All the Struggles of the Present" Alexander Dorner, Henry-Russell Hitchcock, and Rhode Island Architecture, from From: Sarah Ganz-Blythe, Andrew Martinez: Why Art Museums? The Unfinished Work of Alexander Dorner,  MIT Press, 2018.

"Johnson’s Grid" (The List Art Centre),  co-written with Juergen Schulz, AA Files (Architectural Association), No 70, 2015.

"A Skyscraper for Mussolini", AA Files (Architectural Association), No 68, 2014.

"Instead of the Grand Tour: Travel Replacements in the Nineteenth Century", Perspecta 41:47-53, January 2008.

"Richard Neutra's Windshield House", ed. by Dietrich Neumann, Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Graduate School of Design : Harvard University Art Museums ; New Haven : Yale University Press, 2001.

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Marisa Brown

“Preservation’s Expanded Field,” in Doing Public Humanities, ed. Susan Smulyan (Routledge Press, July 2020).

Preservation’s Existential Crisis,” National Trust for Historic Preservation Leadership Forum (June 19, 2020).

Review, The Roots of the Urban Renaissance: Gentrification and Struggle over Harlem, by Brian D. Goldstein (Harvard University Press, 2017) in Buildings and Landscapes (Spring 2018). 

“1873 Meets 1963 at 526 LaGuardia — The Design of Chaim Gross’ Home and Studio,” in Building Identity: Art, Architecture and the Artist's Life (Chaim and Renee Gross Foundation, 2017).  

"Radical Urbanism: On M. Paul Friedberg's Riis Park Plaza (1966)." Perspecta 50 (MIT, 2017) 

"Integration by Design: Bertrand Goldberg’s Hilliard Homes and the Architecture of Public Housing in Postwar Chicago." Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (June 2017)

"An Obituary for the Fogarty Building." co-written with Caroline Stevens, Providence Journal (Mar 15, 2017) 

"Age of the Modern Home." Art New England (Mar-Apr 2015)

"Could We Be Seeing an End to the Architecture Wars?Providence Journal (Dec 5, 2014)

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Steve Lubar

Curatorship” in the Oxford Bibliography of Anthropology:with Allyson LaForge, 2019.

Making the Case for Brown University’s Stamp Collections,” with Sarah Dylla, The Reading Room: A Journal of Special Collections, Spring 2017.

Little Compton: A Changing Landscape (Little Compton, RI: Little Compton Historical Society, 2019), ed. with Bart Brownell and Marjory O’Toole. Guest co-editor, Museum History Review, for special issue on lost museums, ed. with Lukas Rieppel, Kate Duffy and Ann Daly, January 2017.

Inside the Lost Museum: Curating, Past and Present. 2017.

Fifty Years of Collecting: Curatorial Philosophy at the National Museum of American History,” Federal History Journal, January 2015.

"Beautiful Data." Ars Orientalis. 2014; 44 (20151116)

"Curator as Auteur." The Public Historian. 2014; 36 (1) : 71-76.

"‘To Polish and Adorn the Mind’: The United States Naval Lyceum at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, 1833–89." Museum History Journal. 2014; 7 (1) : 84-102.

"Timelines in Exhibitions." Curator: The Museum Journal. 2013; 56 (2) : 169-188.

"Letting Go? Sharing Historical Authority in a User-Generated World.Curator: The Museum Journal. 2012; 55 (2) : 233-236.

"The Making of “America on the Move” at the National Museum of American History." Curator: The Museum Journal. 2004; 47 (1) : 19-51.

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Ron Potvin

"Hyperlocal History: Linking People to the Past Through Race, Class, and Memory" (with Marjory Gomez O'Toole), in Doing Public Humanities, 2020, 73-96.

“Finding Numen at Historic Sites,” in Reimagining Historic House Museums: New Approaches and Proven Solutions, 2019, 125–33.

Review: House Stories: The Meanings of Home in a New England Town by Beth Luey.", The Public Historian, (2018) 40 (2): 172–174.

"Chasing the White Whale? Flexible Use of Museum Collections." History News, Autumn 2014.

"A Word (or Two) about Relevance." AASLH Blog, September 25, 2014. 

"Washington Slept Here? Reinterpreting the Stephen Hopkins House." History News, Spring 2011.

"House or Home? Rethinking the House Museum Paradigm." The Power and Predicament of Historic Sites, History News, Spring 2010.

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Susan Smulyan

Major Problems in American Popular Culture. 2011.

Popular Ideologies: Mass Culture at Mid-Century. 2011.

"The Cultural Turn in U.S. Diplomatic History." Diplomatic History. 2009; 33 (3) : 539-542.

"Live from Waikiki: Colonialism, Race, and Radio in Hawaii, 1934–1963." Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television. 2007; 27 (1) : 63-75.

Selling Radio: The Commercialization of American Broadcasting 1920-1934. 1996.

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Jim McGrath

“Memes.” Chapter in The SAGE Handbook of Web History. Eds. Niels Brügger and Ian Milligan (under contract; 2018)

“The Tour as Technology: Digital Approaches to Location-Based Storytelling.” Preservation Education and Research. (accepted; forthcoming in 2018)

Precarious Labor in the Digital Humanities.” Co-authored with Christina Boyles, Anne Cong-Huyen, Carrie Johnston, and Amanda Phillips. American Quarterly (accepted; forthcoming in 2018)

Our Marathon, five years later: Reflections on the Work of Digital Public Humanities.” History @Work blog, National Council on Public History. April 2018.

“Building Communities and New Possibilities: Lessons in Collaboration from Our Marathon: The Boston Bombing Digital Archive.” Co-authored with Alicia Peaker. Chapter in Digital Humanities, Libraries, and Partnerships: A Critical Examination of Labor, Networks, and Community. Eds. Kate Joranson and Robin Kear. Chandos Publishing (March 2018)

"Reappearing Acts: A Review of Lori Emerson’s Reading Writing Interfaces: From The Digital To The Bookbound.Digital Humanities Quarterly. 11.3. 2017.

"Day of Public Humanities." Co-Authored with Robyn Schroeder and Inge Zwart. [email protected] blog, National Council on Public History. May 2017.

"Graduate Training where Digital Humanities and Early American Studies Meet." Co-authored with Ben Doyle, Elizabeth Hopwood, and Abby Mullen. Common-place, Vol. 16 No. 4. Fall 2016.

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