Lectures

Lectures

State of a State’s History

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What does it mean for a state-run public history institution to insert social justice into their exhibitions and programming? Join Margaret Koch, Deputy Director, and Kate Betz, Head of Education and Interpretation, from the Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin, Texas, for a presentation and conversation about the museum’s efforts to explore the nuanced topics of race, ethnicity, class, and gender throughout Texas history.

Professor and Mapping Arts Project Founder, Dr. Lara Stein Pardo, Beverly Ledbetter, President of the Edward Bannister Society, and Keila Davis, Project Manager of the Mapping Arts Project will lead an insightful discussion on the importance of space, history, and the arts. Following the discussion there will be a brief walking tour to nearby sites associated with Mapping Arts Project- Providence.

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Sons and Daughters of the Incarcerated: Film Screening and Discussion

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Sonic Delights: Adventures in Realizing Sound Art

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In the Garden of Sonic Delights is a major exhibition of sound art located throughout Westchester County, NY, including work by such noted artists as Laurie Anderson, Annea Lockwood, Trimpin, Ed Osborn, and Stephen Vitiello.

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Setting up an Arts and Humanities Center: What and Why

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Dr. Kerill O'Neill, Director, Center for the Arts and Humanities, Colby College will discuss the new center, how it connects to the academic departments at the College and how it engages students. A Mellon proposal to fund the new Center will be circulated in advance. 

Contact [email protected] for a copy of the Mellon proposal.

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Reimagining the Museum's Community

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How can we actively engage and learn from new audiences that have traditionally been underserved by museums and other cultural institutions? Danielle Linzer will share case studies from both The Andy Warhol Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art, offering insights into the challenges, successes, and opportunities of community-based museum work. The discussion will offer strategies for building connections with new audiences and a vision for a more inclusive future for the field.

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Reimagining Gershwin: Rhapsody in Black and Blue

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The enduring influence of George Gershwin’s work is explored in this FirstWorks Creative Conversation with journalist and jazz critic Larry Blumenfeld, bassist, composer and producer Melvin Gibbs and saxophonist, composer and arranger Russ Gershon.  Their conversation delves into the relationship between Gershwin’s music — including his controversial 1935 opera “Porgy and Bess” and his iconic 1924 composition "Rhapsody in Blue"— and African American music and culture.

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Race, Media, and Digital Humanities

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Join Brown American Studies alum Matt Delmont for a demo and discussion of Scalar, a multimedia web-authoring platform. Matt will talk about using Scalar to create companion websites for his book projects on American Bandstand, busing for school desegregation, and Roots, as well as ways to use Scalar for collaborative projects.

Lunch will be provided.

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Race and Class, Crime and Punishment in Providence, 1781

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Talk by Robert P. Emlen, Brown University Curator and Senior Lecturer in American Studies 235 years ago this month Prince Greene, an African American soldier of the First Rhode Island Regiment, shot and killed a white man named Edward Allen who, with a friend, was throwing rocks at the Company barracks and kicked down the door in the middle of the night. At his trial four days later Greene was convicted of manslaughter, was branded on the hand, and returned to duty.

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Public Humanities Program Open House 2014

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Meet and Mingle with current and former students in the Master's in Public Humanities Program. The Center for Public Humanities will host a reception including a brief presentation about the Public Humanities Masters Program at Brown. Learn more about the degree, ask questions, and stay for the screening of a documentary produced by program alumna, Amanda Murray, '08 who will be on site to talk informally about how the Public Humanities program informed her career trajectory.

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