Courses

The Brown Center for Public Humanities lists courses under the American Studies rubric: AMST.   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, the Rhode Island School of Design, and the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.  Please visit Brown's course catalogue for a complete listing of course offerings, course shopping and registration.

Fall 2017 Courses

Course Title Instructor Days/Times/Locations
AMST1700K Race in the Americas: A Hemispheric Perspective Kevin Escudero Th 4:00-6:30pm
AMST1905X Public Memory Beverly Haviland Th 4:00-6:30pm
AMST2650 Introduction to Public Humanities Steve Lubar W 3:00-5:30pm
AMST2692 (pending) Digital Public Humanities Jim McGrath T Th 1:00-2:20pm
AMST2694 (pending)  Decolonizing Public Humanities: Intersectional Approaches to Curatorial Work + Community Organizing Micah Salkind T 4:00-6:30pm
ETHN 1750B Eating Local in Indian Country Elizabeth Hoover Th 4:00-6:30pm
RISD GRAD-101G Public Art: History, Theory, and Practice Janet Zweig

 

Spring 2018 Courses

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 Robyn Schroeder
AMST2690 (pending) Management of Cultural Institutions Gayle Gifford T 4:00-6:30pm
AMSTxxxx (pending) Critical Approaches to Cultural Heritage and Preservation Marisa Brown M 3:00-5:30pm

 

More courses will be added to the 2017-2018 course list as they are finalized, confirmed and scheduled.

 

Spring 2017 Courses

Course Title Instructor Days/Times/Locations
AMT 1540 (CRN26146) Public Humanities: History, Theory, Practice Robyn Schroeder T Th 2:30-3:50 John Nicholas Brown Center LECTURE Room
AMST 1906M (pending) Making Knowledge in the Progressive Era: Institutions, Spaces, and Ideas Alexander Starre T 4:00-6:30, Location TBA
AMST 1902Z (CRN24403)
Radio: From Hams to Podcasts Susan Smulyan Th 4:00-6:30 John Nicholas Brown Center SEM
AMST 1905R (CRN25705) (HIST 1972E)
Theory and Practice of Local History Steve Lubar M 3:00-5:30 John Nicholas Brown Center SEM
AMST 2630 (CRN 26337) Public Amnesias and Their Discontents: Theories and Practices of Remembering and Forgetting Diane O'Donoghue T 4:00-6:30 John Nicholas Brown Center SEM
AMST 2650 (CRN24196)
Introduction to Public Humanities Steve Lubar W 3:00 5:30 John Nicholas Brown Center SEM
AMST 2655 (CRN 26145) Against Invisibility Robert Lee T Th 10:30-11:50 John Nicholas Brown Center SEM
AMST 2697 (CRN25913)
Museum Interpretation Practices Sarah Ganz Blythe F 10:00-12:30 RISD Museum, Fain Gallery
AMST 2699 (CRN26109) Digital Storytelling Jim McGrath T Th 1:00-2:20 John Nicholas Brown Center SEM

Fall 2016 Courses


Title Instructor Days/Times/Locations
AMST 1250G (CRN16452) Topics in Material Culture Studies: The Arts and Crafts Movement in America 1880-1920 Rob Emlen T Th 10:30-11:50 Sayles Hall 306
AMST 1510 (CRN17077) Museum Collecting and Collections Ron Potvin T Th 2:30-3:50 J. Walter Wilson 201
AMST 1700D (CRN15461) Race and Remembering Monica Martinez and Bob Lee W 3:00-5:30 John Nicholas Brown Center LEC
AMST 2540 (CRN16885) Methods in Public Humanities Susan Smulyan T Th 9:00-10:20 John Nicholas Brown Center SEM
AMST 2580 (CRN 17340) Managing and Evaluating Arts and Culture Institutions Marc Vogl W 3:00-5:30 John Nicholas Brown Center SEM
AMST 2590 (CRN 17338) Creativity, Community and Controversy in Cultural Policy Marc Vogl T 4:00-6:30 John Nicholas Brown Center SEM
AMST 2653 (CRN 16900)
Public Art: History, Theory, and Practice
Janet Zweig M 1:30-5:30 John Nicholas Brown Center SEM
AMST 2680 (CRN17080) Practicum In Public Humanities Ron Potvin M 9:00-10:00 John Nicholas Brown Center SEM
AMST 2694 (CRN 17353) Decolonizing Public Humanities: Intersectional Approaches to Curatorial Work & Community Organizing Micah Salkind T Th 6:40-8:00 John Nicholas Brown Center SEM

2015-2016 courses

Course Title Instructor Days/Times/Location
FALL 2015
AMST 1250B (CRN 15010) Gravestones and Burying Grounds Robert Emlen T Th 10:30-11:50 Smith-Buonanno G01
AMST 1500A (CRN 16514) Research and Transnational Communities: Qualitative Fieldwork Elena Shih F 3:00-5:30 Sayles Hall 200
AMST 1510 (CRN 15011) Museum Collecting and Collection Steve Lubar T Th 1:00-2:20 NBH Seminar Room
AMST 1700D (CRN 16265) Race and Remembering Monica Martinez W 3:00-5:30 Wilson Hall 203
AMST2650 (CRN 15016) Introduction to Public Humanities Steve Lubar W 3:00-5:30 NBH Seminar Room
AMST 2653 (CRN 16252) Public Art: History, Theory, and Practice Janet Zweig
M 1:30-5:30 NBH Seminar Room
AMST 2655 (CRN 16884) Against Invisibility: Asian America/s, Collective Memory and the Public Humanities
Robert Lee T Th 10:30-11:50 Seminar Room
AMST 2696  The Promise of Informal Learning Jaclyn Delamatre T 2:30-5:00 Seminar Room
ETHN 1890M (CRN 15918) Eating Local in Indian Country Elizabeth Hoover T Th 2:30-3:50
GRAD-015G-01 (RISD) The Artist and the Museum (Registration Information) Debra Balken W 9:30-12:30  Loc:TBA
SPRING 2016
AMST 1700I (CRN 24144) Community Engagement with Health and the Environment Elizabeth Hoover W 3:00-5:30
AMST 1900G Movements, Morals and Markets Elena Shih M 3:00-5:30
AMST1903Z (CRN 24161) Shrine, House or Home: Rethinking the House Museum Paradigm Ron Potvin W 3:00-5:30 NBH Seminar Room
AMST 190O (CRN 25274) Reading and Righting Histories of Violence Monica Martinez Th 4:00-6:30
AMST2540 (CRN 25463) Methods in Public Humanities Susan Smulyan Robyn Schroeder
T Th 9:00-10:20 NBH Seminar Room
AMST 2690 Management of Cultural Institutions Gayle Gifford M 3:00-5:30 NBH Seminar Room
AMST2697 Museum Interpretation Practices Sarah Ganz Blythe F 10:00-12:30 RISD Museum, Fain Gallery
AMST 2692
Digital Public Humanities James McGrath T Th 1:00-2:30 NBH Seminar Room
ENGL 1180Q
 Advanced Creative Nonfiction: “Narrating History” Beth Taylor
W 3:00-5:30

 

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