Lecture

Race, Media, and Digital Humanities

Thursday, December 3, 2015
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Nightingale-Brown House

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.

Lecture

What does (cultural) heritage have to do with climate change? Conservation between science and justice

Friday, November 6, 2015
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Nightingale-Brown House

When it comes to conservation, climate change is the elephant in the room. Cultural heritage experts acknowledge its minor implications, from wood rot to tilting lighthouses. They call for bandaid remedies in the form of “green” restoration exemplars. But few have measured the whole elephant. Yet as Naomi Klein says, climate change changes everything. It’s even redefined cultural heritage itself. Who could have guessed, when our heritage laws were written, that carbon would one day become an even more precious heritage value than beauty or history?

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