Brown History Exhibition

July 1, 2013

Brown’s 250th anniversary is 2014, and the Public Humanities Center will participate in many ways. Students in AMST1550, Methods in Public Humanities, took the lead. Here’s the assignment: 

Jane Lancaster is writing a new history of Brown University. She’s completed a draft. Your assignment is to take one chapter of the book and turn it into one panel of an exhibition. The panel is already designed, and your words and images must fit into it. You need to write a 10-word title, 250-word main label; choose a single background image and three other images (you will need to do some picture research; images are easily available at the Archive’s Images of Brown and the Brown Daily Herald Archives site), and write 20-50 word labels for each; pick one quote of no more than 20 words; and pick three points for a timeline and write 10 words for each. Turn in your assignment as a single PowerPoint or Keynote slide. You can use the templates provided, or get extra points for good design.

We’ve pulled their individual panels together into a timeline of Brown’s history.  You can see it here!

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