Call for Faculty Fellows in Public Humanities

The Center for Public Humanities at Brown University announces a Faculty and Community Fellowship Program.  Brown faculty and community leaders in the arts and humanities will serve one year terms at the Center.  Faculty members interested in innovative methods for presenting their research to the public; those conducting research in collaboration with community organizations; and/or faculty seeking to incorporate public engagement in their courses will find support through the fellowship program.  Culture workers from the non-profit community can use their fellowship to purs

(Distributed August 11, 2014)

Gallery Night: Bringing Guantánamo Home

Thursday, September 18, 2014
5:00pm - 8:00pm

>> OFF CAMPUS LOCATION: see description for details

Where can Guantánamo  be found in United States culture and politics? How do migration, security, refuge, and human rights affect our communities in Rhode Island?

As part of September’s Gallery Night Providence, drop by the University of Rhode Island’s Feinstein gallery in downtown Providence to see the exhibit “Bringing  Guantánamo Home”, meet photographer Mary Beth Meehan and students from the International Chater School and learn more about their work shown in the exhibit.


Guantánamo Teach-In

Monday, September 22, 2014
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center, The Underground

Why does the US military have a base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and why is it so hard to close? Why has Guantánamo become a locus of conversation around issues of migration, security, refuge, and human rights? After brief presentations by professors and students, we will have small group discussions to explore these questions and others.  


Screening: Guantánamo Circus

Thursday, September 11, 2014
6:45pm - 7:45pm

>> OFF CAMPUS LOCATION: see description for details

A hardy troupe of circus performers is cleared by the FBI, CIA, Homeland Security and the Pentagon in order to take their act to the home of one of the most notorious prisons in the world, Guantanamo Bay Cuba. These singers, dancers, jugglers, magicians, aerialists and musicians have no idea what awaits them when they arrive at a place everyone has heard of but very few no much about. They soon discover things are not quite what they assumed.


Conference: New Perspectives on Guantánamo: Art, Activism and Advocacy


Digital Exhibit + Artist's Lecture: Ian Alan Paul

Thursday, September 11, 2014
3:00pm - 5:00pm

Rockefeller Library - Patrick Ma Digital Scholarship Lab

Artist Ian Alan Paul will speak about  the Guantánamo Bay Museum of Art and History, a collaborative project operating as a critical fiction and experimental documentary form, asserting that the Guantánamo Bay detention facilities have been closed and replaced by a museum which critically reflects on the social and political significance of the prison itself.


Opening reception: Bringing Guantanamo Home

Thursday, September 11, 2014
5:00pm - 7:00pm

>> OFF CAMPUS LOCATION: see description for details

Opening Reception for Bringing Guantánamo Home followed by screening of Guantánamo Circus.

Where can Guantánamo be found in United States culture and politics? How do migration, security, refuge, and human rights affect our communities?


Photographing GTMO and the Pretend Villages of Iraq and Afghanistan

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
5:30pm - 7:30pm

Nightingale-Brown House

Artist's Lecture: Since 2005, Christopher Sims has been making photographs within fictitious Iraqi and Afghan villages on the training grounds of U.S. military bases as well as photographing daily life at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Station. A former photo archivist at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, he is the Undergraduate Education Director at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.

Jihad Lamp, Fort Polk, Louisiana. 2006. Photograph by Christopher Sims

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