Lecture

Eddie Soares Tribute: RI Ambassador of Jazz - Deacon of Dixie

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Nightingale-Brown House

Join Sylvia Ann Soares for an illustrated presentation on Eddie Soares, jazz pianist and solo performer of the twentieth century. Edwin Jose Soares (1913-1993) was a 1st generation Cape Verdean Rhode Island pianist. Eddie was renowned for his stride to cocktail style in solo performances, and for over 35 years, his work with Tony Tomasso’s Jewels of Dixie. Sylvia Ann will also share Eddie’s music.

Lecture

Stih & Schnock Lecture: "Berlin: Art and Memories"

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Nightingale-Brown House

Stih & Schnock is a Berlin-based artist duo, formed by Renata Stih, Professor at the Berlin University of Applied Sciences and curator at the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale, and Frieder Schnock, PhD in Art History. Their works deal primarily with collective memory in society. The Holocaust is also a recurring reference for their artistic interventions. Their controversial, often irreverent works engage a range of media in the urban context.

Lecture

Combating Injustice: A Public Dialogue

Thursday, March 19, 2015
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Aldrich House, 110 Benevolent Street

This March and April, the Rhode Island Historical Society, in collaboration with the Roots Cultural Center, the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society, the Newport Historical Society, the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, and the Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice at Brown University, will continue a series of talks that mark the 100th anniversary of the beginning of WWI, the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Workshop

American Dance Legacy Initiative WINTER MINI-FEST 2015

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - Saturday, February 28, 2015

Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

Join American Dance Legacy Initiative for "IMAGINE: FREE TO CHASE THE RAINBOW," four days of multi-faceted and multi-media activities inspired by Donald McKayle’s 1959 signature dance work, "Rainbow ‘Round My Shoulder" about chain gangs in the American south.

Lecture

Kirsty Bennett: The Moth Goes to College

Thursday, February 26, 2015
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Nightingale-Brown House

The Moth is a leader in the unique and distinctive art of storytelling. Moth Producer Kirsty Bennett talks about the history of The Moth, her work producing the live tour and the importance of bringing storytelling workshops to higher education institutions.

(Our apologies: this event's attandance at maximum capacity)

What is the Providence You Imagine?

During my time at Brown, I have learned that Providence is a city of stories. These stories range from historical accounts hidden in the archives to the regular, every-day moments  shared with family and friends. 

(Distributed October 30, 2014)

Fellows' Project: FACADES App

Professor Dietrich Neumann presenting FACADES Content during the 10/16 Fellows' Luncheon @ the Center for Public Humanities.:

Last week, the students and faculty of the Public Humanities program gathered for the first in a series of luncheons highlighting the work of the Center’s faculty fellows. Dietrich Neumann, Professor in the Departments of History of Art and Architecture, Italian Studies, and Urban Studies, spoke about FACADES, an app for smart phones that allows users to explore Brown’s campus architecture.

(Distributed October 21, 2014)
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