The Power of Visual Storytelling in the Networked World: A Conversation with National Geographic's Keith Jenkins

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
5:30pm - 6:30pm

Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Martinos Auditorium

What does it mean to be a storyteller in 2014? How do stories remain relevant in an ever-evolving and expanding world? Join us for a conversation on visual storytelling with Keith Jenkins, a leader at National Geographic overseeing its transformation into a digital organization. In the short time he has been at National Geographic, Jenkins and his team launched Proof, NGS’s photo blog, and helped grow Your Shot, NGS’s online photo site, into a thriving community.

Public Humanities Fellows Luncheon with Christina Bevilacqua, Director of Programs and Public Engagement, The Providence Athenaeum

Thursday, November 13, 2014
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Nightingale-Brown House

Christina Bevilacqua, Director of Programs and Public Engagement, founded and runs the weekly Salon Series at the Providence Athenaeum which for nearly nine years has featured guest lectures, community discussions, libations, and a revival of the salon culture that once played a pivotal role in the intellectual and cultural development of social groups, societies, and even countries.

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)

“You Are Welcomed by Everyone”: Meet the New Masters Students in Public Humanities

MA Candidates in Public Humanities, class of 2017, not pictured:  Maiyah Gamble Rivers, Liz Malone, Reya Sehgal and Jess Smith:

At the end of August, the Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage welcomed ten new students to the Masters program in Public Humanities. Geographically, we’ve cast a wide net, with two of our new students hailing from right here in Providence—and two from another hemisphere altogether. Our new students have worked for music festivals, art museums, house museums, architecture centers, and in the cultural heritage sector.

(Distributed October 6, 2014)

Public Humanities Program Open House 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014
5:00pm - 6:30pm

Nightingale-Brown House

Meet and Mingle with current and former students in the Master's in Public Humanities Program. The Center for Public Humanities will host a reception including a brief presentation about the Public Humanities Masters Program at Brown. Learn more about the degree, ask questions, and stay for the screening of a documentary produced by program alumna, Amanda Murray, '08 who will be on site to talk informally about how the Public Humanities program informed her career trajectory.


Screening and Q&A with Producer and Director: THE SEARCH FOR GENERAL TSO

Friday, October 24, 2014
7:00pm - 9:30pm

Smith-Buonanno, Room 106

A 2014 Tribeca Film Festival world premiere, THE SEARCH FOR GENERAL TSO is a feature-length documentary tracing the origins of Chinese American food through what is arguably America’s most popular takeout meal: General Tso’s Chicken. Anchoring the film is an upbeat quest to understand the origins and popularity of America’s Chinese food and its top-selling dish. Who was General Tso? And why do nearly fifty thousand restaurants serve deep-fried chicken bearing his name?

Cuban narratives: providing voice with "The Way to Strategy"

Fitt Artists in Residence, Pedro Gutiérrez Torres and Alexander Beatón Gallano arrived in Providence from Santiago, Cuba, by way of Miami, in early September.  Their immediate project while in the U.S. was to install a now internationally travelled installation: The Way to Strategy, "a tribute to those dreams that fell in the fight for life".

(Distributed September 29, 2014)


Calling Future Public Humanists: Application For Admission Now Open!


Prosopopoeia as Protocol: The Hale Experiments and Object – Oriented Ventriloquy during the Cold War

Thursday, November 6, 2014
6:00pm - 8:30pm

RISD Museum, Grand Gallery

The Esthetical Society for Transcendental and Applied Realization (now incorporating the Society of Esthetic Realizers) is an established body of private, independent scholars who work collectively to recover, scrutinize, and (where relevant) draw attention to the historicity of the Order of the Third Bird.

LOCATION: RISD Museum Galleries (Grand Gallery).

Reservations requested risdmuseum.org.

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