Foreclosed but not Forsaken: Re-imagining the Radical Walking Tour

Thursday, April 2, 2015
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Nightingale-Brown House

Buildings and physical spaces provide an ideal means of investigating the past and intervening in the present. In light of the ongoing housing crisis, global struggles over land and the availability of new technologies, Kate Diedrick (Public Humanities MA Student) and Jo Guldi (Hans Rothfels Assistant Professor of History and Public Humanities Faculty Fellow) have been re-thinking and re-mixing the radical walking tour. In December 2014 they launched a hybrid (online and in-person) walking tour of foreclosures in Providence in Guldi’s undergraduate course on Land Use and Capitalism.


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.


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.


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.

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)
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