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Virtual Graduate Public Humanities Workshops

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Virtual Graduate Public Humanities Workshops

Hosted by Kristin O'Brassill-Kulfan

Graduate Public Humanities Workshops


Sponsored by the SAS Dean of Humanities and the Center for Cultural Analysis

Are you convinced of the value of the humanities in everyday life? Do you believe in expanding access to dynamic scholarship? Have you wondered about different ways to share your work outside of the academy – especially in the new conditions created by the Covid-19 pandemic?

Join us for a series of virtual workshop sessions introducing you to different methodologies within the field. Each session will be an opportunity to learn from a scholar-practitioner, discuss tools, research, case studies – the theory, method, and practice of the field.

The weeklong workshop will feature talks, training sessions, and Q&As on digital humanities methods, community-engaged scholarship, oral history, soundscape interpretation, folklife, professionalization outside the academy, writing for public audiences, and more.

All sessions will be held via Zoom. The workshop is free but registration is required. You can participate in as many or as few sessions as you choose.

Tentative Schedule:

Tuesday, March 30

12pm Amy Starecheski (Columbia University), Oral History Soundwalks as Embodied, Place-Based Archives

130pm Anita Bakshi (Rutgers SEBS, Landscape Architecture) Collaborative Processes for Visualizing Community Histories



Wednesday, March 31:

12pm Aleia Brown (Maryland Institute of Technology), African American Digital Humanities Initiative

130pm Ramazan Gungor (Rutgers School of Graduate Studies), Non-academic Career Pathways for PhDs across the Academic Spectrum



Thursday, April 1:

1030am Andy Urban (Rutgers American Studies/History), Public Humanities and Undergraduate Teaching: Classroom Projects Big and Small

12pm Francesca Giannetti & Wafa Isfahani (Rutgers Digital Humanities Lab), Digital Storytelling with Narrative Maps

130pm Maria Kennedy & Sally Van de Water (Middlesex County Arts & History and Rutgers American Studies), Public Program Development

3pm David Orr (Rutgers English), Writing Criticism for General Readers



Friday, April 2:

1030am Sarah Litvin (Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History), From Combing Wigs to Wooing Foundations: Public Humanities Jobs I've Had and the Skills They Require

12pm David Greenberg (Rutgers History & SCI/Journalism), Writing for Public Audiences: Books, Essays, and Op-Ed Pieces

130pm Jessica Mack (Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media), Digital Collecting During the Covid-19 Pandemic

0 upcoming sessions on Wednesday, December 31, 1969.

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