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Humanities Combating Isolation (2020): Podcast as Research

Public Humanities, Explorations in the Public Humanities, Building Publics

dateMay 20, 2020 timeWednesday, 4:00pm EDT locationVirtual Event
  • The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities
  • Free and open to the public
  • Registration required. See details.
  • Image Credit/Caption: Image by Victor Moriyama, Sao Paolo, March 18th 2020 from “The Great Empty,” The New York Times, March 20th, 2020
Apartment building with people visible in many of the windows

This week’s Building Publics event continues last week’s conversation on podcasting to discuss both historical perspectives and contemporary approaches to radio and podcast communication as modes of imaginative public-to-scholar conversations. Fellows Milan Terlunen and Olivia Branscum will be in conversation with Mary Miss from City as Living Lab and Emily Bloom.

Milan Terlunen studies British, French and German literature at Columbia University. His research is on the history of the plot twist in nineteenth-century literature.

Olivia Branscum is a graduate student of philosophy at Columbia University, where she works on under-appreciated early modern and medieval thinkers. She is particularly interested in how they explain situations where the boundaries between people and objects get blurred.