Re-conceived amidst the early pandemic lockdown, this virtual series on public engagement showcased the yearly work of the 2019-2020 SOF/Heyman Public Humanities Graduate Student Fellows. Each week, fellows spoke about the origins of their projects and their commitment to break out of academic silos. They also described the challenges posed by the sudden closure of public spheres: despite this unprecedented isolation, they found themselves rather well-equipped to tackle the urgencies facing both the broader publics and higher education in such critical times.
Over the course of six weeks, we heard about podcasting and mapping as technologies that can help tell new stories and reach new audiences; about how Google Forms can reinvent a Metropolitan Museum exhibition to help Latinx youth communities build narratives of self-representation; and about the racial inequities of the digital divide. In explaining their projects, fellows reflected on how public humanities work helps reimagine the humanities and, with it, a more just future.
Wednesday, May 13th 2020 Zoom | 4:00 pm EDT
Audio Media and New Orientations in the Humanities
Milan Terlunen and Olivia Branscum with guests Michelle E. Wilson and Sierra Eckert
Wednesday, May 20th 2020 Zoom | 4:00 pm EDT
Podcast as Research
Milan Terlunen and Olivia Branscum
Wednesday, May 27th 2020 Zoom | 4:00 pm EDT
Walking, Mapping, and Reimagining the Environment
Scot McFarlane with Wright Kennedy
Wednesday, June 17th 2020 Zoom |4:00 pm EDT
New Pedagogies in Climate