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Doing Public Humanities

1st Edition

Edited by Susan Smulyan

Routledge

208 pages

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Description

Doing Public Humanities explores the cultural landscape from disruptive events to websites, from tours to exhibits, from after school arts programs to archives, giving readers a wide-ranging look at the interdisciplinary practice of public humanities.

Combining a practitioner’s focus on case studies with the scholar’s more abstract and theoretical approach, this collection of essays is useful for both teaching and appreciating public humanities. The contributors are committed to presenting a public humanities practice that encourages social justice and explores the intersectionalities of race, class, gender, and sexualities. Centering on the experiences of students with many of the case studies focused on course projects, the content will enable them to relate to and better understand this new field of study.

The text is essential reading for undergraduate and graduate classes in public history, historic preservation, history of art, engaged sociology, and public archaeology and anthropology, as well as public humanities.

Table of Contents

1. The Rise of the Public Humanists 2. What can Public Art Teach Public Humanities? 3. Teaching Digital Public Humanities With The Public Library: The Lou Costa Collection, the Updike Collection, and the AS220 Collection at the Providence Public Library 4. Preservation’s Expanded Field: Hacking Heritage, An UnConference and Fogarty Funeral 5. Hyperlocal History: Linking People to the Past Through Class, Race, and Memory 6. Racial Forgetting and Present History:Remembering Violence in Monuments, Museums, and Markers 7. What Readers Matter? Challenging the Disappearance of the Branch Library in Boston’s Chinese Neighborhood 8. The Rosa Parks House: Doing Public Art and Public History in the Age of Neo-Liberalism 9. Against Invisibility: Asian American Family Photography and the Public Humanities

About the Editor

Susan Smulyan is Professor of American Studies at Brown University, USA, and former Director of the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
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HISTORY / General