Virtual Graduate Public Humanities Workshops (Day 3)


From: Thursday, April 01, 2021, 10:30am

To: Thursday, April 01, 2021,

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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

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

1:30 p.m. Anita Bakshi (Rutgers SEBS, Landscape Architecture) Collaborative Processes for Visualizing Community Histories

Wednesday, March 31

12 p.m. Aleia Brown (Maryland Institute of Technology), African American Digital Humanities Initiative

1:30 p.m. Ramazan Gungor (Rutgers School of Graduate Studies), Non-academic Career Pathways for PhDs across the Academic Spectrum

Thursday, April 1

10:30 a.m. Andy Urban (Rutgers American Studies/History), Public Humanities and Undergraduate Teaching: Classroom Projects Big and Small

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

1:30 p.m. Maria Kennedy & Sally Van de Water (Middlesex County Arts & History and Rutgers American Studies), Public Program Development

3 p.m. David Orr (Rutgers English), Writing Criticism for General Readers

Friday, April 2:

10:30 a.m. 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

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

1:30 p.m. Jessica Mack (Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media), Digital Collecting During the Covid-19 Pandemic


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



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Events sponsored by the Center for Cultural Analysis are free and open to the public, unless specifically noted