Events Calendar

Graduate Public Humanities Workshop: Day 2

Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 12:00pm - 03:00pm

Graduate Public Humanities Workshops 

March 30-April 2, 2021 


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.   

These workshops 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.  

Although the workshops are geared toward graduate students in the humanities, all faculty, staff, and undergraduates are welcome to attend!  

All sessions will be held via Zoom. These workshops are free but registration is required. You can participate in as many or as few sessions as you choose. Zoom links will be shared with registered participants before the events begin.  

Register now!  


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Preliminary 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: Using Folklife and Foodways to Strengthen Communities 

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  


Flyer: Graduate_Public_Humanities_Workshops_March_31-April_2_2021_1.pdf