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We are pleased to announce a public lecture by Steven Lubar, from Brown University, on Monday, March 24th, 6pm in the Mason Hall Auditorium. Reception to follow.
"A New Humanities: Public, Open, and Engaged"
What would humanities scholarship look like if it were part of a conversation with communities beyond the academy? How might the humanities engage with a larger public and be more useful to that public? And how might all this change the work humanists do?
Steven Lubar, Ph.D
Professor, Departments of American Studies, History, and History of Art and Architecture and Director, John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, Brown University
Dr. Kingsley's book The Bernward Gospels: Art, Memory, and the Episcopate in Medieval Germany has been published by the Penn State University Press.
Her study considers one of the most significant examples of the eleventh-century book arts, the gospel book that served as a founding gift from Bishop Bernward to the Abbey of St. Michael’s in Hildesheim. Its publication is supported by competitive awards from the Medieval Academy of America and the International Center for Medieval Art in partnership with the Kress Foundation.
On Jan. 1, 2014, Jennifer Kingsley was appointed our new Assistant Director, a position that will allow her to build on the excellent work she has done for the Program since arriving back at Hopkins in the summer of 2011. As Assistant Director, she takes on a faculty position that includes increased teaching responsibilities and additional leadership roles in areas of program growth, partnering, and planning.
Dr. Kingsley is focusing her energies in several exciting areas, including the intersections of museums and technology, with innovative courses and projects underway in the digital humanities; the study of living collections, including emerging partnerships with the Maryland Zoo, the Rawlings-Blake Conservatory, and the Department of Biology; and a continued exploration of how her academic specialty--medieval art--intersects with and takes on new dimensions through museological and historiographic study.
Thanks to the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, students in Museums and Society's Spring 2013 course, Photographs on the Edge, worked under the supervision of Nancy Micklewright to curate "In Focus: Ara Güler's Anatolia" at the Smithsonian's Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. The exhibition presents never-before-shown photographs of important Anatolian monuments and engages visitors in a critical debate in Güler's work about whether photography is an art form or a means of documentation. Hear from our students about the project here.
Our student curators:
Tues. November 12, 6pm Gilman 132. Professor Poulot will discuss the history of provenance debates in French museums going back to the early 19th century, including how th erevolutionary Louvre staged provenance for its own benefit. In addition to its historical interest, this talk offers a unique persepctive on the fierce debates around cultural property so much in the news today. "Inventing New Museums and Old Provenance: The Revolutionary Moment in French Museum History."
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