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Homewood Stories & Archaeology of Knowledge Audio Tours

Location: mobile
Dates: September 2016



Drawing from oral histories and archival materials, Homewood Histories builds on the Sense of Place project to expand and diversify the stories of the people who have lived and worked on the site of today’s Homewood campus from the days it was a farm up to the present. The Archaeology of Knowledge tour digs into the stuff that populates artist Mark Dion’s cabinet of wonders installation in the Reading Room of the Brody Learning Commons. It shares stories of collaboration and service, as well as conflict and challenge – between Hopkins, Baltimore and the wider world.

These mobile tours are hosted on the app and were developed as part of the MuseWeb Foundation’s Be Here: Baltimore mobile storytelling project. The project aims to connect Baltimore neighborhoods, people, businesses, and cultural institutions through stories – not only to each other, but to other towns and cities. Using location aware apps, storytellers place their stories in the Baltimore landscape, allowing smart phone users to discover the hidden histories, culture, and stories of Baltimore while exploring the city.

Tours were written, produced and recorded by M&S minor Anne Hollmuller (KSAS ’18) and made possible by the support of the Program in Museums and Society and the MuseWeb Foundation.