Digital and Public Humanities,  Humanities,  Podcast

Exploring Public Humanities

Humanities+

A Digital and Public Humanities Podcast produced by Phoenix Studios

Humanities+ is a collaboration between Dr. Caroline Boswell, Associate Professor of Humanities and History, Rachel Scray, a student in History, Digital and Public Humanities, and Arts Management, and Kate Farley, the producer of Phoenix Studios Podcast Network. The purpose of Humanities+ is to provide listeners with meaningful discussions with enthusiasts, scholars, and experts on the intricate fields of Digital and Public Humanities in order to expand our listeners’ thinking and perspective on the subject.

Episode 4: Exploring Public Humanities with guest Brooke

In the fourth episode, “Exploring Public Humanities,” host Rachel Scray and guest Brooke Uhl delve into the wide-ranging field of Public Humanities. Brooke is a 2012 UW- Green Bay alumn and is currently the Program Manager and Volunteer Coordinator at the Brown County Historical Society and the Hazelwood Historic House Museum.

In this episode, we explore how local community-based historical and cultural organizations, like the Historical Society and Hazelwood House, interact with the public. We also discuss how engaging public history programs have the potential to influence individual perspectives through the discovery of one’s local history and culture.

How does one get involved in public history? What makes a successful public history program? How can undergraduate students learn more about careers in public history and humanities? These questions and more are discussed in this episode of Humanities+!

Below are links to the sources that inspired some of the discussions we had in this weeks episode:

Debbie Ann Doyle, “The Future of Local Historical Societies,” historians.org, 2012.

Steven Lubar, “Seven Rules for Public Humanities,” stevenlubar.wordpress.com, 2014.

Anne Parsons, “Public History and Public Humanities: A tale of two MAS,” ncph.org, 2013.

Robyn Schroeder, “What is Public Humanities?” dayofph.wordpress.com, 2017.

Nate Storring, “What Public Humanities Means to Me,” nathanstorring.com, 2015.

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