Courses of Study 2022-2023 
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Courses of Study 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIST 6338 - [Public Humanities]

(crosslisted) AMST 6338  
Spring. Not offered: 2022-2023. Next offered: 2023-2024. 4 credits. Letter grades only.

Permission of instructor required. For enrollment in this course, students are required to email the professor a statement, of no more than 300 words, explaining your interest in the course, your research interests, and your ideas for potential public humanities projects.

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This proseminar will introduce graduate students to major histories, theories, and methods in public humanities, to explore how history, art, and culture circulate in public life, how power and governance shape collective memory and cultural production, and how scholars can engage their wider communities. Students will critically analyze a range of modes of public humanities practice, including monuments and memorials, museums and archives, historic preservation, oral history, public art, film and performance, and digital humanities, to consider the histories of those forms and their political, social, and affective meanings. Over the course of the semester, students will develop and workshop public humanities projects based on their scholarship, independently or in potential collaboration with the Johnson Museum of Art, Rare and Manuscript Collections, the Kheel Center, The History Center, and other university departments and community organizations.

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