Johnathan Thayer will talk about his Public Humanities Fellowship project, “Making the Public History Classroom Public.” Curriculum involving public libraries, non-profits, and community stakeholders designed around fieldwork at the Olde Towne of Flushing Burial Ground and the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues will be discussed.
Sarah Litvin and Geoff Miller will discuss their collaboration at the Reher Center in Kingston, New York. For her Public Humanities Fellowship project, Sarah developed a proposal for an interpretive plan to convert the Reher Center’s historic bakery building into a 21st century museum that will use the lived experience of the Reher family to engage visitors in conversations about immigrant communities and entrepreneurship, ethnic foodways, and urban change.
3:30 – 5 in the History Lounge (Room 5114)
Cosponsored by the CUNY Public History Collective and the PhD Program in History. Free and open to the public. All events take place at The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Ave btwn 34th & 35th. The building and the venues are fully accessible. For more information please visit http://centerforthehumanities.org/ or call 212.817.2005 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org