Cogut Institute for the Humanities

Collaborative Public Workshop

Collaborative humanities students give public presentations of their work in a collegial, interdisciplinary setting that features commentaries by invited faculty respondents.

The Collaborative Public Workshop concludes the capstone seminar of the Doctoral Certificate in Collaborative Humanities. Participants develop and workshop a paper over the course of the spring semester while performing a number of collateral academic roles: they may for example nominate and introduce a text that was formative for their scholarly development; serve as first questioners for papers workshopped by others; interview one of their peers, and prepare an introduction to their work. By providing training and preparation for roles that are crucial to the practice and fabric of academic life, yet are seldom the object of formal study and reflection, the course reimagines the conditions and extended the limits of an interdisciplinary and collaborative research space.

Organized and moderated by Amanda Anderson and Tamara Chin, and featuring commentaries from guests Veena Das (Johns Hopkins University) and Macarena Gómez-Barris (Pratt Institute) as well as Brown University faculty members Faiz Ahmed (History) and Marc Redfield (Comparative Literature, English, and German Studies).
Organized and moderated by Timothy Bewes and Brian Meeks, and featuring commentaries from guests Stephen Best (University of California, Berkeley) and Jeremy Gilbert (University of East London) as well as Brown University faculty members Andre Willis (Religious Studies) and Patricia Ybarra (Theatre Arts and Performance Studies).
Organized and moderated by Amanda Anderson and Tamara Chin, and featuring commentaries from guests Rosalind Morris (Columbia University) and Corey Robin (Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center) as well as Brown University faculty members Melvin Rogers (Political Science) and Ellen Rooney (English and Modern Culture and Media).