7 Rules for Public Humanists

In Spotlight on October 6, 2014 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged: , ,

Check out the blog post “Seven Rules for Public Humanists”.

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by Steven Lubar, Department of American Studies, Brown University via On Public Humanities.

“If we want the humanities to be more than academic—if we want them to make a difference in the world—we need to change the way we work. We need to rethink some of the traditional assumptions of the humanities. I suggest here seven rules of thumb for doing public humanities. …”

  1. It’s not about you
  2. Be a facilitator and translator as well as an expert
  3. Scholarship starts with public engagement
  4. Communities define community
  5. Collaborate with artists
  6. Think Digital
  7. Humanists need practical skills

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