Posts Tagged ‘public intellectual’


Immersive Storytelling

In Spotlight on April 12, 2018 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged: , , , ,

Saw this article come through from the Journal of Virtual Worlds Research and thought how wonderful this would be if we pull historians together with other humanities folks (literature, music, the fine arts) and public history staff to build online experiences of historic sites here in Kentucky. What do you say?

“Immersive Storytelling in 360-Degree Videos: An Analysis of Interplay Between Narrative and Technical Immersion”
by Ahmed Elmezeny, Nina Edenhofer, Jeffrey Wimmer



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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