Funding the Future

This series of informal conversations will feature newly launched projects and centers  at American University, led by faculty engaged in multidisciplinary research. The series is designed to help build community among faculty and  raise the visibility of faculty work and priorities. This semester we will feature newly funded work in the fields of public humanities, college readiness and success, as well as international development and global governance.

This lunch series is presented by the Foundation and Corporate Relations office and the Humanities Lab.

Join us for one event or for the whole series. Lunch and Refreshments will be served.

 



 Spring 2018

 

The Humanities Truck
Wednesday, February 14, 2018,   12 – 1.30 pm,
Humanities Lab, Battelle-Tompkins 228

Join a new community of faculty exploring the boundaries of community-engaged scholarship.

The Humanities Truck is a mobile workshop, recording studio, and exhibit space. It seeks to break down institutional barriers by sharing resources, increasing access, and providing platforms for expression and meaningful engagement by bringing the humanities out of the university, the museum, and other institutions, and into the public sphere. 

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The Humanities Truck seeks to make members of the public stakeholders in the creation of meaning, whether that occurs through collaborative arts efforts, the inclusion and amplification of new voices in local history and citizen-journalism projects, or by empowering groups and individuals to share their own stories. It seeks to break down institutional barriers by sharing resources, increasing access, and providing platforms for expression and meaningful engagement by bringing the humanities out of the university, the museum, and other institutions, and into the public sphere.

As a mobile workshop, recording studio, and exhibit space, the Humanities Truck will be visible in selected communities throughout the DC area, and circulate stories, histories, and creative productions generated through community collaborations. Using state of the art digital technology, participating faculty, students and community members will give rise to a dynamic and participatory community archive that lives online and that will inform solutions to community-based concerns and priorities.

This exciting project received a major grant from the Henry Luce Foundation.

 

 

 

 

 


More Funding the Future events to come! Please check back for updates.