New Scholars Network presents:

Public Humanities & Community Arts

Friday, February 19th, 2:00pm4:00pm

3255 College Library

How are UW students in the arts and humanities connecting their work to local communities? Arts and humanities organizations can help young researchers forge relationships for community-based collaborations through courses and other programs. This session features accounts of working with local cultural programs and a new certificate in Public Humanities.

Emily Clark, Associate Director, UW-Madison Center for the Humanities
Mckenna Kohlberg, Simpson Street Free Press

Co-hosted by UW DesignLab and the New Scholars Network student organization, and co-sponsored by the UW-Madison Center for the Humanities, Center for Design & Innovation, Art + Scholarship Borghesi-Mellon Workshop, and the UW-Madison Graduate School Office of Professional Development.


Emily Clark is Associate Director of the Center for the Humanities at UW-Madison. She received her PhD from UW-Madison, where she studied and taught in both the English and Gender and Women’s Studies departments. Her work has been published in journals including Hypatia, Feminist Review, and the Center’s own Humanities NOW blog. Prior to joining the Center, Emily served as Deputy Director of the Center for 21st Century Studies at UW-Milwaukee.

Elizabeth Scheer is a PhD Candidate in the English Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She holds a BA in English from Haverford College and an MA in Romantic poetry from the University of Oxford. Before pursuing her PhD, Liz also worked as a middle school art teacher in Philadelphia. Her research interests include Romanticism (both British and American), political theory, and contemporary visual culture, particularly public art practices.

Mckenna Kohlenberg is a recent graduate of UW-Madison. She currently works as a Literacy Specialist at an after-school academics non-profit and as a Legal Assistant at a criminal defense firm. She hopes to attend law school in the fall of 2017.

About the New Scholars Network’s “Game B for Scholars” workshop series:
Graduate students in the humanities and social sciences face unprecedented challenges on both the academic and non-academic job markets. This series of workshops will focus on professional development and networking to help train new scholars in collaborative problem-solving and transmedia communications. Our goal is to help humanities and social science scholars to become not only researchers and teachers but also analysts, communicators, and leaders in potentially any 21st-century profession, from academics to zookeeping.

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