StoryWalks: Walking as Place Making Methodology in San Jose Japantown, California – Kimberly Powell (Cities: CitySpace)

When: Mar 24, 2016 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where:  Palmer Lipcon Auditorium, The Palmer Museum of Art

StoryWalks: Walking as Place Making Methodology in San Jose Japantown, California
Walking has increasingly been adopted by artists and social scientists as a means to develop socially engaged, community-based practice and research. Drawing from her work in the cultural and historical district of San Jose Japantown (CA), an area affected by the Japanese American internment experience of World War II, Dr. Powell’s research focuses on the ways in which walking as a sensory experience facilitates memory, biography, and identity as emplaced, and the ways in which walking as a methodology is an orientation toward an ontology of being in the making, one that is comprised of space, place, and material encounters.

Kimberly Powell is an Associate Professor of Education and Art Education / Curriculum & Instruction, College of Education, and School of Visual Arts, College of Arts and Architecture (joint appointment)


The Ancient World Online Wins a Digital Humanities Award

The Ancient World Online (ISSN 2156-2253), under the editorship of Chuck Jones, Tombros Librarian for Classics and Humanities has won the 2015 Digital Humanities Award in the category of Best DH Blog Post or Series of Posts.


In January 2015 The Ancient World Online was given the Archaeological Institute of America’s Award for Outstanding Work in Digital Archaeology.

AWOL is a project of Charles E. Jones, Tombros Librarian for Classics and Humanities at the Pattee Library, Penn State University

AWOL began with a series of entries under the heading AWOL on the Ancient World Bloggers Group Blog. I moved it to its own space here beginning in 2009.

The primary focus of the project is notice and comment on open access material relating to the ancient world, but I will also include other kinds of networked information as it comes available.

The ancient world is conceived here as it is at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University, my academic home at the time AWOL was launched. That is, from the Pillars of Hercules to the Pacific, from the beginnings of human habitation to the late antique / early Islamic period.

AWOL is syndicated to Facebook and Twitter.

Truth & Reconciliation – Film and Public Talk: Rebirth of a Nation

When: Mar 21, 2016 from 07:30 PM to 09:30 PM
Where: HUB Auditorium

Film and Public Talk: Rebirth of a Nation

In this multimedia lecture/presentation, Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky, discusses racial imagery, social circuitry, and cultural (mis)representation using examples from his film “Rebirth of a Nation”, a remix of D.W. Griffith’s 1915 epic “The Birth of a Nation.” Miller’s re-telling of this overtly racist story depicted in the Reconstruction-era Southern US hurtles Griffith’s images into the twenty-first century, a sociopolitical landscape that has evolved beyond all expectations. Miller will also discuss the tools being used to re-imagine contemporary cinema and the long history of black American remix culture.

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