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Curating Scholarship: A Workshop on the Visual Presentation of Research

Curating Scholarship:
A Workshop on the Visual Presentation of Research
May 7 & 8, 2021 (Virtual)

Visual exhibitions of research have the potential to engage publics beyond the readers of a scholarly monograph. Moving research off the page can take a variety of forms, but always requires careful curation. In this two-day workshop, graduate student and faculty scholars will gain an understanding of the requirements of curation, of the relationship between curation and creation, and of the research potentials opened through collaboration.

Curating Scholarship will be led by Institute for the Humanities Curator Amanda Krugliak, who will address conceptual questions of importance such as visual choices, context, display, and organizational styles. Logistical factors to be covered include planning, strategies, collaborative possibilities, and generating interest and support. Four guest presenters will discuss their experience translating research and into exhibition format.

After the two-day workshop, each participant will have the opportunity to meet with the curator for a 30-minute one-on-one session to discuss the exhibition potential of their own work.

Eligibility

  • Currently enrolled graduate students that have reached candidacy level as of May 1, 2021.
  • Faculty with an active appointment on any U-M campus as of May 1, 2021. Faculty are defined as tenure track and tenured professors, lecturers and post-doctoral/research fellows.

Each selected participant will receive $250 in compensation for their time in attending the workshop.

Facilitator and Presenter:
Amanda Krugliak, Artist, Institute for the Humanities Curator, and Arts Administrator whose practice includes performance and conceptual experiential installations.

Presenters:
Jason De León, Professor of Anthropology and Chicana/o Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Executive Director of the Undocumented Migration Project.

Mark Dion, American Conceptual Artist whose practice examines the history of the museum and the presentation of knowledge

Martha Jones, Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor, Professor of History, and a Professor at the SNF Agora Institute at The Johns Hopkins University.

Mary Mattingly, Brooklyn-based artist whose work explores issues of sustainability, climate change, and displacement

Application and email of endorsement are due Friday, April 9. Selected participants will be notified by April 19.

Selection Criteria:

  • Promise, significance, and interdisciplinary scope of the research project
  • The humanities and arts content of the project
  • The project’s potential contribution to public humanities scholarship
  • The quality, significance, and breadth of the applicant’s prior work
  • Project’s potential to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion