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Curating Scholarship: A Workshop on the Visual Presentation of Research

Curating Scholarship:
A Workshop on the Visual Presentation of Research
Nov 30 (6-9pm), Dec 1 (9am-4pm) & Dec 2 (9am-4pm), 2023
Location: Institute for the Humanities, 202 S. Thayer

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 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. 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.


  • Currently enrolled PhD students that have reached candidacy level as of September 1, 2023.
  • Faculty with an active appointment on any U-M campus as of September 1, 2023. 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.


  • Mark Clague. Clague is an associate professor of musicology with tenure at the School of Music, Theatre & Dance at the University of Michigan and executive director of the U-M Arts Initiative. 
  • Maria Cotera. Cotera is a professor in the Mexican American and Latino Studies Department at the University of Texas. She is currently working on the Chicana por mi Raza Digital Memory Project, an online interactive archive of oral histories and material culture documenting Chicana Feminist praxis from 1965-1985. She is the lead curator for two public history exhibits: Las Rebeldes: Stories of Strength and Struggle in southeast Michigan (2013) and Chicana Fotos: Nancy DeLos Santos (2017).
  • Jennifer Karady. Karady is an award-winning, Brooklyn-based artist who works primarily in photography, film, and video and sound installation. Her acclaimed project, Soldiers' Stories from Iraq and Afghanistan,  has been exhibited widely, including at the Institute for the Humanities Gallery.

Application and email of endorsement are due Wednesday, November 1, 2023

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