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Curating Scholarship: A Workshop on the Visual Presentation of Research

Curating Scholarship:
A Workshop on the Visual Presentation of Research
Dec 5 (6-9pm),  Dec 6 (9am-4pm) & Dec 7 (9am-4pm), 2024
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, 2024.
  • Faculty with an active appointment on any U-M campus as of September 1, 2024. 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.


  • TBA

Application and email of endorsement are due Friday, November 1, 2024

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