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Friday, September 6, 2019 at 1:00pm to 5:00pm
A.D. White House, Guerlac Room 121 Presidents Drive, Ithaca, NY 14853
Rural Humanities brings together faculty, students, and community partners through a four-year Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant to critically approach, learn from, reflect on, make visible, and support the realities of rural New York State’s histories, cultures, challenges, and futures. This sampling of public humanities and community-engaged initiatives exemplifies the goals, challenges, experiments, and achievements of Rural Humanities.
1:00pm Panel 1
Kurt Jordan, Archaeology and Anthropology, Cornell
Reflections on Collaboration with Haudenosaunee Communities: The Townley-Read and White Springs Projects
Sturt Manning, Classics, Cornell
Time and Histories in the Rural NE: Radiocarbon, Tree-Rings and Post-Colonial Timeframes and Historical Syntheses 1500 to 1900
Scott Peters, Development Sociology, Cornell
Rediscovering and Reconstructing the "People's College" Ideal
Sara L. Warner, Performing & Media Arts, Cornell
Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr., Performing & Media Arts, Cornell
The Next Storm: A Community-Based Play about the Impact of Climate Change on the Finger Lakes
3:00pm Panel 2
Jon McKenzie, English, Cornell
Civic Storytelling in Rural Communities
Debra A. Castillo, Comparative Literature and Latina/o Studies Program, Cornell
Latinx Culture Collaborations in our Community
Mary Jo Dudley, Cornell Farmworker Program
Why Care About Undocumented Farmworkers?
Lyrae Van Clief- Stefanon, Creative Writing and English, Cornell
Thriving Artists in Appalachia: Teaching at Hindman, Witnessing at Berea
Caroline Levine, English, Cornell
Anndrea Mathers, English, Tompkins Cortland Community College
Christian Sisack, English, Onondaga Community College
Community College Collaboration