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New Post-Bac Fellow!

Christine Dickerson is the new Post-Baccalaureate Fellow with the Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities. She attended Bryn Mawr College, majoring in the History of Art with an emphasis in film theory and production. As a working filmmaker, Christine … Continue reading

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Friends of Mauerpark

Last year, when I was studying abroad in Berlin, I was living with a host family ten minutes by foot from Mauerpark. I had heard that Sundays at Mauerpark were a fun time — with a flea market, karaoke, street musicians – but I didn’t … Continue reading

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Theatrics at a City Council Meeting

Recently, I added a post to the forum which detailed the new cultural asset map which was being developed to help plan a new cultural district in Chester PA. Since then, a few events have occurred which have helped circulate information … Continue reading

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Making a Timeline of Colonial Valley Zapotec Documents

As I wrote about about in July, I work as an RA on the Ticha Project (an online text database for Colonial Valley Zapotec) with Professor Brook Lillehaugen.  Most of my RA work is directly with the documents: photographing the … Continue reading

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why education is important: sentimentalism and other shenanigans

Do you know that feeling when you’re running around for a whole day, and when you finally sit down on your couch at home, you realize that you’ve actually been running around for about two months straight? Yes, I’m happy to say that … Continue reading

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Mass Media and the Rhetoric of Technological Progress

Not that long ago Bill Gates said that “the internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.”  Although the internet has significantly impacted human communication, it is hardly the first form of mass media.  More than … Continue reading

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Public Art in Philadelphia

With help from the Hurford Humanities Center’s Summer Research Fellowship fund, I have spent the past couple months fully immersed in the filmmaking process. As a film and media studies major at Swarthmore, I was given the option to do … Continue reading

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Colonial Valley Zapotec Documents in the Ticha Project

Below is an example of 15th-century English writing from The University of Manchester Library Image Collections. Pretty hard to read, right?  If you’ve never looked at medieval handwriting before, you might not be able to recognize all of the letters.  … Continue reading

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Summer at CFG

Two unchanging rules of gallery exhibits: 1. Every show will have its own big or small problems 2. All problems will eventually be fixed and the show will open! Hi, I’m Kelly, and I am working as the intern for … Continue reading

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Teaching Visual and Linguistic Literacy at SAAM

This summer, I am interning with the Education Department at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. I am especially helping with a professional development program called Summer Institutes: Teaching the Humanities through Art. It is a weeklong program that seeks to provide … Continue reading

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