About

Public Work is a podcast based out of Brown University’s John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage. We’re interested in education, research, and public engagement initiatives that connect individuals and communities to art, history, and culture.

Public Work is a place where we hope to share interesting people, projects, and questions that are currently shaping the worlds of public humanities. Each episode features an interview where a member of the Center for Public Humanities community at Brown talks with someone doing exciting work in the field.

Why a podcast? We’re interested in stretching the borders/medium of public humanities. We know not everyone has the time to sit down and read an interview, or an article, or a review. We hope this form engages a variety of publics.

We release a new episode every other Wednesday. You can find us on iTunes and on SoundCloud. Questions or comments? Get in touch on Twitter (@PublicWorkPod) or send us an email: publicworkpodcast[at]gmail

Public Work Team

Amelia Golcheski (Co-Creator and Co-Producer) is currently a second-year master’s student in Brown’s Public Humanities program. She’s interested in southern history, memory, digital humanities, cultural heritage, the Oxford comma, Dolly Parton, college basketball, and a whole lot of things in between. You can find her on Twitter @am_golcheski.

Jim McGrath (Co-Creator and Co-Producer) is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Public Humanities at Brown’s Center for Public Humanities. He’s interested in digital humanities, digital archives, public history, seltzer, professional wrestling, and lots of other stuff. You can find him on Twitter @JimMc_Grath.

Obligatory disclaimer language to keep us out of trouble: The views expressed on this podcast do not necessarily reflect the views of Brown University, the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, or any institutions and organizations affiliated with our interviewers and interview subjects. 

Special thanks to Patrick Rashleigh at the Brown University Library’s Center for Digital Scholarship for getting us ready for podcasting. Some podcast content is recorded with resources at Brown’s Sidney E. Frank Digital Studio.