Public Humanities & Documentary Storymaking Track

History, philosophy, art, documentary, media-making and popular culture can be catalysts for engaging in strategic public conversations about democracy, self-determination, identity and representation.  These forms are rooted in the issues, concerns, complexities and stories that are part of community-life.

Call for Participation:

We invite media makers, public historians, documentarians, oral historians, archivists, memory-keepers, community leaders, students, and scholars whose work is community-engaged to submit a session proposal to this track.  We are interested in proposals that foster community-based collaborations, demonstrate innovative ways to use scholarship to spark public debate and activism and connect history and storytelling with current social justice organizing.  We are particularly interested in projects that speak to the conditions of Bethlehem and the Lehigh Valley: deindustrialization, migration, working-class cultures and organizing, Casinos, urban revitalization, suburbanization and a loss of farmland, affordable housing and town/gown (University-home community) relations.

Propose a session here.