Mondays at Beinecke: Presentation Planning

Each member of the Road Show public humanities workshop will make a public presentation about their research in the Mondays at Beinecke Series on Monday April 12 & / and  19 @ 4:00 :

Monday, April 12: Kelsey Champagne (History and Renaissance Studies), Stéphanie Machabee (Religious Studies), Abigail Fields (French Studies), Brittany Levingston (English and African American Studies) (register: Mondays at Beinecke: Road Show - Travel Papers in American Literature (part 1))


Monday, April 19: Bench Ansfield (American Studies), Claire Barnes (Divinity School), Anna Deunsing (History and African American Studies), Rebecca Flemister (Drama School), Jathan Martin (Divinity School) (register: Mondays at Beinecke: Road Show - Travel Papers in American Literature (part 2))

The public announcment for the events reads: “All are welcome to register for a webinar on Monday, April 12, 4pm, with presentations by graduate student members of a 2021 Beinecke Library & Public Humanities at Yale exhibition workshop taking as its subject a cancelled Beinecke exhibition: “Road Show: Travel Papers in American Literature.” Workshop participants have remade, reimagined, and expanded a planned in-person Beinecke exhibition; each has made a new online “micro exhibition” exploring the exhibition’s subject – questions of travel – in digitally-available Beinecke collections. A second group of students will present their research on April 19. Please join both or either of the sessions as your schedule permits! “

Presentations MUST:

–be 5-8 minutes in length (they MUST NOT be longer than 10 minutes to allow ample time for all presenters—please plan accordingly!)

–be directed toward an engaged, non-academic audience (note: Beinecke audiences are typically smart, curious, freindly, and generous – you can anticipate careful attention, interesting questions, and general good will!)

Presentations MIGHT:

–reproduce your micro exhibition in a presentation-friendly format (Power Point is an obvious choice; for those of you using Sway, you might try making a Sway presentation modeled on your micro exhibition but excluding the text, making a kind of image gallery (like the one here: Writing the Self: Self/Reflection Image Gallery) which you’ll narrate or describe in some way

–consider process instead of product by examineing your research, object selection, writing, and / or your general experience working on an exhibition (as opposed to a seminar paper, conference presentation, etc.)

–combine process and product in some way by describing your work-still-under-way…describe your ongoing research, challenges and opportunities of working in a largely digital environment, your vision for your final micro exhibition, and…

–something else…? If you have an altogether different idea, let’s brainstorm…

I will introduce the programs and describe our workshop in general terms; presenters will follow in alphabetical order (be sure to introduce yourself to the audience when you begin for the sake of clarity…); remaining time will be devoted to Q & A moderated by our host, Michael Morand

Let me know if you’d like to discuss the program generally or your presentation specifically: