Published: Sept. 21, 2016

Timothy Eatman of Imagining America speaks at CU Boulder in June about publicly engaged scholarship.CU Boulder recently expanded its support of public scholarship in the arts and humanities by joining a national group working to advance democracy and participation in higher education.

Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life, a national consortium of more than 100 higher education and community cultural organizations, is dedicated to highlighting and improving the ways that the humanities, arts and design can be avenues for outreach and publicly engaged scholarship.

Imagining America will connect CU Boulder faculty, staff and students with peer institutions across the country who are also doing high-impact, ethical community engagement and publicly engaged scholarship, provide a new platform to showcase CU Boulder’s innovative outreach and engagement work, and help graduate and undergraduate students network through programs like the PAGE Fellows, said Ben Kirshner, faculty director of CU Engage.

“The national annual conference, in particular, showcases innovative partnerships between universities and communities that aim to build and strengthen public work through arts, humanities and design,” Kirshner said. This year’s conference is scheduled for Oct. 6 – 8 in Milwaukee, WI.

Read the full article on CU Today here.

Photo: Timothy Eatman of Imagining America speaks at CU Boulder in June of 2016 about publicly engaged scholarship.