My new book! Inside the Lost Museum: Curating, Past and Present.
I’m Steve Lubar. I’m a professor of American studies at Brown University. I teach about museums, public humanities, and technology. I’m on twitter @lubar. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. My official Brown information page is here. Many of my scholarly articles are in the Brown Digital Repository, here. Syllabi and miscellaneous presentations are on Scribd, here. More developed essays are on Medium.
I publish short essays here on a range of topics, and provide links to things published elsewhere. I’m working on four interconnected areas now:
- Museums and the history of museums
- Digital humanities
- Public humanities
- Technology, making, skills, repair
I also occasionally blog about teaching and learning.
You can see an archive of all of my posts here. Some of my recent and favorite publications, here and elsewhere:
- “Cabinets of Curiosity,” on Medium
- “Memorializing Disability: Lessons for Museums,” on Medium
- “Museums Need Collections and Connections,” on Medium
- Encyclopedia entries on public humanities, museums, and cultural heritage, in the Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology
- “The Rosa Parks House,” on Medium
- “Teaching Skill,” on Medium
- “Leave the Durham Memorial on the Ground,” on Medium
- “Looking through the Skiascope: Benjamin Gilman and the Invention of the Modern Museum Gallery, in Panorama
- “Museums are Places to Forget,” on Medium
- A four-part series on the history of museum catalogs, focusing on the New York Crystal Palace, on Medium
- I asked students to write the syllabus. You won’t believe what happened next.
- “Seven Rules for Public Humanists”
Some recent interviews about Inside the Lost Museum:
- New Books Network, with Ricarda Brosch
- Inquiry, with Mark Lynch (and part 2)
- Alum Book Podcast, with Joe McGonegal
And a podcast discussion of my skills course:
[The views expressed on this blog do not necessarily reflect the views of Brown University.]