Professor Benay’s Chapter “Painting on Walls: Art History and Action in the Rustbelt” Just Published

JUST PUBLISHED! Professor Benay’s chapter “Painting on Walls: Art History and Action in the Rustbelt,” appears in a groundbreaking new anthology dedicated to Public Humanities Scholarship. Across humanities disciplines, public scholarship brings academics and community members and organizations together in mutually-beneficial partnership for research, teaching, and programming. While the field of publicly engaged humanities scholarship has been growing for some time, there are few volumes that have attempted to define and represent its scope. The Routledge Companion to Public Humanities Scholarship brings together wide-ranging case studies sharing perspectives on this work, grounded in its practice in the United States. Prof. Benay’s contribution discusses the application of engaged methodologies in the context of Art History, and describes her collaborative work with Cleveland’s LAND Studio.