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Prof. Leidwanger selected as 2017-18 Whiting Public Engagement Fellow

Aug 1 2017

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Prof. Justin Leidwanger joins the second cohort of Whiting Public Engagement Fellows (2017-18). While a fellow, Leidwanger's plan includes a traveling multimedia exhibit, Five Boats, using innovative technology to offer audiences a visceral experience of the maritime history of the region. The pop-up exhibit will be organized around five central objects – each encapsulating a different facet of maritime interaction, from colonization, commerce, and fishing to war and the refugee movement – immersed in imagery, sound, and linked digital content. From its initial staging in southeast Sicily, the traveling exhibit aims to challenge a broad audience in Europe and North America to reflect on the unifying long-term power of connections across the waves.