“Democracy in America: The History of Our Time and Place” provides two years of linked programming, research projects, performances, installations, seminars, panels, workshops, and interdisciplinary courses that convene the community for important intellectual and civic exchanges. This programming is an experiment in building a humanist public for sustained, intelligent, multi-vocal, and interdisciplinary discussion on topics of urgent collective concern across divides that are not easily crossed in our ordinary academic routines—high school, undergraduate, and graduate student participants; students and faculty; Yale faculty and area teachers; academic and non-academic contributors; lecture, workshop, and seminar settings; curricular and extracurricular activities; town and gown; presentations and participatory events; hands-on and classroom; analytical and artistic; archival and artistic; indoor and outdoor.