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National Endowment for the Humanities Awards Two-Year Grant for the Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia

The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia project, based at MARCH, reached an important milestone this week with the awarding of a two-year, $300,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. We are so grateful to the many organizations and individuals

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Public History Boot Camp Gains National Attention

We’re proud to see the MARCH Public History Boot Camp featured on the front page of the latest issue of Public History News, the newsletter of the National Council on Public History.  The article, by MARCH Public Historian in Residence Mary Rizzo,

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Dr. Mary Rizzo will join MARCH,become co-editor of The Public Historian

Together with the National Council on Public History (NCPH) and the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB), we are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Mary Rizzo to the position of Public Historian in Residence at MARCH and

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Joseph J. Kelly, former headof Pennsylvania Humanities Council

We are saddened to learn of the death of Joseph J. Kelly, a valued friend and colleague in public humanities in Pennsylvania and the region.  Kelly, who led the Pennsylvania Humanities Council from 1994 to 2011, died April 26 at

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Job: MARCH Public Historian in Residence(Co-Editor, The Public Historian)

We are pleased to invite applications for a new full-time staff position at MARCH, located in the Cooper Street Historic District on the campus of Rutgers-Camden.  The primary responsibility of the Public Historian in Residence will be to serve as

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MARCH joins The Public Historian editorial team

The editorial team of The Public Historian, the leading journal in the field of public history, will grow this spring to include a co-editor and two international consulting editors.  The National Council on Public History (NCPH) and the University of California

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What’s Your Story?

This fall, graduate students at Rutgers-Camden will create a newsletter-style Public History Year in Review for 2012 in Philadelphia, southeastern Pennsylvania, and South Jersey.  The project will be published online, and partners will have the option of co-publishing the essays

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Join us for the Miller Lecture in Public History, May 8

This year for the Fredric M. Miller Memorial Lecture in Public History, we are pleased to provide a forum for discussion of libraries and technology, focusing especially on the project to create a Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).  Our

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We’re in the News Challenge – You Can Help!

In the MARCH tradition of forming powerful collaborations, we are working on an exciting new project, “Backgrounder,” which will provide journalists with links to historical background information, delivered via Twitter.  This is part of the Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia project,

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Help MARCH Plan the Ultimate Staff Seminar (Or…?)

Heading to Baltimore next week for the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums conference?  If so, please join us on Monday, October 10, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. for “Museums and Scholarship: Creating Collaborations for Cutting-Edge Content.”  This will be a roundtable

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THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF GREATER PHILADELPHIA

Based at MARCH, with numerous community partners, The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia is a civic project to increase understanding of one of America’s greatest cities. From abolition and the American Revolution to yellow fever and zoos (with cheesesteaks, rowhouses, and hundreds of other topics in between), the digital Encyclopedia and print volume will offer the most comprehensive, authoritative reference source ever created for the Philadelphia region.

CONFERENCE CALENDAR

Sep
23
Tue
10:00 am Attack of the Podcasters: A Hand... @ New Castle Public Library
Attack of the Podcasters: A Hand... @ New Castle Public Library
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
From Sustaining Places: Want to learn how to record and edit audio for your small museum or historic site? Podcasting, which is just one application of recording and editing audio, is an inexpensive and easy (really…trust us) way for you to get
Oct
6
Mon
9:30 am Greater Philadelphia Visitor Exp... @ Chemical Heritage Foundation
Greater Philadelphia Visitor Exp... @ Chemical Heritage Foundation
Oct 6 @ 9:30 am – 6:30 pm
Organizers of the Greater Philadelphia Visitor Experience Conference have announced the date of their 2014 event.  This year’s conference will be held October 6, 9:30am-6:30pm at the Chemical Heritage Foundation at 315 Chestnut Street, in Philadelphia. Proposals are due by
Oct
9
Thu
4:52 pm 1st Annual African and African D... @ CUNY Staten Island
1st Annual African and African D... @ CUNY Staten Island
Oct 9 @ 4:52 pm – Oct 10 @ 5:52 pm
From H-Net: The African American Studies Program (soon to be African and African Diaspora Studies Program) at the City University of New York, College of Staten Island announces its First Annual AFRICAN AND AFRICAN DIASPORA STUDIES CONFERENCE to be held
Oct
15
Wed
all-day CFP: Learning from the Reservati... @ Deadline
CFP: Learning from the Reservati... @ Deadline
Oct 15 all-day
From MuseWeekly: The National Council for Preservation Education seeks proposals for a conference titled “Learning from the Reservation: Using the Traditional Cultural Place Perspective for Better Decision Making in a Diverse Cultural Landscape.” Deadline: October 15, 2014.  The conference is to highlight
all-day CFP: Society for Applied Anthrop... @ Deadline
CFP: Society for Applied Anthrop... @ Deadline
Oct 15 all-day
From MuseWeekly: The Society for Applied Anthropology seeks proposals for papers, panels, or posters for its 75th annual meeting in Pittsburgh, PA on March 24 – 28, 2014. The theme is “Continuity and Change.” Deadline: October 15, 2014. Pre-registration for the conference is

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