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

We are pleased to invite applications for a full-time staff position at MARCH, located on the campus of Rutgers-Camden. The primary responsibility of the Public Historian in Residence will be to serve as co-editor of The Public Historian, the journal of the National Council on Public History. The individual hired as co-editor will be expected to provide, in particular, the perspective of a public history practitioner and to build connections between the journal and NCPH’s various digital publications and venues, such as the Public History Commons and History@Work. In his/her role as Public Historian in Residence, the person filling this position will contribute to publications, projects, and events that support the public history initiatives of MARCH and the Department of History. Ideal candidates will have familiarity with debates and practices from around the public history field and will be public history professionals with substantial experience in practice who have established networks of contacts in the field, preferably in the New Jersey/Philadelphia area. The most competitive candidates will also have an understanding of scholarly publishing and knowledge or expertise in technology sufficient to permit participating in discussions about digital initiatives and platforms that are shaping scholarly and professional publishing and communications today. Five years’ experience in public history practice and master’s degree in public history or a related field are required. The position requires excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and list of references no later than Friday, March 20, online here:
https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/2859

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Transitions at MARCH

With regret, but also with pride, we announce that MARCH is undergoing some transition as very talented staff members take the next steps in their careers. Mary Rizzo, who has been Public Historian in Residence and co-editor of the journal The Public Historian, is moving to Rutgers-Newark to become Assistant Professor of Professional Practice and Associate Director of Public and Digital Humanities Initiatives in the American Studies Program and History.

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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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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.

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12:00 pm PubComm 2015 @ Arch Street Meeting House
PubComm 2015 @ Arch Street Meeting House
Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Please join us for the 5th annual PubComm at the Arch Street Meeting House! We invite students, professionals, and faculty from public history, museum studies, and historic preservation programs throughout the region for an afternoon of camaraderie, networking, discussions, and
Apr
23
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all-day Conference: Human Trafficking in...
Conference: Human Trafficking in...
Apr 23 – Apr 26 all-day
Call for Papers Human Trafficking in Early America 23-25 April 2015 An interdisciplinary conference hosted by the University of Pennsylvania, and co-sponsored by the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, the Department of History at the University of Maryland, College
4:46 pm National Council for Preservatio... @ Delaware State University
National Council for Preservatio... @ Delaware State University
Apr 23 @ 4:46 pm – Apr 25 @ 5:46 pm
From Delaware Historical and Cultural Affairs blog: From April 23 to 25, 2015, the National Council for Preservation Education will be hosting “Learning from the Reservation: Using the Traditional Cultural Place Perspective for Better Decision Making in a Diverse Cultural
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all-day Colored Conventions in the Ninet...
Colored Conventions in the Ninet...
Apr 24 – Apr 26 all-day
From coloredconventions.org: The Colored Conventions Project (coloredconventions.org) will host a two and half day symposium on April 24-26, 2015. Beginning in 1830 and continuing past the Civil War, once captive and free African Americans came together in national and state
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9:00 am Emancipation 2015! Considering t... @ African American Museum
Emancipation 2015! Considering t... @ African American Museum
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
The African American Museum in Philadelphia, Independence National Historical Park, Friends of Independence National Historical Park and Smithsonian Institution invite you to a FREE Symposium for Historians, Educators, Students and Other Lovers of History! Emancipation 2015! Considering the Relevancy and

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