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Summer 2015 Call for Authors – Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia

The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia, based at MARCH, continues to grow, and we are pleased to extend our call for authors to include new subject categories. For the summer of 2015, our expansion includes topics in sports, religion, Philadelphia and the nation / Philadelphia and the world, material culture, and background for the 2016 Democratic National Convention to be held in Philadelphia. Topics also remain available in other subject categories. To view the newly expanded list of available assignments, follow the link:

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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:

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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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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.