Teachers, please join us on Wednesday, November 2, at 4:30 p.m. for a free webinar tutorial with The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia’s education outreach coordinator, Melissa Callahan. The webinar will provide an overview of the resources available from the Encyclopedia…
Because MARCH makes its home on a college campus, the new school year is always a time of renewed energy. This September has been a month of extraordinary transformations for our center and its programs.
As the opening of the National Museum of African American History approaches, revisit our 2012 preview and interview with Director Lonnie Bunch.
April 30 is Rutgers Day, and the MARCH team will be there to offer a close-up look at two of our ongoing research and civic engagement projects: the Cooper Street Historic District and The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., walking tours will depart from Johnson Park every half-hour to explore the history, public art, and architecture of the park and the Cooper Street Historic District. A rotation of four tours, each lasting about one hour, will be offered throughout the day. Also visit us in the Campus Center, where the staff of The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia will challenge you to explore the region with a digital scavenger hunt and a Camden Connections game based on newly published coverage of Camden history.
The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia, produced at MARCH, has reached a milestone of 250 published topics and now seeks authors for the next sixth-month phase of expansion. The new call for authors includes new subject categories as well as new topics in established areas. We are entering the final six months of our current grant cycle, so now is the time to add your expertise to a resource used daily by teachers and students, journalists, scholars, and general readers.
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. Tamara Gaskell to the position of Public Historian in Residence at MARCH and co-editor of The Public Historian, the flagship journal in the field of public history published by the University of California Press. She will begin the position on September 1, 2015.
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: