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:
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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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.
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…