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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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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.


all-day CFP: The World’s Fair since ’64 @ Deadline
CFP: The World’s Fair since ’64 @ Deadline
Apr 21 all-day
From H-Urban: Call for Papers: The World’s Fair Since ‘64 October 24-25, 2014 Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation of the Smithsonian [...]
9:00 am Conference: Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region @ Chemical Heritage Foundation
Conference: Oral History in the … @ Chemical Heritage Foundation
Apr 24 @ 9:00 am – Apr 25 @ 4:00 pm
OHMAR announces a conference, “How do we choose? The stories we collect, the ones we don’t,” to be held on April 24 and 25, 2014, at the [...]
11:45 am Winterthur Ceramics Conference @ Winterthur Museum
Winterthur Ceramics Conference @ Winterthur Museum
Apr 24 @ 11:45 am – Apr 25 @ 12:45 pm
From H-Pennsylvania: This year’s conference considers how past owners interacted with their ceramics, whether they were acquiring fashionable new dinnerware or figures during the 1700s [...]
all-day New Jersey Association of Museums Annual Meeting @ New Jersey State Museum
New Jersey Association of Museum… @ New Jersey State Museum
Apr 25 all-day
The 40th Annual Meeting of the New Jersey Association of Museums will be held April 25, at the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton, New [...]
11:30 am A Hands-on Approach. The Do-It-Yourself Culture and Economy in the 20th Century @ German Historical Institute
A Hands-on Approach. The Do-It-Y… @ German Historical Institute
Apr 25 @ 11:30 am – Apr 26 @ 12:30 pm
A Hands-on Approach. The Do-It-Yourself Culture and Economy in the 20th Century Workshop at the German Historical Institute, Washington DC April 25-26, 2014 Convener: Reinhild Kreis [...]

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