Calendar

Nov
9
Thu
28th Annual MAPACA Conference @ Sonesta Philadelphia Hotel
Nov 9 @ 2:06 pm – Nov 12 @ 3:06 pm
Nov
11
Sat
Historic Preservation Workshop: Architecture in Color: Historic Paints and Finishes, Their Investigation and Reproduction @ South AB, Campus Center, Rutgers-Camden
Nov 11 all-day

Historic architecture is known to us in primary source materials through drawings or early black-and-white photography.  What’s missing is color and the finishing of a building that makes all the difference in its appearance. Through lectures and hands-on lab work, workshop participants will learn what traditional paints were made of, how they were used, and ways to investigate the finishes history of a building.

Instructor: Janet W. Foster
Dates: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Location: South AB, Campus Center, Rutgers-Camden
Cost: $75
Credits: .6 CEUs

Janet W. Foster is an architectural historian and historic preservation consultant with over 30 years of experience. She studied at the Columbia University Historic Preservation Program and then founded Acroterion, a preservation consulting firm, in 1983. At Acroterion, she had the opportunity to study hundreds of buildings in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania through preparation of National Register nominations, Historic Structures Reports, historic buildings surveys, paint analysis, and other projects. Ms. Foster is a noted teacher and lecturer on historic architecture, with a particular specialization in historic paint colors and the use of books and magazines to transmit architectural ideas in 19th-century America. She is currently an adjunct professor in the Historic Preservation Program at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation.

Architecture in Color: Historic Paints and Finishes, their Investigation and Reproduction @ South AB, Campus Center, Rutgers-Camden
Nov 11 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Historic architecture is known to us in primary source materials through drawings or early black-and-white photography.  What’s missing is color and the finishing of a building that makes all the difference in its appearance. Through lectures and hands-on lab work, workshop participants will learn what traditional paints were made of, how they were used, and ways to investigate the finishes history of a building.

Nov
15
Wed
Pennhurst and the Struggle for Disability Rights: A Commemoration @ Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Nov 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Nov
16
Thu
Growing Garden State Stories: A Community Call to Action @ Camden Conference Center
Nov 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Imagine partnering with a newsroom that’s dedicated to your community — shining a light on what you care about most, with plenty of resources and support.

That’s the vision of the Civic Info Consortium, a proposal to unite New Jersey residents, journalists, universities and tech innovators to supportive transformative news and information projects.

Together, we’ll amplify underrepresented voices and inspire civic engagement. How? By giving you and your neighbors the information you need to participate in your community, share your perspective and vote.

This fall, state lawmakers can make this vision a reality — but they need to hear from you. Join the campaign to create the Civic Info Consortium.

 

Nov
17
Fri
It’s Not What You Think: Challenging Assumptions Through Public History @ The Graduate Center, CUNY
Nov 17 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

Registration strongly encouraged.

Nov
27
Mon
Conserving Active Matter Symposium @ Bard College Lecture Hall
Nov 27 – Nov 28 all-day

The twenty-first century will see self-driving cars, smart textiles, self-regulating buildings, and artworks that change themselves. Some of this is already upon us. Just this summer, for instance, the New York Timesreported on scientists implanting a digital video into a bacterium’s DNA and turning a living creature, and then its numerous descendants, into a storage device. Of course, variants of this process have been with us for a long time. The human body itself could be said to pose the most acute example of “active matter”—and philosophers from diverse cultures have debated this point for millennia.

Over the next five years, Bard Graduate Center, together with the Helmholtz Center for Cultural Techniques of the Humboldt University in Berlin (Cluster Bild. Wissen. Gestaltung) and the Conservation & Scientific Research Department of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, will examine the specific implications of active matter for the theory and practice of conservation. A nineteenth-century science with pre-modern antecedents, conservation has long been connected to the stabilization of art and architectural objects. Some aspects of this commitment grew out of the historicizing desire to encounter the past as it was. Others related to preserving the economic value of masterworks whose market life was as important to the present and the future. Conservators have long known that matter moved, that colors changed, that solids melted into air. But now that it is precisely these features that are being adapted for aesthetic, technical, and structural purposes, will conservation as a theory and as a practice have to change? And if so, how?

“Conserving Active Matter” will explore the meaning of active matter for the field of conservation through the lenses of materials science, history, philosophy, and Indigenous ontologies that never made the assumption that matter was inactive. This symposium lays out the landscape of questions that will be the focus of subsequent seminars, conferences, courses, and fellowships, leading up to an exhibition in spring 2022.

Jan
4
Thu
American Historical Association Annual Meeting @ Marriott Wardman Park
Jan 4 – Jan 7 all-day
Jan
30
Tue
How to Reinvigorate and Sustain Your Downtown Webinar @ Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities
Jan 30 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

Why do some downtowns “work” while others decline? And, what does it really take to sustain a downtown? Regeneration Works has spent decades getting to know Canada’s downtowns and learning what makes them tick. Join this lively webinar viewing for an up-close look at successful downtown revitalization strategies.

We will be screening this webinar by the National Trust for Canada’s Regeneration Works. Admission is free and open to the public. We are located at 325 Cooper Street on Rutgers-Camden Campus, conveniently located near the PATCO High-Speed Line City Hall stop and the Cooper Street stop of the NJTransit RiverLine. There is limited metered street parking.

Feb
7
Wed
Interpreting Difficult History Webinar @ Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities
Feb 7 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

How can we engage audiences in learning about difficult histories? These are the stories that can be upsetting, uncomfortable, and at times even shocking to learn. This session will discuss how to develop and deliver interpretations of difficult histories with sensitive strategies that offer ethical portrayals of historical Others.

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