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Pope Francis’ American Excursion: Will He Be Met with Protests in the City of Brotherly Love?

Selfie stations inside the Convention Center for the World Meeting of Families Conference.

Once Pope Francis arrives in Philadelphia, there is a slight chance for religious protests.

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Mosaic Goes To The Mutter: IH Day At The Medical Museum

As part of the presentation on electricity, the Mutter Museum staff brought out artifacts for our group to explore in order to better ‘grasp’ the history that we were learning, such as this shock generating device (which required gloves to touch), and these images of its supposed medical benefits.

Take a trip to the Mutter Museum with Levi Fox and the Temple University Intellectual Heritage Program.

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If Ben Franklin Were a Digital Humanist–He Would Love Metadata

Word Cloud of abstracts. The digital version can be found here.

There may be no figure digital humanists like to use in examples more than the venerable Philadelphian Ben Franklin.

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Struggling to Preserve: Washington DC’s Archives and Public Records Office

Sanborn Map showing location of stables now housing the DC Archives (Library of Congress).

By Matthew B. Gilmore

Thirty years after its foundation, the DC Office of Public Records struggles to preserve the records of the District of Columbia government.

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A Flight and A Flood: National Memorials of Western Pennsylvania

The image on the left shows the Wall of Names of those who died aboard Flight 93, adjacent to the wooden gate leading to the crash site, as well as some of the items left behind on the day that I visited.   The image on the right shows the future visitors center currently under construction.

Living along the shore, with so much history within a few hours distance, it is sometimes easy to forget just how many monuments, memorials, and museums are in places further afield such as upstate New York or western Pennsylvania. Indeed,

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Vergara’s Harlem: The Capital of Black America in Transition

Harlem: The Unmaking of a Ghetto front cover.

By Howard Gillette

In the twenty years since his landmark book, The New American Ghetto, appeared, the New York-based photographer Camilo Jose Vergara’s role in bringing the face of inner city life to wide public attention has brought him considerable acclaim.

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Controversy in Public History … Can We Move Beyond Relativism?

The Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. Photo courtesy of the Smithsonian website.

Public historians took a battering 20 years ago through highly public struggles over two Smithsonian exhibits.

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