Category: News in Public Humanities

Eastern State Penitentiary Receives Award from National Trust for Historic Preservation

The National Trust for Historic Preservation awarded Eastern State Penitentiary its annual Trustees Emeritus Award for Historic Site Stewardship.

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University of Maryland Exhibit Shows Connections Between African Spiritual Practices, Christianity

“Frederick Douglass & Wye House: Archaeology and African American Culture in Maryland” interprets independent culture of enslaved people.

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New Report Reveals Rutgers University’s Ties to Slavery, Native American Displacement

“Scarlet and Black, Volume 1: Slavery and Dispossession in Rutgers History” uncovers the role of disenfranchised populations in the institution’s founding.

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Women’s History Wing Added to New York Historical Society; Museum to National Mall?

As NYHS gets set to open its Center for Women’s History, a bi-partisan commission recommends building an American Museum of Women’s History.

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CFP – Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference

Session proposals relating to archival reinvention and innovation wanted by 12/16.

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‘Beyond Chicken Soup’ Reveals History of Jewish Americans in Medicine

“Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews & Medicine in America,” the current exhibit at the Jewish Museum of Maryland in Baltimore, examines how medicine has shaped the way Jews are seen, and see themselves.

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New issue of The Public Historian commemorates 100th anniversary of the National Park Service

The National Park Service celebrates its 100th birthday this year. A special issue of The Public Historian looks back over those 100 years and to the future.

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