American Material Culture: Nineteenth-Century New York NEH Summer Institute for College and University Teachers At the Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture, New York City, July 7-31, 2015. Objects matter. Material culture scholars use artifactual evidence such…
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It was announced this month the first African American executive director of the Camden County Historical Society, Jason Allen, left his position at the organization.The deficiency of funding for the programs and maintenance and perpetuation had been among the important…
Public–A Journal of Imagining America is seeking submissions for its topic of “Globally Engaged Scholarship and Creative Practice.” The journal is interested in submissions that look into the idea of similarities and differences between public scholarship and practice foregrounding civically…
In December 2014, a bill was approved to include Hinchliffe Stadium to the Paterson Great Falls National Historic Park in Paterson, New Jersey. Hinchliffe is the historic home of the New York Black Yankees and New York Cubans in baseball’s…
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From Imagining America: The fascinating new book, Democracy’s Education: Public Work, Citizenship, and the Future of Colleges and Universities edited by Harry C. Boyte, delves into the idea that Americans feel powerless to address the mounting problems that face this country.…
The C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience and the John Carter Brown Library invite applications for the Hodson Trust-John Carter Brown Fellowship, a unique research and writing fellowship. The deadline for applications for the 2015-2016 Hodson-Brown Fellowship is March 15, 2015.
This year’s Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series entitled Curating Black America will feature Dr. Lonnie Bunch, inaugural Director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and other speakers that will explore black history and culture through their experiences leading several other premiere museums and historic sites.
The Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art has announced Rutgers Art History PhD candidate Christina Weyl as the winner of this year’s Graduate Research Essay Prize. Weyl’s essay, titled Networks of Abstraction: Postwar Printmaking and Women Artists of Atelier 17, was constructed with evidence and research primarily obtained through the Archives of American Art.
The New Jersey Historical Trust is seeking proposals from a consultant team to develop theme based content for a website to support heritage tourism development and promotion for the FIRST of six identified themes: New Jersey in Conflict.