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NEH Institute Applications Due Mar. 2

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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Executive Director of Camden County Historical Society Leaves Position

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

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Public Call for Submissions Due by Feb. 1

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

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Stadium Added to Paterson National Historic Park

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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New Book Connects Public History to the Future of Universities

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.

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Arts Collaboration Project at Rutgers University–Newark

  From Rutgers University–Newark:   The Rutgers University Board of Governors has approved a plan to develop artistic expression locally by facilitating public scholarship and community interaction among Rutgers University–Newark faculty, staff, and students with the residents of Greater Newark. The plan

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C. V. Starr Center Seeks Applications for Hodson-Brown Fellowship

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.

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35th Annual Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series: Curating Black America, February 21, 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.

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Rutgers PhD candidate Christina Weyl receives Archives of American Art Graduate Research Essay Prize

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.

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New Jersey Heritage Tourism Requesting Proposals for Theme Development

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.

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CONFERENCE CALENDAR

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all-day The Past, Present and Future of ... @ Westminster Choir College
The Past, Present and Future of ... @ Westminster Choir College
Jan 30 – Feb 1 all-day
From MuseumL: To further research on how music scholars, performers, educators, journalists and industry professionals can engage the public,Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, New Jersey will host a three-day conference on public musicology from January 30 to February
Mar
1
Sun
all-day CFP: Pennsylvania Historical Ass... @ Deadline
CFP: Pennsylvania Historical Ass... @ Deadline
Mar 1 all-day
From H-Pennsylvania: The Pennsylvania Historical Association invites proposals for its 2015 Annual Meeting to be hosted by Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pennsylvania, October 8-10, 2015. The program committee welcomes and encourages proposals on all aspects of Pennsylvania and Mid-Atlantic history.
Mar
21
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all-day Art in Architecture/Architecture...
Art in Architecture/Architecture...
Mar 21 – Mar 22 all-day
From H-DC: Latrobe Chapter of The Society of Architectural Historians will hold the 11th Biennial Symposium of the Historic Development of Metropolitan Washington, DC, on March 21-22, 2015 at the Catholic University of America. Paper sessions will be held on the 21st,
Mar
24
Tue
all-day Society for Applied Anthropology... @ Omni William Penn Hotel
Society for Applied Anthropology... @ Omni William Penn Hotel
Mar 24 – Mar 28 all-day
From MuseWeekly: The Society for Applied Anthropology will hold its 75th Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from March 24-28, 2015 at the Omni William Penn Hotel.  The theme is Continuity and Change, and planners hope to explore and celebrate the Society’s long
Mar
27
Fri
all-day Annual Conference of the Eastern... @ Rowan University
Annual Conference of the Eastern... @ Rowan University
Mar 27 – Mar 28 all-day
Submitted by Simon Bronner: The Eastern American Studies Association has announced the dates of its annual conference, Land and Sea– Geography, Economy, and Culture in the American Experience, to be held March 27-28, 2015 at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey.

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