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PA Journal Seeks Articles

Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies, published by the Pennsylvania Historical Association, is issuing a call for articles to be included in a special issue on the centennial of the United States’ entry into World War I especially as it relates to Pennsylvania to be published in the Fall of 2017.

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Registration for the 2015 Miller Lecture is Now Open

The registration page for the 2015 Frederic M. Miller Lecture featuring Katherine Ott, a public historian and curator at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History, is now open.

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Job: MARCH Public Historian in Residence (Co-Editor, The Public Historian)

We are pleased to invite applications for a full-time staff position at MARCH, located on the campus of Rutgers-Camden. The primary responsibility of the Public Historian in Residence will be to serve as co-editor of The Public Historian, the journal of the National Council on Public History. The individual hired as co-editor will be expected to provide, in particular, the perspective of a public history practitioner and to build connections between the journal and NCPH’s various digital publications and venues, such as the Public History Commons and History@Work. In his/her role as Public Historian in Residence, the person filling this position will contribute to publications, projects, and events that support the public history initiatives of MARCH and the Department of History. Ideal candidates will have familiarity with debates and practices from around the public history field and will be public history professionals with substantial experience in practice who have established networks of contacts in the field, preferably in the New Jersey/Philadelphia area. The most competitive candidates will also have an understanding of scholarly publishing and knowledge or expertise in technology sufficient to permit participating in discussions about digital initiatives and platforms that are shaping scholarly and professional publishing and communications today. Five years’ experience in public history practice and master’s degree in public history or a related field are required. The position requires excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and list of references no later than Friday, March 20, online here:
https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/2859

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Richard P. McCormick Prize

Do you know of an excellent scholarly book written about the history of New Jersey?

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Winter Issue of Diversity and Democracy is Released

Diversity and Democracy has just partnered with the Association of American Colleges and Universities for their latest winter issue. This specific issue of Diversity & Democracy examines the methods and obstacles of faculty and student participation in publicly engaged scholarship and teaching, particularly in

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Slavery’s Slow Death in NJ

In honor of Black History Month, the National Park Service will welcome Dr. James Gigantino, an Assistant Professor of History and an allied faculty member in African and African American Studies at the University of Arkansas, to discuss his new book The Ragged Road to Abolition: Slavery and Freedom in New Jersey, 1775-1865.

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Save the Date: April 10, 2015 Annual Miller Memorial Lecture Featuring Historian and Curator Katherine Ott

We are pleased to announce Katherine Ott, a public historian and curator at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History, as the speaker for the annual Fredric M. Miller Memorial Lecture.

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WA Monument Shrinks?

Has one of America’s most prominent monuments really lost some stature?

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One Special Publication in PA

The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography and Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies published a very special collaborative issue early in January of this year.

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Summer Institute at Columbia

Columbia University, in New York City, is hosting their 2015 Summer Institute, “Narrating Population Health: Oral History, Disparity, and Social Change.”

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THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF GREATER PHILADELPHIA

Based at MARCH, with numerous community partners, The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia is a civic project to increase understanding of one of America’s greatest cities. From abolition and the American Revolution to yellow fever and zoos (with cheesesteaks, rowhouses, and hundreds of other topics in between), the digital Encyclopedia and print volume will offer the most comprehensive, authoritative reference source ever created for the Philadelphia region.

CONFERENCE CALENDAR

Mar
21
Sat
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.
all-day The Multi-Media Archive: Steward... @ Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture
The Multi-Media Archive: Steward... @ Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture
Mar 27 all-day
H-Net Amstdy: The Archives of American Art announces an upcoming symposium, “The Multi-Media Archive: Stewardship and Use of Audiovisual Media Documenting Contemporary Art History,” to be held at the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture, in Washington
9:00 am The 2015 Mellon Symposium: Anarc... @ Haverford College
The 2015 Mellon Symposium: Anarc... @ Haverford College
Mar 27 @ 9:00 am
Anarchism has inspired global social movements for more than two decades, yet remains peripheral to academic debate. Scholars have developed sophisticated conceptions of radical democracy, but these have been slow to inform on-the-ground organizing. Both frameworks critique the imperial foundations

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