Museums, historic societies, historic sites, archives, and libraries around the country have tackled historical topics that just a few decades ago would have been unthinkable—from the history of slavery in the north to the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, from the…
From H-NJ: The University of Pennsylvania Press has recently published The Ragged Road to Abolition: Slavery and Freedom in New Jersey, 1775-1865. Ragged Road was written by James J. Gigantino II, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Arkansas…
From the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance: At its annual meeting on October 20th, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance announced it had selected Maud Lyon as its incoming President. Most recently, Lyon served as the Executive Director of CultureSource, a Detroit-based association…
The New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance has announced the winners of its 2014 author awards. The awards are given to authors of works that give new understanding of New Jersey’s history and culture, demonstrate original research into New Jersey’s resources,…
From H-Pennsylvania: The Fall issue of Pennsylvania Legacies is now available online and in print. Visit JSTOR or http://hsp.org/publications/pennsylvania-legacies/the-irish-in-pennsylvania to access this special issue focusing on the Irish in Pennsylvania. Maurice J. Bric, “Celebrating America and Remembering Ireland: Philadelphia’s Irish, 1790-1850″…
Since 2006, archivists from institutions around the country have created programs that serve to remind people that archives are saving the important documents of our shared history.
From Imagining America: The latest issue of Public: A Journal of Imaging America has been published at http://public.imaginingamerica.org/. The peer-reviewed e-journal is published twice a year, and focuses on humanities, arts, and design in public life. The newest offering “Hybrid, Evolving, and…
The Pennsylvania Abolition Society seeks proposals for its annual grants to its fund established at The Philadelphia Foundation. The deadline for submission is December 31, 2014. For information on how to apply, visit the Pennsylvania Abolition Society’s website.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded grants for 211 museum projects totaling over $25M through its Museums for America and National Leadership Grants for Museums programs.
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The planning committee for the 41st Annual Conference on DC Historical Studies has issued a call for volunteers for the upcoming event. Volunteers are needed for a number of duties.