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Food, Farming, and Public Humanities

Cultural anthropologist Cathy Stanton is used to conducting fieldwork wherever opportunities present themselves. In the summer of 2010 that included actual fields.

Relevance, Connection, Surprise: The NMAJH Seeks to Meet Contemporary Challenges

In the latest in the Cross Ties occasional series featuring the reflections of new leaders of humanities organizations in the Mid-Atlantic, Ivy L. Barsky, chief executive officer and Gwen Goodman Director of the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia,

Division Welcomes Five New Historic-site Interpreters

From During the past six weeks, the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs has welcomed five new members to its museums staff. All of these employees serve as historic-site interpreters, the division’s front-line connection with the public. Through tours

Memories of the Future

In the latest in an occasional Cross Ties series featuring the reflections of new leaders of humanities organizations, Marvin Pinkert, executive director of the Jewish Museum of Maryland, describes the museum’s new strategic goals and places them within the context

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Columbia’s Master of Arts in Oral History Educates the Next Generation of Oral Historians

OHMA students learn about archival practice at a visit to the Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives at New York University.

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Redefining Our Value, Building a Community of Practice

This month we continue our occasional series by new leaders of humanities organizations with an article by Laurie Zierer, executive director of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council. Zierer describes recent projects supported by the PHC and suggests ways they are moving

MAPACA Seeks Conference Proposals

From MAPACA: The Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association is seeking paper proposals for its 24th Annual Conference to be held November 7-9, 2013 in Atlantic City, New Jersey at the Tropicana Casino and Resort. Proposals are welcome on all