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How to Reinvigorate and Sustain Your Downtown Webinar @ Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities
Jan 30 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

Why do some downtowns “work” while others decline? And, what does it really take to sustain a downtown? Regeneration Works has spent decades getting to know Canada’s downtowns and learning what makes them tick. Join this lively webinar viewing for an up-close look at successful downtown revitalization strategies.

We will be screening this webinar by the National Trust for Canada’s Regeneration Works. Admission is free and open to the public. We are located at 325 Cooper Street on Rutgers-Camden Campus, conveniently located near the PATCO High-Speed Line City Hall stop and the Cooper Street stop of the NJTransit RiverLine. There is limited metered street parking.

Feb
14
Wed
Bard College Active Objects Webinar @ Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities
Feb 14 @ 12:15 pm – 2:00 pm

Museums are static but the objects they contain are not. This talk proposes some alternative means for thinking about the geography of things. It also considers challenges posed by museums, and the possibility of reanimating geographically constrained collections to tell stories of the relationship of things to place.

We will be screening this webinar, part of Bard College’s series of material culture seminars, at MARCH. Admission is free and open to the public. We are located at 325 Cooper Street on Rutgers-Camden Campus, conveniently located near the PATCO High-Speed Line City Hall stop and the Cooper Street stop of the NJTransit RiverLine. There is limited metered street parking.

Feb
17
Sat
Abraham Lincoln Institution Symposium @ Ford's Theater
Feb 17 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Event description from H-Net.org:

The Abraham Lincoln Institute and Ford’s Theatre Society present a free full-day symposium focused on the life, career and legacy of President Abraham Lincoln, Saturday, March 17, 2018, at Ford’s Theatre (511 Tenth Street NW). This event is free and open to the public. Advance registration for tickets is encouraged and available now through March 5, 2018. Day of tickets will be available on March 17 on a first-come basis.  

Noted authors and historians Anna Gibson Holloway, William C. Harris, Richard Carwardine, Stanley Harrold and Walter Stahr will discuss aspects of our 16th president’s popular memory and legacy, Lincoln’s humor, his interactions with abolitionists and his evolving vision for Emancipation. Each discussion concludes with audience questions. Authors will sign books in the Ford’s Theatre lobby following their discussions. Books are available for sale at the Ford’s Theatre Gift Shop.

Speakers Include:

  • Anna Gibson Holloway: ‘It Strikes Me There’s Something In It’: Lincoln, the Monitor, and Popular Memory
  • William C. Harris: Lincoln, Congress, and the Cabinet Crisis of 1862
  • Richard Carwardine: Abraham Lincoln’s Humor: A Double-Edged Sword
  • Stanley Harrold: Lincoln and the Abolitionists
  • Walter Stahr: Stanton, the Lincoln Assassination, the Aftermath
Feb
26
Mon
Museums Advocacy Day @ Washington Plaza Hotel
Feb 26 – Feb 27 all-day
Mar
23
Fri
Barnes Club Graduate Student History Conference @ Temple University Center City Campus
Mar 23 – Mar 24 all-day

Each year the Barnes Club hosts the James A. Barnes Graduate Student History Conference in Philadelphia. The Barnes Club Conference is one of the largest and most prestigious graduate student conferences in the region, drawing participants from across the nation and around the world. The annual two-day conference takes place in March during the spring semester. It gives rising scholars the opportunity to present their projects, receive critical feedback, and network to establish and expand their academic communities. Select conference papers are awarded cash prizes in various geographical and scholarly categories. The conference welcomes submissions of papers relating to humanities research from both M.A. and Ph.D students.

Mar
27
Tue
Visual Resources Association Workshop of the World Conference @ Loews Philadelphia Hotel
Mar 27 – Mar 30 all-day
Apr
7
Sat
Brick, Stone, and Mortar: Their History, Uses, and Repair @ Arch Street Meeting House, Philadelphia, PA
Apr 7 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Brick, stone and mortar construction was a common building technique throughout the colonial period. By the middle of the nineteenth century, masonry construction was almost as common as wood construction. This workshop will introduce participants to various brick and stonework building traditions as well as to the varying qualities of the materials themselves. Equally important, students will look at the evolution of mortar and its basic components. There will be a demonstration of brick
pointing with a survey of the tools and techniques used.

Apr
12
Thu
International Drive History Conference: Putting Automotive Heritage on the Road @ Historical Vehicle Association Research Library
Apr 12 – Apr 14 all-day
Apr
19
Thu
4th Master Seminar on Post-Genocide @ Human Rights Institute at Kean University
Apr 19 – Apr 20 all-day
May
2
Wed
37th Annual Vernacular Architecture Forum Conference
May 2 – May 5 all-day

 

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How to Reinvigorate and Sustain Your Downtown Webinar 12:15 pm
How to Reinvigorate and Sustain Your Downtown Webinar @ Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities
Jan 30 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
Why do some downtowns “work” while others decline? And, what does it really take to sustain a downtown? Regeneration Works has spent decades getting to know Canada’s downtowns and learning what makes them tick. Join this lively webinar viewing for
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