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Philadelphia-Area Collaboration for Public History

MARCH organizes informal discussion and collaborative programs for faculty, professionals, and students in public history, museum studies, and historic preservation in southeastern Pennsylvania, South Jersey, and Delaware.

The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia

MARCH is the institutional home for The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia, a civic project to build knowledge and understanding of the history and impact of Philadelphia and the surrounding region.

Walt Whitman in Camden

In our home community of Camden, New Jersey, MARCH supports and develops programs fostering appreciation of the life and work of Walt Whitman, who lived in Camden during his final years, 1884 to 1892.

Fredric M. Miller Memorial Lecture

Each year, MARCH presents the annual Fredric M. Miller Memorial Lecture on public history, which honors the achievements and legacy of a leader in the archives profession and in public humanities.

  • 2012: John Palfrey, Digital Public Library of America; Amanda French, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media
  • 2011: Howard Gillette, Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities at Rutgers-Camden
  • 2010: Robert Vaughan, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
  • 2009: Clement Price, Rutgers University
  • 2008: David Schuyler, Franklin and Marshall College
  • 2007: Alice Greenwald, World Trade Center Memorial Museum
  • 2006: Randall Miller, St. Joseph’s University
  • 2005: Spencer Crew, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
  • 2004: Edward K. Muller, University of Pittsburgh
  • 2003: Fath Ruffins, Smithsonian Institution
  • 2002: Rick Beard, Atlanta History Center
  • 2001: John Fleckner, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
  • 2000: Michael Frisch, SUNY Buffalo
  • 1999: Gary Nash, UCLA

Industrial Heritage

MARCH encourages understanding and engaged stewardship of the Mid-Atlantic’s shared heritage as a region of industry, including the challenges of transition to the post-industrial economy.  This work has focused especially on interpretive planning for the Bethlehem Steel works site in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

The President’s House

MARCH advocated for civic engagement and interpretation of both slavery and the presidency at the site of George Washington’s presidential residence, which stood in close proximity to today’s Liberty Bell Center in Independence National Historical Park.

Invincible Cities

MARCH provided logistical support for noted photographer Camilo José Vergara’s work to document the transformation of urban landscapes, particularly the creation of the Invincible Cities web site now hosted by Rutgers-Camden.

 

 

 

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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

Oct
4
Sat
8:30 am Preservation in Practice: A Pri... @ Kean University
Preservation in Practice: A Pri... @ Kean University
Oct 4 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
From: New Jersey Historic Trust: This one-day workshop is open to all preservationists, but specifically geared toward those serving on a local commission. This program is designed to benefit both new and experienced commission members as well as being relevant
Oct
6
Mon
9:30 am Greater Philadelphia Visitor Exp... @ Chemical Heritage Foundation
Greater Philadelphia Visitor Exp... @ Chemical Heritage Foundation
Oct 6 @ 9:30 am – 6:30 pm
Organizers of the Greater Philadelphia Visitor Experience Conference have announced the date of their 2014 event.  This year’s conference will be held October 6, 9:30am-6:30pm at the Chemical Heritage Foundation at 315 Chestnut Street, in Philadelphia. Proposals are due by
Oct
9
Thu
4:52 pm 1st Annual African and African D... @ CUNY Staten Island
1st Annual African and African D... @ CUNY Staten Island
Oct 9 @ 4:52 pm – Oct 10 @ 5:52 pm
From H-Net: The African American Studies Program (soon to be African and African Diaspora Studies Program) at the City University of New York, College of Staten Island announces its First Annual AFRICAN AND AFRICAN DIASPORA STUDIES CONFERENCE to be held
Oct
15
Wed
all-day CFP: Learning from the Reservati... @ Deadline
CFP: Learning from the Reservati... @ Deadline
Oct 15 all-day
From MuseWeekly: The National Council for Preservation Education seeks proposals for a conference titled “Learning from the Reservation: Using the Traditional Cultural Place Perspective for Better Decision Making in a Diverse Cultural Landscape.” Deadline: October 15, 2014.  The conference is to highlight
all-day CFP: Society for Applied Anthrop... @ Deadline
CFP: Society for Applied Anthrop... @ Deadline
Oct 15 all-day
From MuseWeekly: The Society for Applied Anthropology seeks proposals for papers, panels, or posters for its 75th annual meeting in Pittsburgh, PA on March 24 – 28, 2014. The theme is “Continuity and Change.” Deadline: October 15, 2014. Pre-registration for the conference is

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