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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

Apr
24
Thu
9:00 am Conference: Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region @ Chemical Heritage Foundation
Conference: Oral History in the … @ Chemical Heritage Foundation
Apr 24 @ 9:00 am – Apr 25 @ 4:00 pm
OHMAR announces a conference, “How do we choose? The stories we collect, the ones we don’t,” to be held on April 24 and 25, 2014, at the [...]
11:45 am Winterthur Ceramics Conference @ Winterthur Museum
Winterthur Ceramics Conference @ Winterthur Museum
Apr 24 @ 11:45 am – Apr 25 @ 12:45 pm
From H-Pennsylvania: This year’s conference considers how past owners interacted with their ceramics, whether they were acquiring fashionable new dinnerware or figures during the 1700s [...]
Apr
25
Fri
all-day New Jersey Association of Museums Annual Meeting @ New Jersey State Museum
New Jersey Association of Museum… @ New Jersey State Museum
Apr 25 all-day
The 40th Annual Meeting of the New Jersey Association of Museums will be held April 25, at the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton, New [...]
11:30 am A Hands-on Approach. The Do-It-Yourself Culture and Economy in the 20th Century @ German Historical Institute
A Hands-on Approach. The Do-It-Y… @ German Historical Institute
Apr 25 @ 11:30 am – Apr 26 @ 12:30 pm
A Hands-on Approach. The Do-It-Yourself Culture and Economy in the 20th Century Workshop at the German Historical Institute, Washington DC April 25-26, 2014 Convener: Reinhild Kreis [...]
May
1
Thu
all-day CFP: Green Capitalism? Exploring the Crossroads of Environmental and Business History @ Deadline:
CFP: Green Capitalism? Exploring… @ Deadline:
May 1 all-day
The Hagely Museum and Library of Wilmington, Delaware has issued its call for its conference, Green Capitalism? Exploring the Crossroads of Environmental and Business History to be held [...]

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