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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

Sep
17
Wed
8:30 am Symposium: Co-Creating Narrative... @ Jack Morton Auditorium, George Washington University, 805 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20052
Symposium: Co-Creating Narrative... @ Jack Morton Auditorium, George Washington University, 805 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20052
Sep 17 @ 8:30 am – Sep 18 @ 5:00 pm
From the National Park Service: The National Park Service and The George Washington University Museum Studies Program have organized a two-day public symposium, Co-Creating Narratives in Public Spaces.  The event for NPS administrators and interpreters, academics, museum professionals, and other humanities professionals,
Sep
18
Thu
all-day Conference: James Logan and the ...
Conference: James Logan and the ...
Sep 18 – Sep 21 all-day
From H-Pennsylvania: The McNeil Center for Early American Studies, The Library Company of Philadelphia, The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and Stenton Museum are hosting an international interdisciplinary conference in Philadelphia that reconsiders early Pennsylvania culture in an Atlantic World context. James Logan (1674-1751), Provincial Secretary to the
6:30 pm Recovering 9/11 Roundtable @ St. John’s University Manhattan Campus
Recovering 9/11 Roundtable @ St. John’s University Manhattan Campus
Sep 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
From H-AMSTDY: The New York Metro American Studies Association and St. John’s University present Recovering 9/11: A Roundtable DiscussionOrganized around the recent publication of Recovering 9/11 in New York, this roundtable will feature editors Robert Fanuzzi and Michael Wolfe of St. John’s
Sep
19
Fri
all-day CFP: Museums in Action Annual Co... @ Deadline
CFP: Museums in Action Annual Co... @ Deadline
Sep 19 all-day
The planning committee for the Museums in Action Annual Conference has issued a call for proposals. The full call follows.  The conference will be held April 12-14, 2015 in Corning, New York. Sunday’s sessions and workshops will address topics that
9:00 am THATCamp Philly @ Chemical Heritage Foundation
THATCamp Philly @ Chemical Heritage Foundation
Sep 19 @ 9:00 am – 6:30 pm
From THATCampPhilly: The 4th Annual THATCamp Philly will be held September 19, 2014 at The Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia.  Registration is open, and participants are encouraged to submit unconference proposals. What is THATCamp?  THATCamp, The Humanities And Technology Camp,

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