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Members of the New Jersey Association of Museums are invited to submit nominations for the 2013 John Cotton Dana Ward to be presented Monday, June 10, 2013. The John Cotton Dana award honors professionals who have made significant contributions to the growth and development of New Jersey’s museums. Dana founded the Newark Museum in 1909 and believed that museums could enrich the lives of all people.
Download the nomination guidelines and form (PDF) here. Submissions will be accepted until Friday, May 10, 2013. Send nominations to NJAM, c/o Katie Witzig, GlassRoots, 10 Bleeker St, Newark, NJ 07102 or emailed to email@example.com.
Information on becoming a member of NJAM is available here.
From the American Association for State and Local History:
The AASLH is seeking nominations for its Leadership in History Awards given in recognition of superior and innovative achievements in the collection, preservation, and interpretation of state and local history. AASLH accepts nominations for The Award of Merit and The Award of Distinction from which it selects candidates for the Albert B. Corey Award.
If you would like to nominate an organization or person for a Leadership in History award, then complete a Leadership in History Nomination Form and submit it to your AASLH State Leadership Team Leader. Do not send nominations to the AASLH office. A nominee does not have to be an AASLH member to apply and self-nominations are encouraged.
If you would like a form mailed to you, please contact the AASLH office at(615) 320-3203 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for submission is March 1 of each year. Please send nomination information to your State Leadership Team Leader. Questions? Contact Bethany Hawkins, AASLH at 615-320-3203 or email email@example.com.
The New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance is now accepting nominations for its 2013 Authors’ Awards Program.
The program began in 1994 to encourage and celebrate books about New Jersey. Awards are considered in five non-fiction categories: edited works, popular, scholarly, reference, and, reproduction of primary resources. Nominated works should reflect a new understanding of New Jersey’s history and culture, demonstrate evidence of original research in the application of New Jersey resources, and/or reveal new insights into a topic. The work must have appeared in the previous two calendar years: 2011 or 2012. There is no in-state residency requirement for authors, editors, or compilers. Read more.
From the New Jersey Historical Commission:
The New Jersey Historical Commission has announced its 2012 Award recipients. NJHC honors individuals and organizations for their efforts to promote the state’s historical legacy. The New Jersey Historical Commission will present the awards at the 2012 New Jersey Forum on November 17 at Georgian Court University in Lakewood.
Marc Mappen will receive the Commission’s highest honor, the Richard J. Hughes Award, for his lifelong contributions to New Jersey history. After receiving a Ph.D. in American History from Rutgers University, Dr. Mappen went on to serve at the University in various positions, culminating his distinguished career as an associate dean at University College in New Brunswick. In 2000, he retired from Rutgers to become the executive director of the New Jersey Historical Commission, a position he held until 2010. Dr. Mappen still teaches an occasional course at Rutgers University while speaking extensively across the state on New Jersey history. In addition, he has also garnered a reputation as an author and columnist of distinction and today is widely considered one of the preeminent voices on the history of the Garden State. Dr. Mappen authored a series of columns for the New York Times that later became Jerseyana: The Underside of New Jersey History (1992), co-edited the Encyclopedia of New Jersey (2004), and most recently authored There is More to New Jersey than the Sopranos (2009). He is currently at work on a book about gangsters in the 1920’s and 1930’s. Over several decades, Dr. Mappen has amassed an impressive portfolio of achievement in practicing and promoting New Jersey history as an educator, writer, lecturer, and public servant that has left residents of all ages richer and more aware of the state’s vibrant and diverse past.
Greg Walsh (Boston College) will receive the Alfred E. Driscoll Dissertation Prize for his work, Splintered Loyalties: The Revolutionary War in Essex County, New Jersey. The well-researched study builds on other examinations of New Jersey’s war-torn eastern region, one that was distinctive because of its proximity to the British, divided loyalties, and numerous skirmishes. His dissertation focuses on popular commitment to the Revolution and argues that loyalties were more fluid than scholars have typically shown. His analysis rests on an impressive dataset of over 3,000 Essex men and women, including elites and ordinary folk, patriots, loyalists and neutrals. This broad base supports a careful reconstruction of Essex County’s revolutionary political, legal, social, economic, and military history. His examination of military service, and the treatment of Loyalists and smuggling are particularly insightful.
Awards of Recognition for outstanding contributions to New Jersey history will also be given to the Newark History Society, the Chinkchewunska Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Burlington County Historian Joseph M. Laufer, and David Kimball, longtime National Park Service historian and former head of the Historic Burlington County Prison Museum Association.
Launched in 2006 and designed to advance scholarship in New Jersey history, the New Jersey Forum provides an opportunity for established and emerging scholars to present new research. Continuing the five-year tradition of presenting a diverse array of topics, the 2012 Forum will also offer presentations featuring everything from revolutionary African-Americans, changing gender roles, to Civil War military leaders, and mobsters.
Register for the 2012 New Jersey Forum. Due to the disruption in registration due to Hurricane Sandy, the fee to attend is now only $35.00 through November 17!
From H-Material Culture:
The Pioneer America Society: Association for the Preservation of Artifacts & Landscapes (PAS: APAL) announced the recipients of its 2012 Awards. We would like to extend special congratulations to the Mid-Atlantic recipients; Cathy A. Wilson of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania received the newly instituted W. Frank Ainsley Outstanding Service Award; Ryan and Eric Berley recieved an Historic Preservation Award for their restoration of the Shane Candies Confectionery in Philadelphia, PA; Temple University received an Historic Preservation Certificate of Merit for its rehabilitation of the North Broad Street Baptist Temple; and Kristen L. Britanik, a recent graduate of the Historic Preservation program at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD, received the Wilhelm-Keiffer Student Research Award. More information on all the Pioneer America Society: Association for the Preservation of Artifacts & Landscapes awards below. Read more.
From H-New Jersey:
Every year the New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance (www.njssa.org) accepts nominations for materials published in the field of New Jersey studies for its Author Awards. The awards are meant to recognize works that reflect a new understanding of New Jersey’s history and culture, demonstrate evidence of original research in the application of New Jersey resources and/or reveal new insights into a topic.
The winning authors and publications for 2012: Read more.
From the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance:
Join the Historical Society of Pennsylvania for the first-ever History Affiliates Luncheon, which will recognize excellence and innovation in the history and heritage community in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
This inaugural luncheon will feature keynote speaker, First Lady of Pennsylvania Susan M. Corbett and the presentation of the History in Philadelphia (HIP) Awards. HIP honorees included Bartram’s Garden, the Wharton Esherick Museum, the Concord Township Historical Society, and the Friends of the Japanese House and Garden.
The awards honor volunteer-run, small, and mid-sized history and heritage organizations in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties.
From the History News Network:
Below is a list of award winners at the annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians/National Council on Public History. Full OAH coverage can be found here.
Roy Rosenzweig Distinguished Service Award: Ira Berlin
Frederick Jackson Turner Award: David Sehat, Georgia State University.The Myth of American Religious Freedom
Merle Curti Award: Susan J. Pearson, Northwestern University. The Rights of the Defenseless: Protecting Animals and Children in Gilded Age America
James A. Rawley Prize: Cindy Hamovitch, College of William & Mary. No Man’s Land: Jamaican Guestworkers in America and the Global History of Deportable Labor
Richard W. Leopold Prize: William A. Dobak, U.S. Army Center of Military History (retired). Freedom by the Sword: The U.S. Colored Troops, 1862-1877
Avery O. Craven Award: Nicole Etcheson, Ball State University. A Generation at War: The Civil War Era in a Northern Community
Ellis W. Hawley: Darren Dochuk, Purdue University. From Bible Belt to Sunbelt: Plain-Folk Religion, Grassroots Politics, and the Rise of Evangelical Conservatism
Liberty Legacy Foundation Award: Tomiko Brown-Nagin, University of Virginia. Courage to Dissent: Atlanta and the Long History of the Civil Rights Movement
Lawrence W. Levine Award: Michael Willrich, Brandeis University. Pox: An American History
Darlene Clark Hine Award: Serena Mayeri, University of Pennsylvania Law School. Reasoning from Race: Feminism, Law, and the Civil Rights Revolution
Lerner-Scott Prize: Katherine Turk, University of Chicago. “Equality on Trial: Women and Work in the Age of Title VII”
Louis Pelzer Memorial Award: Hidetaka Hirota, Boston College. “The Moment of Transition: State Officials, the Federal Government, and the Formation of American Immigration Policy.” (Scheduled to appear in the March 2013 Journal of American History)
Binkley-Stephenson Award: Kevin J. Mumford, University of Iowa. “The Trouble with Gay Rights: Race and the Politics of Sexual Orientation in Philadelphia, 1969-1982
David Thelen Award: Nathalie Caron, Universite Paris-Est Creteil (sic) and Naomi Woulf, Universite Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3 (sic) “The American Enlightenment: Continuity and Renewal”
Huggins-Quarles Award: Mekala S. Audain, Rutgers University–New Brunswick. “Southern Canaan: U.S. Fugitive Slaves in Mexico and the Expanding American Frontier, 1804-1865″
Tachau Teacher of the Year Award: Robert Good, Ladue Horton Watkins High School (MO).
Erik Barnouw Award:
Chad Freidrichs, Director and Assistant Professor, Digital Filmmaking Department, Stephens College. The Pruitt-Igoe Myth: An Urban History
Linda Hoaglund, Director and Producer, ANPO: Art x War
OAH-JAAS Short-Term Residencies
Scott Laderman, University of Minnesota, Duluth: Ehime University
Danielle L. McGuire, Wayne State University: Yamaguchi University
Germany Residency Program: Bryant Simon, Temple University
OAH/Immigration and Ethnic History Society John Higham Travel Grants
Aaron Bryant, University of Maryland, College Park
Cynthia Greenlee-Donnell, Duke University
From the Mid-Atlantic Associations of Museums:
The Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums awarded the 4th annual “Buildy” Award to the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens‘ Tropical Forest Conservatory in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. According to the MAAM website, the “Buildy” award “recognizes the most outstanding recent museum construction project” and is intended to “increase awareness within the field, and by the public at large, of the value of museums and the need for their ongoing rehabilitation and expansion to serve future generations.”
The design team responsible for the Phipps redesign, was credited with reconsidering “how a conservatory or greenhouse uses 21st Century technologies.” The innovative design (scroll about halfway down for details specific to the TFC) allows for reduced winter heating costs and eliminated summer cooling costs.
The project is the work of a large interdisciplinary design and Construction team that includes IKM Inc., Architect; Turner Construction, General Contractor; FTC&H, MEP Engineers; MTR, Landscape Architects, CLR, Exhibit Design, Montgomery Smith Inc., Greenhouse Consultant; Indevco, Owners Representative.
The “Buildy” was presented at the 2012 Building Museums Symposium, held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Read more about the Phipps Conservatory’s sustainable projects here.
A list of previous winners of the Buildy Awards are available here.
The Pennsylvania Federation of Museums and Historical Organizations announced its 2012 Achievement Awards. The recipients will be honored at the annual Special Achievement Awards luncheon on April 2nd, during the Pennsylvania Museums’ 2012 Statewide Conference. More details about each award and its recipient are available at PFMHO’s online newsletter.
The Mercer Museum, Institutional Advancement Award
The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Institution Award of Merit
Pennsylvania State Archives, Institutional Award of Merit
Jefferson County Historical Society, S.K. Stevens Memorial Award
Thornbury Historical Society, Honorable Mention
Vance Packard, President’s Award