Posts Tagged ‘Camden’
The Camden County Historical Society has named Jason E. Allen as its new Executive Director. Prior to his appointment, Allen served as the director of interpretation at Cliveden. He has also worked at the National Constitution Center, first as the east region coordinator for the Pennsylvania Coalition for Representative Democracy—PennCord—and later as the Center’s national student programs manager. Allen is a board member of Historians Against Slavery and is a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation core innovation team. He holds a B.A. in history and education from Montclair State University.
The Center for Urban Research and Education at Rutgers-Camden has announced its forthcoming conference, The Challenge of Camden, The Challenge of America, to be held Monday, April 22, 2013, 1-5 pm at the Multi-Purpose Room in the Rutgers Camden Campus Center.
The full schedule is available at ww.camden.rutgers.edu. Registration is available online.
Wendell E. Pritchett, Chancellor, Rutgers-Camden and The Honorable Dana Redd, Mayor, City of Camden will open the conference at 1pm.
The first panel, How Did We Get Here? includes Howard Gillette, Professor Emeritus of History, Rutgers-Camden, Paul Jargowsky, Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Center for Urban Research and Education, Rutgers-Cmaden, and Robin Stevens, Assistant Professor of Childhood Studies, Rutgers-Camden.
The second panel, Achieving Regional Equity includes Douglas Massey, Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, Princeton University, and Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, President and CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
William Julius Wilson, Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor and Director of the Joblessness and Urban Poverty Research Program at Harvard University will present the keynote address, “The Challenge of Camden, the Challenge for America.” Read more.
The Cooper Street Library and the surrounding park was donated to the city of Camden by Eldridge R. Johnson. The Neo-Classical building was constructed from 1914 to 1930. It is currently owned by Rutgers University-Camden. [Photo by author]
The planning committee for the Public History Community Forum (PubComm) is pleased to announce that PubComm 13 will be held at the Cooper Street Library on the Rutgers-Camden campus on Friday, April 26, 2013. Participants are invited to join walking tours of historic Camden designed, researched, and led by Rutgers graduate students of public history. Tours will begin at 1:00pm and following lunch (provided), round table discussions from 3:30-4:45 pm in 15-20 minute segments. The group will reconvene for a brief Q&A before adjourning by 5:30pm. PubComm ’13 is free.
The Rutgers campus is just one stop in from Philadelphia on the PATCO line (City Hall) and easily accessible on New Jersey Transit?s River Line (Cooper Street/Rutgers). Guides to campus and the Cooper Street Library from PATCO and the River Line will be on hand to escort visitors as needed. A limited number of parking passes will be available as well. Registration is forthcoming.
PubComm13 is made possible through the generous support of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH) at Rutgers Camden.
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On Thursday, January 17, the Stedman Gallery at Rutgers-Camden welcomed Camden residents and the campus community to its newest exhibit “Visions of Camden and an Artist’s Talk with featured artist Mickey O’Neill McGrath. In his talk Brother McGrath praised Visions of Camden for offering a counter-narrative to the negative stories written by major media outlets. The Camden he lives, works, and creates in is a place of great hidden beauty.
Upcoming public programming offered at the Stedman Gallery will explore other visions of Camden past and present, with community leaders, historians, writers and artists. Read more.
CAMDEN — A colorful and diverse display of artwork and artifacts will provide a unique perspective on the rich history of the City of Camden during a special exhibition at the Rutgers–Camden campus that will open Thursday, Jan. 17.
“Visions of Camden” will feature a wide array of media to present an impressionistic view of Camden’s history. The exhibition at the Stedman Gallery on the Rutgers–Camden campus is free of charge and open to the public, and will run through March 1. Read more.
The opening of the President's House memorial on Independence Mall, Philadelphia, on December 15, 2010, culminated years of sometimes contentious discussion about how to interpret this site. (Photograph by H. Rumph Jr. for the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corp.)
This month we feature a slightly edited version of the Fredric M. Miller Memorial Lecture delivered by MARCH founding director Howard Gillette on May 5, 2011, on the occasion of his retirement from Rutgers-Camden, where he has served as Professor of History since 1999. The annual Miller Lecture recognizes the late Fred Miller’s pioneering work as an archivist and public historian to preserve and promote the history of Philadelphia, where he directed the Urban Archives at Temple University; and of Washington, D.C., where he worked at the National Archives and Records Administration.
The immediate past director of MARCH, Howard Gillette, has been featured prominently in the Philadelphia Inquirer for his research on the City of Camden and dedication to public history in the Mid-Atlantic region. The column by Kevin Riordan calls attention to the Miller Memorial Lecture on May 5, which drew more than 150 people to hear Gillette will speak on the topic “Between Justice and History.” This event also marked Gillette’s retirement from the faculty at Rutgers-Camden. Read the article.