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Home Before The Leaves Fall

“Home Before the Leaves Fall: The Great War 1914-1918,” a collaborative commemoration of World War I by heritage and educational institutions through the City of Philadelphia, kicked off at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania on June 26. Peter John Williams, author of a pictorial history, Philadelphia The War Years delivered a talk that highlighted Philadelphia’s importance as the third largest city in the United States at the start of World War I and as a manufacturing powerhouse known as the “workshop of the world.” Nearly 60, 000 Philadelphia men and 2,000 Philadelphia women served in World War I and thousands more worked in factories and shipyards supporting the war effort. A large naval yard, munitions manufacturing, and an aviation training facility transformed Philadelphia during the years of the Great War into fully mobilized war time economy more commonly associated with the World War II home front.

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Humanities Council of Washington D.C. Offers Commemoration and Remembrance Grants

From the Humanities Council of Washington D.C. Beginning this year, in partnership with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the Council will offer 5 grants of $2000 each to organizations and qualifying individuals developing projects that commemorate and

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Commemorating the Emancipation Proclamation

January 1, 2013 marked the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.  In commemoration, a number of institutions throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region briefly displayed copies of the hallowed document before whisking them necessarily back to climate controlled safety. However, if you

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The Mid-Atlantic Remembers

On the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks, memorials and exhibits served to preserve and sustain public memory.  This year’s anniversary marked the culmination of years of effort for two major commemorations in the Mid-Atlantic, the National September 11

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NYMASA Annual Conference to Focus on Questions of Memory

The New York Metro American Studies Association’s annual one day conference, Memory, will be held November 5, 2011 at Parsons, the New School for Design.  Morning sessions begin at 9:00 and include “Urban Memory,” “Traumatic Memory,” “Sites of Memory,” and “Official and

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9/11: Collecting and Exhibiting

The anniversary of September 11, 2001 has sparked much discussion on the role of museums in collecting and commemorating tragedy.  One such piece posted on the National Postal Museum website by Nancy A. Pope, considers the process of collecting objects

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Under the Wire: AASLH Conference September 14-16 Focuses on Meanings in Commemoration

The American Association for State and Local History is holding its 2011 conference in Richmond, VA.  “Commemoration: The Promise of Remembrance and New Beginnings,” starts September 14 and closes on September 16.  From the program guide: “Remembrance is a dynamic

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9/11: How Do We Remember?

As the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, numerous memorials, commemorations, and exhibits mark the event. A few notable stories: In Jersey City,  the “Empty Sky” memorial will be dedicated on September 10th at 11:00 a.m.  The Shanksville Memorial honoring United

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“Excavating Ground Zero: Fragments From 9/11″ Exhibit at U Penn Museum

“Excavating Ground Zero: Fragments From 9/11″ Exhibit at U Penn Museum The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology exhibit, “Excavating Ground Zero:Fragments from 9/11” runs now through November 6.  The exhibit consists of objects found at the WTC

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Memorials in Washington DC: An Interactive Map

The National Capital Planning Committee’s interactive map Memorials in Washington DC went live recently.  The map uses information from Washington as Commemoration, a joint research project undertaken by the NCPC and the National Park Service.   Clicking on a memorial leads

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all-day Art in Architecture/Architecture...
Art in Architecture/Architecture...
Mar 21 – Mar 22 all-day
From H-DC: Latrobe Chapter of The Society of Architectural Historians will hold the 11th Biennial Symposium of the Historic Development of Metropolitan Washington, DC, on March 21-22, 2015 at the Catholic University of America. Paper sessions will be held on the 21st,
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all-day Society for Applied Anthropology... @ Omni William Penn Hotel
Society for Applied Anthropology... @ Omni William Penn Hotel
Mar 24 – Mar 28 all-day
From MuseWeekly: The Society for Applied Anthropology will hold its 75th Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from March 24-28, 2015 at the Omni William Penn Hotel.  The theme is Continuity and Change, and planners hope to explore and celebrate the Society’s long
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all-day Annual Conference of the Eastern... @ Rowan University
Annual Conference of the Eastern... @ Rowan University
Mar 27 – Mar 28 all-day
Submitted by Simon Bronner: The Eastern American Studies Association has announced the dates of its annual conference, Land and Sea– Geography, Economy, and Culture in the American Experience, to be held March 27-28, 2015 at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey.
all-day The Multi-Media Archive: Steward... @ Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture
The Multi-Media Archive: Steward... @ Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture
Mar 27 all-day
H-Net Amstdy: The Archives of American Art announces an upcoming symposium, “The Multi-Media Archive: Stewardship and Use of Audiovisual Media Documenting Contemporary Art History,” to be held at the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture, in Washington
9:00 am The 2015 Mellon Symposium: Anarc... @ Haverford College
The 2015 Mellon Symposium: Anarc... @ Haverford College
Mar 27 @ 9:00 am
Anarchism has inspired global social movements for more than two decades, yet remains peripheral to academic debate. Scholars have developed sophisticated conceptions of radical democracy, but these have been slow to inform on-the-ground organizing. Both frameworks critique the imperial foundations

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