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New York Council for the Humanities Offers New Reading and Discussion Programs

From the New York Council for the Humanities: Applications are now open for the Council’s Reading & Discussion Programs for Adults, a program focused on bringing together community members for a series of thematically-linked, text-based conversations about important ideas. The programs are open to any tax-exempt organization in New York State. Organizations can pick from one of the following eight themes…

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Student Community Action Tours: Using the Humanities to Develop Leadership and Inspire Change

In the summer of 2012, middle school students in a leadership training program hosted by the advocacy group Asian Americans United in Philadelphia read about local resistance to plans to locate a new Phillies stadium in Chinatown a decade earlier. They then studied a map of the neighborhood and considered how siting the stadium there might have had different meanings for different groups – people who lived in Chinatown, people who worked there, local government, businesses and real estate companies, and the police, for example.

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Buzz words buzz words are no funUnless you share with everyone

I was inspired to write this post while teaching a continuing education course called “Perspectives in Renaissance Art History.” Teaching recreational classes for adult learners is a wonderful experience, and it presents a challenge that is quite different than the

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What’s it Worth to You?

Over the last few weeks I have been turning over in my mind and bouncing off colleagues the idea of admission fees, pro and con.  Museum fees are hot button issue for many reasons. Few museums can claim fees are

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AASLH Seeking Creative Museum Projects That Spurred Economic Growth in Community

From H-Public: AASLH is looking for examples of creative projects/events museums and sites have done for anniversaries and other milestones that also contributed to economic development in their communities. Please contact Cherie Cook, Senior Program Manager, AASLH if your institution has done something

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Public History Community Forum ’12

  On March 23, 2012, public history and museum studies graduate students, along with emerging professionals in these fields, participated in the second annual Public History Community Forum.  Held at the Woodlands Historic Mansion, Cemetery and Landscape in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,

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Philadelphia Voices: The Community History Gallery at the Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent

From H-Pennsylvania: The Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent has reopened  with a new exhibition concept, a community history gallery featuring exhibitions designed and curated by neighborhood organizations about the work they do and the contributions they have made

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Great Expectations

It is February and you know what that means – it is Black History Month. I have never been too keen on the setting aside of particular months for things whether it be Women’s History Month in March or Breast

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Maryland Humanities Council Receives Helen and Martin Schwartz Prize

The Maryland Humanities Council has received the Helen and Martin Schwartz Prize for “Standout in Risk-Taking and Most Demonstrable Community-Changing Outcomes,” from the Federation of State Humanities Council for its “Practicing Democracy” program. In its first year, “Practicing Democracy” brought

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all-day New Jersey History and Historica...
New Jersey History and Historica...
Jun 3 – Jun 4 all-day
From New Jersey Historic Trust: The date for the 2015 New Jersey History and Historic Preservation Conference.  The event will be held June 3-4, 2015 in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey. The June 3 opening reception features guest speaker Robert Wittman,
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2:53 pm Imagining America: Artists and S... @ The Lord Biltmore Hotel
Imagining America: Artists and S... @ The Lord Biltmore Hotel
Sep 30 @ 2:53 pm – Oct 3 @ 3:53 pm
The members of Imagining America advance a vision of the world in which publicly engaged artists, designers, scholars, and culture workers play critical roles in enacting the promise and ideals of a democratic society. Together, they explore the power of shared
Oct
11
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4:39 pm 4th Annual Greater Philadelphia ... @ Chemical Heritage Foundation
4th Annual Greater Philadelphia ... @ Chemical Heritage Foundation
Oct 11 @ 4:39 pm – Oct 13 @ 5:39 pm
The PVEC planning committee is now accepting proposals for session topics around the 2015 theme is “Access Granted: Visitor Experience in the Digital Age.” Organized in 2011, PVEC hopes to create dialog and ideas around ongoing issues in the Visitor
Oct
21
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2:20 pm 2015 MAAM Conference
2015 MAAM Conference
Oct 21 @ 2:20 pm – Oct 23 @ 3:20 pm
Building Communities: Embracing Diversity in All We Do October 21-23, 2015 Philadelphia, PA Proposals due: April 2, 2015 MAAM, the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums, represents current and emerging museum professionals, organizations, institutions and museum service providers via a collective forum
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2:41 pm New Freedom, New Lives: The 42nd... @ Historical Society of D.C.
New Freedom, New Lives: The 42nd... @ Historical Society of D.C.
Nov 12 @ 2:41 pm – Nov 15 @ 3:41 pm
The Conference Committee of the Annual Conference on D.C. Historical Studies cordially invites presentations on all topics relating to the history of Metropolitan Washington, D.C., including nearby Maryland and Virginia as well as the federal government. Particularly welcome are complete

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