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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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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

Oct
27
Mon
8:30 am Meant to Last? Preserving the Mo...
Meant to Last? Preserving the Mo...
Oct 27 @ 8:30 am – Oct 28 @ 5:00 pm
From the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts: The twentieth and twenty-first centuries brought into the world a bewildering array of new materials, used to design a broad range of objects now collected in museums, libraries, and archives.   Many
Oct
30
Thu
4:30 pm Conference: Green Capitalism? Ex... @ Hagley Library and Museum
Conference: Green Capitalism? Ex... @ Hagley Library and Museum
Oct 30 @ 4:30 pm – Oct 31 @ 5:30 pm
More information to follow.  View the 2013 conference schedule at http://www.hagley.org/hagley-conferences.
Oct
31
Fri
12:15 pm Feminist Art History Conference @ American University
Feminist Art History Conference @ American University
Oct 31 @ 12:15 pm – Nov 2 @ 1:15 pm
Announcing the Fifth Annual FEMINIST ART HISTORY CONFERENCE at American University in Washington, DC, Friday, October 31 – Sunday, November 2, 2014. This annual conference builds on the legacy of feminist art-historical scholarship and pedagogy initiated by Norma Broude and
Nov
1
Sat
all-day CFP: Fourth Biennial Interdiscip... @ Deadline
CFP: Fourth Biennial Interdiscip... @ Deadline
Nov 1 all-day
From H-New Jersey: The Fourth Biennial Conference on Race, The Criminalization of Race in History and Global Societies: Social Activism and Equal Justice, will be held April 16-18, 2015 at Monmouth University in Long Branch, New Jersey.  The planning committee has
Nov
4
Tue
all-day Pennsylvania Historical Associat...
Pennsylvania Historical Associat...
Nov 4 – Nov 7 all-day
The Pennsylvania Historical Association has announced the dates of its 2014 Annual Meeting.  The conference will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from November 4-6.  The calls for paper, panel, and poster submissions can be found at the conference website.   Conference information will

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