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Crowd Sourcing or Crowd Pleasing? Recent Community-Curated Exhibitions Along the East Coast

Crowd sourcing has become trendy within the humanities as a means of opening academic projects to the public. In the museum world, community-curated exhibitions have offered a response to this movement, and a number of these exhibitions have recently occurred

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The Care and Keeping of Dinosaurs in the Mid-Atlantic Region

For 26 years, I’ve been filled with a monomaniacal desire to study the humanities.  Earlier this year, however, I became interested in Vertebrate Paleontology—that’s right, dinosaurs.  With that being said, a couple of weeks ago I attended a lecture at

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Prospects for Curators

Last December, U.S. News and World Report declared the occupation of curator to be a growth career in the next decade based on U.S Department of Labor reports. Reading through the short article led me to check out the DoL Occupational Outlook Handbook from which this information was gleaned http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos065.htm. A few things struck me which I will expand upon in this and future posts.

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Nueva York (1613–1945): Reflections on a Ground-Breaking Exhibit and Partnership

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The Nueva York exhibit sponsored by the New-York Historical Society and El Museo broke new ground with its topic and represented an unusual partnership. Its ambitious scale, the newness of its subject matter, and joint sponsorship also presented significant challenges.  Read the complete article by Marci Reaven.

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Apr 16 @ 2:52 pm – Apr 20 @ 3:52 pm
From Monmouth University: The Fourth Biennial Interdisciplinary 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 West Long Branch, NJ.  According to the
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PubComm 2015 @ Arch Street Meeting House
Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm – 6:30 pm
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all-day Conference: Human Trafficking in...
Conference: Human Trafficking in...
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Call for Papers Human Trafficking in Early America 23-25 April 2015 An interdisciplinary conference hosted by the University of Pennsylvania, and co-sponsored by the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, the Department of History at the University of Maryland, College
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National Council for Preservatio... @ Delaware State University
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