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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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6:56 pm Oral History and Health, 2015 OH... @ Rugers University
Oral History and Health, 2015 OH... @ Rugers University
Apr 9 @ 6:56 pm – Apr 10 @ 7:56 pm
Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region will hold its 2015 conference, “Oral History and Health” on April 9-10, at Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey.  For more information on this event, please visit http://ohmar.org/.
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Telling Untold Histories (Un) Co... @ Rutgers University--Camden
Apr 10 @ 8:30 am
MARCH is proud to present Telling Untold Histories (right here at Rutgers University–Camden), which is the first unconference in the South Jersey/Philadelphia region. This conference will bring public historians and historical organizations together to tackle historical topics that, just a few decades ago,
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3:47 pm PA Museums Annual Statewide Conf... @ The State Museum
PA Museums Annual Statewide Conf... @ The State Museum
Apr 12 @ 3:47 pm – Apr 14 @ 4:47 pm
From PA Museums:  The PA Museums Annual Statewide Conference will be held in Harrisburg on April 12, 13 and 14 and will be hosted by The State Museum.  Our theme for 2015 is Partners in History: Telling the Pennsylvania Story. More
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Fourth Biennial Interdisciplinar... @ Monmouth University
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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