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AASLH Announces Leadership in History Award Winners

Fourteen individuals and organizations from the mid-Atlantic region have been named as recipients of the American Association of Local and State History’s Leadership in History Awards.

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Wendy Bellion receives Charles C. Eldredge Prize

From the Smithsonian American Art Museum: Congratulations to Wendy Bellion, who has received the 2014 Charles C. Eldredge Prize from the Smithsonian American Art Museum.  The Eldredge Prize recognizes outstanding scholarship in the field of American art and is accompanied

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Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs special events for June

From the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs: The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the Lewes Historical Society, will sponsor 20 special events throughout the month of June in the museums of the state

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DHF Presents “Why The Civil War Mattered” With Stephen Hahn

From the Delaware Humanities Forum: The Delaware Humanities Forum’s Joseph P. DelTufo Annual Lecture will be held Thursday, October 18, at the Delaware Historical Society.  Dr. Stephen Hahn, Roy F. and Jeannette P. Nichols Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania,

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Delaware’s Johnson Victrola Museum on “America’s Lost Treasures” on July 25

From the State of Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs: The segment of “America’s Lost Treasures” filmed at Dover, Del.’s Johnson Victrola Museum is scheduled to air at 9 p.m. on July 25, 2012 on the National Geographic cable channel. “America’s Lost Treasures”

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NEH Awards $17M in Awards for 208 Humanities Projects

From the National Endowment for the Humanities: The National Endowment for the Humanities announced $17M in grants for 208 humanities projects.  The funding will support projects, fellowships for scholarly research, the creation of exhibits, digital tools and the preservation of

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Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia Announces 2012 Awards

From Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia: The Preservation Alliance has announced its 2012 award recipients. THE JAMES BIDDLE AWARD for lifetime achievement in historic preservation was awarded to Richard J. Webster, Phd. THE PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD for preservation in the

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Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor Announces Personnel Changes

From the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor : The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor Board of Directors has appointed Elissa Garofalo as its President and Executive Director.  She has been the D&L’s Vice-President since 2009, but began her career

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Preservation News From Delaware

From the Delaware State Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs: In order to solicit information for use in drafting Delaware’s 2013-2017 statewide historic-preservation plan, the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs will be holding five public meetings at locations across

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Mid-Atlantic NEH Grant Winners

The National Endowment for the Humanities announced today $21 million in grants for 215 humanities projects. This funding will support a wide variety of projects, including research fellowships and awards for scholars, the preservation of humanities collections at smaller institutions,

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9:00 am Cultural Institutions & Emergenc... @ Woodrow Wilson Hall, Monmouth University
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From New Jersey Collections Care Network: Intended for collections care professionals and volunteers, this conference will address important facets of emergency response, as well as building local networks for collaborative mutual aid.  Presenters will include first responders and representatives from
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CFP: 2nd Annual One-Day History ... @ West Chester University
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From H-Pennsylvania: West Chester University (West Chester, Pennsylvania) is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for its 2nd Annual One-Day History Conference to be held Thursday, October 23, 2014: Creating, Displaying, and Revising American Identity.  The inspiration for this year’s
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CFP: Ephemera Society of America... @ Deadline
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From MuseWeekly: The Ephemera Society of America has issued a call for its ESA 35 conference, The Sporting Life.  The deadline for submission is August 1, 2014.  The full call and instructions for submitting a proposal are below. Sports, games, play
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9:00 am ARCHIVES★RECORDS: Ensuring Access @ Marriott Wardman Park, Woodley Park
ARCHIVES★RECORDS: Ensuring Access @ Marriott Wardman Park, Woodley Park
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From the Society of American Archivists: ARCHIVES★RECORDS: Ensuring Access 2014 will be held August 10-17, in Washington, D.C.  The weeklong conference is a joint meeting of the Council of State Archivists, the National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators, and
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all-day CFP: The Past, Present and Futur... @ Deadline
CFP: The Past, Present and Futur... @ Deadline
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From Museum-L: Call for Papers The Past, Present and Future of Public Musicology Westminster Choir College of Rider University January 30 – February 1, 2015 Abstract Deadline:  September 1, 2014 To further research on how music scholars, performers, educators, journalists

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