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Mapping Segregation in DC

This public history project is using GIS mapping software to document the historic segregation of DC’s public venues.

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Students as Authors of the Past

Earlier this month, I had one of those moments. A noted scholar asked for a copy of my undergraduate honors thesis to use in fleshing out a book chapter. While I’ve received a few similar requests over the years, and was

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Call for MARCH Bloggers

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH) at Rutgers-Camden seeks bloggers on issues and trends in public humanities.

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Summer Institute at Columbia

Columbia University, in New York City, is hosting their 2015 Summer Institute, “Narrating Population Health: Oral History, Disparity, and Social Change.”

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An Auxiliary Nurse’s Armistice Day

In November of 1920 Alma Adelaide Clarke had been home from the Great War for over year, but her tireless work on behalf of the Red Cross had yet to end. In recognition of her contribution, she, along with hundreds of other New York Red Cross workers received an invitation to participate in a parade on the second Armistice Day.

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Halloween Post: An App for Exploring an Historic Cemetery

This past Halloween weekend the exhibition Sylvan Cemetery: Architecture, Art and Landscape at Woodlawn Cemetery closed at the Wallach Gallery at Columbia University (Sept 3 – Nov 1, 2014).  Woodlawn Cemetery, one of the country’s most significant 19th-century garden cemeteries is currently

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Summer Fruits of the Humanities

Recent observances around the on-going 150th anniversary of the Civil War have highlighted the great popular interest in how war affected the lives of everyday people. New Jersey now has a window into everyday lives during the American Revolution, thanks to the good work of the Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area.

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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.