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You (Don’t Always) Get What You Pay For

I’ve been reading with some interest recent articles about internships. Do they or do they not lead to jobs? Do unpaid internships violate minimum wage and labor laws? One important distinction that doesn’t seem to be factored into much of

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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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Public History Community Forum: March 23, 2012

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH) at Rutgers-Camden is pleased to announce its continuing sponsorship of the second annual Public History Community Forum, PubComm12. The event is to be held on March 23, 2012 at the Woodlands Historic Mansion,

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Stop Using Paper Towels and Other Common Sense Ways to Save Money

Success doesn’t come overnight.  For most, landing a dream job requires short-term sacrifices—you’ve got to be willing to pay your dues in order to reach long-term goals.  In the field of public history maybe that means volunteering to get a

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Networking Works (no matter how you do it)

For the past two years, I have been a member of Americorps VISTA which is an arm of the American version of the PeaceCorps.  I was stationed in a museum where I wrote community outreach programming for inner-city youths.  However,

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Multiple Mentors in the Mid-Atlantic

Friends and co-workers looking to apply to graduate programs have come to me for advice and it has been satisfying to be able to offer my two cents as a mini-mentor.  It is especially important to me to help out

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Call for Papers: Material Culture Symposium for Emerging Scholars 2012

The Center for Material Culture Studies at the University of Delaware invites submissions for papers to be given at the 10th Annual Material Culture Symposium for Emerging Scholars.  The conference Material Matters, will be held at the Winterthur Museum, Garden &

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Engaged and Online, Goucher Program Takes a New Approach to Cultural Practice

By Linda Shopes It all began with a casual conversation on the way to class and a couple of well timed e-mails. That’s how Rory Turner, a folklorist and assistant professor in the sociology and anthropology department at Goucher College,

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Pubcomm 2011 – Building Public History Collaboration

Nearly 60 public history students, professionals, and faculty attended an inaugural Public History Community Forum organized to build community and collaboration in the Philadelphia region.  Initiated by MARCH and cosponsored by the Temple University Center for Public History, the event

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Public History Community Forum

Join an afternoon of fellowship with students in public history, museum studies, and historic preservation programs throughout the Philadelphia area.  Unique tours run from 1-3 p.m. (meet at the Philadelphia History Museum), followed by roundtable discussions of projects and public

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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.

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all-day CFP: The World’s Fair since ’64 @ Deadline
CFP: The World’s Fair since ’64 @ Deadline
Apr 21 all-day
From H-Urban: Call for Papers: The World’s Fair Since ‘64 October 24-25, 2014 Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation of the Smithsonian [...]
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24
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9:00 am Conference: Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region @ Chemical Heritage Foundation
Conference: Oral History in the … @ Chemical Heritage Foundation
Apr 24 @ 9:00 am – Apr 25 @ 4:00 pm
OHMAR announces a conference, “How do we choose? The stories we collect, the ones we don’t,” to be held on April 24 and 25, 2014, at the [...]
11:45 am Winterthur Ceramics Conference @ Winterthur Museum
Winterthur Ceramics Conference @ Winterthur Museum
Apr 24 @ 11:45 am – Apr 25 @ 12:45 pm
From H-Pennsylvania: This year’s conference considers how past owners interacted with their ceramics, whether they were acquiring fashionable new dinnerware or figures during the 1700s [...]
Apr
25
Fri
all-day New Jersey Association of Museums Annual Meeting @ New Jersey State Museum
New Jersey Association of Museum… @ New Jersey State Museum
Apr 25 all-day
The 40th Annual Meeting of the New Jersey Association of Museums will be held April 25, at the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton, New [...]
11:30 am A Hands-on Approach. The Do-It-Yourself Culture and Economy in the 20th Century @ German Historical Institute
A Hands-on Approach. The Do-It-Y… @ German Historical Institute
Apr 25 @ 11:30 am – Apr 26 @ 12:30 pm
A Hands-on Approach. The Do-It-Yourself Culture and Economy in the 20th Century Workshop at the German Historical Institute, Washington DC April 25-26, 2014 Convener: Reinhild Kreis [...]

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