The New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance has announced the winners of its 2014 author awards. The awards are given to authors of works that give new understanding of New Jersey’s history and culture, demonstrate original research into New Jersey’s resources,…
From H-Pennsylvania: The Fall issue of Pennsylvania Legacies is now available online and in print. Visit JSTOR or http://hsp.org/publications/pennsylvania-legacies/the-irish-in-pennsylvania to access this special issue focusing on the Irish in Pennsylvania. Maurice J. Bric, “Celebrating America and Remembering Ireland: Philadelphia’s Irish, 1790-1850″…
Since 2006, archivists from institutions around the country have created programs that serve to remind people that archives are saving the important documents of our shared history.
By Gail Friedman It has been more than 50 years since television news and picture magazines began bringing into American living rooms a spate of searing images from Little Rock, Birmingham, Montgomery, Selma, and Washington, D.C., heightening the visibility and…
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In the past month and a half, we studiers and practitioners of historic preservation and historic trades lost two important people who contributed immeasurably to our understanding of the past. At the end of July, suddenly and without warning, Jay…
From Imagining America: The latest issue of Public: A Journal of Imaging America has been published at http://public.imaginingamerica.org/. The peer-reviewed e-journal is published twice a year, and focuses on humanities, arts, and design in public life. The newest offering “Hybrid, Evolving, and…
The Pennsylvania Abolition Society seeks proposals for its annual grants to its fund established at The Philadelphia Foundation. The deadline for submission is December 31, 2014. For information on how to apply, visit the Pennsylvania Abolition Society’s website.
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.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded grants for 211 museum projects totaling over $25M through its Museums for America and National Leadership Grants for Museums programs.
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