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Student Community Action Tours: Using the Humanities to Develop Leadership and Inspire Change

In the summer of 2012, middle school students in a leadership training program hosted by the advocacy group Asian Americans United in Philadelphia read about local resistance to plans to locate a new Phillies stadium in Chinatown a decade earlier. They then studied a map of the neighborhood and considered how siting the stadium there might have had different meanings for different groups – people who lived in Chinatown, people who worked there, local government, businesses and real estate companies, and the police, for example.

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Free online, new issue of Public: A Journal of Imagining America

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

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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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NPS Awards $1.3M in Battlefield Preservation Grants

The American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) has awarded $1.359 million in grants to 21 projects. The monies will be used in the preservation and protection of battlefield lands in 14 states.

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NEH announces $34M in awards

The National Endowment for the Humanities has released the list of its latest grantees, awarding $8.7M to 45 humanities projects in the mid-Atlantic Region.

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2013 National Humanities Medals announced

On Tuesday, July 22, President Obama announced the names of the 2013 National Humanities Medal recipients, recognized for outstanding achievements in history, cultural studies, filmmaking, cultural commentary, and historic preservation.

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William Adams Confirmed as NEH Chairman

The United States Senate has voted to confirm William D. Adams as the 10th chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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4th Annual Public History Community Forum

On Saturday, April 26, 2013, nearly 50 graduate students and professionals in the public humanities participated in the fourth annual Public History Community Forum—PubComm14.  The event was held at the Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent.  Participants were given the

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Could the public humanities become more valuable?

Building community has turned up as a priority in a wide variety of settings around the region lately, often with the humanities in the driver’s seat. Perhaps in the season when underground bulbs send up the flowers that remind us to appreciate the beauty in nature, it is reasonable to treat the humanities a bit like those flowers. Perhaps this is a chance to take a moment to give a sniff, let our spirits be lifted, and renew our hopes for our work in a troubled world.

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NJCH welcomes new Executive Director Briann G. Greenfield

From the New Jersey Council for the Humanities: The New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH) has announced the appointment of Briann G. Greenfield as its Executive Director.  Greenfield most recently served as Professor of History at Central Connecticut State

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4:30 pm Conference: Green Capitalism? Ex... @ Hagley Library and Museum
Conference: Green Capitalism? Ex... @ Hagley Library and Museum
Oct 30 @ 4:30 pm – Oct 31 @ 5:30 pm
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12:15 pm Feminist Art History Conference @ American University
Feminist Art History Conference @ American University
Oct 31 @ 12:15 pm – Nov 2 @ 1:15 pm
Announcing the Fifth Annual FEMINIST ART HISTORY CONFERENCE at American University in Washington, DC, Friday, October 31 – Sunday, November 2, 2014. This annual conference builds on the legacy of feminist art-historical scholarship and pedagogy initiated by Norma Broude and
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From H-New Jersey: The Fourth Biennial 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 Long Branch, New Jersey.  The planning committee has
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all-day Pennsylvania Historical Associat...
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The Pennsylvania Historical Association has announced the dates of its 2014 Annual Meeting.  The conference will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from November 4-6.  The calls for paper, panel, and poster submissions can be found at the conference website.   Conference information will
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all-day 7th Annual Lawrence J. Schoenber... @ Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts of the University of Pennsylvania Libraries
7th Annual Lawrence J. Schoenber... @ Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts of the University of Pennsylvania Libraries
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From MuseWeekly: In partnership with the Rare Book Department of the Free Library of Philadelphia, the Schoenberg Institute of Manuscript Studies at the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce the 7th Annual Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies

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