MARCH is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Dr. Clement Alexander Price, a valued friend and colleague to students, scholars, and humanities professionals, who died on November 5, after suffering a stroke on November 2. Price served as the founding director of the Rutgers Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. In addition to authoring several books on African American history in New Jersey, Price co-founded the annual Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series. In 2009, Price gave the Fredric M. Miller Memorial Lecture, sponsored by MARCH, at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. For more information about Price’s achievements and memorial service information, please visit the Rutgers Media Relations webpage.
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…
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 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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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.
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.
The United States Senate has voted to confirm William D. Adams as the 10th chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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…
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.