Posts Tagged ‘MARCH’
Call for Bloggers: The Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH) at Rutgers-Camden seeks bloggers on issues and trends in public humanities. Since the inception of the MARCH website, bloggers have written on such diverse topics as living history, copyright law, project management, and the viability of digitization and digital history projects.
Desired blog themes include (but are not limited to): civic engagement and shared authority; digital humanities, including reviews of innovative digital tools and/or projects; concerns of emerging professionals; new books about Mid-Atlantic history and culture; and public humanities in New York (city and/or state). Ideal candidates will have demonstrable expertise in their proposed topics and be committed to posting at least once per month, for a modest honorarium. The scope of coverage for MARCH is the region encompassing New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.
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, Cemetery, and Landscape in West Philadelphia. Registration will start at 12:30PM and the meeting is expected to last until 5PM. There is no registration fee. This free conference is geared toward current public history graduate students from around the Philadelphia region. Students are encouraged to attend to listen to professionals from across the public history community discuss their own career paths. Speakers will explain how they came into the field and their current employment, as well as the most important steps they took to achieve success.
The event is free, but pre-registration is necessary. Current graduate students and emerging professionals in public history and museum studies are strongly encouraged to attend, as are interested undergraduate students. Established professionals interested in sharing their wisdom are always welcome. To register, visit PubComm12′s Eventbrite page. For further information, Sara Borden at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carol J. Singley, professor in the Department of English at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Rutgers-Camden and MARCH Faculty Steering Committee member, has authored a new book, Adopting America: Childhood, Kinship, and National Identity in Literature (Oxford University Press). Singley’s interdisciplinary approach draws on the fields of literature, history, adoption studies, and childhood studies. She has crafted a book focused on the literary and cultural development of nonbiological kinship.
More information on Dr. Singley and Adopting America can be found below:
Rutgers Faculty & Staff Bulletin
Oxford University Press
Rutgers-Camden Scholar and Adoptive Mom Publishes New Book on Representations of Adoption in American Literature (Rutgers-Camden News)
On the screen of a smartphone, an image of the past overlays on the present. Courtesy Azavea.
By Deb Boyer
Using technology to provide access to the collections held by cultural institutions is nothing new. Using augmented reality, a technology often equated with science fiction movies, to provide that access, however, is much newer. But how does augmented reality actually work? What are the benefits and challenges of developing an AR project? Can this technology be used effectively in cultural institutions?
The opening of the President's House memorial on Independence Mall, Philadelphia, on December 15, 2010, culminated years of sometimes contentious discussion about how to interpret this site. (Photograph by H. Rumph Jr. for the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corp.)
This month we feature a slightly edited version of the Fredric M. Miller Memorial Lecture delivered by MARCH founding director Howard Gillette on May 5, 2011, on the occasion of his retirement from Rutgers-Camden, where he has served as Professor of History since 1999. The annual Miller Lecture recognizes the late Fred Miller’s pioneering work as an archivist and public historian to preserve and promote the history of Philadelphia, where he directed the Urban Archives at Temple University; and of Washington, D.C., where he worked at the National Archives and Records Administration.
The immediate past director of MARCH, Howard Gillette, has been featured prominently in the Philadelphia Inquirer for his research on the City of Camden and dedication to public history in the Mid-Atlantic region. The column by Kevin Riordan calls attention to the Miller Memorial Lecture on May 5, which drew more than 150 people to hear Gillette will speak on the topic “Between Justice and History.” This event also marked Gillette’s retirement from the faculty at Rutgers-Camden. Read the article.
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 history issues from 3:30 until around 6:30 p.m. (meet at Temple Center City). MARCH is pleased to be a co-sponsor of this event, with the Center for Public History at Temple University and other programs throughout the region.
Please register in advance on our registration page.
Rutgers historian Howard Gillette (left), a founding director of MARCH, will deliver this year’s Fredric M. Miller Lecture on public history at the Campus Center of Rutgers-Camden on May 5, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Reflecting on a 40-year career in teaching and writing, Gillette will address the ways history can and should be employed as a central tool in renewing civil well-being and advancing social justice.
The Miller Lecture honors Fredric Miller, whose service to the archives profession and to public humanities created resources of enduring value for scholars and the public, especially in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Always an important event for the public history community, this year’s lecture will be followed by a reception marking Gillette’s retirement from the faculty at Rutgers-Camden. Please visit our registration page, which includes directions to the Campus Center at Rutgers-Camden.