Tag: Maryland

University of Maryland and Archaeology in Annapolis Collaborate in Research at Wye House

Recent excavations at Wye House, where Frederick Douglass was enslaved, demonstrate how archaeology is both contributing to new scholarly understandings of the African American experience and becoming a more public enterprise.

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March 11th: Harriet Tubman Day Celebrations in Delaware, Opening of National Park in Maryland

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center at sunrise.

The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center, Cambridge, Md, opens March 11, as Delaware celebrates Harriet Tubman Day.

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University of Maryland Exhibit Shows Connections Between African Spiritual Practices, Christianity

“Frederick Douglass & Wye House: Archaeology and African American Culture in Maryland” interprets independent culture of enslaved people.

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‘Beyond Chicken Soup’ Reveals History of Jewish Americans in Medicine

“Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews & Medicine in America,” the current exhibit at the Jewish Museum of Maryland in Baltimore, examines how medicine has shaped the way Jews are seen, and see themselves.

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Mill Stories: Deindustrialization as Public History

Public historians at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) accepted the challenge of collecting video oral histories of workers associated with Bethlehem Steel’s Sparrows Point, Maryland plant, and company town right after the plant’s owner went bankrupt and closed it in 2012.

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Call for MARCH Bloggers

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH) at Rutgers-Camden seeks bloggers on issues and trends in public humanities.

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Mid-Atlantic Finalists for National Medal

The Institute of Museum and Library Services, on February 24, announced 30 finalists for the National Medal for Museum and Library Service.

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