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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

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Memories of the Future

In the latest in an occasional Cross Ties series featuring the reflections of new leaders of humanities organizations, Marvin Pinkert, executive director of the Jewish Museum of Maryland, describes the museum’s new strategic goals and places them within the context

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NEH awards 47 grants for projects in the Mid-Atlantic

The National Endowment for the Humanities announced $33 million in grants for 173 humanities projects.  Special congratulations to the Mid-Atlantic recipeients: District of Columbia: Folger Shakespeare Library Outright: $195,000 [Institutes for School Teachers] Project Director: Robert Young Project Title: Folger

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New Federal and State Parks in Maryland Commemorate Life and Legacy of Harriet Ross Tubman

I was a conductor on the Underground Railroad for eight years, and I can say what most conductors can’t say – I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger (Harriet Tubman, 1896). On March

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CFP: Public History in the Digital Age

The Society for History in the Federal Government (SHFG) and Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region (OHMAR) have announced a joint conference to be held April 4-5, 2013 at the National Archives II in College Park, Maryland. The program committee

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PAS: APAL Announces 2012 Awardees

From H-Material Culture: The Pioneer America Society: Association for the Preservation of Artifacts & Landscapes (PAS: APAL) announced the recipients of its 2012 Awards.  We would like to extend special congratulations to the Mid-Atlantic recipients; Cathy A. Wilson of Punxsutawney,

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Conference: Middle-Atlantic Writers Association: New Voices in African-American Literature and Popular Culture

From Morgan State University: The Middle-Atlantic Writer’s Association is holding its 26th Annual Conference, New Voices in African-American Literature and Popular Culture, on Friday, October 26, 9:00 am-6:00pm at the University Student Center at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. The

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IMLS Awards Museums for America Grants

From The Institute of Museum and Library Services: The IMLS recently announced more than 150 awards totaling $18,113,376 for Museums for America Grants.  Mid-Atlantic recipients are listed after the break:

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Star-Spangled Banner Trail Now Open!

From H-DC: Encompassing a 500 mile land and water route, the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail tells the story of the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake Bay region.  Its purpose is to protect the sites that help contextualize the

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NEH Awards $17M in Awards for 208 Humanities Projects

From the National Endowment for the Humanities: The National Endowment for the Humanities announced $17M in grants for 208 humanities projects.  The funding will support projects, fellowships for scholarly research, the creation of exhibits, digital tools and the preservation of

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CONFERENCE CALENDAR

Apr
21
Mon
all-day CFP: The World’s Fair since ’64 @ Deadline
CFP: The World’s Fair since ’64 @ Deadline
Apr 21 all-day
From H-Urban: Call for Papers: The World’s Fair Since ‘64 October 24-25, 2014 Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation of the Smithsonian [...]
Apr
24
Thu
9:00 am Conference: Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region @ Chemical Heritage Foundation
Conference: Oral History in the … @ Chemical Heritage Foundation
Apr 24 @ 9:00 am – Apr 25 @ 4:00 pm
OHMAR announces a conference, “How do we choose? The stories we collect, the ones we don’t,” to be held on April 24 and 25, 2014, at the [...]
11:45 am Winterthur Ceramics Conference @ Winterthur Museum
Winterthur Ceramics Conference @ Winterthur Museum
Apr 24 @ 11:45 am – Apr 25 @ 12:45 pm
From H-Pennsylvania: This year’s conference considers how past owners interacted with their ceramics, whether they were acquiring fashionable new dinnerware or figures during the 1700s [...]
Apr
25
Fri
all-day New Jersey Association of Museums Annual Meeting @ New Jersey State Museum
New Jersey Association of Museum… @ New Jersey State Museum
Apr 25 all-day
The 40th Annual Meeting of the New Jersey Association of Museums will be held April 25, at the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton, New [...]
11:30 am A Hands-on Approach. The Do-It-Yourself Culture and Economy in the 20th Century @ German Historical Institute
A Hands-on Approach. The Do-It-Y… @ German Historical Institute
Apr 25 @ 11:30 am – Apr 26 @ 12:30 pm
A Hands-on Approach. The Do-It-Yourself Culture and Economy in the 20th Century Workshop at the German Historical Institute, Washington DC April 25-26, 2014 Convener: Reinhild Kreis [...]

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