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.
The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center, Cambridge, Md, opens March 11, as Delaware celebrates Harriet Tubman Day.
“Frederick Douglass & Wye House: Archaeology and African American Culture in Maryland” interprets independent culture of enslaved people.
“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.
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.
The Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH) at Rutgers-Camden seeks bloggers on issues and trends in public humanities.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services, on February 24, announced 30 finalists for the National Medal for Museum and Library Service.
The NEH has announced the award of a Cooperative Agreement to Dartmouth College and University of Maryland for a May 2015 event entitled ‘Engaging the Public: Best Practices for Crowdsourcing Across the Disciplines.'” The workshop will investigate how crowdsourcing works as an effective means for generating knowledge and connecting the public with cultural heritage resources.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded grants for 211 museum projects totaling over $25M through its Museums for America and National Leadership Grants for Museums programs.
Legendary filmmaker John Waters will be honored as the inaugural recipient of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association’s aptly named Divine Impact Award.