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NEH announces $34M in awards

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.

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Searching for a usable past in the Hudson Valley

I passed a wonderful late June week traveling the Hudson River Valley from the Vanderbilt estate in Hyde Park, New York, south along alternating banks of the Hudson to the Edward Hopper house and museum in Nyack. In addition to the 3rd generation Vanderbilts with their (inherited) railroad fortune, my husband and I explored the architectural and material legacy of FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt, financial speculator Jay Gould, West Point, the Loyalist and slaveholding Philips family, 3 generations of Rockefellers, artist/inventor Samuel F. B. Morse, the writer Washington Irving, and artists Edward and Josephine N. Hopper.

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AASLH Announces Leadership in History Award Winners

Fourteen individuals and organizations from the mid-Atlantic region have been named as recipients of the American Association of Local and State History’s Leadership in History Awards.

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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 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.

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Columbia offers Summer Oral History Institute

From CCOHR: The Center for Oral History Research/INCITE has announced its 2014 Oral History Institute, “Second Generation Memories and Stories,” to be held June 16-27, 2014, at Columbia University in New York City.  This year’s program will explore how “memories

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Gilded Age New York: A Q&A with Barbara Gallati

The New-York Historical Society recently opened Beauty’s Legacy: Gilded Age Portraits in America  (September 26, 2013-March 9, 2014). The exhibition—curated by Barbara Dayer Gallati, curator emerita of American art at the Brooklyn Museum—explores the popularity of society portraiture across the U.S. in

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Horticulture and Humanities at the New York Botanical Garden

A garden may not be the first place one looks for public humanities programming, but the current exhibition at The New York Botanical Garden is an exciting show deserving the attention of a blog devoted to the humanities. “Wild Medicine”

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OHA 2013 Award Winners

From H-Oralhist: The Oral History Association is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 OHA Awards.  Winners will be honored at the 2013 OHA Annual Meeting, to be held from October 9-13, 2013 at the Skirvin Hotel, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. For more

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Columbia’s Master of Arts in Oral History Educates the Next Generation of Oral Historians

OHMA students learn about archival practice at a visit to the Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives at New York University.

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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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Apr 16 @ 2:52 pm – Apr 20 @ 3:52 pm
From Monmouth University: The Fourth Biennial Interdisciplinary Conference on Race, The Criminalization of Race in History and Global Societies: Social Activism and Equal Justice, will be held April 16-18, 2015, at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ.  According to the
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PubComm 2015 @ Arch Street Meeting House
Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm – 6:30 pm
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all-day Conference: Human Trafficking in...
Conference: Human Trafficking in...
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Call for Papers Human Trafficking in Early America 23-25 April 2015 An interdisciplinary conference hosted by the University of Pennsylvania, and co-sponsored by the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, the Department of History at the University of Maryland, College
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National Council for Preservatio... @ Delaware State University
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From Delaware Historical and Cultural Affairs blog: From April 23 to 25, 2015, the National Council for Preservation Education will be hosting “Learning from the Reservation: Using the Traditional Cultural Place Perspective for Better Decision Making in a Diverse Cultural
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From coloredconventions.org: The Colored Conventions Project (coloredconventions.org) will host a two and half day symposium on April 24-26, 2015. Beginning in 1830 and continuing past the Civil War, once captive and free African Americans came together in national and state

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