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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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National Archive facility in Philadelphia will close in 2014

From the National Archives: The Archivist of the Unite States has announced the permanent closure of three National Archives facilities.  Philadelphia is currently home to two locations, a records center at Townsend Road, and a smaller “storefront” facility at 900

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Sustainable Organizations? — The Fundamentals Haven’t Changed Much

While researching women’s leadership in Philadelphia for History Making Productions, I found the wonderful essay below, called “A Recipe for an Ideal Club.”  Courtesy of the New Century Guild, founded in 1882 by Eliza Sproat Turner (1826–1903)  to address the specific needs

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Travel Through Time with HSP

From the Historical Society of Pennsylvania: For a weekend in April, the library at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania will be transformed through the imagination of performance artist Sebastienne Mundheim. Mundheim and her team travel through time, using puppetry, dance,

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DVRPC’s African American Heritage Tour Project

From the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission: On Monday, February 25, 5:30-7:45pm, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission is hosting an event to highlight its African American Heritage Tour project at the African American Museum in Philadelphia. Exhibits will be

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Dinner for Two: The Public Humanities and Academia

In October 2013, an estimated 2,000 people will gather in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for a meal organized by French artists Lucy and Jorge Orta. The event, which is part of the artists’ ongoing public art project called 70×7 The Meal, provides

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Pew Center for Arts & Heritage 2012 Interpretive, Inquiry and Investigation Awards

From PCAH: The Heritage program of the Pew Center for the Arts & Heritage has announced the recipients of the 2012 Awards for Interpretive Inquiry and Investigation—or Triple I Awards.  The grants aid individual practitioners in the investigation of imaginative

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Frank Furness: Inventing Modern

By Linda Shopes If buildings define a place, then the structures designed by Philadelphia architect Frank Furness (1839 – 1912) define the Philadelphia region as an industrial powerhouse of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.  Ranging from the commercial

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Philadelphia: 1840s-1930s Exhibit at Philadelphia International Airport

From Philadelphia International Airport: In 1998, Philadelphia International Airport established an Exhibitions Program — a visual arts initiative to humanize the Airport environment, provide visibility for Philadelphia’s unique cultural life, and to enrich the experience of the traveling public. Among

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Festival Celebrates Life and Legacy of Architect Frank Furness

A series of exhibits, lectures and symposia hosted by Philadelphia area institutions including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, the Library Company of Philadelphia, the Athenaeum of Philadelphia,

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Apr
24
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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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all-day CFP: Green Capitalism? Exploring the Crossroads of Environmental and Business History @ Deadline:
CFP: Green Capitalism? Exploring… @ Deadline:
May 1 all-day
The Hagely Museum and Library of Wilmington, Delaware has issued its call for its conference, Green Capitalism? Exploring the Crossroads of Environmental and Business History to be held [...]

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