Drexel University, the city of Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Museum at Atwater Kent are seeking public feedback about a proposed plan to turn stewardship of the museum’s collection over to Drexel. The museum has been closed since July 2018.
Register for Spring 2019 Historic Preservation Courses
Historic Preservation at MARCH’s Spring 2019 courses are now open for registration! Join us for our first 10-week course on American Architectural History, or check out our other offerings for the spring semester.
News & Insights
“Sanctuary: Past Into Present” is a series of free public seminars offered by The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia. The first event, “In Search of the Underground Railroad,” will take place on April 2 at Rutgers-Camden.
Telling Untold Histories – New Jersey’s annual unconference that looks for human stories yet to be told – will be held on April 26, 2019, in the Paul Robeson’s Campus Center at Rutgers-University Newark.
“Women at Work on Cooper Street” is the newest exhibit on display at the MARCH house at Rutgers-Camden. The project details the varied lives of women who lived along Cooper Street in Camden in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
The Public Historian is publishing a special issue on childhood, consumption, and gender, inspired in part by the continuing popularity of the American Girl dolls and books.
The American Philosophical Society Library invites scholars in all fields to submit paper proposals for an international and interdisciplinary conference investigating the power of maps and the politics of drawing borders.
Conferences & Events
Programs & Projects
Historic Preservation Continuing Education
There is no better place to learn the processes and techniques of historic preservation than the living laboratory of Camden and nearby Philadelphia. The Historic Preservation Continuing Education Program at Rutgers-Camden promotes the importance of historic preservation in communities by bringing together students and a wide range of active professionals in the field. The program offers courses, workshops, and the option of earning a continuing education certificate in historic preservation.
Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia
Based at MARCH, with numerous community partners, The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia is a civic project to increase understanding of one of America’s greatest cities. From abolition and the American Revolution to yellow fever and zoos (with cheesesteaks, rowhouses, and hundreds of other topics in between), the digital Encyclopedia and print volume will offer the most comprehensive, authoritative reference source ever created for the Philadelphia region.
MARCH Professional Services
MARCH Professional Services provides professional historical consulting services at a reasonable cost to non-profit and community organizations across the Greater Philadelphia area. Our trained historians and professionals in allied fields are available for research projects, educational tours and programming, exhibition design, preservation projects, digital engagement, and more.
Partnerships & Affiliations
National Council on Public History
MARCH is pleased to host the co-editor’s office for The Public Historian, a journal published by the National Council on Public History and the University of California-Santa Barbara. MARCH supports the NCPH mission to “inspire public engagement with the past and serve the needs of practitioners in putting history to work in the world by building community among historians, expanding professional skills and tools, fostering critical reflection on historical practice, and publicly advocating for history and historians.”
- Building “The Inclusive Historian’s Handbook”: A working group
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- Evidence of things not seen
- Interview with Wes Johnson, Part I: April 17, 2015
- Competing histories or hidden transcripts? The sources we use
- Finding new value in Hartford’s voter registration records
MARCH is an institutional member of the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH), “a national association that provides leadership and support for its members who preserve and interpret state and local history in order to make the past more meaningful to all people.” Webinars from AASLH are among the programs offered at MARCH for public humanities professionals in the South Jersey/Philadelphia region.
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