The Public Historian in Residence serves as co-editor of The Public Historian journal and Digital Media Editor for the National Council on Public History.
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April 30 is Rutgers Day, and the MARCH team will be there to offer a close-up look at two of our ongoing research and civic engagement projects: the Cooper Street Historic District and The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., walking tours will depart from Johnson Park every half-hour to explore the history, public art, and architecture of the park and the Cooper Street Historic District. A rotation of four tours, each lasting about one hour, will be offered throughout the day. Also visit us in the Campus Center, where the staff of The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia will challenge you to explore the region with a digital scavenger hunt and a Camden Connections game based on newly published coverage of Camden history.
The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia, produced at MARCH, has reached a milestone of 250 published topics and now seeks authors for the next sixth-month phase of expansion. The new call for authors includes new subject categories as well as new topics in established areas. We are entering the final six months of our current grant cycle, so now is the time to add your expertise to a resource used daily by teachers and students, journalists, scholars, and general readers.