The registration page for the 2015 Frederic M. Miller Lecture featuring Katherine Ott, a public historian and curator at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History, is now open.
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This year’s Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series entitled Curating Black America will feature Dr. Lonnie Bunch, inaugural Director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and other speakers that will explore black history and culture through their experiences leading several other premiere museums and historic sites.
The Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art has announced Rutgers Art History PhD candidate Christina Weyl as the winner of this year’s Graduate Research Essay Prize. Weyl’s essay, titled Networks of Abstraction: Postwar Printmaking and Women Artists of Atelier 17, was constructed with evidence and research primarily obtained through the Archives of American Art.
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.
As part of a larger package of National Park Service provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2015, Delaware is receiving its first national park. The First State National Historical Park will expand on the historic sites that were included in the First State National Monument in 2013.
The New Jersey Historical Commission is now accepting nominations for the Mildred Barry Garvin Prize, an annual award given to a New Jersey teacher, guidance counselor, or school librarian for outstanding teaching of African American history at an grade level between kindergarten and high school.
On December 8, 2014, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced that $17.9 million in grants have been approved for 233 humanities projects. Mid-Atlantic Region organizations have received $4.9 million in funding for 47 different projects.