The MARCH team is excited to welcome our first public humanities fellows from among the faculty of Rutgers University-Camden. This initiative, supported by the Dean of Arts and Sciences, provides faculty with project support and funds to employ a student assistant. The fellows spend time at the MARCH co-working space, create a skills workshop for the campus community, and engage in public service or a public event related to their projects during the year following the fellowship.
For the Fall 2021 semester, our fellows are:
- Keith Green, Associate Professor of English. Professor Green’s project examines neglected contributions of an enslaved New England sailor and his wife to church history and religious discourse in mid-eighteenth century New England. The findings are to be showcased in a community exhibit.
- Carol Singley, Professor of English. Professor Singley’s project extends the ongoing work on The Complete Works of Edith Wharton through an investigation of letters and family papers of S. Weir Mitchell at the College of Physicians in Philadelphia and transcription of related manuscripts.
For the Spring 2022 semester, our fellows will be:
- Kendra Boyd, Assistant Professor of History. Professor Boyd will devote her fellowship to “Black Power Era Activism in Camden, New Jersey: An Oral History Project.” Interviews will lead to a website merging oral histories, photographs, and digitized historical documents.
- Jillian Sayre, Assistant Professor of English. Professor Sayre will create the Johnson Park Zine Library, a workshop and maker space for sharing community-centered stories in the area in and around Johnson Park in Camden. Among the project’s goals are a public zine-reading series in Johnson Park.
Watch for announcements of the workshops and public events that will flow from these energetic and creative public humanities fellows.