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Laurie Bernstein

Laurie Bernstein

Laurie Bernstein held a special class on “Russia and the Crimea: Inventions and Interpretations of Empire” for the History Club of the Holiday Village East retirement home in Mt. Laurel, N.J., on June 17, 2014.

Posted at 10:47 a.m. June 19, 2014, in Faculty News

Richard Demirjian

Richard Demirjian

Dr. Richard Demirjian gave a public lecture titled “J. Abraham Nippes, Thomas Jefferson, and Assessing the Value of a Structure through Historical Context” as part of the Lower Merion Conservancy’s Historic Preservation Lecture Series in Gladwyne, Pa., on June 5.

Posted at 10:45 a.m. June 19, 2014, in Faculty News

Janet Golden Received 2014 J. Worth Estes Prize


History proudly announces that on May 10, 2014 the American Association for the History of Medicine bestowed its J. Worth Estes Prize on Janet Golden for her shared authorship with Cynthia Connolly and Benjamin Schneider of “‘A Startling New Chemotherapeutic Agent': Pediatric Infectious Disease and the Introduction of Sulfonamides at Baltimore’s Sydenham Hospital” in the … Read more …

Posted at 11:13 a.m. May 13, 2014, in Faculty News

Publication by Mary Rizzo

Mary Rizzo

Check out this new publication by Mary Rizzo, the Public Historian in Residence at MARCH, in the open-access journal Public. Dr. Rizzo’s “More than Fun and Games?: Play, Public Humanities, and Engaged Democracy” examines the history of the public humanities as an intellectual endeavor and suggests that, using examples from state humanities councils and others, play … Read more …

Posted at 10:13 a.m. May 6, 2014, in Faculty News

Two-year NEH funding for Dr. Mires’s project

Charlene Mires

And the good news just keeps on coming! The National Endowment for the Humanities has allocated $300,000 over a two-year period for the MARCH’s (Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities) Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia. This is a major coup for director of MARCH, our very own Charlene Mires, as well as for our department, our campus, and our university. For … Read more …

Posted at 3:02 p.m. April 2, 2014, in Faculty News

Roundtable Event on March 28th for Kate Epstein’s Recent Book

Kate Epstein

The Miller Center at the University of Virginia held a roundtable on March 28, 2014 on Dr. Kate Epstein’s recent book Torpedo: Inventing the Military-Industrial Complex in the United States and Great Britain published by Harvard University Press, this Friday. Dr. Epstein has also been invited to the Naval Submarine League/Naval Historical Foundation Submarine History Seminar on “A Century … Read more …

Posted at 3:01 p.m. March 28, 2014, in Faculty News

Two History Faculty Members Honored with Organization of American Historians’ Distinguished Lectureships

Professors Charlene Mires and Lorrin Thomas were invited in February 2014 by the Organization of American Historians to join the ranks of their distinguished lecturers. As the invitation states, “Since 1981, OAH presidents have appointed their most illustrious and dynamic colleagues to our program, making it one of the longest running and most successful efforts … Read more …

Posted at 2:59 p.m. Feb. 10, 2014, in Faculty News

Kate Epstein Featured in the News


Kate Epstein was recently interviewed on “In Focus” for PHL-17. See Dr. Epstein’s interview. featured an excerpt from Dr. Epstein’s Torpedo: The Invention of the Military-Industrial Complex in the United States and Great Britain (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2013): Read the full article. Dr. Epstein’s January 26, 2014 op-ed article in The Boston Globe: Read the full article.

Posted at 2:45 p.m. Feb. 1, 2014, in Faculty News

A new course taught by Dawn Walsh, entitled “Queer America,” was featured on the FASC News website.

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Posted at 2:44 p.m. Sept. 1, 2013, in Faculty News

Dr. Charlene Mires and M.A.R.C.H. hosted national conference on the National Parks Service

Using the 2011 OAH report Imperiled Promise: The State of History in the National Park Service as a focal point, the National Park Service, Northeast Region; the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH) at Rutgers-Camden; Rutgers-Camden Department of History; and Rutgers-Camden’s Career Center held a forum on November 6 to examine the presentation of history in the … Read more …

Posted at 2:44 p.m. Aug. 8, 2013, in Faculty News