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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

Dr. Wayne Glasker to Lead Free Documentary Film Series, “Freedom, Equality, Democracy: Looking Back, Moving Forward”

Wayne Glasker Lecture

“It is less a lecture series than a public history series, one that explores history through documentary film,” explains Glasker. “The purpose is to take ‘history’ out to the community through public libraries and institutions. We want to talk to the people, not just other historians and professionals, whom we meet at conferences.” Click here … Read more …

Posted at 2:43 p.m. Aug. 6, 2013, in Faculty News

Dr. Andrew Shankman

Dr. Andrew Shankman took part in New York’s celebration of the 225th anniversary of the state’s ratification of the United States Constitution by examining the role of Alexander Hamilton. From the “Heritage Lecture Series” site: “Shankman’s lecture, ‘The Gentleman and the Democrat: New York’s Battle over the US Constitution in Poughkeepsie’ [covered] the confrontation behind … Read more …

Posted at 2:42 p.m. Aug. 4, 2013, in Faculty News

Dr. Janet Golden Named “Reviewer of the Year” by American Journal of Public Health

American Journal of Public Health

Congratulations to Dr. Janet Golden: In August 2012 the editorial staff of the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) named her their “Reviewer of the Year” for her contributions and service.

Posted at 2:42 p.m. Aug. 3, 2013, in Faculty News

Latest Write-up on Dr. Mires’s Capital of the World

Capital of the World

View the latest write-up on Dr. Charlene Mires’s Capital of the World: The Race to Host the United Nations - from “PASS BLUE: Covering the UN.”

Posted at 2:40 p.m. Aug. 2, 2013, in Faculty News
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