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Our New Global History Track

We are pleased to announce that the MA in Public History has fourth track: Global History added to our existing tracks in American History, Public History and Legal History.  

The curricular requirements for each track can be found here: http://history.camden.rutgers.edu/graduate-program/degree-requirements/

For more information, contact graduate program director Professor Andrew Shankman at shankman@camden.rutgers.edu

 

 

Our Alumna Magnuson-Hung

I have worked for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH) at Rutgers-Camden for just over two years. I was hired as the Digital Media Assistant at the start of my second year in the public history program, and became the Digital Media Coordinator one year later. I manage MARCH’s team of bloggers; update the regional conference calendar; and post humanities news stories, and help update MARCH’s social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter. In the past, I have worked on the Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia, making an author’s essay web-ready by combing text, images, captions and web resources into a cohesive whole. However, my favorite tasks are the special projects on which I have worked. Last year, I facilitated a blogger search, and wrote a story for the MARCH newsletter, Cross Ties. This fall, we’ve launched a re-designed MARCH websiteJennifer Pope, web designer of the Faculty of the Arts and Sciences did the heavy lifting of creating the site — and now I’m helping to coordinate the Scholarship and Partnerships forum scheduled for November 6 at Rutgers-Camden. 

 

I’m fortunate because MARCH is heavily invested in humanities work in the region. There are always opportunities to learn a new skill or meet someone new.  It has been a great supplement to my MA in public history from Rutgers.  

Mandi Magnuson-Hung

 

November 6: Two free events sponsored by the National Park Service and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH) and National Park Service, along with Rutgers-Camden History Department and Rutgers-Camden Career Center invites you to two free events on Wednesday, November 6, 2013. 

PROGRAM: Careers in the National Parks Service (Lunch provided) Executive Meeting Room, Campus Center Wednesday, November 6, 12:20-1:00 p.m.   and  

FORUM:  Scholarship and Partnerships: The State of History in the National Parks Rutgers-Camden Campus Center Wednesday, November 6, 1:30-5 p.m. 

What can you do with a degree in history?  Come to the National Park Service’s career panel during the free period (12:20-1:00pm) on November 6, in the Executive Meeting Room in the Campus Center. Dominic Cardea, the Training and Development Program Manager for the North East Region will discuss building a career in the National Park Service, and answer questions from attendees.  A free lunch will be provided to registered guests.  You are also invited to attend the forum, Scholarship and Partnership: The State of History in the National Parks, to be held from 1:30-5:00pm, in the Multi-Purpose Room in the Campus Center.  The forum will explore how all of us, visitors, park professionals, scholars, and students, can work together to shape a deeper, understanding and appreciation of history in the national parks. A reception will follow, with opportunities to talk with NPS and public humanities professionals, as well as area scholars.   

Both events are free, but require registration.  https://camlaw.rutgers.edu/webapps/payment/register.php?event_id=45 

Visit the conference site at:  http://march.rutgers.edu/nps-conference/? 

Are you coming?  Can you live-Tweet either event? 

Email Mandi at mandimh@camden.rutgers.edu

Congratulations to award-winning graduate student Brian Albright

Graduate student Brian Albright, the archaeological field director at AECOM and Frank G. Mickolic were together honored with the 2013 New Jersey Historical Preservation Award from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Historical Preservation and the New Jersey Historic Sites Council for their work at the Reeders Creek West archaeological site.  

You can read more about it here: http://www.nj.gov/dep/hpo/4sustain/awds2013.htm#awd8

A profile of new faculty member Wendy Woloson

Wendy Woloson received her PhD in American Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, and wrote her dissertation on the history of confections in America, which became her first book, Refined Tastes: Sugar, Consumers, and Confectionery in 19th-Century America. For over a decade she was the Curator of Printed Books at the Library Company of Philadelphia, and comes to Rutgers-Camden having spent several years as a consultant on digital archives projects. Her research interests include the history of material and consumer culture, used goods markets, alternative and criminal economies, and the history of capitalism. She has published several articles on the history of American consumer and material culture, and her second book, In Hock: Pawning in America from Independence through the Great Depression was published in 2009. In addition to an edited collection of essays about 19th-century underground economies, she is currently at work on a monograph about the history of cheap goods in America, provisionally titled From Yankee Notions to Plastic Vomit: A History of Crap in America. Also a working artist with an MFA in printmaking, Wendy hopes to bring her varied experiences to her courses at Rutgers, and will be teaching Museums in the Digital Age this fall.