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Lees Seminar Series, Fall 2014

Our first event will take place on Friday, September 26th at 5pm in the first-floor seminar room followed by dinner in the second-floor conference room in 429 Cooper Street.

We welcome Naomi Taback who completed her PhD in early modern European history in 2013 at UCLA, where she currently teaches. She will present a book chapter titled “Making Artificial Man: Thomas Bray on the Education of American Indians”, which examines several British plans for the education of American Indians in the eighteenth century. Our very own Andrew Shankman will serve as commentator.

Please RSVP for our first event by September 19th to Professor Susan Mokhberi at

Our second event will take place on Friday, October 24 at 5pm and will feature our colleague from Rutgers New Brunswick, Jennifer Jones, who will present her work on Therese Levasseur (Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s mistress) and the Enlightenment. Our commentator will be Joy Deborah Wiltenburg, who teaches and publishes on early modern Europe and women’s history at Rowan University.

Congratulations to our Alumna Mandi Magnuson-Hung

Alumna Mandi Magnuson-Hung  (M.A. Public History, 2013) has accepted a position as curator at the Wells Fargo History Museum in Philadelphia.  The museum presents and interprets the history of Wells Fargo, as well as banking history in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley.  In addition to overseeing the daily operation of the museum, Mandi will help coordinate educational programs, tours, and special events.  

If you’re going to be in Center City, drop in and say hi and congratulations!

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:

For more information, contact graduate program director Professor Andrew Shankman at



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. 

Visit the conference site at: 

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

Email Mandi at