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October Lees Seminar

The Rutgers-Camden History Department presents the second Lees Seminar of the season.

The event will take place on Friday, October 24th at 4pm (please note the earlier start time) in the first-floor seminar room followed by a reception in the second-floor conference room in 429 Cooper Street. 

We welcome Jennifer Jones from Rutgers, New Brunswick, 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.

The Lees Seminar series was endowed by Andrew Lees, Distinguished Professor of History to promote research endeavors. Scholars present work-in-progress through pre-circulated papers. Seminars open with an author’s introduction and a formal comment, followed by discussion and a reception. 

 

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 s.mokhberi@rutgers.edu

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: 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