Matt Ward, Boxing, and a Public History Internship

If we gave names to our graduate public internship courses (which we don’t) Matt Ward’s would be: Boxing, Boxing, and More Boxing. For his internship at PhilaPlace.org he wrote the following entries: “Front Street Gym,” “Harrowgate Boxing Club,” “Veteran Boxers Association,” “Santa Monica Parrish and Tommy Loughran,” “Joe Frazier’s Gym,” and “Cambria A.C.”  You can read them all by going to the PhilaPlace.org link and searching for “boxing.”

2017 Barnes Club Conference Proposals

The James A. Barnes Club, Temple University’s graduate student history organization will hold its annual , is pleased to announce the  Graduate Student History Conference.The  Conference  Friday evening March 24 and Saturday March 25, 2017, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at Temple’s Center City Campus in downtown Philadelphia. Proposals from graduate students for individual papers or panels are welcome on any topic, time period, or approach to history. We welcome proposals that foreground public history and digital humanities, and are eager to work with applicants in these fields to facilitate their participation. Panels will include three or four paper presentations, running between fifteen and twenty minutes each, with comment and questions to follow.  At the conclusion of the conference, cash prizes will be awarded to the best papers in multiple scholarly categories. Of particular note is the Russell F. Weigley – U.S. Army Heritage Center Foundation Award, a substantial award offered through the U.S. Army Heritage Center to the best paper in military history presented at the conference.Please submit a 250 word abstract that outlines your original research and a current C.V. to jabconf@temple.edu no later than Friday, January 20, 2016.