Our students and alumni are helping to build The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia, (philadelphiaencyclopedia.org) a digital-first research and civic engagement project produced on our campus at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH). Graduate students and recent graduate program alumni working on the project during 2015-16 include Mikaela Maria (editorial assistant, essay author, and web-page builder), Scott Hearn (web-page builder, essay author, and social media manager), Arthur Murphy (web-page builder), and Sharece Blakney (fact-checker). The work is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Two History graduate students are embarking on research in the vast collection of artifacts and documents of the Swan Historical Foundation as the first two recipients of an annual scholarship provided by the foundation to Rutgers-Camden. The scholarships, which are given annually, have been awarded to William Buie (for 2014) and Brian Albright (for 2015).
The Swan Historical Foundation Scholarships are awarded to a full-time or part-time graduate student, with preference for students with interests in public history and based on academic merit and financial need. Recipients are encouraged to conduct research using the Swan Historical Foundation collection of eighteenth and early nineteenth century artifacts and documents. The collection includes more than 600 American Revolutionary War items at the National Museum of the American Revolution – founded and developed by the Swan Historical Foundation – in the Visitor’s Center at Washington Crossing State Park in Titusville, N.J.
The scholarship is administered by the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH) at Rutgers-Camden.
Read about the reenactment of the overnight march of the American Revolution from Trenton to Princeton and our two graduate students who planned this event:
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: https://www.nj.gov/dep/hpo/4sustain/awds2013.htm#awd8