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Shooting Dreamland: John Waters’ Baltimore and Urban Renewal

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October 25, 2014 by Mary Rizzo

The Urban History Association held its bi-annual conference in Philadelphia earlier in October. It was a star studded affair–I saw …
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Announcing My First Book!

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August 5, 2014 by Mary Rizzo

I’m so excited to announce that my first book, Class Acts: Young Men and the Rise of LIfestyle, will be …
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Civic Engagement – Notes Towards a Genealogy

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July 27, 2014 by Mary Rizzo

After working for several years as Associate and then Interim Director of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, I …
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Where are the NJ History Museums?

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May 22, 2014 by Mary Rizzo

Today, the Institute of Museum and Library Services released data that shows that there are 35,144 museums in the U.S., …
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More Than Fun and Games?

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May 18, 2014 by Mary Rizzo

I’m delighted that my article, “More than Fun and Games?: Play, Public Humanities, and Engaged Democracy,” has been published in …
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Garden State of Poetry

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April 8, 2014 by Mary Rizzo

Happy National Poetry Month and happy 350th anniversary of New Jersey year! What do those things have to do with …
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“Crisis” in the humanities? – Panel Recap

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March 30, 2014 by Mary Rizzo

Last week, I had the pleasure of being on a panel with an amazing group of public historians and humanists …
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Public History and Mass Incarceration

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March 18, 2014 by Mary Rizzo

This past October, I had the pleasure of presenting at the Imagining America conference in Syracuse, NY. In addition to …
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Response to the Crisis in the Humanities From the Field

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March 1, 2014 by Mary Rizzo

As I’ve blogged about already and have discussed on the radio show “Ideas Matter,” the discourse around the “crisis” in …
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Public/Digital | History/Humanities: Conceptualizing the Digital Public Humanities

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February 23, 2014 by Mary Rizzo

This past Thursday, February 20, I had the honor of giving a talk at Lehigh University, thanks to the Friends …
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