Call for Applications: 2018-19 Friends of the Princeton University Library Research Grants

Friends of the Princeton University Library Research Grants


Each year, the Friends of the Princeton University Library offer short-term Library Research Grants to promote scholarly use of the Library’s special collections. The award is $1,000 per week (up to four weeks) plus transportation costs.


Call for Authors and Editors: Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia

With nearly 600 topics already online, The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia is seeking authors to help complete priority subject categories, including Businesses, Industries, and Labor; Commemorations and Holidays; Philadelphia and the World (nationality groups); and Religion.

The Secret History of the Jersey Devil

The story of the Jersey Devil is one of the most popular myths of New Jersey history. The problem is that everything you think you know about the Jersey Devil is wrong. It is not about a spectral winged horse, demon, but rather the bare-knuckled political and religious upheavals and fights of colonial America. The real story of the Jersey Devil’s birth is far more interesting, complex, and important than anyone thinks.  It is a product not of witchcraft, but innuendo, scandal, rumor mongering, and media hype. It illuminates a forgotten part of American history.

2018 Historic Preservation Conference

I saw the October notice about the poster competition for the 2018 NJ HIstoric Preservation Conference, but have not seen a CFP for that event, usually in early June. Many of us missed having seeing friends and colleagues last year and catching up on recent events in the profession last year. I am hoping that there will be one this year. 

Can anyone clarify the status of the 2018 NJ conference?

Mary Krugman


Time to register for winter/spring historic preservation classes!

Have you always wanted to know more about the buildings in your community, or about how historic preservation can strengthen communities, enhance the quality of life, and promote heritage tourism and economic development? Are you looking for the perfect holiday gift for your favorite history geek? This winter/spring, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH) is offering three continuing education courses and three one-day workshops as part of its certificate program in historic preservation. Take a single class or workshop or work toward a certificate!

New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance (NJSAA) Meeting & Author Awards - December 6th

Rutgers University Library, New Brunswick
Pane Room


NJSAA Business Meeting, 3pm, Speakers 4:15
Members and guests are welcome to attend the meeting, and urged to stay for the talk and discussion. Both are open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

The Clock is Ticking! The NJ Historical Commission's 50th Anniversary Celebration is Only Days Away!

Save the Date! 

Join us as we celebrate the New Jersey Historical Commission’s 50th Anniversary Celebration & Annual Meeting

December 4th, 2017
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Trenton War Memorial
Trenton, New Jersey

You’re invited! The New Jersey Historical Commission (NJHC) is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a special meeting on December 4, 2017 at the Trenton War Memorial from 11 AM to 2 PM.

Spirit of the Jerseys - NJ State History Fair

Special Announcement - NJ State History Fair

Please be advised that the NJ State History Fair will not be held in 2018.  We will reintroduce the Fair on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Manalapan, NJ.

The key reason for not holding the Fair next year is related to the many interpretive projects and events being presented at our historic sites in 2018.


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