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  • UMBC Folklorist-in-Residence joins the Library of Congress

    The American Folklife Center is pleased to welcome the latest addition to our staff, Michelle Stefano. Michelle joins the staff as a folklife specialist in the Research & Programs section of AFC.
    Posted: October 18, 2016 1:49 PM
  • AMST Prof. Michelle Stefano To Join the Library of Congress

    The Department of American Studies congratulates Professor Michelle Stefano on her new position. Dr. Stefano starts in October as the Folklife Specialist in Research and Programs at the Library of...
    Posted: September 25, 2016 9:00 PM
  • Preserve the Baltimore Uprising Archive: Paid internship!

    Open internship for Fall 2016
    Internship Description: The H. Furlong Baldwin Library at the Maryland Historical Society library is seeking undergraduate or graduate level interns to assist with the Preserve the Baltimore...
    Posted: September 14, 2016 6:49 PM
  • Mourning the passing of professor Joel M. Jones

    A UMBC founding faculty member & American studies professor
    Joel M. Jones, one of the original founding faculty members at UMBC (1966 – 1969), died at his home in Durango, Colorado, on July 13, 2016, following an 18-month battle with brain cancer. 
    Posted: August 31, 2016 12:01 PM
  • Stefano and Shewbridge to Screen Mill Stories at Lehigh U!

    An annual lecture series hosted by the MDHI brings leading practitioners of the digital and public humanities to campus to present their individual research work and projects, and to share...
    Posted: April 16, 2016 6:02 PM
  • AMST Alum Winona Caesar ('09) featured in UMBC Magazine

    Tales of Grit and Greatness!
    Winona Caesar ’09, American studies, gave the audience insight into a post-graduation journey where determination to succeed has led her to become chair of the Megaphone Project (an organization...
    Posted: March 3, 2016 10:09 AM
  • Baltimore Traces: Communities In Transition

    Featuring UMBC Students!
    The Marc Steiner Show hosted a roundtable with the UMBC students who produced the Baltimore Traces series. With: Christina Kwegan, American Studies student at UMBC; Calvin Perry, American Studies...
    Posted: March 3, 2016 10:07 AM
  • Paid Summer Internships with the Maryland State Archives

    Apply now!
    The Maryland State Archives is currently accepting applications to its paid summer internship program. The deadline for student application is Thursday, March 31st.
    Posted: February 23, 2016 10:58 AM
  • Call for Applicants: Asst Grants Manager-MD Historical Trust

    Deadline: December 8
    The Maryland Historical Trust (MHT), the State's historic preservation office, located within the Maryland Department of Planning (MDP), is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic individual to fill...
    Posted: December 3, 2015 1:28 AM
  • Register for the 2016 Winter Session

    Take an AMST class!
    Posted: November 30, 2015 11:58 AM