October 22, 2014

Faculty and Alumni Participate in MARAC Conference

Jeffrey McClurken, associate professor of history and American studies, and Cristina Turdean, associate professor of historic preservation, presented at the recent Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) in Richmond. Their session, “Embedded: Special Collections & Archives in the Academic Curriculum,” focused on innovative ways faculty are structuring their academic curriculum and embedding primary resources into undergraduate instruction.

Carolyn Parsons, university archivist, served on the MARAC program committee, and two recent Mary Washington graduates, Kelsey Conway ’12 and Justine Rothbart’11, were awarded scholarships to attend the conference.

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) promotes communication and learning among professionals interested in archives and records management, current digital initiatives, and preservation of historic and cultural resources.

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.

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