NJSAA Events


October 24, 2017

3 PM - 6 PM


Please join NJSAA as we welcome Dr. David Blake when he discusses his book, "Liking Ike: Eisenhower, Advertising, and the Rise of Celebrity Politics" on Thursday, October 24.

Dr. Blake is in the Department of English at The College of New Jersey.

The lecture will begin at 4:15 pm in the Pane Room, first floor Alexander Library (around the corner past the circulation desk), 169 College Avenue. Business meeting will be at 3 pm. Both the meeting and the panel are open to the public. Parking is available in lots 26, 30 & College Avenue Deck without permits.



December 7 

3 PM - 5:30 PM


Annually, the New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance accepts nominations for materials published in the field of New Jersey studies for its Author Award. Come hear a panel of this year's winners discuss their books in the following categories:
  • Non-fiction scholarly 
  • Non-fiction popular 
  • Reference category
  • Edited Works category

The awards are meant to recognize works that reflect a new understanding of New Jersey's history and culture, demonstrate evidence of original research in the application of New Jersey resources and/or reveal new insights into a topic.


Panel will begin at 4:15 pm in the Pane Room, first floor Alexander Library (around the corner past the circulation desk), 169 College Avenue. Business meeting will be at 3 pm. Both the meeting and the panel are open to the public. Parking is available in lots 26, 30 & College Avenue Deck without permits.


If you are working in New Jersey studies and would like to present your current research, please contact program coordinator Laura Poll at lmpoll84@gmail.com.


Past Events

  • Joanne Rajoppi,  former journalist, "Northern Women in the Aftermath of the Civil War" (co-hosted with the Monmouth County Library Headquarters)

  • Frank J. Esposito and Donald Lokuta, authors, of "Victorian New Jersey - Photographs by Guillermo Thorn from the Kean University Collection." 
  • Robert McGreeveyThe College of New Jersey, "Trenton's Early Civil Rights Activists" (co-hosted with the Trenton Free Public Library)
  • Phillip Papas, Union County College, "Renegade Revolutionary: The Life of General Charles Lee
  • Jean Soderlund, Lehigh University, "The Lenape Indians and Colonial West Jersey"
  • Brian Regal, Kean University, "The Jersey Devil: The Real Story"
  • John Delaney, Princeton University Library, “Nova Caesarea: A Cartographic Record of the Garden State, 1666-1888”
  • Bob Vietrogoski, Rutgers University, George F. Smith Library of the Health Sciences, “How New Jersey’s Governors Created the State Medical Education System”
  • Joanne Hamilton Rajoppi, author, “The Brunswick Boys in the Great Rebellion”
  • Raymond Frey, Centenary College, “The History of Centenary College in Hackettstown”
  • Gary Saretzky, Monmouth County Archives, "Photographers of Middlesex County" and “New Jersey’s Civil War Photographers”
  • Lucia McMahon, William Paterson University, “Mere Equals: The Paradox of Educated Women in the Early American Republic”
  • Bill Marsh, Monmouth University, “Why Lincoln Lost New Jersey Twice”
  • Gordon Bond, author, “My Patron: The Friendship of James Parker and Benjamin Franklin”
  • John Fea, Messiah College, “Philip Vickers Fithian: An 18th Century Jersey Boy”
  • Maxine N. Lurie, Seton Hall University, "17th Century New Jersey"

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