American Social History Project • Center for Media and Learning

Joshua Brown | Executive Director Emeritus

Josh Brown supervised ASHP/CML’s documentary, new media, and visual projects from its founding in 1981, including the Who Built America? documentaries and the WBA? CD-ROMs and textbooks (as visual editor). He also was a professor in the Ph.D. Program in History, a co-director of the New Media Lab, and a member of the faculty of the Certificate Program in Interactive Technology and Pedagogy at The Graduate Center, CUNY. His cartoons and illustrations appear in popular and scholarly publications as well as digital media. He is author of Beyond the Lines: Pictorial Reporting, Everyday Life, and the Crisis of Gilded Age America (University of California Press, 2002) and The Hungry Eye (a serialized online historical novel, 2002), co-author of Forever Free: The Story of Emancipation and Reconstruction (Knopf, 2005), co-editor of History from South Africa: Alternative Visions and Practices (Temple University Press,1993), and artist/writer of Ithaca, published 2010-13 on Common-place. His current projects include “Mine Eyes Have Seen . . .Studies in the Visual Culture of the American Civil War,” for which he received a 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship and 2012 NEH Research Fellowship. [More]

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