We are pleased to announce the launch of Now and Then: An American Social History Project Blog. Visit our blog for updates on upcoming ASHP public events, media projects, and education program work, as well as errant thoughts and musings about the past, present, and future from our diverse team.Read more
On October 1, 2008, ASHP/CML will launch our latest website, Picturing United States History: An Online Resource for Teaching with Visual Evidence. Representing a unique collaboration between historians and art historians, Picturing U.S. History is based on the belief that visual materials are vital to understanding the American past. Visitors to the new website will find Web-based guides, essays, case studies, classroom activities, and online forums to assist high school teachers and college instructors to incorporate visual evidence into their classroom practice. The website supplements other U.S. history resources with visual materials, analysis,...Read more
This year marks the twentieth anniversary of ASHP/CML’s Making Connections: High School-College Collaboration Program. For the past two decades, Making Connections has worked with New York City public school teachers, providing in-service faculty development programs and innovative curriculum resources to humanities instructors. Over the years, the program has received consistent kudos from teacher participants as well as administrators for our intensive, creative, and effective work in building skills and improving learning.
Making Connections will celebrate the anniversary with a series of articles on transformative pedagogy to be published by Radical Teacher in 2009-2010. Former Making Connections faculty mentor Dr. Leonard...Read more
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Leon Litwack will deliver the 2008 Herbert G. Gutman Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, October 14th, at 6:30pm at the City University of New York Graduate Center (365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street in Manhattan). Litwack, who is an emeritus professor of history at the University of California, Berkeley, and author of celebrated studies of Emancipation and Reconstruction including Been in the Storm So Long: The Aftermath of Slavery (1979) and Trouble In Mind: Black Southerners in the Age of Jim Crow (1998), will speak about his latest research project, “Pearl Harbor...Read more
ASHP/CML made three notable appearances at this year’s OAH conference, held March 28-30 in New York City. We organized and sponsored “Morning Coffee with Roy Rosenzweig: A Remembrance”,a tribute to our departed colleague and friend, held on Saturday March 29th at 8:00 am. A roster of professional colleagues thirteen strong offered brief reflections on the many aspects of Roy’s incomparably varied career to a packed audience. Participants included Joshua Brown (Chair), James O. Horton (Roy and the OAH), Mike O’Malley (Roy and George Mason University), Kelly Schrum (Roy and the Center for History...Read more
In October 2008, ASHP/CML will publicly launch our latest website, Picturing United States History: An Online Resource for Teaching with Visual Evidence. Based on the belief that visual materials are vital to understanding the American past, Picturing U.S. History (PUSH) will provide Web-based guides, essays, case studies, classroom activities, and online forums that help teachers incorporate visual evidence into their classroom practice. The website will supplement standard accounts of U.S. history with visual analysis and activities that allow students to engage with the process of interpretation in a more robust fashion than through text alone.
On March 5, 2008, the American Social History Project hosted a public seminar entitled, “Recovering Community History: Puerto Ricans and African Americans in Postwar New York City”. The Gotham Center for New York History co-sponsored the event. “Recovering Community History” highlighted the personal narratives of lesser-known Puerto Ricans and African Americans living in New York City who participated in different forms of social activism. Filmmaker Lillian Jimenez opened the evening with a clip from her documentary, Antonia Pantoja Presente! Her work focuses on...Read more
The Division of Education of the National Endowment for the Humanties awarded its third largest teaching and learning grant this year to former ASHP/CML staff member Professor Fritz Umbach and his colleagues at John Jay College, Elisabeth Gitter and Patricia Licklider. “Making Objects Speak: Portable Audio Guides for Teaching with Visual Culture in the Humanities” is a three-year project that brings together scholars in English and history to produce and disseminate ten audio tours of local museum collections, historic buildings, and neighborhoods. The project will also create supplementary web-based educational materials and develop workshops and other resources to foster...Read more
When Roy Rosenzweig passed away of lung cancer on October 11, 2007, the history profession reeled from the loss of one of its most gifted and generous members. At ASHP/CML, we were privileged to know those qualities firsthand, from a long and rewarding collaboration with Roy that dated back to the project’s earliest years. Roy had a hand in so many ASHP productions, as an editor and author of the Who Built America? textbook, board member, and, perhaps most significantly, a key partner in our work creating digital media and supporting history educators in...Read more