ASHP/CML is cosponsoring a series of three public programs at The Graduate Center on the history and ongoing struggle for academic freedom in the U.S.
Rehearsing for McCarthyism at City College
Friday, February 4, 4-6 pm
This session examines City College in the 1930s when students and faculty confronted the issues of free speech and academic freedom–culminating in the 1940-42 Rapp-Coudert hearings during which numerous faculty members were fired for “communist subversion.” Panelists: Paul Buhle, American Civilization, Brown University; Blanche W. Cook, History, The Graduate Center; Henry Foner,...Read more
…our range of projects grows as our dedication to advancing public knowledge about the past and the history of working people intensifies. ASHP/CML may have achieved a venerable age, but we’re still eager to embark on new ventures that, we hope, promote learning about the past and stretch the parameters of *how* we learn. To name just a few ongoing activities: While continuing our fifteen-year collaborative work in New York’s high schools, we have inaugurated several faculty institutes under the federal Teaching American History faculty-development program. Our social history-rich websites are being complemented by professional development and new media projects...Read more
In conjunction with David Jaffee of The City College of New York and the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, ASHP/CML was awarded a contract to produce “Lessons of History,” interactive classroom activities for the National Endowment for the Humanities’ EDSITEment website. Building on CUNY’s “Investigating U.S. History” project, ASHP/CML will work with teachers and scholars to create 24 interactive activities on Colonial America, the American Revolution and Constitution, FDR and the New Deal, and the 1960s to the 1980s. These new teaching resources will be available on the EDSITEment site in early 2007.Read more
In July ASHP/CML was a partner in two Teaching American History grants awarded to the New York City public schools by the U.S. Department of Education. ASHP/CML will be the lead partner working with middle and high school teachers in NYC’s Region 4, made up of schools in western Queens and the Bushwick section of Brooklyn. This program will provide teachers with a series of five day-long retreats, each featuring a noted historian and focused on a different topic in U.S. History, along with a week-long summer institute and ASHP curriculum materials. Other partners in the grant, who will host...Read more
Five aficionados of New York’s subterranean past will participate in a panel discussion that explores the history of the city’s literal “lower depths.” The participants include Julia Solis, author of New York Underground; Robert Sullivan, author of Rats: Observations on the History and Habitat of the City’s Most Unwanted Inhabitants; Chris Neville, lecturer for Place Matters on the Marble Cemetery; and Anne-Marie Cantwell and Diana diZerega Wall, authors of Unearthing Gotham: The Archaeology of New York City. This free event, sponsored by ASHP/CML, The Gotham Center, City Lore, and the Continuing Education program will take place on Monday, October 4th,...Read more
Alice Kessler-Harris, R. Gordon Hoxie Professor of American History at Columbia University and author of, most recently, the Bancroft Prize-winning In Pursuit of Equity: How Gender Shaped American Economic Citizenship, will discuss “Thinking Globally: Paradoxes of a Gendered Labor History.” The free event will be held on Thursday, October 7, at 6:30 in the Skylight Room (Room 9100) at The Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue. The lecture series, co-sponsored by ASHP/CML and The Graduate Center’s Center for the Humanities and Ph.D. Program in History, is dedicated to the memory of the late...Read more
We are pleased to announce that the entire staff of the American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning (ASHP/CML) and the New Media Lab is now located on the 7th floor of the CUNY Graduate Center.
After four years, the education programs of ASHP/CML have left its space in trendy Tribeca to join the rest of the project at 34th and Fifth. And if that wasn’t enough, the New Media Lab has relocated from our subterranean quarters on The Graduate Center’s C level to the 7th floor as well. We can all now be found in the neighborhood of...Read more
ASHP/CML’s Historians and Teachers faculty development program kicked off on March 5 with an enthusiastic group of 34 teachers from Region 7 of the New York City public schools. Professor Herbert Sloan of Barnard College lectured on “Was the Constitution a Democratic Document?” and the middle and high school teachers took part in lively analysis and discussion of documents from the ratification debates...Read more
ASHP/CML has been awarded a $200,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to fund full production of Young America: Experiences of Youth in U.S. History, an online teaching resource that will use the perspectives and experiences of children and youth to enhance the U.S. history survey taught in high school and college classrooms. Young America: Experiences of Youth in U.S. History, which will begin production this coming fall, will use the database and narrative strengths of digital media to present to teachers and students new scholarly work on the history of childhood and its relationship to major themes...Read more
This summer a number of ASHP/CML Learning to Look (LtL) new media and pedagogy centers will conduct weeklong institutes on teaching with visual sources, followed by workshops and online communication throughout the year. As in previous summers, each LtL center will focus on ways that visual sources and new media pedagogy can enhance the teaching of various eras, subjects, and themes in U.S. history. Centers will also collaborate with local art and historical institutions to support broader goals and methods for teaching and learning about the past.