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Published March 24, 2011

Josh Brown
ASHP/CML's The Lost Museum was featured at a presentation at Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan.
Josh Brown was a member of the American Studies Association delegation to the June 2002 Japanese Association for American Studies annual conference at Meiji University in Tokyo. He presented a paper, “From the Illustrated Newspaper to Cyberspace: Visual Technologies and Interaction in the 19th and 21st Centuries,” at a conference session devoted to “Technology and Society,” reflecting on ASHP/CML’s digital work over the last ten years and its impact on the design and accessibility of new media history. During...Read more

Published March 24, 2011

Salt Peanuts, a five-minute video originally produced as part of ASHP/CML’s Labor at the Crossroads cable television series, will be broadcast on the Free Speech Television Network, which reaches more than six million US homes. In addition to the broadcast of Salt Peanuts, Free Speech TV will air ten of our best titles in the next year. For broadcast information please visit

Salt Peanuts reveals the impact of 9/11 on airline workers, juxtaposing an interview with former US Air flight attendant Joshua Freeze (AFA) with a dramatization concerning government airline bailouts. The program was screened at the...Read more

Published March 24, 2011

October 4-5, 2002

National Council for History Education

Discovering History Conference

Saratoga Springs, NY

ASHP/CML will present with the Brooklyn Museum of Art a report on a collaborative curriculum development and teacher training program funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. Using the museum’s American paintings and decorative arts collection and ASHP/CML materials, the project focused on the development of interdisciplinary classroom lessons for use in secondary school humanities classrooms. Participants will gain insight into innovative teaching strategies that integrate a critical approach to primary source analysis. The resource guide will be sold at the conference. For more information...Read more

Published March 24, 2011

October 19, 2002, 9AM-5PM

The Museum of the City of New York

The September 11 Digital Archive, in partnership with the New York Metro American Studies Association, presents an interdisciplinary conference to mark the anniversary of September 11, 2001. Through panels, roundtables, and online components, the conference will address such topics as: Teaching 9/11 in the Classroom; Archiving, Memorializing, and Representing September 11; Patriotism, Irony, and Heroism Reconsidered; Civil Liberties, Immigration, and Racial Profiling; and Architectural and City Planning Concerns. For more information, please visit: more

Published March 24, 2011

Monday, October 28, 2002, 6-8PM

CUNY Graduate Center, Room 9206

The Center for Media and Learning and the Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center host a conversation among scholars to explore the ways that Americans do—and do not—understand the cultures, histories, and politics of the region defined as the Middle East. What role do cultural productions play in shaping American understandings of the Middle East? What about Americans’ claims to natural resources there and perceptions of the region as the birthplace of three major religions? How has the growth of the Middle Eastern diaspora in the U.S. and the...Read more

Published March 24, 2011

Fall 2002

September 2002 — Feminist Movements in U.S. History with Estelle Freedman (Stanford University) as Guest Moderator

October 2002 — Using Material Culture to Teach U.S. History with Laurel Thatcher Ulrich (Harvard University) as Guest Moderator

November 2002 — History of Early Settlement in the U.S. with Alan Taylor (University of California, Davis) as Guest Moderator

The discussions will focus on teaching these topics in the standard U.S. history survey course and suggestions for resources or strategies. Although the moderators will respond to questions and comments, we also hope that participants will respond to one another and...Read more

Published March 24, 2011

Friday, October 4, 2002, 10AM to 1PM

Graduate Center

Friday, November 15, 2002, 10AM to 1PM

Hostos Community College

Participate in an interdisciplinary dialogue about the “best practices” for integrating visual evidence, new media resources, and active learning pedagogy into classrooms where U.S. history and culture are taught.

Contact: DThompson@gc.cuny.eduRead more

Published March 24, 2011

Labor at the Crossroads recently received a North Star grant to fund the continuation of its programming. Labor at the Crossroads produces television programs about working people and the issues that are important to them. Check the Web site for schedule and catalog information: or contact more

Published March 24, 2011

ASHP/CML will be offering two training institutes for high school humanities teachers this summer:

The New Media Classroom: New Approaches to History and Humanities Education

July 8-10, 2002
CUNY Graduate Center

This program will train secondary school teachers and administrators to integrate educational technology into classroom practice. Program work and learning objectives focus on history and humanities content, student learning, technology skills, standards, and curriculum development. Teachers will survey Web sites; use online software to improve writing; and create Web pages. Print an application at


Interdisciplinary Connections: Gaining a Deeper Understanding of US History...Read more

Published March 24, 2011

ASHP’s US history gateway site, History Matters: The US Survey on the Web, now features a guide to help teachers and students use film as historical evidence. “Making Sense of Films” is available at: more