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Gotham History Festival

 Gotham history festival


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New York City: 1945 - 9/11, and Beyond (Roundtable)

Moderator
Mike Wallace, History, John Jay College; City University of New York; Gotham Center for New York City History

Fred Siegel, Humanities and Social Science, Cooper Union

Joshua Freeman, History, Queens College and Graduate Center, City University of New York

Frank Braconi, Citizens Housing and Planning Council

Robert Fitch, Metropolitan Studies, New York University

Rosemary Scanlon, former Deputy State Comptroller for New York City

Kenneth T. Jackson, New-York Historical Society; History, Columbia University


The Gangs of New York - More than a Movie

Chair
Joshua Brown, American Social History Project; Graduate Center, City University of New York

Five Points and the Gangs of New York
Tyler Anbinder, History, George Washington University

The Jets and the Sharks Redux: Contemporary Gangs in Historical Perspective
Eric Schneider, History, University of Pennsylvania

Chinatown Gangs from the Golden Mountain to the Golden Venture

Luke Rettler, New York County District Attorney’s Office

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Cycles of Reform: NYC's Public School System in Historical Perspective (Roundtable)

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Diane R. Ravitch, New York University

Marilyn Pettit, University Archives and Columbia Library, Columbia University

Norm Fruchter, Institute for Education and Social Policy, New York University

Adelaide Sanford, NYC Board of Regents


Bringing the Past to Life: Historians and Documentary Filmmaking (Roundtable)

Sponsored by the Center for Media, Culture, and History, NYU

Chair
Steven Mintz, History, University of Houston

Ric Burns, Filmmaker, Steeple Chase Films

Barbara Abrash, Center for Media, Culture, and History, New York University

Orlando Bagwell, Filmmaker, Eyes on the Prize

Maria Daniels, American Experience, PBS

David Grubin, Filmmaker, LBJr Education and Social Policy, New York University

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Building Sports Stadiums in New York City, Then and Now (Roundtable)

Moderator
Arnie Markoe, Brooklyn College, City University of New York

Craig Coenen, Lehigh University

Jay Cross, New York Jets

Neil Sullivan, Baruch College, City University of New York

Ricahrd Sandomir, New York Times

Michael Danielson, Politics, Princeton University

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Health and Wealth: Hospitals and Healthcare in New york City from Medicare to Managed Care (Roundtable)

Robert A. Padgug, Lehman College, City University of New York

Robb K. Burlage, Health Justice Ministries, National Council of Churches

Sandra Opdycke, Institute for Innovation in Social Policy, Fordham University

Howard Berliner, New School University and Health Policy Advisor, 1199

Elena Padilla, St. Barnabas Hospital


Gendering the 18th Century City

Chair
Edwin G. Burrows, Brooklyn College, City University of New York

Legions of Women: Making Gender Work in Revolutionary New York
Judy Van Buskirk, History, State University of New York, Cortland

Sense and Senselessness: Learned Masculinity in Colonial New York City
Sarah Gronim, History, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Dangerous Economies: Sex and Goods in Colonial New York City
Serena Zabin, History, Carleton College

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Art and Expression in Harlem in the Twentieth Century

Chair
Adele Oltman, Columbia University

Political Repression of Harlem Artists in the 1930s and 1940s
Larry A. Greene, History and African American Studies, Seton Hall University

The Landscape of Harlem: Women Artists in the Community
Patricia Laurence, Center for the Study of Women and Society, Graduate Center, City University of New York

Hip Hop, Harlem, and Intimacy
Jason Gregory King, New York University

Comment
Faith Davis Ruffins, Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution


The Old Stone House at Gowanus, Brooklyn, 1697-2001 (Roundtable)

Chair
Amy Freitag, Historic House Trust of New York City, City of New York Parks & Recreation

William Parry, Anthropology, Hunter College, City University of New York

John Gallagher, Author, The Battle of Brooklyn, 1776

Herbert Yellin, Revolutionary reenactor

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Ladies and Lawyers: Private and Public Reform Politics in 19th Century New York

"We Shall Have Grand Meetings": Elizabeth Neall Gay and Women's Political Culture West New Brighton, Staten Island (1846-1865)
C. Jane Gover Covell, Independent Historian

"Considering the Gross and Scandalous Outrage of the Case": New York City in Politics, Law, and Memory in the Arguelles Case
Thomas Cox, History, State University of New York, Buffalo

Comment
Cynthia Ward, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, New York University


The Port of New York: Past Greatness and Future Prospects

Panel Organized by the South Street Seaport Museum

Containerization's First Tipping Point: The Fall of New York Port, 1965-1975
Stephen Marshall, Attorney

The Port of New York in the Age of Global Intermodalism
Arthur Donovan, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

Taking Back the Legacy of Greatness, the Future Port of New York
Roberta Weisbrod, Paternship for Sustainable Ports

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Architecture in Interwar New York City

"Colorful—Exotic—Bizarre!" The Design of New York City Night Clubs, 1915-1940
Mary Beth Betts, New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission

Williamsburg Houses: New Deal Dreams and Realities
Mary Woods, History of Architecture and Urbanism, Cornell University

New Designs in New Neighborhoods: "Semitic" Synagogue Architecture in New York
Andrew Dolkart, School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University

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Capital and Capitalists: The Political Economy of New York City, 1850-1950

Chair
Steve Fraser, Independent Scholar

The Monied Metropolis: New York and the Consolidation of the American Bourgeoisie
Sven Beckert, History, Columbia University

Capital of Capital: How New York Replaced London as the Center of the World Economy
Martin Kenner, History, Columbia University

Comment
James Livingston, History, Rutgers University


Studies in the History of Fashion and Beauty in New York City

Commodifying Domestic Virtues: New York Business and Home Sewing in the Early 20th Century
Sarah Gordon, History, Rutgers University

Interesting Places, These Beauty Shops: Class, Color, and Politics in Harlem Beauty Shops, 1920-1940
Tiffany M. Gill, History, Rutgers University

Comment
Elaine S. Abelson, Committee on Historical Studies, New School University

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Building New Subways in New York: A 100-Year Look at Politics and Finance (Roundtable)

Organized by the Bronx County Historical Society

Moderator
Peter Derrick, Bronx County Historical Society

Sigurd Grava, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Graduate School of Architecture and Planning, Columbia University

Clifton Hood, History, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Gene Russianoff, Straphangers Campaign, New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG)

William Wheeler, Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Jeffrey M. Zupan, Regional Plan Association


In Defense of Preservation (Roundtable)

Eric Allison, Preservation Planning Program, Pratt Institute

Anthony C. Wood, New York Preservation Archive Project; Historic Districts Council; Preservation League of New York State

Dorothy Minor, School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University

Moderator
Jeffrey A. Kroessler, Archives and Special Collections, College of Staten Island, City University of New York

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Screening of Our Song

Comment
Jim McKay, Filmmaker

Leonard Quart, Cinema Studies, College of Staten Island and Graduate Center, City University of New York


Interpreting NYC History for Museum Exhibitions

Organized by Brooklyn Historical Society

Moderator
Ellen Snyder Grenier, The New Jersey Historical Society

Ann Meyerson, the Brooklyn Historical Society

Joan Maynard, Weeksville Society

Judy Giuriceo, Ellis Island Immigration Museum

Liz Sevcenko, Lower East Side Tenement Museum

Maxine Friedman, Historic Richmond Town

James Driscoll, Queens Historical Society

Deborah Waters, Museum of the City of New York

Robert Engel, New-York Historical Society

Comment
Paul Mattingly, Public History, New York University

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The History and Culture of New York: Views From Abroad (Roundtable)

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Moderator
Thomas Bender, Humanities and History, New York University

Francois Weil, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales; Ministry of Research (Paris, France)

Guenther Lenz, Humboldt Universitat (Berlin, Germany)

Margarita Gutman, Universidad de Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Comment
Mario Maffi, Universita Statale di Milano (Milan, Italy)


New Perspectives on the Movement for Civil Rights in New York City, 1945-1970

Chair
Venus Green, City College, City University of New York

The Left and the Struggle for Negro Rights in Post World War II New York City
Martha Biondi, African American Studies, Northwestern University

Paralyzing the City: Brooklyn CORE and the Politics of Rage
Brian Purnell, U.S. and African American History, New York University

Radicalism in the Late 1960s: A Chapter in the History of the Young Lords
Johanna Fernandez, History, Columbia University

Comment
Clarence Taylor, History and African-New World Studies, Florida International University

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New York / Utopia: The Labor Cooperative Housing Movement, 1919-1972 Part I: Three Bronx Utopias

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Panel organized by the Museum of the City of New York

Chair
Andrew Hazelton, Tsoi/Kobus & Associates, Inc.

Collectivist Suburbs: The Bronx Cooperatives as Urbanism
Richard Plunz, Architecture and Urban Design Program, Columbia University

1920s New York Socialism: The Bronx Cooperatives in Political Context
Tony Michels, History, University of Wisconsin

The Jewish Labor Movement and the Culture of Working Class New York
Daniel Soyer, History, Fordham University


Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives: Words and Images from NYC's Working People

Roundtable organized by the Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives and the Central Labor Council

Rachel Bernstein, Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University

Joshua Freeman, History, Queens College and Graduate Center, City University of New York

George Andrucki, Sheetmetal Workers Local 28

Lillian Roberts, AFSCME, District Council 37

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Religion in Early New York City

Confession and Constitution: Catholics and the Kohlmann Case in Early 19th Century New York
Martin J. Burke, History, Lehman College, City University of New York

Origins of Religious Pluralism in New York City
Evan Haefeli, History, Princeton University

"Who Shall Sing Best": Race, Slavery, and Religion in Early 18th Century New York City
William B. Hart, History, Middlebury College


Beyond the Ward Boss: Visions of Politics in New York City, 1860-1920

Powerful Partitions: Irish Political Culture in New York City, 1860-1920
Mary C. Kelly, Political Science, Franklin Pierce College

Comment
John Mollenkopf, Political Science, Graduate Center


Teaching New York City History (Roundtable)

Organized by New York State Archives

Vivienne Shaffer, Lefferts Homestead

Brenda Parnes, New York State Archives

Robert Forloney, Museum of the City of New York


The History of Noshing in New York City (Roundtable)

Roundtable organized by the New York Food Museum

Chair
Nancy Ralph, New York Food Museum

Suzanne Wasserman, Gotham Center for New York City History

Anne Mendelson, Independent Scholar

Annie Hauck-Lawson, Food Studies and Nutrition, Brooklyn College


The History of New York City's Water Supply (Roundtable)

Organized by South Street Seaport Museum

Madeline Rogers, South Street Seaport

Gerard Koeppel, Author, Water for Gotham: A History

Max Pfeffer, Sociology and Cornell Center for the Environment, Cornell University

Al Appleton, formerly of New York City Department of Environmental Protection


Housing in New York: Can Tenements Live with Towers? (Roundtable)

Roundtable organized by Lower East Side Tenement Museum

Harvey Epstein, Housing Committee, Community Board 13

Andrew Flamm, Lower East Side Business Improvement District

Lillian Rivera, Tenant activist

Douglas Sarini, Edison Properties

Damon Rich, Center for Urban Pedagogy

Christopher Mele, Sociology, State University of New York-Buffalo


Preserving the Lower East Side: Imagining a New Ethos of Historic Preservation (Roundtable)

Hasia Diner, Judaic Studies, New York University

Max Page, Architecture and History, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Richard Rabinowitz, American History Workshop


Highbrow, Lowbrow and Middlebrow: The Post-Civil War Audiences for Music in New York

Chair
Peter Muir, Music, Graduate Center, City University of New York

The Butcher, the Baker, the Stock Broker: The Audience for Symphonic Music, 1865
Adrienne Fried Block, Music in Gotham, Graduate Center, City University of New York

"Unpalatable Melody, Strange Harmony": The Reception of Verdi's Operas by New York City Critics and Audiences, 1855-1875
John Graziano, Music in Gotham and Music, City College and Graduate Center, City University of New York

Patrons and Performers, Artists and Aficionados: The Multifaceted Musical Lives of New York's Amateurs in the 1860s
Mary Simonson, Music, University of Virginia


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Breweries, Saloons and Taverns: Brewing and Drinking Life in New York City, 1840-1930

Not Just a Watering Hole: Saloons of Tenement New York City
John Michael Passalaqua, Political Science, Loyola University

Brooklyn's Golden Age of Brewing, 1890-1900
David Raubvogel, Harry Van Arsdale High School

"Vote As You Drink!" The Politics of Prohibition in New York City
Michael Lerner, Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota


Community Organizing for School Reform: The Question of Parent Agency Past and Present (Roundtable)

Moderator
Adina Back, Institute for Education and Social Policy, New York University

William W. Cutler III, History and Educational Leadership, Temple University

Norm Fruchter, Institute for Education and Social Policy, New York University

Hollyce C. Giles, School of Education, Brooklyn College; Institute for Education and Social Policy, New York University

Eva Gold, Research for Action

Elaine L. Simon, Urban Studies Program, University of Pennsylvania; Research for Action

Eric Zachary, Community Involvement Program, Institute for Education and Social Policy

 
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New York Newspapers and the Evolution of Baseball: Henry Chadwick and the Development of Sports Journalism 1856-1890

Andrew Schiff, St. Francis College


The History of Slavery in New York City (Roundtable)

Roundtable organized by Brooklyn Historical Society

Moderator
Graham R. Hodges, History, Colgate University

Shane White, History, University of Sydney, Australia

Leslie Harris, History, Emory University

Carla Peterson, Africa and the Americas Committee, University of Maryland

Leslie Alexander, History, Ohio State University

Comment
Ira Berlin, History, University of Maryland

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Illustrating the City: Artists and Everyday Life in New York (Roundtable)

Moderator
Joshua Brown, American Social History Project, Graduate Center, City University of New York

Rebecca Zurier, History of Art, and Program in American Culture, University of Michigan

Ben Katchor, Cartoonist

Peter Kuper, Cartoonist


Like Strangers: Blacks, Whites and New York City's Ocean Hill-Brownsville Crisis

Chair
The Ocean Hill-Brownsville Crisis: New York's Antigone

Jerald Podair, History, Lawrence University

Ocean Hill-Brownsville: Voices From the Past
John Rudolph, WNYC

Ocean Hill-Brownsville and the UFT
Jack Schierenbeck, United Federation of Teachers

Ocean Hill-Brownsville: The Community's View

Ronald Evans, formerly of Intermediate School 201

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Radical Writers in New York City: From the New Masses to Norman Mailer

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Chair
The Strange Case of Carlos Tresca
Dorothy Gallagher, Author, All the Right Enemies: The Life and Murder of Carlos Tresca and How I Came into My Inheritance And Other True Stories

Alan Brinkley, History, Columbia University


Communist Writers of the 1930s and 1940s
Sam Tanenhaus, Author, Whittaker Chambers

Kazin to Mailer
Paul Berman, Author, A Tale of Two Utopias: The Political Journey of the Generation of 1968


New York/Utopia: The Labor Cooperative Housing Movement, 1919-1972
Part II: A City of Cooperatives

Panel organized by the Museum of the City of New York

Built by Idealism: Abraham E. Kazan and the UHF Approach
Ken Wray, United Housing Foundation

City of Labor: Architect Herman Jessor and the Cooperative Housing Movement
Tony Schuman, Architecture, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Building on New York City's Inheritance
Peter Marcuse, Urban Planning, Columbia University

Hilary Botein, Urban Planning, Columbia University

Comment
Joshua Freeman, History, Queens College, City University of New York


Picturing New York: Bird's Eye Views of New York and Images of Washington Square

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Homage to the Square: Picturing Washington Square, 1850-1965
Bruce Weber, Berry-Hill Galleries, New York

"A sense, through the eyes, of embracing possession" (Henry James): Bird's Eye Views of New York City, c. 1880s-1930s
Douglas Tallack, School of American and Canadian Studies, University of Nottingham, UK


The Surprise of Religion in Modern New York History

Chair
Donald Gerardi, Brooklyn College, City University of New York

What Vodou in Brooklyn Can Teach Us About Religion in New York City
Karen McCarthy Brown, Drew University

Three Reasons Why Religion Prospered in Modern New York and Failed in Urban Europe
Jon Butler, Yale University

Religion in the Making of New York's Topography
Robert Orsi, Harvard University


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New York and the Culture of Silent Film

Coney Island and the Evolution of Film Culture in New York City
Brian Gallagher, English, LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York

New York City as Playground of Modernity in Silent Comedy
Kevin Hagopian, Penn State University

Comment
Charles Musser, Film Studies and American Studies, Yale University


The Garment Workers' New York: Immigrant Workers and Progressive Era Reform

New York City and the Invention of Modern Labor Relations
Richard Greenwald, History, United States Merchant Marine Academy

The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911
Robert Whalen, History, Queens College (Charlotte, NC)


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Nelson Rockefeller, Edward Logue, and the Politics of Urban Development

Rockefeller's Vietnam? Black Politics and Urban Development in Harlem, 1969-1974
Peter Siskind, History, University of Pennsylvania

Edward J. Logue, the New York State Urban Development Corporation and New York City
Ivan Steen, Oral History Program, State University of New York, Albany

Comment
George Lankevich, History, City University of New York


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Dvorak and the Gilded Age:

Issues of Race and Cultural Identity

Joseph Horowitz, Independent Scholar; Eastman School of Music


African-American Women's Struggles and Resistance in the 19th and 20th Centuries

African-American Women and the New York City Draft Riot, 1863
Jane Dabel, History, California State University, Long Beach

Rose Schneiderman and the Struggle to Unionize African-American Laundry Workers in New York City, 1924-1927
John McGuire, History, State University of New York, Binghamton

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Election Fraud, Vice, Murder, Police: How New York's Underside Shaped 20th Century American Politics and Culture

Mysteries of the City: The Lexow Committee and New York's Underside in Turn of the Century America
Daniel Czitrom, History, Mount Holyoke College

The Becker Case Again: A Murder Scandal as a Political Movement in Progressive Era New York
Allen Steinberg, History, University of Iowa


New York's Lost Children: Foundlings and Foster Care in Historical Perspective

Henry Foundling and His Friends: Abandoned Babies in 19th Century New York City
Julie Miller, Graduate Center, City University of New York

Where Have All the Foundlings Gone? The Politics of Race, Religion and Money in New York City's Child Welfare System
Nina Bernstein, New York Times; Author, The Lost Children of Wilder: The Epic Struggle to Change Foster Care

Comment
Virginia Metaxas, History and Women's Studies, Connecticut State University

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Gotham's Garbage: The Free Market and the Hidden Costs of Turning Trash Into Cash

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Power Flow: Organized Crime, Environmental Activism, and the Privatization of New York City's Solid Waste System, 1947-2001
Steven Corey, Urban Studies, Worcester State College

Under the Microscope: Why Hospital Waste is Gotham's Most Thoroughly Studied Garbage
Wally Jordon, New York City Medical Waste Management Study

The Garbage Behind, the Garbage Ahead
Benjamin Miller, Policy Planning for the New York City Department of Sanitation and author, Fat of the Land

Comment
Jimmy Breslin, syndicated columnist, New York Newsday


New York City Nisei and World War II (Roundtable)

Chair
Paul Mattingly, Public History, New York University

David M. Reimers, History, New York University

Daniel Inoyue, New York University

Comment
Suki Ports, filmmaker

John Kuo Wei Tchen, Gallatin, New York University


S.O.S. New York: A History of the City's Environmental Movement Since 1970

Moderator
Jim Tripp, Environmental Defense Fund

Barry Commoner, Environmentalist

Eric Goldstein, National Resources Defense Council

Mathew Gandy, Geography, University College, London

Vernice Miller, Ford Foundation


In the South Bronx of America:

Guarding Memory

Mel Rosenthal, Art, State University of New York, Empire State College

Shelley Rice, Art Historian, New York University; School of Visual Arts

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Puerto Rican / Latino New York:

Resistance, Perseverance and Expression in the Decade of the 1970s

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Organized by the Puerto Rican and Latino Studies Department, Brooklyn College

Chair
Virginia Sanchez-Korrol, Puerto Rican and Latino Studies, Brooklyn College, City University of New York

Puerto Rican/Latino New York: Historical Perspectives
Gabriel Haslip-Viera, City College, City University of New York

The Empire Strikes Back: How Rebellion, Reform and Return Migration Transformed the New York Political Landscape
Juan Gonzalez, Brooklyn College, City University of New York; The New York Daily News

Literary Latinidad: Nueva York in the 1970s
Daisy Cocco de Fillipis, York College, City University of New York

Puerto Rican Migration and Communtiy at Mid-Century
Nilsa Olivero, Graduate Center, City University of New York

Comment
Juan Flores, Hunter College and Graduate Center, City University of New York


Culture and Subculture:

Homosexuality and the Arts in New York

Queer Politics: Images of Gay Liberation in New York, 1969-1970
Ella Howard, History, Boston University

From Bethesda Fountain to Sheridan Square: Gays and Lesbians in New York's Visual Arts
James Saslow, Art, Queens College

Comment
Molly McGarry, History, University of California, Riverside

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Madison Square: A Case Study in the Dynamics of Urban Public Space

Picturing Public Space: Photography and the Towers of Madison Square
Antonello Frongia, History of Architecture and Urbanism Program, Cornell University

"Dead Lay the City": Real Estate, Architectural Obsolescence, and the Ruins of New York
Nick Yablon, University of Chicago

Met Life's Metropolis
Roberta Moudry, College of Architecture, Art and Planning, Cornell University


Issues in the History of Public Health in New York City

The Living City: Making the Past Speak to the Present
Amy Fairchild, Columbia University

Martina Lynch, Columbia University

Elizabeth Robilotti, Columbia University

The Biography of Physicians and AIDS in New York: An Oral History

Ronald Bayer, Columbia University

Gerald Oppenheimer, Brooklyn College, City University of New York; Columbia University

Lead's Legacy: Dangerous Lives, Deceitful Industries
Gerald Markowitz, John Jay College and Graduate Center, City University of New York


Visualizing Early National and Antebellum New York:

Black and White Republicanism

Chair and Comment
Carl E. Prince, History, New York University

Seeing the Republican City: A Visual Approach to New York in the New Nation
Howard B. Rock, History, Florida International University

David Ruggles: Black Apostle of Freedom in Antebellum New York City
Graham Hodges, History, Colgate University


Gotham City, Gotham State:

Rivals and Suitors

Chair and Comment
Peter Eidenstadt, The Encyclopedia of New York State

The Encyclopedia of New York State: Putting the State Back in the City
Peter Eisenstadt

Upstate New York as a Factor in the Rise of New York City: 1780-1950
Tod M. Ottman, Independent Scholar

Japanese Americans in NYC and NYS, 1940-1960
Greg Robinson, History, University of Quebec at Montreal

The Upstate/Downstate Divide in Recent NYS Politics: Some Personal Observations
Edward C. Sullivan, New York State Assembly

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Organized Labor and Organized Crime:

Cleaning House in the Building Service Employees' Union

How Labor Racketeers Helped Build a Union
Daniel Wilk, History, Duke University

The Columnist and the Labor Racketeer: Westbrook Pegler's Unmasking of George Scalise
David Witwer, History, Lycoming College

Comments
Carl Biers, Association for Union Democracy

Andrew Wender Cohen, History, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University


Redefining the Roles of Women in the New York City Justice System

Administrative Wrangling: The Gender Politics of Police Commissioner Ellen O'Grady
Mary Jane Aldrich-Moodie, History, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

A Precinct of Their Own: The New York Police Department's Women's Precinct, 1921-1923
Dorothy Moses Schulz, Law, Police Science & Criminal Justice Administration, John Jay College, City University of New York

Strategy and Politics in the New York Campaign for Women's Jury Service: 1917-1975
Elisabeth I. Perry, History and American Studies, St. Louis University

Comment
Rosalind Rosenberg, History, Barnard College


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Building, Destruction, and Re-building: The Bronx in the 20th Century

Panel Organized by the Bronx County Historical Society

Chair
Roger Wines, History, Fordham University

City Beautiful Planning in the South Bronx: From Triumph to Frustration, 1880-1940
Ray Bromley, Planning, Geography and Latin American Studies, State University of New York, Albany

Kelly Street: Life and Times of a South Bronx Neighborhood
Emanuel Tobier, Economics and Planning, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University

Morris High School and the Creation of the New York City Public High School System
Gary Hermalyn, Bronx County Historical Society

From Burning to Building: The Revival of the South Bronx, 1970-1999
James Wunsch, Historical Studies, State University of New York, Empire State College


Writing About Race, New York, 1800-1865

The 1741 "Negro Plot" Through 19th Century Historians' Eyes
Jennifer Steenshorne, History, University of California, Irvine

"Miscegenation in Earnest": Race and Sex in Presidential Politics, 1864
Debra Jackson, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Comment
Craig Wilder, History and African American Studies, Williams College


New Amsterdam/New York City as a 17th Century Atlantic Crossroads

Chair and Comment
Karen Ordahl Kupperman, History, New York University

In Pursuit of Profit: The Netherlands Trade in Colonial New York, 1664-1688
Christian Koot, History, University of Delaware

New Amsterdam
James Williams, History, Middle Tennessee State University


The Culture of Commitment in New York City, 1920-1960

Chair
Michael Denning, Yale University

The Radical Roots of America's Musical Mainstream
Marc E. Johnson, Music, Graduate Center, City University of New York

No Varsity Teams: Communist Adult Education in New York City, 1923-1956
Marvin Gettleman, Science & Society; History, Brooklyn Polytechnic University

The Depression Stage: Radical Theater in 1930s New York
Annette Rubinstein, Brecht Forum

Comment
Paul Mishler, Independent Scholar


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The Fiscal Crisis of the 1970s


A Crisis of Competence: The 1977 Mayoral Election and the Political Economy of the Fiscal Crisis
Jonathan Soffer, History, Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute

A Crisis in Progressive Politics: The Municipal Unions and New York City's Mid 1970s Fiscal Crisis
Michael Spear, Graduate Center, City University of New York

Liberalism and Public Opinion in New York City Since the Fiscal Crisis
Ester Fuchs, Political Science, Barnard College and Columbia University

Comment
Judith Stein, History, City College and Graduate Center, City University of New York


East Side, West Side and Downtown:

Conflict and Societal Change in New York City Landmark Spaces

Museums for the People: The Struggle for Sunday Openings in New York City, 1884-1891
Maria Iacullo, History, Brooklyn College, City University of New York

Lone Survivor: The History of the Staten Island Ferry
Paul Morando, History, College of Staten Island, City University of New York

Symbolism as Legacy: Its Role in the Transformation of Times Square
Lynne Sagalyn, Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School

Comment
Elizabeth Blackmar, History, Columbia University


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New York City and Its Journalism Since 1960 (Roundtable)

Moderator
Robert Snyder, Journalism and Media Studies Program, Rutgers University-Newark

Pete Hamill, New York Daily News

Les Payne, Newsday (NYC Edition)

Juan Gonzalez, New York Daily News

Somini Sengupta, New York Times

James Carey, Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University


Arab-Americans in New York City: A Community of Many Worlds

Panel organized by the Museum of the City of New York

Chair
Paula Hajar, Author

New York: The Mother Colony of Arab America, 1854-1924

Philip Kayal, Sociology and Anthropology, Seton Hall University

Mary Ann Haick DiNapoli, Arab American Heritage Association

Ralph Coury, Fairfield University

New York al-Arabia, 1965-2001
Inea Bushnaq, Arab Folktales

Louis Abdulatif Cristillo, Muslims in New York Project, Middle East Institute, Columbia University

Debbie Almontasser, New York City Board of Education

Comment
Kathleen Benson, City Partners Exhibition Projects, Museum of the City of New York

 

Archaeology in New York City

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Co-Chairs
Arthur Bankoff, Anthropology and Archaeology, Brooklyn College, City University of New York

Christopher Ricciardi, Syracuse University and the Brooklyn College Archaeological Research Center

Cow Bones, Fish Scales, and Manuscripts: What People Ate in 17th Century New York
Meta Janowitz, URS Corporation; The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

Garbage in an Archaeological Context: Is it Trash or is it Treasure?
Joan Geismar, Independent Scholar

Excavations at Rose Hill Manor: The Archaeology of 19th Century College Life in the Bronx
Allan Gilbert, Anthropology, Fordham University

Roger Wines, History, Fordham University

The Seneca Village Project: The Archaeological Study of a Community

Diana Wall, Anthropology and Sociology, City College, City University of New York

Nan Rothschild, Anthropology, Barnard University

Life on the Farm - Excavating Slavery in Brooklyn: The Hendrick I. Lott Farmstead Archaeological Project
Christopher Ricciardi, Syracuse University and the Brooklyn College Archaeological Research Center


Gentrification in New York City Since the 1950s

Gentrification in New York City: From Local Anomaly to Global Urban Strategy
Neil Smith, Center for Place, Culture and Politics; Anthropology and Geography, Graduate Center, City University of New York

Development or Displacement? The Brooklyn Academy of Music and Gentrification in Fort Greene
David Vine, Anthropology, Graduate Center, City University of New York

Gentrification of the Upper West Side of New York City
Elliot Sclar, Urban Planning, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University

Comment
Owen Gutfreund, History, Barnard College


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Digital Gotham, From Barnum to Blackouts

At the Virtual Corner of Broadway and Ann Street

Ellen Noonan, American Social History Project, Graduate Center, City University of New York

Blacking Out Online: Public Memory and the 1977 Blackout
Jim Sparrow, Brown University

Comment
Tom Thurston, Institute for Learning Technologies, Columbia University


The Conservative Party and New York City Politics

Promoting Law and Order: The Conservative Party and the 1966 Civilian Review Board Referendum
Timothy Sullivan, History, University of Maryland

Politics and Planning: The Conservative Party and the South Richmond Plan
Jeffrey A. Kroessler, Archives and Special Collections, College of Staten Island, City University of New York

Comment
Richard Flangan, Political Science, College of Staten Island

Jeffrey Kraus, Political Science Department, Wagner College


Archives and Libraries:

Institutional Collections and the Sources of Cultural Memory

Chair
Jean Ashton, The Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University

The Early History of the New York Historical Society: Concepts of Research and the Historical Repository
Margaret Heilbrun, Library, New York Historical Society

The Wondrous Legacy of Isaac Newton Phelps Stokes
Gloria Deak, Author, Picturing New York: The City from Its Beginnings to the Present

Documenting Contemporary History at the New York Public Library
Robert Sink, New York Public Library


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Biography and History:

Francis Cardinal Spellman's New York

Francis Cardinal Spellman and the 1949 Calvary Cemetery Workers Strike: Testing the Limits of Catholic Social Teaching
Arnold Sparr, History, Saint Francis College

Francis Cardinal Spellman and the Development of Pastoral Strategies to Respond to the Puerto Rican Migration to the Archdiocese of New York, 1948-1967
Reverend Thomas A. Lynch, Church History, Cathedral Preparatory Seminary, Saint Joseph's Seminary

Comment and Evaluation of the Career of Cardinal Spellman
Charles R. Morris, Author, American Catholic


From the Salome Myth to Striptease in New York

Striptease and Salome in New York
Rachel Shteir, Dramaturgy, DePaul Theatre School

Aida Overton Walker and Florence Mills: A Developing Tradition of African American Comediennes
David Krasner, Theatre Studies, Yale University

Little Egypt in New York

Andrew Davis, Humanities, Cooper Union

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New York Seen and Heard:

The New York Photo League and Its Documentary Contexts, 1936-1954 (Roundtable)

Moderator
Suzanne Wasserman, Gotham Center for New York City History

MacDonald Moore, Vassar College

Deborah Dash Moore, History, Vassar College


Reframing Local Environmental Conflict

Chair
James Egede, Program in Environmental Psychology, Graduate Center, City University of New York

Body, Place and Protest: Reclaiming Lost Legacies
Dolores Greenberg, History, Hunter College and Graduate Center, City University of New York

Political Mechanisms, Community Activism and Decisions About Water
Mirele Goldsmith, Environmental Psychology, Graduate Center, City University of New York

Environmental Networking: A Quarter Century Struggle Against Dumping Dredge
Ted Wisniewski, History, Graduate Center, City University of New York

Karen Argenti, Friends of Jerome Park Reservoir

Comment
Kerry Sullivan, Natural Resources Protective Association; Coastal Conservation Association; New York State Marine Resources Advisory Council

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Parks and Politics in Modern New York City

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Chair
Richard Mooney, New York Times editorial board (retired)

Parks, Politics and Pork: The Establishment of the Gateway National Recreation Area, New York's National Park
Michael Kelleher, Building Conservation Association

Park and Highway: Fort Washington and Highbridge Parks
Ross Wheeler, Long Island University

A New Life for Governor's Island
Robert Pirani, Environmental Programs, Regional Plan Association


Between Memory and History:
The Women's Movement in New York City, 1960s and 1970s (Roundtable)

Moderator
Louise Berkinow, Author, Among Women

Rosalyn Baxandall, American Studies Department, Old Westbury College, State University of New York

Phyllis Chesler, Author, Women and Madness

Michele Wallace, City College of New York, City University of New York

Comment
Mary Marshall Clark, Oral History Research Office, Columbia University


A History of Race Relations in New York City (Roundtable)

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Anthony Gronowicz, History, Bronx Community College, City University of New York

Elombe Brath, Patrice Lumumba Coalition

Cleo Silvers, Local 1199

Olowale Clay, December 12th Movement

Jeff Perry, Local 300


Riot at the Opera House!
A Documentary Theater Piece

Andrew Davis, Humanities, Cooper Union

Peter Buckley, Humanities, Cooper Union

Cindy Brizzel, Humanities, Cooper Union

Gary Dawson, Theatre, Sienna College

Joseph Dorinson, History, Long Island University

Sarah M. Henry, Museum of the City of New York

Joshua Brown, American Social History Project, Graduate Center, City University of New York

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Screening of
Brownsville in Black and White

Laurann Black, Filmmaker

Comment
Wendell Pritchett, Law, University of Pennsylvania


Finding History on the Streets of New York

Nathan Hale
Richard Mooney, New York Times Editorial Board (retired)
Chair

Screening of The Brave Man, Documentary on the Battle of Brooklyn
Joe McCarthy, Baltic Street Media, Inc.

The Battle for New York: the Forgotten Campaign of 1776
Barnet Schecter, Author, The Battle for New York


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Dance in the Age of Anxiety:
Martha Graham, Anna Sokolow and George Balanchine

A program of films selected and introduced by Lynn Garafola, Barnard College

"Night Journey" (1960), choreographed by Martha Graham (1947) to music of William Schuman, with designs by Isamau Noguchi. Danced by Martha Graham (Jocasta), Bertram Ross (Oedipus), Paul Taylor (Tiresias), Helen Gehee (Leader of the Chorus), and other members of the Martha Graham Dance Company.

"Rooms" (1966), choreographed by Anna Sokolow (1955) to music by Kenyon Hopkins. Danced by Ze'eva Cohen (Escape), Jack Moore (Going), Jeff Duncan (Panic), Margaret Cicerska, Martha Clarke, Kathryn Posin, Ray Cook, and Chester Wolenski.

"Agon" (1960), choreographed by George Balanchine (1957) to music of Igor Stravinsky. Danced by Jillana, Francia Russell, and Todd Bolender (first pas de trois), Diana Adams and Arthur Mitchell (pas de deux), and other members of the New York City Ballet.


African Burial Ground in New York City (Roundtable)

Moderator
Marianne Davy, Information Technology, Pace University School of Law

Michael L. Blakey, The African Burial Ground Project; W. Montague Cobb Collection, Howard University

Sherrill D. Wilson, Office of Public Education & Interpretation, African Burial Ground Project

Christopher Moore, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture


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Needle Trades: A Curse or a Blessing for Immigrants? (Roundtable)

Organized by the Lower East Side Tenement Museum

Moderator
Steve Long, Lower East Side Tenement Museum

Daniel Bender, History, New York University

Nancy Carnevale, New Jersey Historical Society

Margaret Chin, Sociology, Hunter College

Emanuel Tobier, Economics and Planning, Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University


New York Radicalism:
Views from Inside and Out, 1880-1920

The German Anarchist Movement in New York City, 1880-1900
Tom Goyens, University of Leuven, Belgium

The Wall Street Explosion of 1920: The Politics of Terrorism in Post-World War I New York
Beverly Gage, History, Columbia University

Comment
Lisa Keller, History, State University of New York, Purchase

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Dealing with Death:
Lynching, Capital Punishment and the NYC Museum Audience (Roundtable)

Organized by the New York Historical Society

Moderator
Kathleen Hulser, New York Historical Society

Sam Roberts, New York Times, "New York Up Close," NY1

Scott Christianson, Curator and Author, Condemned: Inside the Sing Sing Death House


From "Old World" Italian to "New World" Italian-American in New York:
Architecture and Art from the 1890s Through World War I

Panel organized by the Museum of the City of New York

Chair
"Old World" vs. "New World" Italian in the Built Environment of New York: Technique and Style in Historic Preservation

James Periconi, Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, LLP

Classical and Renaissance Italian Elements in New York Architecture
Rocco Leonardis, Architect

The Piccirilli Brothers: Sculpture and Carving in New York in the Early 20th Century
Bill Carroll, Riverdale Country School
Mary Shelley, Lehman College, City University of New York

The Leonardo Da Vinci Art School (1923-1940), Lower East Side
Gennaro Capacchione, Painter and sculptor

Mapping Religious Vernacular Architecture and Landscapes in Italian New York
Joseph Sciorra, Calandra Italian American Institute, Queens College

Comment
The Influence of Italian and Italian American Art in Public Art and Architecture in New York City

Adele La Barre Starensier, Art Historian


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Crime and Immorality in the Jewish Immigrant Community:
Prejudices and Realities, 1850-1920

The Rise of Fredericka "Marm" Mandelbaum, "Queen of Fences": How the Political Economy of New York City's Thirteenth Ward Affected a German-Jewish Immigrant Woman's Criminal Choices, 1850-1884
Rona Holub, History, Columbia University

The Bureau of Social Morals: The Response of New York's German Jews to the Perceived Immorality of their Eastern European Co-religionists
Jean Mensch, Independent Scholar

Zelig: Folk Hero or Enemy of the People?
Arthur Aryeh Goren, Professor, American Jewish History, Columbia University


Public Art Past and Present: Agencies and Agendas (Roundtable)

Harriet Senie, Museum Studies and Art History, Art Department, City College and Graduate Center, City University of New York

Sally Webster, American Art, Lehman College and Graduate Center, City University of New York

Michele Cohen, Public Art for Public Schools; Graduate Center, City University of New York

Michele Bogart, Department of Art History, State University of New York, Stony Brook; New York City Art Commission

Comment
Tom Eccles, Public Art Fund


When New York Was A Frontier:
Gender, Race and Place in the 18th Century

Chair
Elaine Forman Crane, History, Fordham University

New York City Blacks in the 18th Century
Penny Sonnenburg, History, East Tennessee State University

The Taming of the Bronx Frontier
Lloyd Ultan, Bronx County Historical Society; History, Farleigh Dickenson University

Abigail Levy Franks: Tale of an 18th Century New York Matron
Edith Gelles, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Stanford University

Comment
Doron Ben-Atar, History, Fordham University


Moderator
Ronald J. Grele, History, Columbia University

Colin Greer, New World Foundation

David Hammack, History, Case Western Reserve University

Peter Johnson, The Rockefeller Family Office

Kathleen D. McCarthy, Center for the Study of Philanthropy, Graduate Center, City University of New York

Reflections on the History of Philanthropy in New York City (Roundtable)


The Chinese Confession Program (Roundtable)

John Hayakawa Torok, Columbia Law School

Winifred Chin, Author, Paper Son, One Man's Story

John Kuo Wei, Asian/Pacific/American Studies and Gallatin, New York University

Mary Ting Lui, History, Yale University