The Gotham Center is pleased to announce the continuation of its workshop for scholars researching New York City history, this academic year in collaboration with the New York Public Library.
All meetings will take place at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on 42nd St. in Manhattan.
Please email Dr. Martin Lund, Visiting Research Scholar at the Gotham Center, for more information.
In April 2001, The Gotham Center hosted a conference on Teaching New York City History in K-12 Schools. Over 400 teachers attended twenty-four presentations. We had such an overwhelming response to the first conference that we were able to accommodate more participants and more presentations in 2003. This time, over 600 teachers attended thirty-six presentations. The conference offered both public and private school teachers the much needed opportunity to gather and share ideas, lessons and programs. To the best of our knowledge, this is the only conference to focus on these needs.
This well-attended day-long conference addressed the original New Deal, its rollbacks and revivals in the second half of the twentieth century, and its potential as a model for the future. The gathering built upon Mike Wallace's new book, A New Deal for New York, which urges us to think boldly about rebuilding the entire city, not just Lower Manhattan, and to do so in tandem with other recession-wounded cities and states around the country.
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