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Workshops, Seminars & Conferences

Seminars

A Second Gilded Age? Historical Parallels, Differences, Lessons

A Second Gilded Age? Historical Parallels, Differences, Lessons

A daylong conference, asking experts in various disciplines to consider how, specifically, the present age compares with the last great period of inequality, and what should be learned, and not, from this history. Participants included Steve Fraser, Janet Gornick, Suresh Naidu, Paul Krugman, Devin Fergus, Rosanne Currarino, Julia Ott, Kimberley S. Johnson, ​Thomas Ferguson​, Kay Schlozman, Kim Phillips-Fein, Jeffrey Broxmeyer, Joshua B. Freeman, K. Sabeel Rahman, Elizabeth Clemens and Joseph Stiglitz.

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CUNY Seminar on New York City

CUNY Seminar on NYC

A yearlong, monthly, interdisciplinary workshop for scholars researching New York City, ​open to any faculty member in the City University of New York (CUNY). Participants included Sharon Zukin, John Mollenkopf, Ida Susser, Penny Lewis, Stephen Brier, Carla Shedd, Benjamin Carp, Gunja SenGupta, John Mollenkopf, Tarry Hum, Ray Allen, Tamara Mose, Michael Sorkin, Andrea Johnson, Craig Willingham, Julia Rothenberg, Steve Lang, and Alexander Reichl.

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New York City History Workshop

New York City History Workshop

An eighteen-month-long workshop coordinated by Martin Lund, Visiting Research Scholar at the Gotham Center, held at the New York Public Library. Speakers included Aaron Gurwitz, Jon-Christian Suggs, Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis, Steve Brier, Gail Addiss, Ashley Dawson, Mark Noonan, Barry Goldberg, and Marta Gutman.

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Seminar on Post-WWII New York City

Seminar on Post-WWII NYC

A yearlong monthly seminar, convened by Gotham Center founder and director Mike Wallace, for fun and mutual enlightenment, gathering scholars working on NYC's postwar history. Speakers include Jonathan Soffer, Stephen Petrus, Peter Kwong, John Torok, Thomas Angotti, Samuel Zipp, Mark Naison, Adam Pagan, Joshua Guild, Nancy Foner, Eric Schneider, Robert Snyder, Aaron Gurwitz, Benjamin Miller, George V. Sweeting, Peter Eisenstadt, Marci Reaven, Lawrence Kaplan, Ray Bromley, Sandra Levine, and Heather Lewis.

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A New Deal for New York

A New Deal for New York

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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