Where were you when the lights went out? The Blackout History Project (http://blackouts.gmu.edu), a non-profit, online effort in historical reconstruction located at the Center for History and New Media, George Mason University, seeks to interview New Yorkers who experienced the large-scale power failures of 1965 and/or 1977.
The project seeks to record both compelling anecdotes and longer narratives from ordinary citizens and technological authorities alike. Each interview will be recorded, transcribed, and placed on the Web site. Other online materials include "highlights," images, a bibliography, and, in the future, essays from scholars.
If you wish to be interviewed, please email John Summers at
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