The History Forum will showcase the best new work being done on New York City's history. Our initial offerings include presentations by and
conversations with historians and history-makers.
All sessions will be held at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, 365 Fifth Avenue (at 34th Street: the old B. Altman's Building).
Reflections on History and Film
Ric Burns will offer a talk illustrated with clips from his PBS special, New York: A Documentary Film, and sign copies of the companion book, New York: An Illustrated History (Alfred A. Knopf).
Tuesday, April 11 6:30-8:30pm Free
Bohemian New York
Christine Stansell, Professor at Princeton, will discuss her new book,
American Moderns: Bohemian New York and the Creation of a New Century
(Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt.)
Thursday, May 4 6:30-8:30pm Free
Was John Lindsay "the Worst Mayor of Twentieth Century New York"?
A conversation with: Fred Siegel [author, The Future Once Happened Here : New York, D.C., L.A., and the Fate of America's Big Cities (Free Press)]; Richard Aurelio [Lindsay Deputy Mayor]; Vincent Cannato, author, John Lindsay's New York and the Crisis of Liberalism (Basic Books, Fall 2000)]; Steve Isenberg [Lindsay Chief-of-Staff and currently President of Adelphi].
Wednesday, May 17, 6:30-8:30pm Free
William Randolph Hearst: The New York Years
David Nasaw, Professor at CUNY Graduate Center, will read from his new book, The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst. (Houghton Mifflin).
Tuesday, June 6, 12-1:30 Free
The Rise and Fall of Social Democracy in New York City
Joshua Freeman, Professor at CUNY Graduate Center, will discuss his new book, Working-Class New York: Life and Labor Since World War II (The New Press).
Tuesday, June 6, 6:30-8:30pm Free
Events moderated by Gotham Center Director, Mike Wallace, co-author of
Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898
For additional information, please contact our co-sponsor,
the Graduate Center's Continuing Education and Public Programs office, at 212 817 7290.
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