The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

History Program Events

4/24 – The CUNY Public History Collective presents: Dr. Erin Wuebker on the Venereal Disease Visual History Archive

While researching her recently defended dissertation, Dr. Wuebker collected over 1000 images related to venereal disease. She has made almost 400 of them available through her Omeka project the Venereal Disease Visual History Archive. This website includes both an archive component and short thematic exhibitions regarding the images.


Erin will talk about the process of creating the archive, working with the CUNY New Media Lab, and the pros and cons of using this type of platform for public history.


1 PM on April 24, 2015

Dissertation room of the History Department, room 5114.


Upcoming PHC Meetings:


May 29– Natalie Milbrodt (Associate Coordinator of Metadata Services and Director, Queens Memory Project, Queens Library​) will discuss Queens Memory Project and Culture in Transit: Digitizing & Democratizing Metropolitan New York’s Cultural Heritage.


June 26– Annie Tummino (Project Manager, METRO’s National Digital Stewardship Residency in New York) will discuss her work processing the World’s Fair Collections at the Museum of the City of New York and Queens Museum, and the benefits of membership with METRO: The Metropolitan New York Library Council.Queens Museum and MCNY.


About the PHC: We are a student-run public history group at the CUNY Graduate Center. If you have any questions or would like to join, please contact