The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York


The Gotham Center For New York City History

Dear Gothamite,

We are pleased to announce our fall schedule, along with several other pieces of exciting news.

First, we have created a new website for our users –

All of the same resources can be found here — archives, libraries, museums, historic sites, tours, preservation groups, historical societies, blogs and websites — in a streamlined form, along with our past events and special initiatives.

PLUS, we have expanded our working bibliography of literature about New York City history, from 1000 to over 20,000 titles.

AND we are hereby launching a new blog –

For nearly a decade, The Gotham Center has been featuring short original work by independent and professional scholars in our “Blotter.” The archives of that material can be found reworked as blog posts on this site. But over the coming months, we shall be expanding the project dramatically: increasing output to a semiweekly baseline, with new types of content — like reviews of books, exhibits, and media, research notes, and historiographic discussions — plus a weekly round-up of material from across the web on New York City history. This will be the only digital forum of its kind, and we are eager to make the site a common-place for writers and readers interested in all the different facets of Gotham’s rich past. We are partnering with local organizations to ensure a diverse set of interests, and welcome suggestions. Proposals and submissions can be sent to the Managing Editor, Peter-Christian Aigner.

Finally, we are continuing our monthly New York City history seminar, in which researchers meet to present and discuss pre-circulated works-in-progress. This fall, we will be meeting at the New York Public Library. Scholars interested in participating this fall or in the spring should introduce themselves and state their interest in an email to the organizer, Martin Lund.

As always, we look forward to hearing from you, and seeing you at The Graduate Center!


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