Mapping Time: History of the Lower East Side

Mapping Time Colloquium
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 9:00am

The New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 476 Fifth Avenue (at 42nd Street), Trustees Room

Wednesday, June 7th, 1:00-3:00pm

Join the Bard High School Early College students who participated in our interdisciplinary digital humanities course "Mapping Time," as they showcase their final projects on the history of the Lower East Side.

The Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY collaborated with Bard High School Early College and the New York Public Library to create the Lower East Side history course “Mapping Time.” The course aimed to accomplish two goals: 1) to teach high school students the rich history of the school’s neighborhood and 2) to foster digital literacy with the newest archival and digital research techniques.

Students used NYPL’s new Space/Time Directory, its digital collections, and archival holdings to explore the history of the school’s neighborhood through photographs, maps, building plans, oral histories, government records, newspaper articles, art, and literature, and by making personal visits to the site of their own choice around the school’s neighborhood.  In essence, high school students had the opportunity to write history—and, in most cases, a history that had never been written before. 

Free and open to the public. Please click here to RSVP.

Cosponsored by The New York Public Library and Bard High School Early College.


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