A free, weekend-long series of over 100 events exploring New York City History, including panels,
roundtables, exhibits, film screenings and a book fair.
Click here to read some conference papers.
The conference kicked off Friday, Oct. 5 at 7:00 PM with a screening of New York: A Documentary Film,
and continued on Saturday and Sunday with over 100 roundtables and discussions.
New York: A Documentary Film with Ric Burns - Friday, October 5, 7:00-9:00 p.m
Conference panels - Saturday, October 6, 9:30 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Gangs of New York with Martin Scorsese - Saturday, October 6, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Conference panels - Sunday, October 7, 9:30 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Thanks to the Book Fair -- and the hard work of those who manned the booths -- the work of
many conference panelists was readily available for browsing or purchase
(usually at a discount), enabling a more complete encounter with New York's past.
The following publishers and booksellers helped make the Conference a success:
Columbia University Press,
New York University Press,
Fordham University Press,
Oxford University Press,
Johns Hopkins University Press,
Harvard University Press,
Yale University Press,
Cornell University Press,
Queens Historical Society,
Round Hill Books, Syracuse University Press and
Random House. Special
thanks to Urban Center
Books for their efforts to make the works of conference participants
available to the public.
The conference was free and open to the public. However, tickets for each day and
evening were required for admission. Tickets were available on a first-come,
first-served basis at the CUNY Graduate Center Friday, October 5, 5:00-9:00 p.m.
and Saturday & Sunday starting at 9:00 a.m. Seating for individual panels was
limited and was first-come, first-seated.
City University of New York
365 Fifth Avenue, between 34th & 35th Streets