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Gotham History Festival 2003

There are two major components to the Gotham History Festival.

The first weekend will consist of a Conference on New York City History, at which academics, public historians, educators, filmmakers and artists join one another and the public at the CUNY Graduate Center and offer a slate of presentations that is as varied as it is full. The guidelines for submission of presentation proposals are quite flexible, as to time period and subject matter, and both traditional panels and more dynamic presentations are equally welcome. For more concrete information, it's possible to view the entire program from the 2001 Conference on our site or we'd be glad to send along a printed program in the mail.

The second, and equally important component of the History Festival is comprised of Events Around Town. Walking tours, plays, lectures, re-enactments, film screenings, musical numbers, museum exhibitions, kids programs, and just about anything else that has to do with the city's past is what we're talking about, and Events Around Town goes on in all five boroughs for an entire week. Some organizations plan special and elaborate events and others simply make sure we already know what's going on—either way works. Likewise, the Events Around Town encourages and promotes participation from large and small organizations and individuals with equal enthusiasm, so don't be shy. Neighborhood and community organizations that often get overshadowed have an especially exciting chance to reach out during this weeklong celebration of NYC's past (and present). Take a look at the variety and creativity that characterized the 2001 Events Around Town or let us know if you have something in mind for 2003—the sooner the better!—so we can start planning and spreading the word. For more information contact the Gotham Center.

Submitting a Presentation Proposal for 2003
We are not yet accepting proposals for the 2003 Gotham History Festival. Please check this page regularly for updates and sign up for the mailing list so we can let you know when the proposal process begins. We look forward to seeing your work.

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