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WEEK ONE

Sunday, June 14

Evening reception with all participants, followed by opening lecture

Topic: The Geographies of Space and Place in the City of Print

Time: 6:00-8:30 pm

Location: The Brooklyn Historical Society (128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn Heights)

Seminar scholar: Mark Noonan, Director, “City of Print” and Associate Professor of English at New York City College of Technology

Monday, June 15

Morning

Topic: Program Overview; Digital Tools Demonstration

Time: 9:30-noon

Seminar leaders: Mark Noonan, Janice Simon, Adam McKible, and Jeffrey Drouin

Location: New York City College of Technology (300 Jay Street, Brooklyn, Namm Hall 119)

Afternoon

Topic:  Paper Gotham: New York City as Pulp Mecca

Time: 1:30-4:00

Location: New York City College of Technology, CUNY (Namm Hall 119)

Seminar scholar: David M. Earle, Associate Professor of Transatlantic Modernism and Print Culture at the University of West Florida

Tuesday, June 16

Morning

Topic: Performing Periodical Archival Research

Time: 9:30-noon

Location: New-York Historical Society  (170 Central Park West at 77th Street)

Seminar scholars: Collections curator, Mariam Touba, and Sandra Roff, Professor and Librarian at Baruch College

Afternoon

Topic: The Rise of New York’s Penny Press

Time: 1:30-4:00

Location: John Jay College (524 West 59th street)

Seminar scholar: Vincent Digirolamo, Associate Professor of History at Baruch College

Conference sessions with institute faculty about project

Wednesday, June 17

Morning

Topic: Visual Culture in 19th-Century New York Periodicals

Time: 9:30-noon

Location: Baruch College (55 Lexington Ave at 24th St) 

Seminar scholar: Janice Simon, Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Georgia

Afternoon

Topic:  Independent Work

Conference sessions with institute faculty about project

Thursday, June 18

Morning

Topic: The Representation of Labor in New York Periodicals

Time: 9:30-noon

Location: New York City College of Technology, CUNY (Namm Hall 119)

Seminar scholar: Joshua Brown, Executive Director of the American Social History Project and Professor of History at the Graduate Center, CUNY

Conference sessions with institute faculty about project

Afternoon

Activity: Site visit of Herman Melville’s New York

Time: 1:30-4:00

Friday, June 19

Morning

Topic: The Evolution of Nineteenth-Century New York Newspapers

Time: 9:30-noon

Location: New York City College of Technology, CUNY (Namm Hall 119)

Seminar Leader: Karen Roggenkamp, Associate Professor of English at Texas A&M University and co-editor of American Periodicals

Afternoon (Take Brooklyn Ferry to Manhattan)

Activity: Site visit of Park Row and Printer’s Square

Time: 1:30-4:00

WEEK TWO

Monday, June 22

Morning

Topic: New York Modernism in the Magazines

Time: 9:30-noon

Location: Baruch College (55 Lexington Ave at 24th St) 

Seminar scholars: Adam McKible (Associate Professor of English at John Jay College) and Suzanne W. Churchill, (Professor of English at Davidson College)

Conference sessions with institute faculty about project

Afternoon  

Lunch at Pete’s Tavern (NYC’s oldest saloon and where O. Henry penned “Gift of the Magi”)

Activity: Site visit of Gramercy Park and Union Square

Time: 1:30-4:00

Tuesday, June 23 

Morning

Topic: Contending Voices/Mixed Communities: New York’s Immigrant Press

Time: 9:30-noon

Location: John Jay College (524 West 59th street)

Seminar scholar: Peter Conolly-Smith, Associate Professor of History, Queens College

Afternoon

Topic: Visioning and Re-Visioning the Harlem Renaissance in the Afro-American Press

Time: 1:30-4:00

Location: The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (515 Malcolm X Boulevard at West 135th Street, Harlem)

Seminar scholars: Schomburg Center Curator and Adam McKible

Conference sessions with institute faculty about project

Wednesday, June 24

Morning

Topic: New York Women Writers and Modern Magazine Culture

Time: 9:30-noon

Location: Baruch College (55 Lexington Ave at 24th St) 

Seminar Scholars: Catherine Keyser, Associate Professor of English (University of South Carolina) and Kevin Fitzpatrick, President of the Dorothy Parker Society

Luncheon: The Algonquin Hotel (59 West 44th St)

Seminar Scholars: Catherine Keyser, Associate Professor of English (University of South Carolina) and Kevin Fitzpatrick, President of the Dorothy Parker Society

Afternoon

Activity: Site tour of the Condé Nast Building and exploration of its archives (1 World Trade Center in The Freedom Tower)

Time: 2:30-4:00

Thursday, June 25

Morning

Activity:  Tenement House Tour of the Lower East Side

Time: 10:00-11:30

Afternoon

Activity:  Site visit of the East Village

Time: 1:30-4:00

Site Tour Leaders: Peter Conolly-Smith and Daniel Kane, Reader in English and American Literature at the University of Sussex, Brighton, and Director of the Sussex Center for American Studies

Friday, June 26

Morning

Topic: Teaching New York Periodicals in the Digital Age

Time: 9:30-noon

Location: New York City College of Technology (Namm Hall 119)

Seminar scholar: Jeffrey Drouin, Associate Director of the Modernist Journals Project

Afternoon:

Topic: Review of Institute and Participant Presentations

Time: 1:30-4:00

Location: New York City College of Technology (Namm Hall 119)