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Our Other Projects

The American Social History Project/Center for Media & Learning and the Center for History and New Media have undertaken a number ofdigital history projects, both separately and in collaboration.

In addition to History Matters, ourJOINT projects include:

The Lost Museum is an interacive 3-D re-creation of P.T. Barnum's American Museum, circa 1865. Mid-nineteenth century America's pre-eminent popular culture institution, this uniquely influential place revealed the conflicts of the era. By combining narrative, spatial investigation, documentation, and pedagogical strategies, this virtual museum creatively conveys the social, cultural, and political history of the period.
The September 11 Digital Archive The September 11 Digital Archive uses electronic media to collect, preserve, and present the history of the 2001 attacks. The archive has collected first-hand accounts of the attacks and the aftermath, collected and archived emails and digital images growing out of these events, organized and annotated the most important web-based resources, and developed materials to contextualize and teach about the events.
Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution provides an accessible and lively introduction to the French Revolution as well as an archive of some of the most important documentary evidence from the Revolution, including 338 texts, 245 images, and a number of maps and songs.
CD-ROM: Who Built America? From the Centennial Celebration of 1876 to the Great War of 1914 Based on the first four chapters of the second volume of the textbook, the CD-ROM supplements the original text with hundreds of illustrations, film clips, archival recordings, songs, oral histories, graphs and maps, and more than 5,000 additional pages of primary and secondary text sources.
CD-ROM: Who Built America? From the Great War of 1914 to the Dawn of the Atomic Age in 1946 This technically and aesthetically advanced "sequel" based on the chapters in the second volume of the textbook covering this period, provides users with more direct access to resources, more multimedia features, and additional functions facilitating its use in the classroom.

ASHP/CML's other projects and programs include:

Ground One: Voices from Post-911 Chinatown provides an in-depth portrait of the ways in which the identity of a community, largely neglected by national media following 9/11, has been indelibly shaped by that day. Ground One offers videotaped and transcribed interviews with 30 people who lived and worked in Chinatown that are fully searchable by theme, keyword, or interviewee in English and Chinese.
Who Built America? Documentaries present an exciting and innovative social history that focuses on "ordinary" Americans whose actions and beliefs helped shape the nation. Each of the ten 30-minute programs is designed for use in college and high school classrooms.
Student Voices from WWII and the McCarthy Era This oral history website offers a case study of the impact of World War II and the domestic Cold War on student life at an urban public college campus.
Virtual New York draws on the Graduate Center's Old York Library collection of approximately 13,000 books, 20,000 postcards, thousands of photographs, maps, newspaper tearsheets, and other ephemera related to New York City. Through exhibits such as Disaster — which reveals how accidents, epidemics, blizzards, fires, riots, and other cataclysmic events affected New Yorkers — the resources are made available to teachers and the public.
Teaching American History Programs Part master class in history, part pedagogical workshop, and part collaborative planning opportunity, our many U.S Department of Education funded programs allow teachers to step back from their daily schedules to consider broad historical questions and develop lessons that will bring their new knowledge into the classroom.
Learning to Look: Visual Evidence in the U.S. Past in the New Media Classroom Program Premised on the belief that archival visual materials are a vital resource for understanding the American past, LtL seeks to improve teaching U.S. history and culture with visual evidence. Through regional training institutes and workshops this program helps secondary school teachers and college professors integrate the Web and the latest technological tools into their humanities curriculum.
Making Connections Program This thirteen-year-old professional development program brings together New York City middle and high school teachers, City University of New York (CUNY) faculty, and ASHP/CML educators to explore social history scholarship and improve teaching and learning.
The New Media Lab Under the auspices of the Center for Media and Learning/American Social History Project, this Graduate Center facility assists faculty and doctoral students from a variety of academic disciplines in creating groundbreaking, multimedia projects based on their scholarly research.
Who Built America? Working People and the Nation's Economy, Politics, Culture, and Society Textbook surveys the nation's past from the perspective of working men and women, examing the roles they have played in the making of modern America. Growing out of the effort to reinterpret American history from "the bottom up," WBA? not only documents the country's presidents, politics, and wars but also focuses on the fundamental social and economic conflicts in our history, integrating the history of community, family, gender roles, race, and ethnicity into the more familiar history of politics and economic development.
Freedom's Unfinished Revolution Textbook Filled with primary historical documents, including letters, speeches, and excerpts from novels and newspapers, this text offers students a firsthand look at the Civil War and its aftermath: the struggle to rebuild the South and construct a new society.
Picturing A Nation: Teaching with American Art and Material Culture Developed in collaboration with the Brooklyn Museum of Art, this curriculum packet is designed for secondary schools and includes 12 slides and classroom tested lessons that address various themes in American history.

CHNM's other projects and programs include:

Echo uses the Internet to collect and present the history of science, technology, and industry. It hosts free workshops and offers free consultation services to assist other historical practitioners in launching their own websites. In addition, Echo provides a centralized guide and portal for those seeking websites on the history of science and technology.
World History Matters offers direct access to two projects-World History Sources and Women in World History-that provide resources to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from primary sources and further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially issues of cultural contact and globalization.
CHNM Tools are all free and intended to assist and enhance historical research on the web. Web Scrapbook allows you to store all types of digital objects and share it with other users. Survey Builder enables you to easily create and manage online surveys, especially useful for Internet-based oral history projects, or any other project that involves collecting feedback. Scribe is a note-taking and bibliographic package created with historians in mind. Poll Builder builds customizable polls and posts them on your website. H-Bot is an automated fact finding tool. Syllabus Finder lets you find and compare syllabi from thousands of universities and colleges on any topic.-Timeline Builder helps create dynamic, interactive online timelines.
History News Network places current events in historical perspective with up-to-the-minute reporting, investigative exclusives, reader blogs, and opinion pieces.
Imaging the French Revolution is an experiment in digital scholarship. A group of leading scholars analyze forty-two images of crowds and crowd violence in the French Revolution.
Historical Thinking Matters is a website focused on key topics in U.S. history, designed to teach students how to critically read primary sources and how to critique and construct historical narratives.
History Departments Around the World is a searchable database linking to roughly 1,200 history departments around the world.
Essays on History & New Media offers essays devoted to the theoretical and practical aspects of taking history into a digital format, including comments on design and technical factors.
Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web is a free, detailed, book-length introduction to the practice of digital history by Daniel J. Cohen and Roy Rosenzweig.
Teaching American History projects were created by Virginia school districts in collaboration with CHNM and with funding by the U.S. Department of Education. The projects provide professional development opportunities for teachers to improve their content knowledge of history by working with professional historians and museum educators.
Critical Infrastructure Protection Digital Archive and Oral History Project documents the history of critical infrastructure through a digital archive, an online bibliography, historical interviews, personal narratives, and an interactive timeline.
Hypertext Scholarship in American Studies is an experiment in hypertext publishing. Four essays-covering such diverse topics as photos as legal evidence, the Spanish-American War in film, early comic strips, and Arnold Schwarzenegger-offer contrasting approaches to using digital media for scholarly presentations.
Interpreting the Declaration of Independence by Translation is a roundtable in which historians discuss the translation and reception of the Declaration of Independence in different countries. In addition to these reflections, the site includes actual translations of the Declaration into several different languages.
Exploring U.S. History offers online teaching modules for a U.S. history survey course covering the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, including topics on indentured servitude, runaway slaves, antebellum popular culture, and advertisements in modern magazines.