How might digital technologies help enable new ways of conceptualizing history, visualizing place, and mapping culture? NewYorkScapes presents a one-day symposium on the use of digital tools in the study of urban cultures. A series of panels, workshops, and project
Join NewYorkScapes for a two-day symposium exploring culture, place, and digital methods. Featuring workshops on data and digital pedagogy, art installations, film screenings, and panels. Register now!
Thanks to all who joined us for a fantastic symposium! To view recordings of our sessions, please follow the links in the program below, or view the whole conference playlist here. The public conference guide, which includes shared links,
NewYorkScapes's annual Culture Mapping symposium will take place April 7 - 9, 2022. This year's conference is organized under the theme "Archives & Afterlives."
Daniel London is a doctoral student in History at NYU. He researches the changing ways urban public spaces in America have been built, imagined, and experienced during the early twentieth century, and how these changes have impacted their capacity to
Danny Jauregui is Associate Professor of Art at Whittier College. His work looks at historical trauma, queer erasure, and queer mark-making. Among his projects is Disguised Ruins, a map-based documentary featuring queer spaces in Los Angeles.
David Sugarman is a doctoral candidate in New York University’s Department of English. His research focuses on urban theory and American intellectual history. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Carve, Origins, The Santa Fe Literary Review, Tablet, and Textual
The Digital Almshouse Project captures the experiences of Irish-born patients admitted to New York's Bellevue Almshouse between 1845 and 1852.
Digital Downtown serves as a complement to the main library website for the Downtown Collection, the largest archival collecting endeavor at Fales Library & Special Collections, NYU’s main repository for archival materials in the arts and humanities.
NYPL's Matt Knutzen and NYU Professor Tom Augst explore the archives of the financial firm Brown Brothers & Co. and discuss ways of locating the deep ties between Northern bankers and the slaveowning South.