American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning
The Graduate Center's American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning (ASHP/CML) creates print, visual, online, and digital materials that explore the diverse social and cultural histories of the nation and challenge traditional ways that people learn about the past.
Our professional development seminars and institutes help teachers to use the latest scholarship, technology, and active learning methods. ASHP/CML supervises the Graduate Center’s New Media Lab, which facilitates student and faculty digital projects and research.
LGBTQ+ Histories of the United States: Summer Institute for Teachers
ASHP/CML will host a National Endowment for the Humanities institute in Summer 2022 for 30 middle and high school teachers to study LGBTQ+ Histories of the United States.LGBTQ+ Histories of the United States
Historicizing Black Resistance in the U.S.
As educators and scholars, we recognize the power of history to provide an understanding of the past that can help transform our present lives and shape our future. For that purpose, ASHP has compiled some resources for those who want to better understand the history of both black oppression and black resistance that make up the U.S. story.Historicizing Black Resistance in the U.S. Project
Who Built America? The Open Educational Resource
ASHP/CML's award-winning textbook, Who Built America? is currently being expanded and developed into a free, online fourth edition. Intended for classroom use and general audiences, it is designed to reshape the way U.S. history is taught and learned.Who Built America?
CUNY Digital History Archive
The CUNY Digital History Archive (CDHA) is an open, digital public archive and portal that gives the CUNY community and the broader public online access to a range of materials related to the history of the City University of New York (CUNY).CUNY Digital History Archive Project
New Media Lab
The New Media Lab assists faculty and doctoral students from a variety of academic disciplines to create multimedia projects based on their own scholarly research.New Media Lab
Jun 28, 2022
Professor Anne Valk shares lessons from history on The Thought Project.
- Faculty News
Oct 20, 2021
The Mina Rees Library at the Graduate Center, CUNY is proud to announce its support of the CUNY Digital History Archive (CDHA) in partnership with...
Jan 22, 2016
The GC's American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning (ASHP/CML) has received a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant for a two-week institute this summer on the U.S. Civil War.
Jun 30, 2015
On July 13, 1865, in a spectacular fire witnessed by thousands of New Yorkers, P. T. Barnum's American Museum in downtown Manhattan mysteriously burned to the ground. The museum will soon re-open its doors to the public - this time in virtual form.