City of Print: New York and the Periodical Press


Brooklyn, NY



June 21 - July 3, 2020 Length: 2 Weeks


Summer Program

Summer Program Type

Summer Program Audience




This institute will offer a comprehensive view of the shifting cultural politics of the city during the 19th and 20th centuries as told through disparate voices of New York's periodical press. Twenty five participants will take part in discussions led by cultural historians, archivists and experts in the field of American literature, art and urban history, and periodical studies. They will participate in hands-on sessions in the periodical collections of the New-York Historical Society and The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture; visit sites significant in the rise of New York's periodical press, such as Printing House Square, the East Village, and the Algonquin Hotel; and attend Digital Humanities workshops.

Project Director(s)

Mark James Noonan

Lecturers and Visiting Faculty

Jim Casey, Suzanne Churchill, David M. Earle, Jason W. Ellis, Brooks Hefner, Catherine Keyser, Kelley Krietz, Christopher La Casse, Adam D. McKible, Lavelle Porter, Karen Roggenkamp, Graham Thompson, Ed Timke, Daniel Worden

Grantee Institution

NYC College of Technology, CUNY