9-11 and American Memory, July 9–15, 2017
New York University
Americans, and the people of other nations, have faced events of great violence (full-scale wars as well as specific traumatic events) such as the American Civil War, the Great War in Europe, the Holocaust of the World War II era, the attack on Pearl Harbor, and the attacks of September 11, 2001. Edward Linenthal, who specializes in the interpretation of controversial historic sites, will examine the nature and meaning of historical memory, using the extraordinary collections of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, the historic site, and memorial itself to explore the forging of reactions to and interpretations of 9/11.
Travel & Accommodations
There are several options for traveling to and from New York City. New York University (NYU) is located at Washington Square Park in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of the borough of Manhattan. For travel directions and a campus map, visit the New York University website. As parking is not available on campus; participants who drive will need to park in public parking lots.
Workshop participants will stay in on-campus residence halls in private rooms, but will share bathrooms and common space. Participants should plan to bring laptops, as computer access on campus will be limited.
The university provides basic bedding and towels only. Please note that participants should plan to bring alarm clocks, shower shoes, hangers, irons, and hair dryers. There are a few communal kitchenettes located in the building, but not within each suite; however, participants should bring their own utensils. Housekeeping services are provided throughout the week.
Meals will be served in a university cafeteria in space shared by other programs. All on-campus meals will be paid for by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from the seminar. Each seminar participant will receive reimbursement of travel expenses up to $400. Please read our complete travel reimbursement policy before applying.
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is proud to announce its agreement with Adams State University to offer three hours of graduate credit to participating seminar teachers. For more information click here.
Course Reviews from Past Participants
"This was a really unique and valuable experience. Being able to learn from the 9/11 Memorial Museum staff as well as other academic experts was wonderful."
"This program was the best professional development experience that I have had in over 10 years as a teacher. Everything was first-rate. It was organized, intellectually stimulating, and the busy schedule also provided for appropriate time for individual exploration and reflection. For the past five years, I have taught a class on 9/11, and this experience helped strengthen my knowledge while providing many new ideas for engaging students in the material. The first-hand accounts were incredibly powerful, and I left the program with an increased awareness of how primary sources shape memory. Overall, I can not say enough positive things about the seminar, the seminar leaders, and the guest lecturers."
Email the Teacher Seminars department or call 646-366-9666.
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