September 11 as History: Collecting Today for Tomorrow
A Library of Congress Symposium
Funding for the symposium is made
possible by the Library of Congress, George Mason University, and
The City University of New York.
The American Social History Project (ASHP) http://www.ashp.cuny.edu/
The American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning
aims to revitalize interest in history by challenging the traditional
ways that people learn about the past. Founded in 1981 and based
at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, ASHP
has gained an international reputation for its award-winning books,
documentaries, and digital programs. ASHP has been the recipient
of grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the
Ford, Rockefeller, Kellogg, and Aaron Diamond foundations.
The City University of New York Graduate Center
The Graduate Center is the doctorate-granting institution for The
City University of New York (CUNY), where 4,000 students and 1,600
faculty join in the shared enterprise of exploring and expanding
the boundaries of knowledge within 32 doctoral programs in the humanities,
social sciences and sciences. More than a third of the rated Ph.D.
programs rank among the country's top 20. This remarkable environment
of intellectual discovery and exchange is further augmented by 28
research centers and institutes focused on areas of compelling social,
civic, cultural, and scientific concerns.
The Center for History and New Media at George Mason University
Since 1994, the Center for History and New Media (CHNM) has used
digital media and computer technology to change the ways that people--
scholars, students, and the general public--learn about and use
the past. CHNM's work has been recognized with major awards from
the American Historical Association and other national organizations,
as well as with grants from the Sloan, Rockefeller, Gould, Delmas,
and Kellogg foundations and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
George Mason University http://www.gmu.edu/
George Mason has emerged in the last decade as a major university
in both the state of Virginia and in the nation. By emphasizing
high technology, public policy, and the fine and performing arts,
the university has formed many links within the community and state.
George Mason's innovative programs and visionary outlook have attracted
a faculty of renowned scholars and teachers. Enrollment is now more
than 26,000 students studying in more than 130 degree programs at
the undergraduate, master's, doctoral, and professional levels.
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation http://www.sloan.org/main.shtml
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is a philanthropic nonprofit institution
established in 1934 by Alfred Pritchard Sloan Jr., a former president
and chief executive officer of General Motors Corporation. Foundation
grants during past years have supported the use of the World Wide
Web as a new way of creating an historical record of recent major
science and technology events.
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