NY Restaurant Keepers
Foreign Born Citizens and Tenement Housing in the 18th and 19th Century
The 1917 Immigration Act
Capturing Quantitative Data on Immigrants
Chinese Restaurant Database
A-Story-A: Immigrant Communities in Astoria, Queens
From Archive to Data
Gaelic Gaming in New York City
Approaches to Messy Digitized Archival Documents
Taking History Outside the classroom
History Beyond gives undergraduate students experiences in undertaking independent historical research. The course encourages students to think creatively and boldly, to negotiate past difficulties in collaboration, and to learn from setbacks.
Immigrants at Ellis Island, N.Y.
The New York Public Library Digital Collections
New Method of teaching History
NY Immigrant City research cluster embraces the digital storytelling as a critical frontier in humanities pedagogy. Students are invited to present traditional research in innovative and creative ways. The intention is to give students independent, team-based research experience.
Taking cue from the physical and biological sciences, in which research teams work toward answering a common question, NY Immigrant City creates opportunities for students to work in unconventional settings and to develops skills less commonly taught in conventional classrooms. More importantly, the students draw upon their experiences as digital natives to curate and express their research findings.
Another view of Ellis Island from the harbor, showing various buildings.
The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1902 – 1913.
About the Team
NY Immigrant City is a guided research seminar with participation from the NYU New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai. It uses a team-based research program called Vertically Integrated Projects, piloted by Georgia Tech and coordinated through NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Chatham Square Branch, New York Public Library (old rented building)
The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1902.