Museum Open Monday

The New-York Historical Society Museum will be open Monday, December 29, 10am-6pm. For details, please visit our calendar.

SYMPOSIUM: The Age of Revolution: A Whole History - Session 2: Adventures in the Archives—Discovering the Treasures of the Age of Revolution

Event date: 
January 21st, 2012
Duration: 
1 hour 6 minutes
Speaker: 
Jeremy D. Popkin
Patrick Tardieu
Julia Gaffield
Ted Widmer (moderator)
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Experts explore the challenges and opportunities inherent in the study of the Haitian Revolution, a cataclysmic event that left a particularly complicated paper trail.

SYMPOSIUM: The Age of Revolution: A Whole History - Session 1: The Haitian Revolution and Human Rights, Keynote Address

Event date: 
January 21st, 2012
Duration: 
1 hour 12 minutes
Speaker: 
Laurent Dubois
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Professor Dubois discusses the ways in which enslaved people shaped the development and application of ideas of equality and human rights during the Age of Revolution.

James Madison

Event date: 
October 25th, 2011
Duration: 
1 hour 44 seconds
Speaker: 
Richard Brookhiser
Benno Schmidt (moderator)
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Richard Brookhiser presents a vivid portrait of the “Father of the Constitution,” an accomplished yet humble statesman who nourished Americans’ fledgling liberty.

A World on Fire: Britain’s Crucial Role in the American Civil War

Event date: 
October 4th, 2011
Duration: 
55 minutes 32 seconds
Speaker: 
Amanda Foreman
Harold Holzer (moderator)
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Amanda Foreman, in conversation with Harold Holzer, takes the audience on a journey to the drawing rooms of London, the offices of Washington, and the front lines of a divided America to examine Great Britain’s integral role in the Civil War.

Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power

Event date: 
June 7th, 2012
Duration: 
59 minutes 30 seconds
Speaker: 
Steve Coll
Kati Marton (moderator)
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In conversation with Kati Marton, Steve Coll sheds light on ExxonMobil and the larger-than-life characters who have contributed to its colossal story.

Steve Jobs

Event date: 
March 6th, 2012
Duration: 
1 hour, 4 minutes
Speaker: 
Walter Isaacson
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Walter Isaacson tells the story of the roller-coaster life and searing personality of Steve Jobs, a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six technological industries.

Civil War at Sea

Event date: 
December 13th, 2011
Duration: 
1 hour and 2 minutes
Speaker: 
James M. McPherson
Craig L. Symonds
Harold Holzer
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Three prize-winning historians discuss the often-neglected naval history of the American Civil War.

Civilization: The West and the Rest

Event date: 
December 8th, 2011
Duration: 
1 hour and 4 minutes
Speaker: 
Niall Ferguson
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Niall Ferguson discusses his book, Civilization: The West and the Rest. How did the West overtake its Eastern rivals? And has the zenith of Western power now passed?

The Idea of America: Reflections on the Birth of the United States

Event date: 
November 29th, 2011
Duration: 
1 hour and 58 seconds
Speaker: 
Gordon S. Wood
Richard Brookhiser
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Gordon S. Wood, in conversation with Richard Brookhiser, reflects on the birth of American nationhood and explains why the Revolution remains so essential.

A Contest for Supremacy: China, America, and the Struggle for Mastery in Asia

Event date: 
November 28th, 2011
Duration: 
1 hour and 12 minutes
Speaker: 
Aaron L. Friedberg
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Aaron L. Friedberg discusses how the 21st century will be shaped by the relationship between China and the United States, the strategies each is employing to achieve its goals, and the escalating Sino-American struggle for geopolitical predominance.

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