The 14th Annual Interdisciplinary & Individualized Majors Program Network Conference

"The Future of Individualized & Interdisciplinary Studies Programs"

March 15 - 17, 2023

Photograph of the Empire State Building taken from the perspective of the Skylight Room.
Photograph of the Empire State Building taken from the perspective of the Skylight Room. Photographer: Analie Cruz, CUNY BA.

Presentation Slide Decks

Note: this conference occurred on March 15-17, 2023. Slide decks from the presentations are available below in pdf format.


Post-conference activity, March 17, 2023, 2:00 - 3:30 PM

A 1776 painting of lower Manhattan on fire, entitled "Representation du Feu terrible a Nouvelle Yorck," by François Xavier Habermann, 1776. Source: Library of Congress.
Representation du Feu terrible a Nouvelle Yorck, François Xavier Habermann, 1776. Library of Congress

Register at this link for the GothamED Walking Tour

Join us for a walking tour of lower Manhattan!

The revolutionary generation considered New York City to be the most important location of the American Revolution. Today, that history is largely forgotten. How did New York go from the capital of British North America to a revolutionary hotbed? How did the city survive nearly a decade of war and occupation? And how, despite these hardships, did New York emerge as the first capital of the new republic? Our tour will seek to answer these questions and return New York to its rightful place as the city at the heart of the Revolution.

Peter Aigner, Director of The Gotham Center for New York City History, and Ted Knudsen, Ph.D. Candidate in history at the Graduate Center, CUNY, will help you uncover lower Manhattan’s forgotten revolutionary past. The 1.5 mile walking tour begins on the east side of City Hall Park, proceeds down Broadway to Fraunces Tavern, and concludes at Federal Hall.

Where: Meet at the City Hall Station (R,W) at City Hall Park

Cost: $30 per person