THE NEW MEDIA LAB (NML) works with Graduate Center and CUNY faculty and doctoral students from a variety of academic disciplines to conceive and create groundbreaking multimedia projects based on student and faculty scholarly research. Our goal is to integrate digital media into traditional academic practice, challenging scholars to develop fresh questions in their respective fields using the tools of new technology. The NML is committed to a vision of new technology based on open access to ideas, tools, and resources.
Our ten award-winning documentaries explore the central role of working women and men in U.S. history. These accessible and exciting programs have withstood the test of time and continue to engage students in middle school through college level classes. Each documentary has a downloadable Viewer's Guide that is written for student readers. It introduces the main topics, events, and composite characters that help to dramatize the historical themes in many of the programs. All programs are 30 minutes long and available for purchase as DVD or VHS.
Since 1989, the American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning has worked with grade 7—12 and college instructors in professional development seminars in New York City and around the country. We offer materials ranging from ASHP/CML's books, documentaries, and websites to carefully selected primary source materials. And collaboration is key: among teachers, CUNY faculty partners, and local museums