Museum and Library Closures

The New-York Historical Society will be closed on September 23, and select spaces will be closed September 24. For details, please visit our calendar.

Did you miss one of New-York Historical's recent public programs? Recordings of select programs are available here as streaming audio.

Podcasts of select programs are also available on New-York Historical’s iTunes U library. These files can easily be downloaded and played on any Mac, PC or portable device and even burned to a CD.

April 2012
Audio
The Table Comes First: Family, France and the Meaning of Food
April 3rd, 2012
51 minutes 30 seconds
Adam Gopnik

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Adam Gopnik takes the audience on a beguiling journey that begins in eighteenth-century France — the birthplace of our modern tastes and, by no coincidence, the restaurant — telling the story of French gastronome Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin.

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March 2012
Audio
Conquered into Liberty
March 29th, 2012
1 hour 48 seconds
Eliot A. Cohen
Josiah Bunting III (moderator)

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Eliot A. Cohen and Josiah Bunting III tell the story of how woodland skirmishes and massacres, frontal assaults, and shadowy covert actions shaped America’s approach to geopolitics and war.

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March 2012
Audio
The Draft Riots, Part II
March 15th, 2012
1 hour 9 minutes
Edna Greene Medford
Carla Peterson
Barnet Schecter
Harold Holzer (moderator)

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Four experts examine the causes of the Civil War Draft Riots of 1863, its sickening violence, and the enduring legacy it left on New York.

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March 2012
Audio
Steve Jobs
March 6th, 2012
1 hour, 4 minutes
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.

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February 2012
Audio
Will China Take Over the World?
February 21st, 2012
1 hour 1 minute
Sebastian Mallaby
Steven Rattner
Byron R. Wien (moderator)

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Experts discuss China’s continued rise and how America’s role in world affairs will change.

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