Museum Closure

The New-York Historical Society will close at 3pm on November 26 and remain closed through November 27. 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.

January 2012
Audio
SYMPOSIUM: The Age of Revolution: A Whole History - Session 4: How Empires End…
January 21st, 2012
41 minutes 8 seconds
Jeremy Adelman
David Armitage
Thomas Bender (moderator)

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Experts examine the American, French, and Haitian Revolutions in the context of the Americas, where the last and early nineteenth-century phase of the Atlantic revolutions played out in Latin America, and in the largest context of all: Global History.

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December 2011
Audio
Civil War at Sea
December 13th, 2011
1 hour and 2 minutes
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.

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December 2011
Audio
Civilization: The West and the Rest
December 8th, 2011
1 hour and 4 minutes
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?

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November 2011
Audio
The Idea of America: Reflections on the Birth of the United States
November 29th, 2011
1 hour and 58 seconds
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.

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November 2011
Audio
A Contest for Supremacy: China, America, and the Struggle for Mastery in Asia
November 28th, 2011
1 hour and 12 minutes
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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