What is New is Old: A History of The New School
A lecture and slideshow with Julia Foulkes, Associate Professor of History, The New School

In 1919, the New School for Social Research opened with courses in the social sciences, social work, and public affairs in New York “because it is the greatest social science laboratory in the world.” The school was not quite a university: it did not offer formal degrees. The founders thought that people would come to the school for “no other purpose than to learn.” It sought to make education relevant to the issues of the day, to remain ever new.

Nearly 100 years later, the school is now a multi-faceted university and a hub in the political, intellectual, and cultural life of New York City and Greenwich Village. Professor Foulkes investigates interdisciplinary questions about the arts, urban studies, and history in her research and teaching. She is currently chair of a new curricular area in Arts and Social Engagement at The New School.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
6:30 pm

Wollman Hall at The New School, 65 West 11th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues