New School Histories

New School for Social Research: Historical Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

New School Histories

Fall 2018

Taught By: Julia Foulkes and Mark Larrimore

Section: A

CRN: 7236

Credits: 3

In 1919, the New School for Social Research opened with courses in the social sciences, social work, and public affairs. The school did not seek to be a university: it did not offer formal degrees. The founders—several of them "new historians"—sought to make education relevant to the issues of the day, to remain ever new. Soon the New School had expanded its course offerings into the arts and psychology. A few years later it became an unprecedented haven for refugee scholars from Europe and home to the Dramatic Workshop. In this course, we look at what ideas defined learning here, and we conduct research in the university’s archives with an eye toward the school's centenary in 2019. Students may explore a variety of topics, including delving into the funding for the school; examining other important events of 1919—including what was happening at Mannes and Parsons, much later to join their destinies with The New School; creating a historical guide or tour of the school; connecting the school’s history to the 400 Years of Inequality project (; or updating the website Through this archival research and an examination of the academic and artistic engagement of New School faculty and students since the school’s inception, we seek to explore the use of the past in a school dedicated to the new. This course is co-taught by Julia Foulkes and Mark Larrimore.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Historical Studies (GHIS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 4

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 2:31am 1/21/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1200A

Date Range: 8/28/2018 - 12/11/2018