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Following last year’s highly successful event, NYCDH Week 2020 begins on February 3 with a kickoff gathering at Lincoln Center Campus (113 W. 60th St., 12th Floor). This year’s theme is Histories and Representations of Communities Across the Five Boroughs. The day-long event features speakers, roundtables, lightning talks and networking sessions. Stay tuned for more information about our exciting lineup and schedule information.


Matt Knutzen

Matt Knutzen

This year’s keynote speaker will be Matt Knutzen, the Linda May Uris Director of Humanities and Social Sciences Research Divisions in the New York Public Library’s landmark Schwarzman Building where he oversees public service, operations, and programming across a gamut of domains. He started in the Library’s Map Division in 2001 and has since helped advance a vision of the Library in both its grand physical spaces and expansive and transformative digitally environments. Matt holds a BA in Geography from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MFA in Painting from Pratt Institute.


    • 12:00-12:30: Registration (with snacks)
    • 12:30-1:30: Graduate Student Awards
    • 1:30-2:30: Keynote Speaker: Matt Knutzen 
    • 2:30-2:45: Break
    • 2:45-3:15: Presentation of NYCDH Award to Matthew K. Gold

      Matthew K. Gold

      Matthew K. Gold

    • 3:15-4:15: Panel
      This panel feature and discuss work that demonstrates the role of the digital humanities in recognizing, empowering, and understanding New York City communities of the past and present.

      • Monxo López is co-curator of the “Who We Are: Visualizing NYC by the Numbers” exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York. He is also a researcher, professor, cartographer, and South Bronx-based environmental and urban justice activist. He teaches Latino and ethnic politics at Hunter College and is a Mapping Fellow at the Design Trust for Public Spaces
      • Shawn Hill is Fordham University’s Instructional Technologist for Digital Scholarship and Pedagogy, and a co-founder of The Greater Harlem Coalition. He is currently developing a data visualization project of The Greater Harlem Coalition on the unequal distribution of opioid treatment programs in New York City (
      • Desislava Stoeva is a graduate student in Strategic Communication at Fordham’s Public Media program. She is currently a project assistant for the Bronx Italian American History Initiative (BIAHI) under the supervision of Professor Jacqueline Reich, Ph.D. Her main focus is the creation and maintenance of its website and visual identity, as well as the coding of the project’s metadata.
      • Sarah B. Cohn is an Assistant Professor and Head of Reference at the Morris Raphael Cohen Library at The City College of New York, CUNY. Sarah directs the digital project, Clara Lemlich Shavelson: An Activist Life (
    • 4:15-5:00: Lightning Talks (sign up during the day)
    • 5:00: Digibar (The Empire Rooftop at the Empire Hotel, 44 West 63rd Street) 

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