Beyond the Hall: A Day of Conversation about Commemoration, Historic Preservation, & the Study of History


Image courtesy of the BCC Archives.

All events will take place in the Roscoe Brown Student Center, Room 211.

9-9:30—Registration/Coffee and breakfast

9:30-10–Opening Remarks

Kate Culkin, Associate Professor, Department of History, Bronx Community College

10:00-11:00–Panel 1: Commemoration

John Ahearn, sculptor (with Rigoberto Torres), “South Bronx Hall of Fame”

Prithi Kanakamedala, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Bronx Community College-CUNY

Ruth Sergel, artist-activist, See You in the Streets: Art, Action + Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire (University of Iowa Press, 2016)

11:15-12:15–Panel 2: Bronx Histories

Angel Hernandez, Director of Programs and External Relations, The Bronx County Historical Society

Elena Martinez, Co-Artistic Director, Bronx Music Heritage Center

Philip Panaritis, Co-Founder, Hunts Point Slave Burying Ground Project; Senior Borough Instructional Lead for Social Studies, Bronx Field Support Center


1:20-2:20pm–Panel 3: Students, History, & the Hall of Fame

Susan Amper, Professor, Department of English, Bronx Community College-CUNY

Janet Bunde, University Archivist, New York University

William deJong-Lambert, Associate Professor, History Department, Bronx Community College-CUNY

Catriona Schlosser, Archivist, CUNY Television

Cynthia Tobar, Head of Archives, Bronx Community College-CUNY

2:30-3:10–Campus Tour

Robin Auchincloss, Director of Campus and Facilities Planning, Bronx Community College-CUNY