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Civil War and Reconstruction MOOC
Civil War and Reconstruction MOOC Partner: Eric Foner- History Department
This history MOOC series, Columbia's first on the edX platform, is divided into three courses that are spread out over 27 weeks of stimulating lectures, interactive assignments, and community discussions. All three courses are available on ColumbiaX. The first course in the series, A House Divided: The Road to Civil...

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Access: Open to all
Revised: September 2015
Released: September 2014

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Footprints: Jewish Books Through Time and Place
Footprints: Jewish Books Through Time and Place Partner: Marjorie Lehman, Michelle Chesner, Adam Shear, and Joshua Teplitsky- Jewish Theological Seminary, Columbia University Libraries, University of Pittsburgh, and Stony Brook University
Footprints traces the history and movements of Jewish books during and after the early modern period. Each literary work or imprint represents a moment in time and space when an idea was conceived and documented, and in some cases shared with a chosen few, or distributed widely across regions or...

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Access: Released: March 2015

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Living and Learning: The History of Education in New York City
Living and Learning: The History of Education in New York City Partner: Bette Weneck- Teachers College, Center on History and Education (CHE).
Living and Learning: The History of Education in New York City is a collaboration between Professor Bette Weneck of Teachers College, Center on History and Education (CHE) and CCNMTL. The Living and Learning project supports Professor Weneck's course, The History of Education in New York City, which considers the social...

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Access: Private
Released: February 2015

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Mapping the African American Past
Mapping the African American Past Teachers College, Creative Curriculum Initiatives, Hofstra University
Mapping the African American Past (MAAP) is a public website created to enhance the appreciation and study of significant sites and moments in the history of African Americans in New York from the early 17th-century through the recent past. The website is a geographic learning environment, enabling students, teachers, and...

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Access: Open to all
Revised: February 2010
Released: February 2008

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Black Radical Archive
Black Radical Archive Partner: Professor Brent Edwards- Department of English and Comparative Literature
The Black Radical Archive represents a unique platform for engaging students in the curation of rare archival materials. Its online repository, created by CCNMTL for English Professor Brent Edwards' course Black Radicalism and the Archive, houses images of archival materials that Professor Edwards and his students selected from the Columbia...

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Access: Private
Released: January 2010
Harlem Health History
Harlem Health History Partner: Samuel K. Roberts- Department of History
The Harlem Health History project was created to enhance students' historical research on health-focused social movements in an African American community. The project offers students in Professor Samuel Roberts' course, "History of African American Health and Health Movements," a repository of digitized primary source materials about health and public policy...

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Access: Private
Released: September 2009

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Amistad Digital Resource
Amistad Digital Resource Partner: Manning Marable- Institute for Research in African American Studies
The Amistad Digital Resource is a multimedia website that shares hundreds of rare and iconic photographs, audio and video clips, oral history interviews, maps, and descriptive text explaining significant themes and key events in African American history, from slavery to the 21st century. Funded by a grant from the Ford...

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Access: Open to all
Released: June 2009

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Project Vietnam
Project Vietnam Partner: WGBH- Project Vietnam provides Columbia University students unique access to heretofore inaccessible material from the landmark 1983 documentary Vietnam: A Television History, co-produced by Boston's public television station, WGBH. Funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Project Vietnam is a partnership between CCNMTL, WGBH, and the...

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Access: Private
Released: March 2009

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New York Neighborhoods Wiki
New York Neighborhoods Wiki Partner: Ken Jackson- Department of History
The New York Neighborhoods Project wiki is an online collection of student-produced research about New York City neighborhoods. The wiki was produced for Professor Kenneth Jackson's class entitled, The History of the City of New York. This project, which was developed by CCNMTL and Professor Jackson, allows students to create...

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Access: Private
Released: December 2007

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Historical Studies for Sociomedical Sciences
Historical Studies for Sociomedical Sciences Partner: Amy Fairchild- School of Public Health
CCNMTL worked with Professor Amy Fairchild to develop and implement an educational tool that incorporates imagery in the pursuit of historical theory building. The tool, which repurposed the Center's internal Slideshow Maker tool, allowed students to upload images to a communal database. Students could then choose a subset of these...

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Released: April 2002
Archived, no longer available.
Electronic Encyclopedia of the Ancient World Prototype
Electronic Encyclopedia of the Ancient World Prototype Partner: Roger Bagnall, William Harris- Arts and Sciences
A prototype for a comprehensive online reference for the study of the ancient Mediterranean world....

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Access: Private
Released: April 2002

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W.E.B. Du Bois and the Black Experience
W.E.B. Du Bois and the Black Experience Partner: Manning Marable- Arts and Sciences
This e-seminar examines the life and work of W.E.B. Du Bois, the leading African-American writer and political activist of the twentieth century and author of The Souls of Black Folk. The e-seminar is divided into three modules and contains a number of interactive elements to engage the student in the...

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Released: January 2001
Archived, no longer available.
Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke
Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke Partner: Marc Meyer- School of General Studies
A primary reading in the Core Curriculum, this text is enhanced by the MSE with the inclusion of glossaries of concepts and people, author's notes and links to reference materials such as the online version of the Oxford English Dictionary and the Grove Dictionary of Art....

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Released: December 1999
Archived, no longer available.