This week on The Historians Podcast, Janny Venema tells how she came to Albany, New York, from The Netherlands 35 years ago and went to work translating New Netherland colony early Dutch manuscripts with Charles Gehring. She is retiring now and heading back to The Netherlands. Venema is author of Beverwijck: A Dutch Village on the American Frontier, 1652-1664 (SUNY Press, 2003) and a biography, Kiliaen van Rensselaer (1586-1643): Designing a New World (SUNY Press, 2011). [Read more…] about Janny Venema On Her Time In Albany Translating Dutch Records
New York State Podcasts
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In this episode of Ben Franklin’s World, we explore Douglass’ thoughtful question within the context of Early America: What did the Fourth of July mean for African Americans in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries?
This week on The Historians Podcast, archaeologists Kathleen O’Neal Gear and her husband W. Michael Gear. The Gears have written over 60 novels about prehistoric North America. Their latest book, set in what is now Utah, is People of the Canyons. [Read more…] about Prehistoric North America (Historians Podcast)
The Long Island History Project, in collaboration with Preservation Long Island, hosted a week-long awards ceremony highlighting their 2020 Preservation Award winners.
The five interviews cover projects including 19th century sawmills and Gilded Age mansions, ranging from Seacliff on the North Shore to Oak Beach on the Atlantic. [Read more…] about Long Island Preservation Award Winner Interviews (Podcasts)
In this episode of the Ben Franklin’s World podcast, Stephen Fried, an award-winning journalist and author of Rush: Revolution, Madness, and Benjamin Rush, the Visionary Doctor Who Became a Founding Father (Crown, 2018), joins us to explore the life and deeds of one founder we don’t always talk about, Benjamin Rush.
This week on The Historians Podcast, Wanda Burch tells stories from her book The Home Voices Speak Louder than the Drums: Dreams and the Imagination in Civil War Letters and Memoirs (McFarland, 2017). [Read more…] about Dreams of the Civil War Soldiers (Podcast)
In this episode of The Historians Podcast, controversy has developed over Charging Bull and Fearless Girl, two Manhattan statues in Lower Manhattan. Attorney and historian James Kaplan chronicles the story in this Historians Podcast Extra Edition. Kaplan wrote an article on the subject that recently appeared in New York Almanack. [Read more…] about Charging Bull: A Different Statue Controversy
The June 2020 episode of “Crossroads of Rockland History,” explored the life and work of Mary Mowbray-Clarke. As a young woman, Nyack’s Mary Mowbray-Clarke (née Horgan) met and mingled with some of the most influential artists and intellectuals of the day.
Later, as co-owner of the Sunwise Turn Bookshop, a hotbed of artistic activity and anarchist political thought in New York City during the 1910s and ’20s, she convinced many of her friends and colleagues to move to Rockland County, resulting in an artist colony like no other. [Read more…] about Artists and Anarchists in Rockland County (Podcast)
The latest episode of A New York Minute In History podcast explores the mystery of who is the inspiration for Natty Bumppo, one of the most recognizable characters from James Fenimore Cooper’s Leatherstocking Tales series of novels.
Bumppo was described by Cooper as a rugged frontiersman who dressed in tanned leather and was a skilled hunter and scout. His character was famously ridiculed by Mark Twain. [Read more…] about James Fenimore Cooper: Who is the Real Natty Bumppo?
This week on The Historians Podcast, movie historian and SUNY Albany lecturer emeritus Audrey Kupferberg discusses film preservation. [Read more…] about Preserving Motion Picture History (Podcast)