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Editor: Louie Dean Valencia-García

About us
This digital history project examines the emergence of bohemian and avant-garde culture through a study of gender, race, class, and nationalism in modernity. With a wide-ranging chronological and geographical scope, the selected bohemias represent diverse spatial, aesthetic, economic, political, and social histories. Our work looks at urban spaces where bohemian culture is found, analyzing its intersections with bourgeois and marginal cultures.

In our classes, which are available depending up the semester, range from 1st year students to 4th year students, participants study primary source documents, secondary texts, and graphic novels. Students maintain the website, create interactive maps and other digital content, record oral histories, and actively use social media to explore bohemian/hipster cultures found around the world


Spring 2016
English Composition and Rhetoric, 1102: Writing the New York Underground (Fordham University)
Course Syllabus

Spring 2015
Understanding Historic Change: Modern Europe | Urban Geographies and Visual Culture (Fordham University)

Fall 2014
Painting Bohemian Lives: Absinthe, Ideology, and Urban Politics (Fordham University)
Course Syllabus
Course reading list

Fall 2013
English Composition and Rhetoric, 1102: Bohemians, Beats, Hippies, Punk Rockers, and Millennials (Fordham University)
Course Syllabus