Outside of Harvard

2017 May 05

Harvard Book Store: Chosen Nation: Mennonites and Germany in a Global Era by Ben Goossen



Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

History Department affiliates are invited to attend the launch of Ben Goossen's book, Chosen Nation: Mennonites and Germany in a Global Era, at the Harvard Book Store on Friday, May 5 at 3pm. The event includes a talk and book signing. It is open to the public.

2017 Mar 31

BCC: Crimes Against Humanity: A Conference on Native American Genocide (Conference)

8:30am to 3:00pm


Jackson Arts Center Auditorium, Bristol Community College, 777 Elsbree Street, Fall River, MA 02720

Keynote Address : History of Violence, The Violence of History: Native American Genocide

Dr. Karl Jacoby, Ph. D.

Dr. Jacoby is a History Professor at Columbia University, an author, and a specialist in environmental, borderland, and Native American history. His books include Crimes Against Nature: Squatters, Poachers, Thieves and the Hidden History of American Conservation and Shadows at Dawn: A Borderlands Massacre and the Violence of History.  

2017 Mar 15

BU: Radio ‘Apostles’: AcciónCultural Popular, Rural Development, and the Cold War in Colombia,1947-1974 | Mary Roldán



CAS B12. Boston University


Mary Roldán, Professor of Latin American History, Hunter College and CUNY Graduate Center

In the 1950s and 1960s, the Catholic organization ACPO and its radio station Radio Sutatenza trained peasant leaders to do rural outreach in the wake of violence.  Reworking religion, gender, politics, and the material reality of what it means to do development work, these ACPO-trained “apostles” tried to model a different kind of masculinity that was not about swagger and intimidation, but rather reason, tolerance, and persuasion.

2017 Jan 30

Hutchins Center: Free tickets for screening of "Birth of a Movement"



Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville, MA


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In 1915, Boston-based African American newspaper editor and activist William M. Trotter waged a battle against D.W. Griffith’s groundbreaking but notoriously Ku Klux Klan-friendly The Birth of a Nation, unleashing a fight that still rages today about race relations, media representation, and the power and influence of Hollywood.

2017 Feb 07

Mass Historical Society: The Coromantee War in Jamaica: Charting the Course of an Atlantic Slave Revolt

5:15pm to 7:30pm


1154 Boylston Street , Boston

Vincent Brown, Harvard UniversityComment: Malick Ghachem, MIT

Drawn from Brown’s current book project, this essay will discuss African diasporic warfare in the Americas. It puts the Jamaican Revolt of 1760-61 in the context of a dramatic series of 17th- and 18th-century revolts and conspiracies that were staged by enslaved Africans from the Gold Coast, known widely as “Coromantees."

2016 Nov 29

BC: PANEL: Four Centuries of Jesuit History in China | Menegon | Afinogenov | Pieragastini

2:30pm to 4:00pm


Boston College, Chestnut Hill Campus Stokes Hall North, Room N203, Chestnut Hill, MA


This event is co-sponsored by the Boston College Asian Studies Program

This panel presents new editions from the Institute of Jesuit Sources and other recent work on the deep engagement of the Jesuits with China, from the early modern to the modern period. Come to learn about late Ming philosophical debates, daily life in Qing Beijing, and church-state relations in modern Shanghai!



2016 Nov 17

Cambridge Historical Society: "Housing for All?" 3-Part Symposium

6:00pm to 8:00pm


Cambridge Public Library Central Square Branch


-a new initiative by the CHS, meeting you in the City

This fall, the Cambridge Historical Society presents 3 conversations

about the past, present, and future of affordable housing in Cambridge. The question, 'Housing for All?' will be posed to knowledgeable experts and to Cantabrigians like you. Bring your stories and questions to the conversations. 

Conversation 3, "How do we achieve the affordable city?" 

Thursday 11/17, 6-8pm, Cambridge Public Library Central Square Branch