The History and Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society Tour is a 90-minute docent-led walk through our public rooms. The tour is free, open to the public, with no need for reservations. If you would like to bring a larger party (8 or more), please contact Curator of Art Anne Bentley at 617-646-0508 or email@example.com.
Industrial logging operators used the winter weather, wood, simple machines, and muscle power alone to increase the production and transportation of saw logs to reach industrial scale and efficiency. Drawing on methods from environmental and labor history and the history of slavery and capitalism, this essay characterizes industrial capitalism as a force that will sustain seemingly anachronistic modes of production as long as they remain profitable....
Emily Gephart, School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University
In his Arcades Project, Walter Benjamin argued that fashion’s pursuit of novelty functioned in modern society as an attempt to stave off the inevitability of death. Yet, in millinery fashion at the turn of the 20thcentury, death was often conspicuously visible: popular plumed hats provoked crises in global extinction, inspired passionate advocacy for bird protection and trade restriction, and led—eventually—to wholesale changes in...
JFK Presidential Library and Museum, Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125
join us for a special preview of American Experience’s upcoming miniseries, The Great War, on Tuesday, March 28th at 6:00pm at the JFK Presidential Library and Museum. A panel discussion with special guests from the film will...
Devlin Hall, Room 008. Boston College, 140 commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA
The Boston College Lowell Humanities Series will present:
Jeffrey Sachs: Economics and Ethics for the Anthropocene Friday, March 24 at 4:30 p.m. Devlin Hall, Room 008
Jeffrey Sachs is a world-renowned professor of economics, leader in sustainable development, senior UN advisor, bestselling author, and syndicated columnist whose monthly newspaper columns appear in more than 100 countries. He is the co-recipient of the 2015 Blue Planet Prize, the leading global prize for environmental leadership, and has twice been named among Time Magazine’s 100 most...
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.
Discussion Panel : Native American Voices on Genocide
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.