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.
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...
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."
Zachary Nowak, Harvard University Comment: Phyllis Andersen, Independent Scholar
With the introduction of discourse about “invasive exotic species” in the 1980s, the reason for the removal of reeds planted along the Muddy River shifted, from socio-sexual disapproval of illicit activities to “ecoxenophobia.” This essay aims to historicize “exotic” species to show that their labeling as such is a...
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!
Eugenio Menegon (Boston University & IAJS-Boston...