Outside of Harvard

2017 May 20

Mass Historical Society: The History and Collections of the MHS

10:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

 

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 abentley@masshist.org.

While you're here you will also have the opportunity to view our current exhibition: The Irish Atlantic: A Story of Famine Migration and Opportunity...

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2017 May 16

Mass Historical Society: The Winter Workscape: Weather and the Meaning of Industrial Capitalism in the Northern Forest, 1850-1950

5:15pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

Jason L. Newton, Syracuse University

Comment: Richard W. Judd, University of Maine

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....

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2017 May 10

Mass Historical Society: Avian Affinities and Refashioning Roles: Feathers, Millinery and American Bird Protection

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

Brown Bag Lunch Event

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...

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2017 Mar 24

Boston College: Jeffrey Sachs:  Economics and Ethics for the Anthropocene

4:30pm

Location: 

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...

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2017 Mar 31

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

8:30am to 3:00pm

Location: 

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

Featuring:
Linda Coombs...

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2017 Mar 15

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

5:30pm

Location: 

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.

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2017 Jan 30

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

6:30pm

Location: 

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...

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2017 Feb 07

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

5:15pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

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."

Seminars...

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2017 Jan 10

Mass Historical Society: Sex in the Reeds: Disciplining Nature and Cultivating Virtue in the Back Bay Fens

5:15pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215

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...

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