Outside of Harvard

2018 Apr 03

MHS: Terror Twice Told: Popular Conventions, Political Violence, and the Coming of the Constitutional Crisis, 1780-1787

5:15pm

Location: 

1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

Boston Area Early American History Seminar

Brendan McConville, Boston University
Comment: Richard D. Brown, University of Connecticut

Tuesdays at 5:15 PM, except as noted. A light sandwich supper follows. Attendance is free. Subscriptions are available ($25 per year) for online access to the pre-circulated essays in 3 series.
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2018 Feb 06

MHS: The Category of Disability in Colonial America

5:15pm

Location: 

1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

Boston Area Early American History Seminar

Laurel Daen, MHS-NEH Fellow
Comment: Cornelia H. Dayton, University of Connecticut

Tuesdays at 5:15 PM, except as noted. A light sandwich supper follows. Attendance is free. Subscriptions are available ($25 per year) for online access to the pre-circulated essays in 3 series.
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2017 Dec 05

MHS: Petitions and the Cry of Sedition

5:15pm

Location: 

1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

Boston Area Early American History Seminar

Adrian C. Weimer, Providence College
Comment: Walter Woodward, University of Connecticut

Tuesdays at 5:15 PM, except as noted. A light sandwich supper follows. Attendance is free. Subscriptions are available ($25 per year) for online access to the pre-circulated essays in 3 series.
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2017 Nov 07

MHS: British Caledonia: English America and the Scottish Darien Project, 1675-1702

5:30pm

Location: 

1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

Note: This begins 15 minutes later than other talks in the series.

Boston Area Early American History Seminar

Craig Gallagher, Boston College
Comment: Hannah Muller, Brandeis University

Beginning in 1695, Scots at home and abroad flocked to support their country's nascent colony on the Darien isthmus in Panama. This paper argues that Scots’ enthusiasm for the Darien project stemmed not from national impulses, but from a desire to define their status in a liberal, Protestant British Atlantic World alongside...

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2017 Oct 03

MHS: John Marshall, Slaveowner and Jurist

5:15pm

Location: 

1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

Boston Area Early American History Seminar

Paul Finkelman, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Comment: R. Kent Newmyer, University of Connecticut

Tuesdays at 5:15 PM, except as noted. A light sandwich supper follows. Attendance is free. Subscriptions are available ($25 per year) for online access to the pre-circulated essays in 3 series.
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2018 Apr 24

MHS: Creepy Crawling in Los Angeles: The Manson Family and Cultural Mixing as Apocalypse

5:15pm

Location: 

1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

Boston Seminar in Modern American Society and Culture:

Jeffrey Melnick, UMass-Boston
Comment: Gretchen Heefner, Northeastern University

Tuesdays at 5:15 PM. A light supper follows. Attendance is free.
Subscriptions are available ($25 per year) for online access to the pre-circulated essays in 3 series. RSVP to seminars@masshist.org. Follow us on Twitter: @MHS_Research.
Other seminar series will feature items of interest, including sessions on Miss America and the New Right since 1968 in our series on the history of women,...

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2018 Mar 27

MHS: La Villanía Arizoniana: Disenfranchisement, Citizenship, and Defining the Body Politic in the Early Twentieth Century US-Mexico Borderlands

5:15pm

Location: 

1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

Boston Seminar in Modern American Society and Culture:

John Bezis-Selfa, Wheaton College
Comment: Alex Keyssar, Harvard Kennedy School

Tuesdays at 5:15 PM. A light supper follows. Attendance is free.
Subscriptions are available ($25 per year) for online access to the pre-circulated essays in 3 series. RSVP to seminars@masshist.org. Follow us on Twitter: @MHS_Research.
Other seminar series will feature items of interest, including sessions on Miss America and the New Right since 1968 in our series on the history of women,...

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2018 Feb 27

MHS: Panel: Capitalism and Culture

5:15pm

Location: 

1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

Boston Seminar in Modern American Society and Culture

Jonathan Cohen, University of Virginia, and Davor Mondom, Syracuse University
Comment: Sven Beckert, Harvard University

Tuesdays at 5:15 PM. A light supper follows. Attendance is free.
Subscriptions are available ($25 per year) for online access to the pre-circulated essays in 3 series. RSVP to seminars@masshist.org. Follow us on Twitter: @MHS_Research.
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2018 Jan 30

MHS: “Momentum Toward Evil is Strong”: Poor Women, Moral Panics, and the Rise of Crime-Fighting Policing in Depression-Era America

5:15pm

Location: 

1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

Boston Seminar in Modern American Society and Culture:

Anne Gray Fischer, Brown University
Comment: Michael Willrich, Brandeis University

Tuesdays at 5:15 PM. A light supper follows. Attendance is free.
Subscriptions are available ($25 per year) for online access to the pre-circulated essays in 3 series. RSVP to seminars@masshist.org. Follow us on Twitter: @MHS_Research.
Other seminar series will feature items of interest, including sessions on Miss America and the New Right since 1968 in our series on the history of women...

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2017 Nov 28

MHS: Panel: Volunteerism and Civil Society in the Twentieth Century

5:15pm

Location: 

1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

K. Ian Shin, Bates College, and Chris Staysniak, Boston College
Comment: Timothy Neary, Salve Regina University

Tuesdays at 5:15 PM. A light supper follows. Attendance is free.
Subscriptions are available ($25 per year) for online access to the pre-circulated essays in 3 series. RSVP to seminars@masshist.org. Follow us on Twitter: @MHS_Research.
Other seminar series will feature items of interest, including sessions on Miss America and the New Right since 1968 in our series on the history of women, gender, & sexuality, and on...

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2017 Oct 24

MHS: Allaying Terror: Domesticating Artisan Refugees in South Vietnam, 1956

5:15pm

Location: 

1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

Boston Seminar in Modern American Society and Culture:

Jennifer Way, University of North Texas
Comment: Robert Lee, Brown University

Tuesdays at 5:15 PM. A light supper follows. Attendance is free.
Subscriptions are available ($25 per year) for online access to the pre-circulated essays in 3 series. RSVP to seminars@masshist.org. Follow us on Twitter: @MHS_Research.
Other seminar series will feature items of interest, including sessions on Miss America and the New Right since 1968 in our series on the history of women,...

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2017 Sep 26

MHS: Lost Cities of Chicago’s South Side

5:15pm

Location: 

1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

Boston Seminar in Modern American Society and Culture:

Carlo Rotella, Boston College
Comment: Samuel Zipp, Brown University

Tuesdays at 5:15 PM. A light supper follows. Attendance is free.
Subscriptions are available ($25 per year) for online access to the pre-circulated essays in 3 series. RSVP to seminars@masshist.org. Follow us on Twitter: @MHS_Research.
Other seminar series will feature items of interest, including sessions on Miss America and the New Right since 1968 in our series on the history of women, gender,...

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2018 Jan 23

MHS: The “Woman Inventor” as a Political Tool of Female Suffragists: Patents, Invention, and Civil Rights in the 19th-Century United States

5:30pm

Location: 

1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

The Boston Seminar on the History of Women, Gender & Sexuality

Kara Swanson, Northeastern University School of Law
Comment: Rebecca Herzig, Bates College

Sessions are held on Tuesdays at 5:30 PM; light refreshments follow. Attendance is free and open to all. Subscriptions are available ($20 per year) for online access to any pre-circulated materials.
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2017 Dec 19

MHS/Radcliffe: Miss America’s Politics: Beauty and the Development of the New Right since 1968 - Please RSVP

5:30pm

Location: 

1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

Micki McElya, Associate Professor of History, University of Connecticut

Commentator: Genevieve Clutario, Assistant Professor of History and History & Literature, Harvard University


Drawn from McElya’s larger book project, this session examines the centrality of the Miss America pageant, its local networks, and individual contestants to the rise of activist conservative women and the New Right in the 1960s and 1970s. It analyzes the celebration, power, and political effects of normative beauty, steeped in heterosexual...

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2018 Apr 10

MHS: The Ice Trade: Frederic Tudor’s “Slippery Speculation”

5:15pm

Location: 

1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

Boston Environmental History Seminar:

Andrew Robichaud, Boston University
Comment: David Spanagel, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Tuesdays at 5:15 PM. A light sandwich supper follows. Attendance is free. Subscriptions are available ($25 per year) for online access to the pre-circulated essays in 3 series.*
RSVP to seminars@masshist.org. Follow us on Twitter: @MHS_Research.
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*The Boston Area Early American History Seminar, the...

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