Outside of Harvard

2017 Nov 09

Harvard Book Store: Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics w/ Lawrence O'Donnell

6:00pm

Location: 

First Parish Church 1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Harvard Book Store welcomes the host of MSNBC's The Last Word LAWRENCE O'DONNELL for a discussion of his latest book, Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics. This event is co-sponsored by Mass Humanities.

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About Playing with Fire

The 1968 U.S. Presidential election was the young Lawrence O’Donnell’s...

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2017 Nov 08

Harvard Book Store: The Three Lives of James Madison: Genius, Partisan, President w/ Noah Feldman

7:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA

Harvard Book Store welcomes acclaimed writer and Harvard Law professor NOAH FELDMAN for a discussion of his latest book, The Three Lives of James Madison: Genius, Partisan, President. This event is co-sponsored by Mass Humanities.

About The Three Lives of James Madison

Over the course of his life, James Madison changed the United States three times: First, he designed the Constitution, led the struggle for its adoption and ratification, then drafted the Bill of Rights. As an older, cannier politician he co-founded the...

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2017 Nov 07

Harvard Book Store / Mahindra Humanities: The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World w/Maya Jasanoff

7:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA

Harvard Book Store and the Mahindra Humanities Center welcome award-winning author and Harvard University Professor of History MAYA JASANOFF for a discussion of her latest book, The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World.

About The Dawn Watch

Migration, terrorism, the tensions between global capitalism and nationalism, and a communications revolution: these forces shaped Joseph Conrad’s destiny at the dawn of the twentieth century. In this brilliant new interpretation of one of the great voices in modern literature, Maya Jasanoff...

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2017 Nov 12

HHI: Hurricane Relief Concert

6:30pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

Club Oberon, 2 Arrow St., Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative is organizing a benefit concert on Sunday, November 12 to raise funds for organizations providing humanitarian relief for communities affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma & Maria. The concert is co-sponsored by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, and the Texas Club of Harvard College.

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2017 Nov 09

Brown University: "Medusa's Progeny: Myth in the Time of Enlightenment"

5:30pm

Location: 

Brown University, Music Room, Rochambeau House 84 Prospect Street, Providence, RI
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Marie-Hélène Huet
M. Taylor Pyne Professor of French and Italian, Emeritus, Princeton University

 

It is no coincidence that both the story of Medusa dnt he theory that the maternal imagination could produce monstrouos progeny were debated with equal passion by...

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2017 Oct 11

Cambridge Center for Adult Education: “Preserving History: Public Media Archives at WGBH”

11:00am

Location: 

56 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA

Our Gonson Daytime Lecture Series begins next week, covering a wide range of topics, from history to civic engagement. The second lecture in the series, “Preserving History: Public Media Archives at WGBH” may be of interest to you and your students. This interactive presentation will take place on Wednesday, October 11 at 11:00 a.m. at 56 Brattle Street in Harvard Square and is open to the public with $5 admission.

Karen Cariani, Senior Director, WGBH Media Library and Archives and Casey Davis Kaufman, Associate Director, WGBH Media Library and Archives, will highlight the...

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2017 Oct 16

B.U. African Studies Center: Walter Rodney Seminars: "Pioneers of the Field: South Africa's Women Anthropologists"

12:15pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

African Studies Center, 5th Floor, 232 Bay State Road, Boston, MA

Boston University’s weekly Walter Rodney seminars are held Mondays in the B.U. African Studies Center. This week’s seminar features Andrew Bank, Professor of History at the University of the Western Cape, presenting "Pioneers of the Field: South Africa's Women Anthropologists."

ORGANIZER(S): African Studies Center at Boston University
EVENT WEBSITE: https://www.bu.edu/africa/events/rodney/

2018 May 01

MHS: The Time of Anarchy: the Susquehannock Scattering and the Crisis of English Colonialism, 1675-1685

5:15pm

Location: 

1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

Boston Area Early American History Seminar

Matthew Kruer, University of Chicago
Comment: Linford Fisher, Brown University

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.
RSVP to seminars@masshist.org. Follow us on Twitter @MHS_Research.
Sponsored and hosted by the Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston
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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.
RSVP to seminars@masshist.org. Follow us on Twitter @MHS_Research.
Sponsored and hosted by the Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston
Other seminar series feature items of...

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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.
RSVP to seminars@masshist.org. Follow us on Twitter @MHS_Research.
Sponsored and hosted by the Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston
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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.
RSVP to seminars@masshist.org. Follow us on Twitter @MHS_Research.
Sponsored and hosted by the Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston
Other seminar series feature items of...

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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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