Outside of Harvard

2017 Sep 28

MHS: Graduate Student Reception - Please RSVP

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

Calling all graduate students and faculty in history, American Studies, or any related field! Please join us for our eighth annual Graduate Student Reception.

Starting at six pm, you can enjoy free drinks and hors d’oeuvres as you meet students and professors from other universities working in your fields. At 6:30 or a little later, set down your glass and take a behind-the-scenes tour to learn more about the Society's collections as well as the resources available to support your scholarship, from research fellowships to our five different seminar series.

Faculty,...

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2017 Oct 25

Hutchins Center: Author's Talk with Regina N. Bradley

4:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Coop Bookstore, 1400 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

Boondock Kollage: Stories from the Hip Hop South (Black Studies and Critical Thinking)

Co-sponsored with the Harvard Coop Bookstore

2017 Sep 22

Hutchins Center: Comparative Abolition in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans: A Research Conference

Fri - Sat, Sep 22 to Sep 23, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

University of Leeds

The newly formed Leeds Baines Group for the Comparative Study of Unfree Labour together with the Working Group on Comparative Slavery (founded at Harvard in 2015) aim to bring together scholars working on slavery and indenture for a two-day conference focusing on the comparative aspects of abolition in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Conference participants will explore research synergies and collaborative opportunities, promote a new cycle of comparative studies of slavery and indentured labour, and help define new trans-regional doctoral fields in historical research. Taking the theme...

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2017 Sep 06

MHS: The Liberator’s Legacy: Memory, Abolitionism, and the Struggle for Civil Rights, 1865-1965

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA
Donald Yacovone, Harvard University

The Liberator’s Legacy explores popular memory of William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, and their fellow abolitionists in the decades following the Civil War and reveals how that legacy influenced the rise of the modern Civil Rights Movement. Through the lens of collective memory, this book will examine the changing meaning of the Civil War in American thought.

2017 Jul 15

MHS: Transcribe-a-thon - John Quincy Adams Diary

9:30am to 3:00pm

Location: 

1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA
What was it like to go from being President of the United States to serving as a representative in Congress? Find out by immersing yourself in the diary of John Quincy Adams (JQA). Join the Massachusetts Historical Society’s first transcribe-a-thon! Held in celebration of JQA’s 250th birthday, the purpose of the JQA250 Transcribe-a-thon is to help the Adams Papers editorial project make more of the 15,000-page JQA Diary available online. While the ability to read handwriting is necessary, no transcription experience is required. Bring your laptop or use... Read more about MHS: Transcribe-a-thon - John Quincy Adams Diary
2017 Jun 01

Beverly Historical Society: Emerging from Salem's Shadow

Thu - Fri, Jun 1 to Aug 25, 9:30am - 4:00pm

Location: 

John Cabot House and Visitor Center 117 Cabot St. Beverly, MA 01915

Beverly painting

After the tumultuous years of the second half of the 17th century, filled as they were with political upheaval, Indian wars, and culminating in the witchcraft crises of 1692, the new century must have seemed to local residents like entering a calm port. Although religion remained an important aspect of...

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