Elsewhere at Harvard

2016 Jul 21

Mass Historical Society: Boston Historical Meet & Greet

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215

Free – Registration requested

https://www.masshist.org/calendar/event?event=1892

Boston does not have a city historical society, but it has a wealth of neighborhood organizations. From the West End to the South Boston, Bostonians are steeped in local history and proud of their neighborhood’s identity. The Massachusetts Historical Society is pleased to invite the public and representatives of local organizations for a chance to mingle and share recent accomplishments or the great projects they are working on....

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2016 Jul 13

Mass Historical Society: Presidents and Politics Series: "Bobby Kennedy"

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215

Reception at 5:30pm

Larry Tye, Author

$20 (free for MHS members)

https://www.masshist.org/calendar/event?event=1891

History remembers Robert F. Kennedy as the last progressive knight of a bygone era of American politics. But Kennedy’s enshrinement in the liberal pantheon was actually the final stage of a journey that had its beginnings in the conservative 1950s. In Bobby Kennedy, Larry Tye peels away layers of myth and misconception to paint a complete portrait of this...

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2016 Jul 06

Mass Historical Society: Bone Rooms: From Scientific Racism to Human Prehistory in Museums

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215

Samuel Redman, UMASS Amherst

$10 (free for MHS members)

https://www.masshist.org/calendar/event?event=1890

In 1864 a U.S. army doctor dug up the remains of a Dakota man who had been killed in Minnesota. Carefully recording his observations, he sent the skeleton to a museum in Washington, DC, that was collecting human remains for research. In the “bone rooms” of this museum and others like it, a scientific revolution was unfolding that would change our understanding of the human body, race...

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2016 Jun 29

Mass Historical Society: A New Perspective on the 19th Century Rivalry between New York and Boston

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215

Michael Wheeler

Free – Registration requested

https://www.masshist.org/calendar/event?event=1889

Changing technology has introduced tools that can change the way we see and understand history.  Dr. Wheeler has degrees in history, computer science, international relations, and earned a PhD by using Historical Geographic Information Systems (HGIS) to develop three-dimensional, animated maps for studying historical events.  During the 19th Century urban rivalry between...

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2016 Jun 20

Mass Historical Society: The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215

Reception at 5:30pm

Ethan Michaeli, Author

$10 (free for MHS members)

https://www.masshist.org/calendar/event?event=1888

Giving voice to the voiceless, the Chicago Defender condemned Jim Crow, catalyzed the Great Migration, and focused the electoral power of black America. Robert S. Abbott founded The Defender in 1905, smuggled hundreds of thousands of copies into the most isolated communities in the segregated South, and was dubbed a "Modern Moses," becoming one of the first black...

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2016 Jun 15

Mass Historical Society: On the Battlefield of Merit: Harvard Law School, the First Century

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215

Reception at 5:30pm

Daniel Coquillette and Bruce Kimball, Harvard Law School

$20 (free for MHS members)

https://www.masshist.org/calendar/event?event=1887

Harvard Law School is the oldest and, arguably, the most influential law school in the nation. During its first century, Harvard Law School pioneered revolutionary educational ideas, including professional legal education within a university, Socratic questioning and case analysis, and the admission and training...

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2016 Jun 11

Mass Historical Society: The American President: From Teddy Roosevelt to Bill Clinton

5:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215

Reception at 4:30pm

William E. Leuchtenburg, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

$20 (free for MHS members)

https://www.masshist.org/calendar/event?event=1886

The American President is an account of American presidential actions from the assassination of William McKinley in 1901 to Bill Clinton's last night in office. William Leuchtenburg, one of the great presidential historians of the century, portrays each of the presidents in a chronicle sparkling with anecdote and wit...

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2016 Jun 06

Mass Historical Society: The Lively Place: Mount Auburn, America's First Garden Cemetery, and Its Revolutionary and Literary Residents

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215

Reception at 5:30pm

Stephen Kendrick

$20 (free for MHS members)

https://www.masshist.org/calendar/event?event=1885

When the Mount Auburn Cemetery was founded, in 1831, it revolutionized the way Americans mourned the dead by offering a peaceful space for contemplation. This cemetery, located not far from Harvard University, was also a place that reflected and instilled an imperative to preserve and protect nature in a rapidly industrializing culture—lessons that would...

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2016 May 24

Mass Historical Society: A History of Boston in 50 Artifacts

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215

Joseph M. Bagley, Boston Archaeologist

Free – registration requested

https://www.masshist.org/calendar/event?event=1884

History is right under our feet; we just need to dig a little to find it. Boston’s Big Dig has contributed more to our understanding and appreciation of the city’s archaeological history than any other recent event. Joseph M. Bagley, city archaeologist of Boston, uncovers a fascinating hodgepodge of history—from ancient fishing grounds to Jazz Age red-light districts—that will surprise...

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2016 May 20

Mass Historical Society: "My principles for my government …are fixed," Declarations of Independence between Fathers and Sons in the Age of Revolution

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215-3695

Travis Jacquess, University of Mississippi

Unlike their colonial counterparts who had a vested interested in keeping their sons close to home as a source of labor for the family farm or as an otherwise participant in the family business, fathers in the Revolutionary era emphasized their sons' individual achievement and development over communal interests. Jaquess argues that the spirit of independence, the  spirit of ’76 if you will, gave rise to the spirit of individualism, which was  passed from father to son as a natural...

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2016 May 18

Mass Historical Society: "The Lives of Textiles: Trading and Consuming Clothing, Fabrics and Apparel Accessories in French and British North America, 1720s-1770s"

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215-3695

Sarah Templier, Johns Hopkins University

This program will present an overview of Templier's dissertation research, which addresses how clothing and textiles, particularly valuable and exchangeable goods in the eighteenth-century Atlantic, circulated across social scale, through formal and informal channels of exchange.

2016 May 16

Mass Historical Society: "Jefferson the Architect"

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215-3695

Registration is required. See the Massachusetts Historical Website.

Henry Adams, Case Western Reserve University

There will be a pre-talk reception at 5:30pm.

Thomas Jefferson was not just the author of the Declaration of Independence and the third President, but he was also an influential architect in the early republic. Although he is best known today for the design of his own house,...

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2016 May 16

Mass Historical Society: "Valuing the Body of the Enslaved: From the Cradle to the Grave"

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215-3695

Daina Ramey Berry, University of Texas at Austin

Based on 10 years of research in northern and southern archives, Daina Ramey Berry will share some of her discoveries about the price of human chattel. Enslaved people were valued from before birth and beyond death and Berry has created a framework for understanding this phenomenon.

2016 May 12

Mass Historical Society: Cocktails with Clio

6:00pm

Location: 

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum Columbia Point Boston, Massachusetts

Feast, sip, and celebrate history at the sixth annual Cocktails with Clio!

Thursday, 12 May 2016
6:00 PM

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
Columbia Point
Boston, Massachusetts

Tickets are $300 per person

As part of the Society’s 225th anniversary celebrations, we invite you to join us for a festive evening that will raise funds in support of MHS outreach initatives and educational programs. The evening will begin with cocktails in the lovely pavilion space overlooking the harbor. A...

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2016 May 19

MFA: Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral Megacity

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

MFA, Mabel Louise Riley Seminar Room (Meeting Room 156), 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115

Special Event

Rahul Mehrotra, Professor of Urban Design and Planning, Harvard Graduate School of Design 

Tarun KhannaDirector, Harvard South Asia Institute; Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School

The Kumbh Mela is a Hindu religious fair that occurs every twelve years in India, and has become the largest public gathering in the world. The most recent observance of the festival took place in 2013 in Allahabad, with an estimated attendance of over 80...

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