Elsewhere at Harvard

2016 Apr 05

Mass Historical Society: Constructing Castle William: An Intimate History of Labor and Empire in Provincial America

5:15pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02215

Jared Hardesty, Western Washington UniversityComment: Eliga H. Gould, University of New Hampshire

This seminar will examine the tumultuous construction of Castle William, a fort meant to protect Boston Harbor. Begun in 1701, this five-year project was fraught with corruption, labor strife, supply shortages, ineptitude, and tension between colonial desires and imperial ambition. Hardesty will explore the fort as a microcosm of imperial reform and as a lens into post-Glorious Revolution attempts to build empire in...

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2016 Apr 01

Mass Historical Society: Gallery Talk: Jefferson and Slavery

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02215

Jefferson was the author of the Declaration of Independence, yet he also owned people as slaves. His experimental farm and garden and his architectural tests were made possible through the uncompensated labor of hundreds. While Jefferson and slavery is not the primary focus of our exhibition, it is present in every room. The curator of the show ,Peter Drummey, will explore this subject.

2016 Mar 30

Mass Historical Society: The Saltwater Frontier: Indians and the Contest for the American Coast

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02215

There is a pre-talk reception at 5:30pm

Andrew Lipman, Barnard College

Andrew Lipman explores the previously untold story of how the ocean became a “frontier” between colonists and Indians. When the English and Dutch empires both tried to claim the same patch of coast between the Hudson River and Cape Cod, the sea itself became the arena of contact and conflict. During the violent European invasions, the region’s Algonquian-speaking...

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2016 Mar 29

Mass Historical Society: The War on Butchers: San Francisco and the Making of Animal Space, 1850-1870

5:15pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02215

Andrew Robichaud, Boston UniversityComment: Harriet Ritvo, MIT

For much of the nineteenth century American cities were alive with a wide variety of animal life. This paper examines some of the challenges of urban animal life (and death) in cities, while tracing the evolution of animal regulations in San Francisco between 1850 and 1870, a period of notable change. Through the creation of new livestock and slaughterhouse regulations, the city of San Francisco remade laws, space, and the environment, which...

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2016 Mar 16

Mass Historical Society: The History and Collections of the MHS

10:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02215

The History and Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society Tour is a 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.

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2016 Mar 19

Mass Historical Society: The History and Collections of the MHS

10:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02215

The History and Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society Tour is a 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.

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2016 May 18

Radcliffe: Plantation Empire: An Intellectual and Cultural History of Global Agricultural Capitalism

4:00pm

Location: 

Sheer Room, Fay House, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA

Part of the 2015–2016 Fellows' Presentation Series

Lecture by Kris Manjapra RI '16

While at the Institute, Manjapra is working on his next book project: a global study of the plantation complex from its modern inception in the Americas in the 17th century to its apotheosis in the Indian Ocean during the 19th and 20th centuries. The work is an intellectual history of how a new way of incorporating land, labor, law, and capital in the Global...

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2016 Apr 30

Harvard Native American Program: Annual Pow Wow

1:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Radcliffe Yard, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA

Harvard University students and staff host an annual pow wow. This year's event takes place at Radcliffe Yard.

The event is free and open to the public.

For updates and additional information, see Harvard University Native American Program website.

*Please note, our initial events email had the incorrect date. The date for this event is April 30th, not March 30th.

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2016 Apr 14

Radcliffe: The Origins of "Women's Rights are Human Rights" Pan-American Feminism and the 1945 United Nations Charter

5:30pm

Location: 

Massachusetts Historical Society, Seminar Room, 1154 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02215

Katherine Marino, American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Comment: Kirsten Weld, Harvard University

In June 1945, at the conference in San Francisco that created the United Nations, a group of Latin American feminists pushed “women’s rights” into the category of international human rights in the founding documents of the UN and proposed what became the UN Commission on the Status of Women. The Brazilian delegate and feminist Bertha Lutz called their work a “Latin American contribution to the constitution of the world.” This paper examines...

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2016 May 02

WIGH Graduate Student Presentations

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall Lower Library, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

Graduate Student Presentations and Wrap-up Discussion

See the WIGH website for updates about this event.

This graduate-faculty research seminar is designed to bring together interested faculty and students on a continuing basis to cover topics on global history. It is part of History 2950hf, Approaches to Global History, and includes both reading sessions designed for graduate...

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2016 Mar 21

Career Services:" Hacking the Academic Job Market" with Karen Kelsky

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Emerson Hall Rm. 105

Hear expert academic job search advice from Dr. Karen Kelsky, the author of The Professor Is In. Dr. Karen will discuss the essential advice every tenure-track job seeker needs to know. Book signing to follow presentation.

Register at tinyurl.com/kelsky

Co-sponsored by African and African American Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, English, Graduate Student Council, Graduate Commons Program, Henry Adams Society, History, and the...

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