Elsewhere at Harvard

2016 Mar 23

BU: "Krishna's Instruction in the Bhagavad Gita: Many Doubts, One Faith"

5:00pm

Location: 

Boston University School of Theology, Room 325, 745 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

BU Institute for Philosophy & Religion

"Krishna's Instruction in the Bhagavad Gita: Many Doubts, One Faith"

Francis X. Clooney, SJ, Parkman Professor of Divinity, Director of the Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard Divinity School

 Wednesday, March 23, 5 p.m.

 Boston University School of Theology

745 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 325

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2016 Mar 22

BU: "Sykes-Picot: 100 Years of Consequences"

4:00pm

Location: 

The Boston University Castle, 225 Bay State Road, Boston, MA

This event is free and open to the general public and will feature scholars who will present a retrospective on the Sykes-Picot Agreement of 1916. The speakers are as follows:

Andrew J. Bacevich, Professor Emeritus of International Relations, Pardee School of Global Studies

Betty Anderson, Associate Professor of History, Pardee School of Global Studies

Lerna Ekmekcioglu, McMillan-Stewart Career Development Associate Professor of History, MIT 

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2016 Apr 27

Mass Historical Society: “Most Blessed of the Patriarchs” Thomas Jefferson and The Empire of The Imagination

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02215

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

Annette Gordon-Reed, Harvard Law School and Peter Onuf, University of Virginia

Registration required. See the MHS website.

Thomas Jefferson is still presented today as a hopelessly enigmatic figure, despite being written about more than any other Founding Father. Lauded as the...

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2016 Apr 15

Mass Historical Society: Gallery Talk: The Conservation of the Notes on the State of Virginia

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02215

Anne Bentley, Curator of Art and Artifacts, Massachusetts Historical Society

Handling the papers of the founding fathers requires an unflinching confidence in your technical ability. Anne Bentley, MHS's curator, will discuss her conservation work on one of the canonical texts of America, Jefferson’s only book, The Notes on the State of Virginia.

For more information, see the MHS website

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2016 Apr 12

Mass Historical Society: Surviving the 1970s: The Case of the Friends of the Earth

5:15pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02215

Jennifer Thomson, Bucknell University
Comment: Chad Montrie, University of Massachusetts—Lowell

How did environmental politics survive the de-regulation, economic crisis, and nativism of the 1970s? What compromises did environmental activists make? This paper engages with these questions through the fractious history of the environmental organization Friends of the Earth (FOE). Founded in 1969, FOE’s first decade illuminates how the political and economic changes of the 1970s impacted, limited, and ultimately gave shape to the parameters of...

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2016 Apr 06

Mass Historical Society: Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02215

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

Louisa Thomas, Author

Born in London to an American father and a British mother on the eve of the Revolutionary War, Louisa Catherine Johnson was raised in circumstances very different from the New England upbringing of the future president John Quincy Adams. And yet John Quincy fell in love with her, almost despite himself. They lived in Prussia, Massachusetts, Washington, Russia, and England. Louisa saw more of Europe and America than nearly any other woman...

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2016 Apr 06

Mass Historical Society: The Elusive Quest: African-American Emigration to Haiti and the Struggle for Full Citizenship in the United States, 1815-1865

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02215

Westenley Alcenat, Columbia University and MIT

This project explores the experience and radicalism of the African-American settlers who emigrated to Haiti throughout the nineteenth century. It focuses on how this migration movement influenced African-American and Haitian political thought and the transnational struggle for Black citizenship before and during the American Civil War.

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 Natives...

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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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