Elsewhere at Harvard

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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2016 May 13

Weatherhead Center: “Ethnographic Images” Friday Morning Seminar in Culture, Psychiatry and Global Mental Health

10:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

William James Hall, 33 Kirkland Street, Room 1550

Speakers:

Phenide BeaussejourMasters Candidate in Medical Science, Harvard Medical School.

David BrownMasters Candidate in Medical Science, Harvard Medical School.

Dimitri SuffrinMasters Candidate in Medical Science,...

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2016 May 05

Weatherhead: Global Fellows’ Presentations

12:15pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel, K401, 1737 Cambridge

Global Fellows’ Presentation:

 Exile as Imperial Practice. Penal transportation in Western Siberia, 1870-1900
Zhanna Popova, WIGH Global Fellow; PhD Candidate in History, International Institute of Social History and the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

 Aging Population in Modern New York City: A Global Perspective
...

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2016 May 13

Center for the Environment: "Approaching the Anthropocene: Perspectives from the Humanities and the Sciences"

3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall, 5 Harvard Yard

Approaching the Anthropocene: Perspectives from the humanities and the sciences

HUCE hosts a  panel discussion on "Approaching the Anthropocene: Perspectives from the humanities and the sciences" featuring:

  • Pamela Templer, Biology, Boston University;
  • Fredrik Albritton Jonsson,...
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