History Events

2015 Apr 23

Henry Adams Society: History Department Book Sale!

Thu - Fri, Apr 23 to Apr 24, 10:00am - 6:00pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall

The Annual Henry Adams Book Sale is here again! Join us from 10-6 in the Great Space of Robinson Hall on Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th of April. Our books all come from the generous donations of faculty, students and friends of the Harvard History Department, and all proceeds raised go to support our Graduate Student Organization, the Henry Adams Society. Prices will be low (under the $5 mark for most books!) and the selection is wide - from untouched hardcover publications, to...

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2015 Apr 15

History Department Event: "The Rising of God's Red Son: The Ghost Dance Religion and the Dawn of the Twentieth Century" | Louis Warren

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall Lower Library, 35 Quincy Street

Louis Warren is the W. Turrentine Jackson  Professor of Western U.S. History at the University of California, Davis, where he teaches environmental history, the history of the American West, and U.S. history

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2015 Mar 11

History Event: "Revisiting the State: New Perspectives and Approaches"

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall Lower Library

In this seminar we will discuss and seek to complicate frequently held assumptions about the particular characteristics of state power in history. How have states exercised their coercive powers in distinct historical moments and in different places? Why and how have some states exercised highly "legible" forms of power while in other places state power has remained less visible?  How useful is it to characterize some states as strong and others as weak when we know that "strong" states have been weak in significant ways and states often understood as weak have exercised colossal...

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2015 Feb 20

Day 2: Ignorance, Nescience, Nonknowledge: Late Medieval and Early Modern Coping with Unknowns

10:00am to 4:00pm

Location: 

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

Sponsored by the Harvard History Department, the Harvard German Department, the German Science Foundation (DFG) and the Henkel Foundation (Düsseldorf), an interdisciplinary two-place conference on Historicizing Ignorance in Late Medieval and Early Modern History will take place at Harvard University, Robinson Hall and the German Historical Institute, Paris.

The conference seeks to address how ignorance about phenomena in different epistemic fields of the late medieval and early modern world was recognized (or not), used and coped with, differently from modern times. The Harvard part...

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2015 Nov 05

Undergraduate Senior Thesis Writers' Conference

Thu - Fri, Nov 5 to Nov 6, 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall, Lower Library & Basement Seminar Room, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA

Closed session. Only Harvard Community may attend.


Senior Thesis Conference

This year the History Department's annual Senior Thesis Writer's Conference will be held Thursday and Friday, November 5th and 6th, 2015. At this event our honors seniors will present their works in progress to audiences of faculty and graduate students. These thesis writers will present their projects as members of three-to-four person panels moderated by a faculty member or advanced graduate student. Their aim is to get the critical and...

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