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Oct. 6: Meredith McGill to deliver Wiggins Lecture in the History of the Book

On Monday, October 6 at 7:00 PM, Meredith McGill will deliver the James Russell Wiggins Lecture in the History of the Book in American Culture at the American Antiquarian Society for the 2014-15 year, titled “Disappearing Medium: Poetry and Print in the Antebellum United States.” Book historians have for the most part told the story of the rise of a mass-market for literature with reference to short fiction and the novel, leaving poetry curiously out of the picture until the arrival of America’s great printer-poet, Walt Whitman.  And yet poetry thrived in the antebellum marketplace, circula

Boston Area Early American History Seminar 2014-2015

The first session of the 2014-2015 Boston Area Early American History Seminar will take place on October 7, when David Konig will present on Thomas Jefferson as lawyer/slave holder. (RSVP to seminars@masshist.org.) Subsequent sessions will take us to Latin America, Louisiana, rural New England, the colonial frontier, and Jamaica. The series will include a panel discussion on slavery in early Massachusetts.

CFP: Outside the Gallery: Public Sculpture in New England, 14 March 2015

CFP: Outside the Gallery: Public Sculpture in New England, 19th century-present

A one-day symposium sponsored by the Grace Slack McNeil Program for Studies in American Art at Wellesley College and the Office of Academic Programs at Historic Deerfield.

Date: Saturday, March 14th, 2015

Location: Historic Deerfield, Deerfield, MA

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