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Apr. 24 Boston Seminar on Modern American Society and Culture

Boston Seminar on Modern American Society and Culture at the Massachusetts Historical Society

Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 5:15 PM                                                                                               

Jeffrey Melnick, UMass—Boston
Creepy Crawling in Los Angeles: The Manson Family and Cultural Mixing as Apocalypse
Comment: Gretchen Heefner, Northeastern University

WLA/Charles Redd Center K-12 Teaching Award

The Western Literature Association and the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies will sponsor two K-12 Teaching Awards to provide teachers with the opportunity to attend the Western Literature Association Annual Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri from October 24-27, 2018.

The selected teachers will present their approaches to teaching western literature on a K-12 Teaching Panel on Saturday, October 27.

The prize will include conference registration, award banquet ticket, WLA membership, and $700 toward conference travel costs.

CFP: James K. Polk and His Time: A Conference Finale to the Polk Project

The James K. Polk Project and the Department of History at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invite paper proposals for "James K. Polk and His Time: A Conference Finale to the Polk Project," to be held at the East Tennessee Historical Society, in Knoxville, on April 12–13, 2019.

New book -- Banking on Beauty: Millard Sheets and Midcentury Commercial Architecture

I am pleased to announce the publication of my new book, Banking on Beauty: Millard Sheets and Midcentury Commercial Architecture in California (University of Texas Press, 2018). With 157 of 176 images in color and a bold, beautiful design complementing its extensive footnotes and never-before-seen research, the book is as comfortable on the coffee table as the seminar table. 

Mar. 27 Boston Seminar on Modern American Society and Culture

Boston Seminar on Modern American Society and Culture at the Massachusetts Historical Society

Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 5:15 PM                                                                                               

John Bezís-Selfa, Wheaton College
La Villanía Arizoniana: Disenfranchisement, Citizenship, and Defining the Body Politic in the Early 20th-Century US-Mexico Borderlands
Comment: Alex Keyssar, Harvard Kennedy School

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