More than two dozen Massachusetts Historical Society Research Department seminars have been scheduled for 2017-2018, offered in five series: the Boston Environmental History Seminar, the Boston Area Early American History Seminar, the Modern American Society & Culture Seminar, the New England Biography Seminar, and the Boston Seminar on the History of Women, Gender, & Sexuality, presented in conjunction with the Schlesinger Library of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
Sessions in all of these series focus on transnational movements, groups, and experiences: from the Women, Gender, & Sexuality panel discussion on the New Labor History, to Early American History seminars on the 17th-century Susquehannock wars, to programs in Modern American Society & Culture that examine cultural mixing in 1960s Los Angeles, citizenship in the borderlands of early-twentieth century Arizona, volunteerism and Chinese American civil society, and the lost cities of Chicago’s South Side.
Most programs will be held at the MHS, 1154 Boylston Street in Boston, and consider a pre-circulated paper. Discussion is followed by a light supper. The programs are free and open to the public, but those who subscribe to a series receive advance access to the papers that will be discussed. Visit http://www.masshist.org/research/seminars for more information, and follow our activities on Twitter @MHS_Research.