2018-2019 Boston Seminar on Modern American Society and Culture

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The Boston Seminar on Modern American Society and Culture is pleased to announce our 2018-2019 series, with seven sessions held monthly from September to April. Sessions are generally held on the fourth Tuesday of each month and start at 5:15 PM. Subscriptions are now available at https://www.masshist.org/2012/calendar/seminars/modern-american.

 

What do MHS seminars offer? Access to the most recent scholarship on a range of topics, stimulating conversations that can inform your own work, and networking! The seminars comprise a welcoming community of scholars from throughout the region, and the format of the sessions leaves plenty of time to socialize over a light buffet supper.

 

We’ll kick off our series on the history of modern America on September 25 with an essay by Victoria Wolcott of the University of Buffalo, SUNY, “Radical Nonviolence and Interracial Utopias in the Early Civil Rights Movement.” Other sessions will focus on residential segregation, the rise of black empowerment, the adoption of Muslim place names in rural America, post-World War II Italian immigration and assimilation, and the role of technology in teaching after the war. A March 26 panel discussion will focus on different aspects of carceral culture.

 

Attendance is free, but you can subscribe online ($25) for the convenience of advance online access to the papers in FOUR series: this, our new Boston African American History Seminar, the Boston Area Early American History Seminar, and the Boston Environmental History Seminar.

 

Subscribe, download the papers, join the discussion, and stay for sandwiches and networking afterward. Bring your students! (And don’t forget to tell them about our Graduate Student Reception on September 20. We hope you and your students will join us for food, drink, and behind-the-scenes tours.)

 

Subscribe online at www.masshist.org/research/seminars.

RSVP by emailing seminars@masshist.org. Follow our activities on Twitter @MHS_Research.

 

We look forward to seeing you at the seminar!