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  • Early American History SeminarColonial Proprieties: Atlantic Possession in England’s Restoratio...
    Early American History SeminarColonial Proprieties: Atlantic Possession in England’s Restoration Era
    5:15 PM - 7:30 PM Daniel K. Richter, University of Pennsylvania Comment: Steven Pincus, Yale University

    This paper explores the cultural and political implications of the dominance of proprietary colonies, which were the personal property of one or a few great men, in the empire of England's King Charles II.

    Seminars are free and open to the public; RSVP required.
    Subscribe to received advance copies of the seminar papers.
    details
  • Brown Bag“Some are weatherwise, some are otherwise”: Popular Almanacs an...
    Brown Bag“Some are weatherwise, some are otherwise”: Popular Almanacs and Weather Cosmology in Mid-eighteenth Century America
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lauri Coleman, College of William and Mary

    Studied as a culturally-constructed discourse, the weather offers historians a window into the religious, philosophical, and experiential worldviews of those who wrote and read about it.

    this event is free details
  • Biography SeminarSymphony and Song: Writing Lives in Music
    Biography SeminarSymphony and Song: Writing Lives in Music
    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Judith Tick, Northeastern University; Jan Swafford, The Boston Conservatory; and Tim Riley, Emerson College Moderator: Megan Marshall, Emerson College

    Join us to discuss the process of writing biography with these panelists, who will share their perspectives based on their extensive publications in the fields of classical and popular music.

    Tim Riley is an NPR critic and the author of Lennon: The Man, the Myth, the Music—The Definitive Life (2011). His other books include Hard Rain: A Dylan Commentary (1999), Madonna: Illustrated (1992), and Fever: How Rock 'n' Roll Transformed Gender in America (2005).

    Jan Swafford is a composer and author. He has written the biography Charles Ives: A Life with Music (1998), which was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle award, and Johannes Brahms: A Biography (1999). He is presently completing a biography of Beethoven.

    Judith Tick is a leading authority on the history of women in music. She is the author, with Gail Levin, of Aaron Copland’s America: A Cultural Perspective (2000). She is also the author of the biography Ruth Crawford Seeger: A Composer’s Search for American Music (1997) and is currently working on a biography of Ella Fitzgerald. Her book Music in the USA: A Documentary Companion (2008) provides several of the selections for this session’s supplementary readings.

    Seminars are free and open to the public; RSVP required.
    Subscribe to received advance copies of the seminar papers.
    details
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      • Special Event, NoticeOpen House
        Special Event, NoticeOpen House
        10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Presented in conjunction with the Fenway Alliance's Opening Our Doors

        Join us as we open our doors as part of the Fenway Alliance's Opening Our Doors, Boston's largest single day of free arts and cultural events.

        details
      • Library ClosedColumbus Day
        Library ClosedColumbus Day
        all day

        The MHS library will be closed all day. The galleries will be open from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM for the Fenway Alliance's Opening Our Doors event.

        details
      • Environmental History Seminar"Guests of the Nation": American Camping and Designs for Public Nat...
        Environmental History Seminar"Guests of the Nation": American Camping and Designs for Public Nature, 1920s-'40s
        5:15 PM - 7:30 PM Phoebe S. K. Young, University of Colorado at Boulder Comment: James C. O'Connell, National Park Service

        This seminar paper explores how camping embodies the ways in which Americans envisioned access to nature as linked to notions of civic belonging, public culture, and political voice. It is drawn from Young’s book in progress.

        Seminars are free and open to the public; RSVP required.
        Subscribe to received advance copies of the seminar papers.
        details
        • Special EventTime with the Treasures
          Special EventTime with the Treasures
          6:00 PM - 8:00 PM This event is open to all members of the MHS Fund Giving Circles

          Members of the MHS Fund Giving Circles are invited to enjoy an evening of cocktails and "show and tell" of rarely seen treasures with Stephen T. Riley Librarian Peter Drummey.

          free eventregistration required at no cost details
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                • Brown BagJoseph Warren's "Ciceronian" Toga
                  Brown BagJoseph Warren's "Ciceronian" Toga
                  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Katherine Harper, University of Sydney

                  Joseph Warren gave his 1775 Boston Massacre oration dressed in a toga. Why did none of his contemporaries remark upon this as strange behavior? And what does it tell us about pre-Revolutionary Boston?

                  this event is free details
                • Brown BagPOSTPONED Neither Man nor Woman, Neither Here nor There: 18th Centu...
                  Brown BagPOSTPONED Neither Man nor Woman, Neither Here nor There: 18th Century Gender Crossings at Sea
                  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Jen Manion, Connecticut College

                  This program has been POSTPONED. It will be reannounced in spring 2013.

                  this event is free details
                • Public Program, Author TalkInsuring the City
                  Public Program, Author TalkInsuring the City: The Prudential Center & the Postwar Urban Landscape
                  6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Pre-Talk Reception at 5:30 P.M. Elihu Rubin, Yale School of Architecture free eventregistration required at no cost details
                • History of Women and Gender SeminarMale Same-Sex Intimacy and a Clergy Sex Scandal in Early 19th-Centu...
                  History of Women and Gender SeminarMale Same-Sex Intimacy and a Clergy Sex Scandal in Early 19th-Century New England
                  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Schlesinger Library Bruce Dorsey, Swarthmore College Comment: Aaron S. Lecklider, University of Massachusetts—Boston

                  This essay explores the contested meanings of Christian manliness and male intimacy, and the gendered construction of male networks of gossip and sex reform, during an antebellum clergy sex scandal involving same-sex sexual advances toward men.

                  Seminars are free and open to the public; RSVP required.
                  Subscribe to received advance copies of the seminar papers.
                  details
                • Author Talk, Public Program, Brown BagCedar Grove Cemetery
                  Author Talk, Public Program, Brown BagCedar Grove Cemetery
                  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Robert Bayard Severy, Dorchester Historical Society this event is free details
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                  • Immigration and Urban History SeminarNOTE: AT THE BPL/ Palaces for the People: Guastavino and America’...
                    Immigration and Urban History SeminarNOTE: AT THE BPL/ Palaces for the People: Guastavino and America’s Great Public Spaces
                    5:15 PM - 7:30 PM Location: Boston Public Library John Ochsendorf, The Guastavino Project, MIT

                    This project is dedicated to documenting and preserving the tile vaulted works of the Guastavino Company. In lieu of reading a paper, participants will tour the exhibition “Palaces for the People” with the presenter, and a discussion will follow.

                    Seminars are free and open to the public; RSVP required.
                    Subscribe to received advance copies of the seminar papers.
                    details
                    • Special EventParkman House Tour
                      Special EventParkman House Tour
                      6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Special Event for Members of the MHS Fund, Belknap through Adams Circles

                      Members of the MHS Fund Belknap through Adams Circles are invited to tour the Parkman House on Beacon Hill. Built in the early 19th century by Cornelius Coolidge, the house was later given to the city by renowned historian Francis Parkman.

                      free eventregistration required at no cost details
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                          • MHS Tour, Special EventCruise the Historic Towns and Sites of the Chesapeake Bay
                            ends MHS Tour, Special EventCruise the Historic Towns and Sites of the Chesapeake Bay
                            all day

                            From 22 to 29 October, join fellow travelers on a voyage to some of America’s loveliest waterways and most important historic sites along the shores of the Chesapeake and the rivers that feed into it.

                            this event requires a feeregistration required details
                          • Notice, Building ClosedLibrary and Galleries Closed
                            Notice, Building ClosedLibrary and Galleries Closed
                            all day

                            Due to predictions of severe weather in the Boston area the MHS library and exhibition galleries will be closed on Monday, 29 October 2012.  Please check website to see status of library and galleries for Tuesday, 30 October on Monday evening.  

                            details
                          • Brown BagThe Theology of Citizenship: Local Preachers and the Production of ...
                            Brown BagThe Theology of Citizenship: Local Preachers and the Production of Nationalism in Early America
                            12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Benjamin Park, University of Cambridge

                            Though ideas of nationalism were directed to a much larger environment, and influenced by broader cultural currents, they were cultivated at the local level. As part of a dissertation that examines the local productions of nationalism, this project engages how parochial religious communities, especially patriotic sermons, influenced Americans' ideas of their country.

                            this event is free details
                          this event is free Exhibition

                          In the Arena: The Presidential Election of 1912 in Massachusetts

                          4 September 2012 to 27 November 2012 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
                          Monday through Saturday, 10 AM to 4 PM

                          Progressive Bull Moose pinOne hundred years ago, the presidential election of 1912 saw the emergence of the strongest third-party candidate in American history when former president Theodore Roosevelt returned to the political arena as the standard bearer of the Progressive "Bull Moose" Party and Eugene Debs made the best showing ever for a Socialist Party candidate. Between 4 September and 27 November, the Society will display personal correspondence, photographs, and political memorabilia to show how Woodrow Wilson eked out a victory in one of the most closely contested presidential elections in Massachusetts history.

                          this event is free Exhibition

                          In Death Lamented: The Tradition of Anglo-American Mourning Jewelry

                          28 September 2012 to 31 January 2013 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
                          Monday through Saturday, 10 AM to 4 PM

                          In Death LamentedIn Death Lamented features rings, bracelets, brooches, and other pieces of mourning jewelry from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, ranging from early gold bands with death’s head iconography to jeweled brooches and intricately woven hairwork pieces of the Civil War era. These elegant and evocative objects are presented in the context of their history, use, and meaning, alongside related pieces of material culture.

                          Drawn from the collections of the MHS and Guest Curator Sarah Nehama as well as loans from the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Historic New England in Boston, and the Adams National Historical Park in Quincy, exhibition highlights include the Adams-Winthrop commemorative seal ring containing the braided hair of John Quincy Adams and a gold memorial ring for Queen Caroline of Brandenburg-Ansbach.

                          A full-color companion book, In Death Lamented: The Tradition of Anglo-American Mourning Jewelry, available for sale at the MHS, features photographs and descriptions of all of the Nehama and MHS pieces, along with historical and stylistic backgrounds and essays pertaining to cultural practices around death and mourning in England and America.

                          View a selection of mourning jewelry at www.masshist.org/features/mourning-jewelry.

                          1 October 2012 free eventregistration required at no cost Public Program

                          The War of 1812 & the Making of Modern America

                          6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
                          Pre-Talk Reception at 5:30 P.M. Christian Samito, Boston University School of Law

                          Christian G. Samito will speak about the impact of changes in voting rights, the expansion of industry, the defeat of Native American resistance on the Northwestern and Southern borders, and judicial cases of national significance coming out of the War of 1812 and the years directly following. This program is presented in partnership with the USS Constitution Museum as part of the War of 1812 Bicentennial Series. Dr. Samito earned his law degree from Harvard Law School and doctorate in U.S. history from Boston College. His most recent book is Becoming American Under Fire: Irish Americans, African Americans, and the Politics of Citizenship during the Civil War Era. He presently teaches at the Boston University School of Law and practices law in Boston.

                          Reservations requested. To RSVP call 617-646-0560 or click on the ticket icon above.

                          2 October 2012 Seminars are free and open to the public; RSVP required.
                          Subscribe to received advance copies of the seminar papers.
                          Early American History Seminar

                          Colonial Proprieties: Atlantic Possession in England’s Restoration Era

                          5:15 PM - 7:30 PM
                          Daniel K. Richter, University of Pennsylvania Comment: Steven Pincus, Yale University

                          A century ago, historians of the “imperial school” were fascinated by the fact that every new English colony established during the Restoration period took the form of a proprietorship, that is that they were the personal property of one or a few great men enjoying neo-feudal privileges. This paper suggests that, despite its fusty fixation on constitutional forms, the imperial school was on to something. Proprietaries were not mere institutional devices but central to the kind of empire Charles II and his courtiers thought they were creating.

                          3 October 2012 this event is free Brown Bag

                          “Some are weatherwise, some are otherwise”: Popular Almanacs and Weather Cosmology in Mid-eighteenth Century America

                          12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
                          Lauri Coleman, College of William and Mary

                          Historians of early America have turned to almanacs such as those written by Nathaniel Ames and son and Benjamin Franklin for any number of reasons, but these sources have rarely been studied for the main purpose for which they were written: namely, the interpretation and prediction of the weather. Studied as a culturally-constructed discourse, the weather offers historians a window into the religious, philosophical, and experiential worldviews of those who wrote and read about it. Coleman’s interest in almanacs is part of her larger cultural study of weather and the multiple ways it was interpreted and used as a rhetorical tool in eighteenth-century America.

                          4 October 2012 Seminars are free and open to the public; RSVP required.
                          Subscribe to received advance copies of the seminar papers.
                          Biography Seminar

                          Symphony and Song: Writing Lives in Music

                          5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
                          Judith Tick, Northeastern University; Jan Swafford, The Boston Conservatory; and Tim Riley, Emerson College Moderator: Megan Marshall, Emerson College

                          Join us to discuss the process of writing biography with these panelists, who will share their perspectives based on their extensive publications in the fields of classical and popular music.

                          Tim Riley is an NPR critic and the author of Lennon: The Man, the Myth, the Music—The Definitive Life (2011). His other books include Hard Rain: A Dylan Commentary (1999), Madonna: Illustrated (1992), and Fever: How Rock 'n' Roll Transformed Gender in America (2005).

                          Jan Swafford is a composer and author. He has written the biography Charles Ives: A Life with Music (1998), which was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle award, and Johannes Brahms: A Biography (1999). He is presently completing a biography of Beethoven.

                          Judith Tick is a leading authority on the history of women in music. She is the author, with Gail Levin, of Aaron Copland’s America: A Cultural Perspective (2000). She is also the author of the biography Ruth Crawford Seeger: A Composer’s Search for American Music (1997) and is currently working on a biography of Ella Fitzgerald. Her book Music in the USA: A Documentary Companion (2008) provides several of the selections for this session’s supplementary readings.

                          6 October 2012 this event is free MHS Tour

                          The History and Collections of the MHS

                          10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

                          Join us for a tour of the Society's public rooms. Led by an MHS staff member or docent, the tour touches on the history and collections of the MHS and lasts approximately 90 minutes.

                          The tour is free and open to the public. No reservation is required for individuals or small groups. Parties of 8 or more should contact the MHS prior to attending a tour. For more information please contact Curator of Art Anne Bentley at 617-646-0508 or abentley@masshist.org.

                          Free and open to the public.

                          8 October 2012 Special Event, Notice

                          Open House

                          10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
                          Presented in conjunction with the Fenway Alliance's Opening Our Doors

                          Opening Our Doors 2012Join us as we open our doors as part of the Fenway Alliance's Opening Our Doors, Boston's largest single day of free arts and cultural events. On this day, the institutions that make up the Fenway Alliance along with community partner organizations welcome neighbors near and far to enjoy an unparalleled array of free activities for everyone. Visit the MHS and view In Death Lamented: The Tradition of Anglo-American Mourning Jewelry. This exhibition features some of the best examples of mourning jewelry including rings, bracelets, brooches, and other pieces from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, ranging from early gold bands with death’s head iconography to jeweled brooches and intricately woven hairwork pieces of the Civil War era. Also on display is In the Arena: The Presidential Election of 1912 in Massachusetts, an exhibition of personal correspondence, photographs, and political memorabilia that illustrates how Woodrow Wilson eked out a victory in one of the most closely contested presidential elections in Bay State history. The Dowse Library, a preserved, 19th-century gentleman’s library, and the Portrait Gallery will be open throughout the day.

                          8 October 2012 Library Closed

                          Columbus Day

                          all day
                          9 October 2012 Seminars are free and open to the public; RSVP required.
                          Subscribe to received advance copies of the seminar papers.
                          Environmental History Seminar

                          "Guests of the Nation": American Camping and Designs for Public Nature, 1920s-'40s

                          5:15 PM - 7:30 PM
                          Phoebe S. K. Young, University of Colorado at Boulder Comment: James C. O'Connell, National Park Service

                          This seminar paper explores how camping embodies the ways in which Americans envisioned access to nature as linked to notions of civic belonging, public culture, and political voice. It is drawn from Young’s book in progress.

                          11 October 2012 free eventregistration required at no cost Special Event

                          Time with the Treasures

                          6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
                          This event is open to all members of the MHS Fund Giving Circles

                          Members of the MHS Fund Giving Circles are invited to enjoy an evening of cocktails and "show and tell" of rarely seen treasures with Stephen T. Riley Librarian Peter Drummey. Registration is required; contact Katy Capó at 617-646-0518 or kcapo@masshist.org.

                          13 October 2012 this event is free MHS Tour

                          The History and Collections of the MHS

                          10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

                          Join us for a tour of the Society's public rooms. Led by an MHS staff member or docent, the tour touches on the history and collections of the MHS and lasts approximately 90 minutes.

                          The tour is free and open to the public. No reservation is required for individuals or small groups. Parties of 8 or more should contact the MHS prior to attending a tour. For more information please contact Curator of Art Anne Bentley at 617-646-0508 or abentley@masshist.org.

                          Free and open to the public.

                          17 October 2012 this event is free Brown Bag

                          Joseph Warren's "Ciceronian" Toga

                          12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
                          Katherine Harper, University of Sydney

                          Joseph Warren gave his 1775 Boston Massacre oration dressed in a toga. Why did none of his contemporaries remark upon this as strange behavior? And what does it tell us about pre-Revolutionary Boston?

                          17 October 2012 this event is free Brown Bag

                          POSTPONED Neither Man nor Woman, Neither Here nor There: 18th Century Gender Crossings at Sea

                          12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
                          Jen Manion, Connecticut College

                          This program has been POSTPONED. It will be reannounced in spring 2013.

                          17 October 2012 free eventregistration required at no cost Public Program, Author Talk

                          Insuring the City: The Prudential Center & the Postwar Urban Landscape

                          6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
                          Pre-Talk Reception at 5:30 P.M. Elihu Rubin, Yale School of Architecture

                          One of the most significant urban developments of the 1950s and 60s, the Prudential Center anchors the Boston skyline with its tall gray tower. It is also a beacon of a mid-century moment when insurance companies like Prudential deployed buildings in cities to symbolize and advertise their intangible product: financial security. The Prudential’s story also exemplifies the transition from the nineteenth century metropolis to the post-industrial city organized around highways and easy parking. In his new book, Insuring the City: The Prudential Center and the Postwar Urban Landscape, Yale architectural historian Elihu Rubin tells the full story of "The Pru," placing it in its political, economic, and architectural contexts and providing new insights into urban renewal in postwar America. Elihu Rubin is Assistant Professor of Architecture and Urbanism at Yale. He received a doctorate in architecture and a master’s in city planning from the University of California, Berkeley.

                          Reservations requested. To RSVP call 617-646-0560 or click on the ticket icon above.

                          18 October 2012 Seminars are free and open to the public; RSVP required.
                          Subscribe to received advance copies of the seminar papers.
                          History of Women and Gender Seminar

                          Male Same-Sex Intimacy and a Clergy Sex Scandal in Early 19th-Century New England

                          6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
                          Location: Schlesinger Library Bruce Dorsey, Swarthmore College Comment: Aaron S. Lecklider, University of Massachusetts—Boston

                          This essay focuses on a sex scandal surrounding the only known instance in the early U.S. of a clergyman accused of making same-sex sexual advances. The scandal points to the contested meanings of Christian manliness and the gendered construction of male networks of gossip, sex talk, and sex reform, and addresses the crucial historical question of how to distinguish among intimacy, love, spirituality, and sexual desire.

                          19 October 2012 this event is free Author Talk, Public Program, Brown Bag

                          Cedar Grove Cemetery

                          12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
                          Robert Bayard Severy, Dorchester Historical Society

                          Mr. Severy will describe and illustrate the history and beauty of this Dorchester cemetery, founded in the 1660s. Mr. Severy is photographer, secretary, and historian of the Dorchester Historical Society and has done extensive research on the occupants of Cedar Grove. Copies of his latest cemetery guide will be given to all attendees.

                          20 October 2012 this event is free MHS Tour

                          The History and Collections of the MHS

                          10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

                          Join us for a tour of the Society's public rooms. Led by an MHS staff member or docent, the tour touches on the history and collections of the MHS and lasts approximately 90 minutes.

                          The tour is free and open to the public. No reservation is required for individuals or small groups. Parties of 8 or more should contact the MHS prior to attending a tour. For more information please contact Curator of Art Anne Bentley at 617-646-0508 or abentley@masshist.org.

                          Free and open to the public.

                          this event requires a feeregistration required MHS Tour, Special Event

                          Cruise the Historic Towns and Sites of the Chesapeake Bay

                          22 October 2012 to 29 October 2012 all day

                          Cruise the Chesapeake brochureFrom 22 to 29 October, join fellow travelers on a voyage aboard the American-flagged Yorktown to some of America’s loveliest waterways and most important historic sites along the shores of the Chesapeake and the rivers that feed into it. Stops include Annapolis, Md.; St. Michaels, Md.; Richmond, Va.; and Mt. Vernon in Alexandria, Va. Guest lecturer Peter Drummey, the Stephen T. Riley Librarian at the MHS, will share his knowledge of the history of the Chesapeake region through onboard lectures and discussions.

                          For more information call 617-536-1608 or e-mail membership@masshist.org. For program and pricing details, please view the brochure.

                          22 October 2012 free eventregistration required at no cost Public Program, Author Talk

                          Elizabeth Winthrop: Insubordinate Spirit

                          6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
                          Pre-Talk Reception at 5:30 P.M. Missy Wolfe

                          A historian of Dutch New York, Ms. Wolfe will discuss the turbulent and intrepid 1650s life of Elizabeth Winthrop Feake Hallett in America. Her first husband drowned, her second went insane, and the Puritans wanted her dead for marrying her third. Hear how John Wnthrop, Jr., saved his cousin's life by enforcing Stuyvesant's Dutch rule over this English woman within Southwestern Connecticut.

                          Wolfe's documented history, Insubordinate Spirit: A True Story of Life and Loss in Earliest America 1610-1665, draws deeply from across all volumes of the Society's Winthrop Papers, including John Winthrop, Sr.'s Journal. This event officially launches this new publication.

                          Reservations requested. To RSVP call 617-646-0560 or click on the ticket icon above.

                          23 October 2012 Seminars are free and open to the public; RSVP required.
                          Subscribe to received advance copies of the seminar papers.
                          Immigration and Urban History Seminar

                          NOTE: AT THE BPL/ Palaces for the People: Guastavino and America’s Great Public Spaces

                          5:15 PM - 7:30 PM
                          Location: Boston Public Library John Ochsendorf, The Guastavino Project, MIT

                          This project is dedicated to documenting and preserving the tile vaulted works of the Guastavino Company. In lieu of reading a paper, participants will tour the exhibition “Palaces for the People” with the presenter, and a discussion will follow.

                          25 October 2012 free eventregistration required at no cost Special Event

                          Parkman House Tour

                          6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
                          Special Event for Members of the MHS Fund, Belknap through Adams Circles

                          Members of the MHS Fund Belknap through Adams Circles are invited to tour the Parkman House on Beacon Hill. Built in the early 19th century by Cornelius Coolidge, the house was later given to the city by renowned historian Francis Parkman. Enjoy a unique opportunity to see this significant building and visit some of the MHS treasures that are housed there. A reception will follow the tour. Registration is required; contact Katy Capó at 617-646-0518 or kcapo@masshist.org.

                          29 October 2012 Notice, Building Closed

                          Library and Galleries Closed

                          all day

                          Due to predictions of severe weather in the Boston area the MHS library and exhibition galleries will be closed on Monday, 29 October 2012.  Please check website to see status of library and galleries for Tuesday, 30 October on Monday evening.  

                          30 October 2012 Notice, Building Closed

                          Library & Exhibitions Closed

                          all day
                          31 October 2012 this event is free Brown Bag

                          The Theology of Citizenship: Local Preachers and the Production of Nationalism in Early America

                          12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
                          Benjamin Park, University of Cambridge

                          Though ideas of nationalism were directed to a much larger environment, and influenced by broader cultural currents, they were cultivated at the local level. As part of a dissertation that examines the local productions of nationalism, this project engages how parochial religious communities, especially patriotic sermons, influenced Americans' ideas of their country.


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