MHS Calendar of Events
The Irish Atlantic
10 March 2017 to 22 September 2017 Details
How Boston Became the 'West': George Ticknor and the Arrival of Spanish Culture to the United States registration required at no cost 6 October 2017.Friday, 2:00PM - 3:00PM Ricardo Miguel Alfonso, University of Castilla-La Mancha
This program is cancelled due to a family emergency
George Ticknor, William H. Prescott, and other New Englanders wrote about Spain and the Spanish people in the early- to mid 19th century. Boston became a center for publishing Spanish literature and discussing Spanish culture as well as creating and perpetuating stereotypes as the Spanish empire came to be replaced by the American one. This helped to shape U.S.–Spain cultural relations until the Spanish-American War and helped to define America as the West.
Image: Thomas Sully, George Ticknor, 1831, oil on canvas. Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth Collegeclose