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For more than two decades, the Massachusetts Historical Society has been offering scholarly conferences on a wide variety of topics. These have ranged from the libraries of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, to Transcendentalism, Boston's business community before the Civil War, the city's environmental history, and recent immigration to the U.S.
Presenters come from throughout the U.S. and are leading scholars in their respective fields. Often, conferences culminate in a publication of essays that are drawn from the program and represent a lasting contribution to historical scholarship. Past conferences include:
The Future of History (2016)
"'So Sudden an Alteration': The Causes, Course, and Consequences of the American Revolution" (2015)
Massachusetts and the Civil War: The Commonwealth and National Disunion (2013)
What's New about the New Immigration to the U.S.? Traditions and Transformations since 1965 (2011)
Margaret Fuller and Her Circles (2010)
John Adams and Thomas Jefferson: Libraries, Leadership, and Legacy (2009)
I-CHORA 3: International Conference on the History of Records and Archives (2007)
Power and Protest: The Civil Rights Movement in Boston, 1960-1968 (2006)
Remaking Boston: The City and Environmental Change Over the Centuries (2006)
Women, War, Work: American Women and the U.S. Military in the Twentieth Century (2004)
"Spires of Form": The Emerson Bicentennial Conference (2003)
For information about earlier conference programs, please contact Katy Morris, Research Coordinator, at 617-646-0577 or firstname.lastname@example.org.