BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//masshist.org/calendar//NONSGML kigkonsult.se iCalcreator 2.24// METHOD:PUBLISH X-WR-CALNAME:MHS Events Calendar X-WR-CALDESC:Current and upcoming MHS events BEGIN:VEVENT UID:20211023T035948EDT-6918a26697@masshist.org/calendar DTSTAMP:20211023T075948Z DESCRIPTION: \;\n19th-century Massachusetts reformer Dorothea Dix is re nowned for her efforts to improve the horrendous treatment of people with mental disabilities in local jails\, almshouses\, and asylums. Her investi gations and activism led to major changes in the mental health field\, inc luding shifting care from local to state control. However\, Dix&rsquo\;s v iews and actions were not representative of individuals with cognitive and psychiatric disabilities\, and the voices of these individuals are often marginalized when the history of these reforms is told. \;\n \;\nI n partnership with Emerging America and the Disability History Museum\, th e MHS offers an educator workshop that will provide a deeper context for t eaching Dix&rsquo\;s legacy and the history of asylum reforms in the 19th century. Educators will engage with rich primary sources that center the v oices of people with mental disabilities and will be equipped with strateg ies for bringing these important stories into the classroom. \;\n  \;\nPresented as part of the Massachusetts Historical Society series &ldqu o\;Disability and the American Past.&rdquo\; \;\n \;\nThis program is open to all who work with K-12 students. Teachers can earn either 22.5 PDPs or 1 graduate credit with Worcester State University (for an additio nal fee). The $25 workshop fee is non-refundable. \;This event will ta ke place virtually and will be presented in English with English auto-gene rated captioning\, and ASL translation and live captioning are available u pon request during registration (please place requests for ASL translation by 10/18 and live caption requests by 10/19). The scholar lecture will be recorded and made available to registrants in advance of the workshop\; a ll other workshop sessions will feature breakout rooms\, so they will not be recorded.\n \;\nFor more information\, questions\, or further acces sibility requests\, please contact us at education@masshist.org. \; DTSTART:20211023T090000 DTEND:20211023T150000 LAST-MODIFIED:20211006T153718Z ORGANIZER:masshist.org SUMMARY:Re-examining Dorothea Dix and 19th-Century Disability Reform URL:https://www.masshist.org/2012/calendar/event?event=3562 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:20211023T035948EDT-69604e6f71@masshist.org/calendar DTSTAMP:20211023T075948Z DESCRIPTION:Gordon Wood and Woody Holton are both distinguished scholars of the American Revolution. But they approach the founding very differently\ , as you can see from their just-published books. Join them as they debate their conflicting interpretations. \;\nPower and Liberty: Constitutio nalism in the American Revolution by Gordon WoodAmericans explored and deb ated all aspects of politics and constitutionalism&mdash\;the nature of po wer\, liberty\, representation\, rights\, the division of authority betwee n different spheres of government\, sovereignty\, judicial authority\, and written constitutions. Gordon Wood illuminates critical events in the nat ion's founding and discusses slavery and constitutionalism\, the emergence of the judiciary as one of the major tripartite institutions of governmen t\, the demarcation between public and private\, and the formation of stat es' rights.\nLiberty Is Sweet: The Hidden History of the American Revoluti on by Woody HoltonUsing eyewitness accounts\, Liberty Is Sweet explores co untless connections between the Patriots of 1776 and other Americans whose passion for freedom often brought them into conflict with the Founding Fa thers. Woody Holton looks at the origins and crucial battles of the Revolu tion\, always focusing on marginalized Americans&mdash\;enslaved Africans and African Americans\, Native Americans\, women\, and dissenters&mdash\;a nd on overlooked factors such as weather\, North America&rsquo\;s unique g eography\, chance\, misperception\, attempts to manipulate public opinion\ , and (most of all) disease.\nFree for Members and Fellows as well as EBT or Connectorcare cardholders. $20.00 for non-members. Not a member? Become one today!\nPlease note\, the live-streamed portion will be held on the v ideo conference platform\, Zoom. Registrants will receive a confirmation m essage with attendance information.\nRegister to attend virtually \;Re gister to attend in person DTSTART:20211023T150000 DTEND:20211023T160000 LAST-MODIFIED:20211019T094303Z ORGANIZER:masshist.org SUMMARY:The American Revolution from Two Perspectives: A Debate URL:https://www.masshist.org/2012/calendar/event?event=3553 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:20211023T035948EDT-6977906f39@masshist.org/calendar DTSTAMP:20211023T075948Z DESCRIPTION:The disabilities rights movement\, like many rights movements\, has been complex\, coming from a variety of different perspectives\, but at its heart\, it has been a movement for justice\, equal opportunities an d reasonable accommodations. Massachusetts has played a unique role in thi s struggle and this conversation will aim to introduce the story of disabi lity activism in Massachusetts. Our panel includes current activists and h istorians of this movement. Through a moderated\, roundtable discussion\, our panelists will explore their experiences\, their inspirations\, the hi story of the movement and what they hope to see in the future of disabilit y activism.\nPlease note\, this is a virtual event held on the video confe rence platform\, Zoom. Registrants will receive a confirmation message wit h attendance information. DTSTART:20211027T173000 DTEND:20211027T183000 LAST-MODIFIED:20211012T132416Z ORGANIZER:masshist.org SUMMARY:Disability Activism: A Historical Perspective from Some of the Lead ing Activists in Massachusetts URL:https://www.masshist.org/2012/calendar/event?event=3559 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:20211023T035948EDT-6987c746c1@masshist.org/calendar DTSTAMP:20211023T075948Z DESCRIPTION:Engaging Todd Carmody&rsquo\;s invitation to consider how &ldqu o\;race might have been &lsquo\;like&rsquo\; disability in the late ninete enth century\,&rdquo\; this essay explores texts by African American autho rs Charlotte L. Forten\, Martin Robison Delany\, and Frances E.W. Harper. Harper&rsquo\;s novel Iola Leroy renders slavery a &ldquo\;virus\,&rdquo\; &ldquo\;deadly cancer\,&rdquo\; and &ldquo\;wound\,&rdquo\; necessitating cure\; simultaneously\, the novel depicts lived realities of disability\, disrupts diagnostic reading practices\, and takes a care-based\, rather t han curative\, approach to disability itself. \; The essay thus reads literature as a generative site for asserting ableism&rsquo\;s centrality to the legacy of racial violence\, and explores the value of using diagnos tic-like narrative methods to target systemic sources of mass debilitation .\nThe Dina G. Malgeri Modern American Society &\; Culture Seminar invi tes you to join this special session in the Disability and the American Pa st series. Seminars bring together a diverse group of scholars and interes ted members of the public to workshop a pre-circulated paper. \;Learn more.\nPlease note\, this is an exclusively online event hosted on the vid eo conference platform\, Zoom. Registrants will receive a confirmation mes sage with attendance information.\nRegister to attend online DTSTART:20211028T171500 DTEND:20211028T183000 LAST-MODIFIED:20211012T095321Z ORGANIZER:masshist.org SUMMARY:“The Virus of Slavery and Injustice”: Analogy and Disabled Life in African American Writings\, 1856-1892 URL:https://www.masshist.org/2012/calendar/event?event=3529 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:20211023T035948EDT-700104f90b@masshist.org/calendar DTSTAMP:20211023T075948Z DESCRIPTION:Stephen Atkins Swails exhibited exemplary service in the 54th M assachusetts Infantry and became the first African American commissioned a s a combat officer in the United States military. After the Civil War\, Sw ails remained in South Carolina\, where he held important positions in the Freedmen&rsquo\;s Bureau\, helped draft a progressive state constitution\ , and served in the state senate. He remained active in South Carolina pol itics until violent Redeemers drove him from the state. After Swails died in 1900\, state and local leaders erased him from the historical narrative . Gordon C. Rhea&rsquo\;s biography restores Swails&rsquo\;s remarkable le gacy.\nPlease note\, this is an online event hosted on the video conferenc e platform\, Zoom. Registrants will receive a confirmation message with at tendance information. DTSTART:20211101T173000 DTEND:20211101T183000 LAST-MODIFIED:20211006T111948Z ORGANIZER:masshist.org SUMMARY:Stephen A. Swails: Black Freedom Fighter URL:https://www.masshist.org/2012/calendar/event?event=3565 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:20211023T035948EDT-70115bb3e5@masshist.org/calendar DTSTAMP:20211023T075948Z DESCRIPTION:This paper examines the emergence of dry farming as a new 'scie ntific' agricultural method in the late 19th and early 20th centuries with in broader global circulations of agricultural knowledge. Connecting the d ry farming knowledge of American agronomists to that of French colonial of ficials working in North Africa who were themselves indebted to centuries of knowledge about dry farming techniques developed by farmers working in rainfed lands around the Mediterranean basin\, it sheds light on the polit ics of expertise involved in the production of this &ldquo\;science.&rdquo \;\nThe Environmental History Seminar invites you to join the conversation . Seminars bring together a diverse group of scholars and interested membe rs of the public to workshop a pre-circulated paper. \;Learn more.\nPl ease note\, this is an online event hosted on the video conference platfor m\, Zoom. Registrants will receive a confirmation message with attendance information.\n \; DTSTART:20211104T171500 DTEND:20211104T183000 LAST-MODIFIED:20211005T094750Z ORGANIZER:masshist.org SUMMARY:The “Science” of Dry-Farming: The Emergence of a Concept in Global Perspective URL:https://www.masshist.org/2012/calendar/event?event=3530 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:20211023T035948EDT-702462032b@masshist.org/calendar DTSTAMP:20211023T075948Z DESCRIPTION:Join us for a special retrospective keynote panel to reflect on the scholarship presented at the 2020 Conrad E. Wright Research Conferenc e\, &ldquo\;Shall Not Be Denied: The 15th and 19th Amendments at the Sesqu icentennial and Centennial of their Ratifications.&rdquo\; This conference revisited the long journey to secure voting rights for African Americans and women in United States history. It considered the legal precedents and hurdles that each amendment faced\, the meaning and uneven outcomes of ea ch\, the social context that allowed for ultimate ratification\, the role of key individuals and groups in these respective contexts\, and how each amendment has been remembered over time. This panel will take stock of thi s cutting-edge scholarship and consider the state of the field a year afte r the commemorative events of 2020. \;\nPlease note\, this is an onlin e event hosted on the video conference platform\, Zoom. Registrants will r eceive a confirmation message with attendance information.\n \; DTSTART:20211106T140000 DTEND:20211106T153000 LAST-MODIFIED:20211018T122825Z ORGANIZER:masshist.org SUMMARY:Looking Back at the Sesquicentennial and the Centennial: How Far Ha s Research on the 15th and 19th Amendments Come? URL:https://www.masshist.org/2012/calendar/event?event=3531 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:20211023T035948EDT-7037bdd57c@masshist.org/calendar DTSTAMP:20211023T075948Z DESCRIPTION:This panel will consider two papers exploring the world of earl y American religious culture through the lens of carceral conversions. Dan iel Bottino&rsquo\;s essay will explore the 38 page conversion narrative o f Patience Boston\, a Native American woman hanged for murder in York\, Ma ine\, in 1735. The document offers an extraordinary opportunity for an exp loration of religious culture in New England on the verge of the Whitefiel dian awakenings of the 1740s. \; When examined in its proper historica l context\, the narrative reveals the spiritual power capable of being wie lded even by the most socially marginal people in the intensely religious atmosphere of early eighteenth-century New England. Justin Clark&rsquo\;s essay will show that as Congregationalist New England&rsquo\;s eighteenth- century revivalists offered a brief window of spiritual hope for thousands of sinners\, civil authorities began to extend additional periods of time to the region&rsquo\;s condemned convicts. This paper examines the emerge nce of these extended capital reprieves and their relationship to the acce lerated spiritual conversions outside gaol walls. What role did the reviva ls play in encouraging New Englanders before the penitentiary to re-concei ve of carceral time as transformative in itself?\nThe \;Pauline Maier Early American History Seminar \;invites you to join the conversation. Seminars bring together a diverse group of scholars and interested member s of the public to workshop a pre-circulated paper. \;Learn more.Pleas e note\, this is a virtual event hosted on the video conference platform\, Zoom. Registrants will receive a confirmation message with attendance inf ormation.\n \; DTSTART:20211109T171500 DTEND:20211109T183000 LAST-MODIFIED:20211019T104447Z ORGANIZER:masshist.org SUMMARY:Conversion in Confinement URL:https://www.masshist.org/2012/calendar/event?event=3532 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:20211023T035948EDT-7055977304@masshist.org/calendar DTSTAMP:20211023T075948Z DESCRIPTION:President Woodrow Wilson came home from the Paris Peace Confere nce of 1919 with the Versailles Treaty\, which ended World War I and creat ed the League of Nations\, the first global body committed to preserving w orld peace. Americans favored ratification of the treaty\, but the Senate Majority Leader\, Henry Cabot Lodge\, was determined to block it unless Wi lson agreed to modifications. The battle that followed was one of the most consequential in American diplomatic history. O&rsquo\;Toole will look at that struggle and how it has played out in U.S. foreign policy and Americ an memory.\nRegister to attend in person \; Register to attend virtual ly DTSTART:20211110T173000 DTEND:20211110T183000 LAST-MODIFIED:20211018T160745Z ORGANIZER:masshist.org SUMMARY:Wilson and Lodge: One World\, Two Visions\, Unending Reverberations URL:https://www.masshist.org/2012/calendar/event?event=3566 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:20211023T035948EDT-706548779a@masshist.org/calendar DTSTAMP:20211023T075948Z DESCRIPTION:MHS&rsquo\;s new podcast\, the Object of History highlights our extraordinary collections that tell the story of America through millions of rare and unique documents\, artifacts\, and irreplaceable national tre asures. Each episode of the podcast takes you on a behind the scenes tour of that vast collection. MHS staff experts and historians introduce you to fragile documents\, unusual artifacts\, and intriguing artworks that make the past come alive. This conversation is an introduction to the podcast with the producers and staff experts sharing highlights and talking about what was left on the cutting room floor.\nListen to the podcast at any tim e on the MHS website\, or anywhere you listen to podcasts. \;\nPlease note\, this is an online event hosted on the video conference platform\, Z oom. Registrants will receive a confirmation message with attendance infor mation. DTSTART:20211116T173000 DTEND:20211116T183000 LAST-MODIFIED:20211007T171010Z ORGANIZER:masshist.org SUMMARY:Introducing the Object of History URL:https://www.masshist.org/2012/calendar/event?event=3567 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:20211023T035948EDT-707636f908@masshist.org/calendar DTSTAMP:20211023T075948Z DESCRIPTION:Since its founding in 1939\, the Society of American Historians has worked &ldquo\;to promote literary distinction in the writing of hist ory&rdquo\; by conferring membership and honoring outstanding works. \ ; The 64th annual Francis Parkman Prize\, awarded to Christopher Tomlins f or In the Matter of Nat Turner: A Speculative History\, recognizes &ldquo\ ;literary merit&rdquo\; in a nonfiction book that &ldquo\;makes an importa nt contribution to the history of what is now the United States.&rdquo\; A fia Atakora&rsquo\;s novel\, Conjure Woman\, is the fifteenth winner of th e SAH&rsquo\;s biennial Prize for Historical Fiction\, which recognizes na rrative skill and authentic portrayal of the past. \; Brianna Nofil&rs quo\;s &ldquo\;Detention Power: Jails\, Camps\, and the Origins of Immigra nt Incarceration\, 1900-2002&rdquo\; received the 61st Allan Nevins Prize for a doctoral dissertation. Megan Marshall\, herself a Parkman Prize winn er\, will interview the authors on their work and aims as historical write rs. \;\nPlease note\, this is a virtual event hosted on the platform Z oom. Registrants will receive a confirmation email with instructions for a ttending. \; DTSTART:20211118T180000 DTEND:20211118T190000 LAST-MODIFIED:20211018T144651Z ORGANIZER:masshist.org SUMMARY:Literary Distinction in Historical Writing 2021: An evening with th e Society of American Historians Prize Winners URL:https://www.masshist.org/2012/calendar/event?event=3533 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:20211023T035948EDT-7088c03186@masshist.org/calendar DTSTAMP:20211023T075948Z DESCRIPTION:Between 1959 and 1968\, New England saw a folk revival emerge i n more than fifty clubs and coffeehouses\; a revolution led by college dro pouts\, young bohemians\, and lovers of traditional music. From Club 47 in Harvard Square to candlelit venues in Amherst\, musicians and audiences a like embraced folk music and progressive ideals. While the Folk Revival wa s short-lived\, the youthful attention that it spurred played a crucial ro le in the emerging civil rights\, world peace\, and back-to-the-land movem ents. Thomas Curren traces a direct line from Yankee revolutionaries and n ineteenth-century pacifists to the emergence of blues and rock 'n' roll\, ultimately landing at the period of the folk revival.\n \;\nRegister t o attend in person \;Register to attend virtually DTSTART:20211123T173000 DTEND:20211123T183000 LAST-MODIFIED:20211008T091448Z ORGANIZER:masshist.org SUMMARY:I Believe I'll Go Back Home: Roots and Revival in New England Folk Music URL:https://www.masshist.org/2012/calendar/event?event=3568 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:20211023T035948EDT-7098fa26fa@masshist.org/calendar DTSTAMP:20211023T075948Z DESCRIPTION:In the 1920s\, amid fears that American national identity was u nder threat from communism\, pacifism\, and immigration\, nationalist orga nizations in the United States standardized many of the patriotic rituals and traditions Americans performed in their daily lives. This Nationalist Network\, led by the American Legion and U.S. Flag Association\, grew incr easingly right-wing in this period\, inventing and reinventing patriotic t raditions to &ldquo\;Americanize&rdquo\; those who were already citizens a nd control their behavior to adhere to white\, upper middle-class norms. T hese traditions reinforced existing racial and class hierarchies and defin ed American nationalism along exclusionary principles.\nThe Dina G. Malger i Modern American Society &\; Culture Seminar invites you to join the c onversation. Seminars bring together a diverse group of scholars and inter ested members of the public to workshop a pre-circulated paper. \;Lear n more.\nPlease note\, this is a hybrid event which may be attended either in person at the MHS or virtually on the video conference platform\, Zoom . Registrants will receive a confirmation message with attendance informat ion.\nRegister to attend in person Register to attend online DTSTART:20211130T171500 DTEND:20211130T183000 LAST-MODIFIED:20210817T143343Z ORGANIZER:masshist.org SUMMARY:The Reinvention of Tradition: Conformist Nationalism in the United States\, 1923-1931 URL:https://www.masshist.org/2012/calendar/event?event=3534 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:20211023T035948EDT-71131565a7@masshist.org/calendar DTSTAMP:20211023T075948Z DESCRIPTION:This lecture traces the development of the celebration of Chris tmas from the time it was outlawed in 17th Century New England through the beginning of the 21st Century. Many of the customs which we take for gran ted as part of the current celebrations are actually a product of more rec ent history. \; This program will look at how Christmas was transforme d from a rowdy celebration into a family centered event. \; Among the topics discussed are how the Christmas Tree became popular\, halls were de cked\, and how Santa Clause came to town.\nRegister to attend in person Re gister to attend virtually DTSTART:20211201T173000 DTEND:20211201T183000 LAST-MODIFIED:20211007T171052Z ORGANIZER:masshist.org SUMMARY:Four Centuries of Christmas in New England URL:https://www.masshist.org/2012/calendar/event?event=3569 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:20211023T035948EDT-7121ceaacb@masshist.org/calendar DTSTAMP:20211023T075948Z DESCRIPTION:The Par-Links Golf Club was an association of Black women golfe rs founded in 1958 in East Bay\, Oakland California. Using photographs\, o rganizational documents\, and scrapbooks\, this paper examine the possibil ities and realities of Black leisure\, recreation\, and community care and play practices before the passage of the Civil Rights Act. It places Par- Links in the context of the burgeoning sport\, the development of Black go lf clubs\, and within the local and national fights to desegregate public golf courses and professional golf in US Civil Rights Movement histories.& nbsp\;\nThe African American History Seminar invites you to join the conve rsation. Seminars bring together a diverse group of scholars and intereste d members of the public to workshop a pre-circulated paper. \;Learn mo re.\nPlease note\, this is a hybrid event which may be attended either in person at the MHS or virtually on the video conference platform\, Zoom. Re gistrants will receive a confirmation message with attendance information. \nRegister to attend in person Register to attend online DTSTART:20211202T171500 DTEND:20211202T183000 LAST-MODIFIED:20210817T143401Z ORGANIZER:masshist.org SUMMARY:“Challenge or Be Challenged”: the Par-Links Black Women’s Golf Club in East Bay\, CA URL:https://www.masshist.org/2012/calendar/event?event=3535 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:20211023T035948EDT-7133ac2faf@masshist.org/calendar DTSTAMP:20211023T075948Z DESCRIPTION:The Boston Harbor Islands have been called Boston's 'hidden sho res.' Previously home to prisons\, asylums\, and sewage treatment plants\, this surprisingly diverse ensemble of islands has existed on the urban fr inge over the last four centuries. Pavla &Scaron\;imková\; reinterpr ets the Boston Harbor Islands as an urban archipelago\, arguing that they have been an integral part of Boston since colonial days. Drawing on archi val sources\, historic maps and photographs\, and diaries from island resi dents\, she attests that the harbor islands' story is central to understan ding the ways in which Boston has both shaped and been shaped by its envir onment over time.\nRegister to attend in person Register to attend virtual ly DTSTART:20211206T173000 DTEND:20211206T183000 LAST-MODIFIED:20211007T171129Z ORGANIZER:masshist.org SUMMARY:Urban Archipelago: An Environmental History of the Boston Harbor Is lands URL:https://www.masshist.org/2012/calendar/event?event=3571 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:20211023T035948EDT-71429e7720@masshist.org/calendar DTSTAMP:20211023T075948Z DESCRIPTION:This project explores the role of the Committees in Massachuset ts communities during the American Revolution\, particularly the role they played in punishing community dissent and compelling ideological allegian ce to the Revolutionary cause. This chapter highlights these committees' a ctivities in the aftermath of the passage of the Massachusetts Government Act in May 1774 and argues that this period served as a training ground fo r later reprisals against community members. During this period\, Massachu setts saw the most dramatic actions against suspected loyalists &ndash\; t he Committees deployed mobs to suspected loyalists' homes\, detained Colon ial officials\, and drove others out of the towns into Boston. This paper argues that the heightened tension of the moment created an atmosphere of suspicion and conspiracy under which the definition of loyalism began to b roaden.\nThe \;Pauline Maier Early American History Seminar \;invi tes you to join the conversation. Seminars bring together a diverse group of scholars and interested members of the public to workshop a pre-circula ted paper. \;Learn more.\nPlease note\, this is a hybrid event which m ay be attended either in person at the MHS or virtually on the video confe rence platform\, Zoom. Registrants will receive a confirmation message wit h attendance information.\nRegister to attend in person Register to attend online DTSTART:20211207T171500 DTEND:20211207T183000 LAST-MODIFIED:20210817T143418Z ORGANIZER:masshist.org SUMMARY:Crisis: 1774-1775 URL:https://www.masshist.org/2012/calendar/event?event=3536 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:20211023T035948EDT-71584fd6af@masshist.org/calendar DTSTAMP:20211023T075948Z DESCRIPTION:One-hundred and fifty years ago\, in the autumn of 1871\, Alexi s Romanov\, the fourth son of Tsar Alexander II of Russia\, set sail for a n extended journey through the United States and Canada. The first Russian royal ever to visit the United States\, Alexis in America recounts the du ke's progress through the major American cities\, detailing his meetings w ith celebrated figures such as Samuel Morse and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and describing the national self-reflection that his presence spurred in the American people. Alexis visited Niagara Falls\, participated in a biso n hunt with Buffalo Bill Cody\, and attended the Krewe of Rex's first Mard i Gras parade in New Orleans. He also spent six days in Boston\, where he stayed at the Revere House\, and visited City Hall\, the Old State House\, and the Massachusetts Historical Society. He attended performances at the Boston Music Hall and was the guest of honor at a ball at the Boston Thea tre.\nRegister to attend in person Register to attend virtually DTSTART:20211208T173000 DTEND:20211208T183000 LAST-MODIFIED:20211007T171153Z ORGANIZER:masshist.org SUMMARY:Grand Duke Alexis in Boston URL:https://www.masshist.org/2012/calendar/event?event=3572 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:20211023T035948EDT-7168ec03f9@masshist.org/calendar DTSTAMP:20211023T075948Z DESCRIPTION:Massachusetts Superior Court of Judicature records represent on e of the fullest collections of colonial court documents in North America\ , covering the entirety of the eighteenth century. This seminar explores t he process of transcribing\, annotating\, and presenting this information via Mirador\, the browser-based interface that gives the end user control over how much or how little information to display. The database used to c apture annotations and make them searchable using complex queries will als o be described. This project is underwritten by the Ames Foundation and th e Colonial Society of Massachusetts.\nThe Shapiro Digital history Seminar invites you to join the conversation. Seminars bring together a diverse gr oup of scholars and interested members of the public to workshop a pre-cir culated paper. \;Learn more.\nPlease note\, this is a hybrid event whi ch may be attended either in person at the MHS or virtually on the video c onference platform\, Zoom. Registrants will receive a confirmation message with attendance information.\nRegister to attend in person Register to at tend online DTSTART:20211209T171500 DTEND:20211209T183000 LAST-MODIFIED:20210817T143503Z ORGANIZER:masshist.org SUMMARY:Digitizing Early Massachusetts Court Records URL:https://www.masshist.org/2012/calendar/event?event=3537 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:20211023T035948EDT-718091ce54@masshist.org/calendar DTSTAMP:20211023T075948Z DESCRIPTION:Bancroft Prize winning author Robert Gross presents a fresh vie w of the Transcendentalists\; thinkers whose impact on philosophy and lite rature would spread from Concord\, Mass\, to all corners of the earth. Ral ph Waldo Emerson\, Henry David Thoreau\, Nathaniel Hawthorne\, and the Alc otts lived in Concord\, but the town was no pastoral idyll fit for poets a nd philosophers. The small\, ordered society founded by Puritans and defen ded by Minutemen was dramatically unsettled by capitalism\, democracy\, an d integration into the wider world. The Transcendentalists and Their World is both an intimate journey into a small community and a searching cultur al study of major American writers as they plumbed the depths of the unive rse for spiritual truths.\nRegister to attend in person Register to attend virtually DTSTART:20211213T173000 DTEND:20211213T183000 LAST-MODIFIED:20211020T134823Z ORGANIZER:masshist.org SUMMARY:The Transcendentalists and Their World URL:https://www.masshist.org/2012/calendar/event?event=3573 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:20211023T035948EDT-7189e9c7c7@masshist.org/calendar DTSTAMP:20211023T075948Z DESCRIPTION:This dissertation chapter examines a lecture by Boston man-midw ife Walter Channing. The lecture is meant to offer his (male) midwifery st udents the skills to serve as expert witnesses in infanticide trials. Howe ver\, Channing also uses the lecture to promote his opinions of both infan ticide and intentional abortion. This chapter focuses on the language Chan ning uses to frame these acts\, as well as the nature of the lecture itsel f as a form of communication\, in order to establish how this lecture fits within the broader discussions around infanticide\, abortion\, and man-mi dwifery taking place in the Anglo-Atlantic world at this time. \; &nbs p\;\nThe History of Women\, Gender\, &\; Sexuality Seminar invites you to join the conversation. Seminars bring together a diverse group of schol ars and interested members of the public to workshop a pre-circulated pape r. \;Learn more.\nPlease note\, this is a hybrid event which may be at tended either in person at the MHS or virtually on the video conference pl atform\, Zoom. Registrants will receive a confirmation message with attend ance information.\nRegister to attend in person Register to attend online DTSTART:20211214T171500 DTEND:20211214T183000 LAST-MODIFIED:20210817T143612Z ORGANIZER:masshist.org SUMMARY:“The Kind of Death\, Natural or Violent”: Fetal Death and the Male Midwife in Nineteenth-Century Boston URL:https://www.masshist.org/2012/calendar/event?event=3538 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:20211023T035948EDT-7202eef1ce@masshist.org/calendar DTSTAMP:20211023T075948Z DESCRIPTION:The Boston market garden district was a national leader in vege table production from 1870 to 1930. \; Suburban market gardeners' prac tices both countered and anticipated broader trends in the US food system.  \; For example\, intercropping \; (though long-known) stood well outside the US agro-ecological mainstream. Boston growers also developed t he modern forcing house\, an engineered greenhouse environment dependent o n fossil fuels\, irrigation\, and commodified insect pollinators. \; Y ear-round lettuce from these houses helped prepare the way for consumers t o embrace a de-seasonalized\, nationalized vegetable supply. \; This a gro-environmental episode shows how the history of local food complicates our narratives about US food system modernization.\nThe Environmental Hist ory Seminar invites you to join the conversation. Seminars bring together a diverse group of scholars and interested members of the public to worksh op a pre-circulated paper. \;Learn more.\nPlease note\, this is a hybr id event which may be attended either in person at the MHS or virtually on the video conference platform\, Zoom. Registrants will receive a confirma tion message with attendance information.\nRegister to attend in person Re gister to attend online DTSTART:20211216T171500 DTEND:20211216T183000 LAST-MODIFIED:20210817T143647Z ORGANIZER:masshist.org SUMMARY:Local Food Before Locavores: Growing Vegetables in the Boston Marke t Garden District\, 1870-1930 URL:https://www.masshist.org/2012/calendar/event?event=3539 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR