Boston Area Early American History Seminar
- Boston Area Early American History Seminar
The Boston Area Early American History Seminar at the Massachusetts Historical Society provides a forum on all aspects of North American history and culture from the first English colonization to the Civil War. Each seminar meeting, except for that of December 7, will revolve around the discussion of a precirculated paper. To receive advance copies of seminar papers for the year, please send a $25 check, payable to the Massachusetts Historical Society, to the Society at 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215. This fee covers papers for the full academic year. Back copies are provided to those who subscribe late in the season. Participants may also find copies of the papers at several area institutions. To make dinner reservations or to join the mailing list, please contact Erin Pipkin at the address above; telephone (617) 646-0505; or e-mail epipkin@.... For additional information on the seminar series and other MHS programs, visit the "Get Involved" section of the website at www.masshist.org. The 2000-2001 seminar schedule is as follows: September 21, "Covering the Grave: The Diplomacy of Intercultural Murder in Upper Canada, 1760-1810," Alan Taylor (University of California, Davis); October 5, "Industrious in Their Stations: Young People at Work in Boston, Philadelphia, and Charleston, 1730-1785," Sharon Braslaw (Harvard University); November 2, "Empire of Reason: The Making of Learned Women in Nineteenth-Century America," Mary Kelley (Dartmouth College); December 7, Panel Discussion: "Historians and the Web," Panelists: Gregory Crane (Tufts University), Laurie Kahn-Leavitt (Blueberry Hill Productions), Jane Kamensky (Brandeis University), Jill Lepore (Boston University), Moderator: William Lavell (Roundtable, Inc.); February 1, "The Declaration of Independence and International Law," David Armitage (Columbia University); March 1, "English Local Government and the Early Administration of the Massachusetts Bay Colony," Francis J. Bremer (Millersville University) and Malcolm Braddick (University of Sheffield); April 5, "Of Race, Family, and Covenant: The Atlantic Vision of John Oxenbridge," Louise Breen (Kansas State University).
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