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News Calendar

2017 Dec 19

MHS/Radcliffe: Miss America’s Politics: Beauty and the Development of the New Right since 1968 - Please RSVP

5:30pm

Location: 

1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

Micki McElya, Associate Professor of History, University of Connecticut

Commentator: Genevieve Clutario, Assistant Professor of History and History & Literature, Iris Avraham


Drawn from McElya’s larger book project, this session examines the centrality of the Miss America pageant, its local networks, and individual contestants to the rise of activist conservative women and the New Right in the 1960s and 1970s. It analyzes the celebration, power, and political effects of normative beauty, steeped in...

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2017 Dec 21

History of Medicine: The Evolution of the Neurosciences and a New Egalitarian Style of Thinking on Difference and Neurological Diseases in Nigeria, 1962-1995

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Lahey Room, fifth floor, Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard Medical Area

Frank Blibo A.M., MTS, Th.M.: PhD Candidate, Department of the History of Science, Iris Avraham

Department of Postgraduate and Continuing Education, McLean Hospital and Center for the History of Medicine, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine present: ...

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2018 Jan 16

MHS: The Fight Before the Flood: Rural Protest and the Debate Over Boston’s Quabbin Reservoir, 1919-1927

5:15pm

Location: 

1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

Boston Environmental History Seminar:

Jeffrey Egan, University of Connecticut
Comment: Karl Haglund, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation

Tuesdays at 5:15 PM. A light sandwich supper follows. Attendance is free. Subscriptions are available ($25 per year) for online access to the pre-circulated essays in 3 series.*
RSVP to [email protected] Follow us on Twitter: @MHS_Research.
Sponsored and hosted by the Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston
*The Boston Area Early...

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