Title: “Dambreaking: Guns, Capitalism, and the Independence of the Americas". A presentation of the Harvard International and Global History Seminar, with support from both the Weatherhead and Warren Centers. Obtain paper from Erez Manela (email@example.com).
We will meet in the Lower Library in Robinson Hall to discuss Shubhankita Ojha's paper, "Embracing Waterfronts: Dock Worker Solidarities in International Perspective." Please email Aaron Bekemeyer at firstname.lastname@example.org to request the paper. All are welcome!
Title: “As Much Right to Live in a House as Anybody: Black Women and the Fight for Housing Integration in the 1940s." Presented by the Workshop on Imagining History, Doing Politics: The Uses and Disadvantages of the Past.
Hailed as one of the greatest singers of the 20th century, Marian Anderson used her talent and celebrity to advance civil rights. Her 1939 concert at the Lincoln Memorial defied a ban excluding African American performers from Constitution Hall in Washington, DC, and her 1955 debut at the Metropolitan Opera ended the Met’s exclusion of African American singers in starring roles. This lecture—which includes audio...
THIS LOCATION IS CONFIRMED: Emerson Hall 105 (Harvard Yard)
Postdoctoral Fellows Megan Black, Christopher Clements, Destin Jenkins, and Stuart Schrader will offer brief presentations of their work, and participate in a discussion of Global American Studies. Also present and participating will be Beverly Gage (Yale University), Timothy Mitchell (Columbia University), Paul Kramer (Vanderbilt University), and Richard White (Stanford University)
Title: “After the Catastrophe: Requiem for a Frigorifico.” Presented by the Workshop on Imagining History, Doing Politics: The Uses and Disadvantages of the Past.
Along with review of the pre-circulated paper, please also view this video file, especially minutes 28 to 45: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uERwCAeEGqg. (Note: we anticipate an English translation of at least part of this video to be available before Prof. James’ presentation.)
The Department of History of Science is glad to welcome Jonathan Sterne, James McGill Chair in Culture and Technology, Department of Art History & Communication Studies at Mcgill University, Montreal, to give a...