The Center for American Political Studies is pleased to present the work of Oscar Palacio, the latest in an on-going series of artist collaborations that reflect and spark conversations around American politics. This series of photographs investigates the construction of place and history in the United States by focusing on popular historic sites which have both embedded meanings and assumed historical narratives, as well as sites of more recent historical and political import.
Speaker: Jeffrey Gould, Film Director & Visiting Scholar in the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History, Harvard University
Moderator: Kirsten Weld, Professor of History, Harvard University
During the early 1970s, hundreds of peasants in a remote region of El Salvador began to emulate the early Christians, working the land together and building communities based on solidarity. By the late 1970s, thousands of peasants in northern Morazán organized to...
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 email@example.com 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.)