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Boston Immigration and Urban History Seminar 2014-2015

(Sep 08, 2014)

The first session of the 2014-2015 Boston Immigration and Urban History Seminar will take place on September 23, when Natalia Molina of the University of California—San Diego will present on the role of history, memory, and the vernacular landscape in a Los Angeles neighborhood’s evolving identity. Subsequent sessions will introduce us to Mexican cowboys in San Antonio and L.A., life on the streets and docks of postbellum New Orleans, interpreters on Ellis Island, the social and economic geographies of postrevolutionary New York City, Boston’s Chinatown after WWII, and Chinese railroad laborers.

More than two dozen Massachusetts Historical Society Research Department seminars have been scheduled for 2014-2015, offered in five series: the Boston Area Early American History Seminar, the Boston Environmental History Seminar, the Boston Immigration and Urban History Seminar, the New England Biography Seminar, and the Boston Seminar on the History of Women and Gender, presented in conjunction with the Schlesinger Library of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

Most programs will be held at the MHS, 1154 Boylston Street in Boston. Most sessions will consider a pre-circulated paper and be followed by a light supper. The programs are free and open to the public, but those who subscribe to a series receive advance access to the papers that will be discussed. Visit http://www.masshist.org/2012/research/seminars for information.