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May 3, 2017

"Asma's Vision of Ethiopia"
Bekalu Kifle, SHASS Pre-doctoral Fellow

May 3, 2017
1PM in E1-285

The History of the Galla and the Kingdom of Shoa was written by Asma Giyorgis between 1910 and the author's death in 1915.  Kifle considers this work as a departure from the

April 26, 2017

"Borders and railways: from the saint-simonianist chimera to the technodiplomatic disillusion (c. 1850-c. 1900)'

Hugo Pereira
Visiting Scholar

April 26, 2017
1 PM in E51-285

The Portuguese technocratic elites who, in mid-19th century, supported the development

April 21, 2017

Seminar on Environmental and Agricultural History

"Historical Perspectives on Problematic Human-wildlife Encounters"

Simon Pooley

April 21, 2017
2:30 - 4:30 pm
MIT E51-095
cnr of Amherst and Wadsworth Street, Cambridge

Thinking about

April 20, 2017

"Global History and Global Hierarchies of Knowledge"

Dominic Sachsenmaier

Much has been written about the history of historiography, and many debates have revolved around its future directions. These academic reflections have long largely focused on concepts and institutions - yet

April 20, 2017

A memorial service for Bruce Mazlish, Professor of History, Emeritus

will be held on

Thursday, April 20, 2017

at 1 PM

Samberg Conference Center, 6th Floor
50 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA

 

April 14, 2017

"Aponte's Vision: Towards a Hemispheric History of Black Antislavery"

While most colonial societies of the western hemisphere emerged from the Age of Revolution with independence, Cuba, among the oldest of Spanish colonies, did not. This paper takes us to the Atlantic

April 12, 2017

"Metallurgy in Andean Hands"

Heather Lechtman

Professor of Archeology and Ancient Technology
Director, Center for Materials Research in Archaeology and Ethnology (CMRAE)
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

 

April 12, 2017 at 1 PM

MIT,

April 11, 2017

"The Racial Legacy of U.S. Colonialism on Philippine Independence"

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
4:30 PM in E51-275

This chapter is part of a larger project in which I address the way an institutionalized ambiguity shaped the United States’ relations with the Philippines between