Board of Trustees & Council of Overseers

Board of Trustees

  • Benjamin C. Adams, Vice Chair, Board of Trustees
  • Oliver F. Ames, Jr., Vice Chair, Board of Trustees
  • Edward B. Baldini, Vice Treasurer
  • Melinda Barber
  • Levin H. Campbell, Jr.
  • Nancy Cott
  • Annette Gordon-Reed
  • G. Nathaniel Jeppson
  • René F. Jones
  • Anthony H. Leness, Treasurer
  • Anne Craige McNay
  • G. Marshall Moriarty, Chair, Council of Overseers
  • Claire Nee Nelson
  • John O’Leary
  • Frederick G. Pfannenstiehl
  • Robert G. Ripley, Jr.
  • Paul W. Sandman, Chair, Board of Trustees
  • James W. Segel
  • Michael Shea
  • R. Newcomb Stillwell
  • William N. Thorndike
  • Edward L. Widmer
  • Judith Bryant Wittenberg, Secretary

Catherine Allgor, President

LIFE TRUSTEES

  • Bernard Bailyn
  • Levin H. Campbell, Sr.
  • Henry Lee

TRUSTEES EMERITI

  • Charles Ames
  • Frederick D. Ballou
  • William C. Clendaniel
  • Nancy R. Coolidge
  • William R. Cotter
  • Herbert P. Dane
  • Arthur C. Hodges
  • John F. Moffitt
  • Lia G. Poorvu
  • L. Dennis Shapiro
  • James M. Storey
  • Hiller B. Zobel

Dennis Fiori, President Emeritus

Council of Overseers

  • Richard D. Batchelder, Jr.
  • Leah Camhi
  • Peter A. Caro
  • Joyce E. Chaplin
  • Karilyn Crockett
  • Arthur G. Epker, III
  • Iris Fanger
  • Joan Fink
  • Newell Flather
  • Michael B. Fox
  • Henry Louis Gates
  • Gregory G. Groover, Sr.
  • Sharlyn Heslam
  • Susan W. Hunnewell
  • Paul Kuenstner
  • Haven Ladd
  • Robin M. Lawrence
  • George Lewis
  • Janina Longtine
  • Jonathan Loring
  • Robert B. Minturn
  • Penny Outlaw
  • Robert Pemberton
  • Richard N. Pierson, III
  • Daniel Rasmussen
  • Byron D. Rushing
  • Elizabeth G. Ryland
  • Mary Rogers Saltonstall
  • Kristin Servison
  • Steven M. Tadler
  • Louisa Thomas
  • W. Nicholas Thorndike
  • John Winthrop
  • J. Rodman Wright

Upcoming Events

Online Event; Seminar; History of Women, Gender and Sexuality Seminar

High Brow, Low Brow: Phrenology, Fashion, and Female Activism in the Nineteenth Century

19Jan 5:15PM 2021
This is an online program.

Between the 1830s and 1860s, Americans began fighting over a curious topic: female foreheads. While feminists and phrenologists saw “high brows” as an ...

Seminar; African American History Seminar; Online Event

Revolutionary Weddings: Marriage in the Black Panther Party

21Jan 5:15PM 2021
This is an online program.

Revolutionary love and marriages in the Black Panther Party were powerful aspects of Black Power politics. This paper argues that Panthers viewed Black romantic love as ...

Seminar; Digital History Seminar; Online Event

Excavating Egyptology: The Emma B. Andrews Diary Project

26Jan 5:15PM 2021
This is an online program.

The Nile travel diaries of Mrs. Emma B. Andrews are an important yet underutilized resource for the so-called “Golden Age” of Egyptian archaeology in the late ...

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