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Seminars @ MHS

The Massachusetts Historical Society sponsors four seminar series, each addressing a diverse range of topics including: Early American History, Environmental History, Immigration & Urban History, and the History of Women & Gender.  Seminars are open to everyone.

Seminar meetings usually revolve around the discussion of a pre-circulated paper. Sessions open with remarks from the essayist and an assigned commentator, after which the discussion is opened to the floor. After each session, the Society serves a light buffet supper. We request that those wishing to stay for supper make reservations in advance by calling 617-646-0540.

We are now offering seminar papers in PDF format at a password-protected web page. Subscribers will receive instructions for accessing the essays when we receive their payment. Annual fees for seminar subscriptions are as follows:

Boston Early American History Seminar: $25 (online)   
Environmental History Seminar: $15 (online)    
Immigration & Urban History Seminar: $15 (online)

Visit our website to purchase an on-line subscription:

(Visit the Schlesinger Library to subscribe to the History of Women & Gender seminar:

For questions or registration assistance, contact the Research Department: or 617-646-0557.

The fall seminar season begins on 1 October, and all seminars appear in the MHS Events Calendar as well as in each week's This Week @ MHS blog post.

permalink | Published: Wednesday, 16 September, 2009, 11:05 AM


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