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This Week @ MHS

It is another week filled with exciting programs at the MHS.  There is a little something for everyone this week, so plan to stop in for at least one event.

On Wednesday, 6 April we have two events.  At noon current MHS/NEH long-term fellow Dr. Linford Fisher presents  "The Land of the Unfree: Africans, Indians, and the Varieties of Slavery and Servitude in Colonial New England," a brown-bag lunch program centered on the research he has conducted while in residence at the MHS.  For those new to the MHS brown-bag series, the program is typically a 25 minute presentation followed by a question and answer session.  Attendees can bring their lunch and we provide the beverages.  The program is free an open to the public. 

Between lunch and dinner on Wednesday we make the long jump from Colonial America to the 20th & 21st centuries with the next installment in our "Dangers and Denials" Conversation Series.  James Kloppenberg of Harvard University will be discussing his latest book, Reading Obama: Dreams, Hope, and the American Political Tradition.  The conversation, facilitated by Steve Marini of Wellesley College begins at 6:00 PM. There will be a brief reception prior to the program beginning at 5:30. This program is also free and open to the public.

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 7 - 9 April, the MHS hosts the conference What's New about the New Immigration to the U.S.? Traditions and Transformations since 1965, presented with the generous support of The Lowell Institute.  The conference begins with the keynote address "U.S. Refugee Policy in the Post-Cold War Era: Balancing Humanitarian Obligations and Security Concerns" delivered by Professor Maria Cristina Garcia, Cornell University, on Thursday at 6:00 PM and continues with full days of programming on Friday & Saturday.  Registration is required for conference attendance.

There is no Saturday tour this week.  The tour will return on Saturday, 16 April.


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