Public Programs - Lectures and Performances

Previous 2019 Public Programs

Public lecture at Antiquarian Hall

Tuesday, March 19, at 7 p.m.
Who Owns the News? A History of Copyright
by Will Slauter


Tuesday, April 2, at 7 p.m.
I Now Pronounce You Lucy Stone
A one-woman play presented by History At Play
Performed by History At Play Artistic Director Judith Kalaora


Tuesday, April 16, at 7 p.m.
Frontier Rebels: The Fight for Independence in the American West, 1765-1776
by Patrick Spero


Thursday, May 2, at 7 p.m.
A Conversation with Jill Lepore on History and the Public


Tuesday, May 21, at 7 p.m.
Black Girlhood in the Nineteenth Century
by Nazera Sadiq Wright


Thursday, September 26, at 7 p.m.
The City-State of Boston: The Rise and Fall of an Atlantic Power
by Mark Peterson



Thursday, October 3, at 7 p.m.
Revolutionary Communities: Where Americans Won Independence
by T.H. Breen


Tuesday, October 8, at 7 p.m.
My Name is ʻŌpūkahaʻia: A Performance and Discussion Panel Commemorating the First Missionaries to Hawaiʻi
In collaboration with the Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives (Honolulu, Hawaiʻi) and sponsored by Mass Humanities


Thursday, October 24, at 7 p.m.
Conversation in Honor of Sidney Lapidus
Manisha Sinha and Richard D. Brown will discuss the state of Slavery Studies


Tuesday, November 5, at 7 p.m.
Girl in Black and White: The Story of Mary Mildred Williams and the Abolition Movement
by Jessie Morgan-Owens


Tuesday, November 19, at 7 p.m.
A Close Brush with History: The Extraordinary Hair Collection of Peter A. Browne
by Robert McCracken Peck


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