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Event: Writing History with Michael Blaakman at Yale University, Jan. 26

Martha Bradstreet and the “Epithet of ‘Woman’”: A Story of Land, Libel, Litigation, and Justifying “Unwomanly” Behavior in the Early Republic A Writing History Workshop with Michael Blaakman Thursday, January 26 12:30pm HGS 302 In 1824, Martha Bradstreet, a woman … Continue reading

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Past Tense Seminar: 2011-12 Dates and 2010-11 Podcasts

The 2011-2012 schedule for the Past Tense seminar is in the works; we have dates, listed below, and we are discussing logistics with our speakers. Our new time is Fridays at noon, so we can have lunch and discuss our … Continue reading

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Past Tense April 21: The Journalist as Historian

Please join us for our last event of the academic year on Thursday, April 21, 7:00pm, in the Huntington Library’s  Overseers’ Room, for: “The Journalist as Historian” Miriam Pawel spent twenty-five years working for Newsday and the Los Angeles Times. She … Continue reading

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Event: Saul Cornell, Yale University, March 24th

Thursday March 24 at 4 p.m. in HGS 217A, Yale University (co-sponsored with YEAH): ”Will the Real Founding Fathers Please Stand Up: Or Why Do Historians Dislike Constitutional Originalism So Much?” A talk by and conversation with legal historian Saul Cornell, Paul … Continue reading

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Event: Talk by Saul Cornell, March 24th, Yale University

YEAH is pleased to announce the following upcoming talk by legal historian Saul Cornell, Paul and Diane Guenther Chair in American History at Fordham University Thursday March 24 at 4PM in HGS 217A Will the Real Founding Father’s Please Stand Up: … Continue reading

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Event: Writing History with John Demos, Yale, Feb. 24th

The Foreign Mission School A Writing History Workshop with John Demos Thursday, Feb. 24, 4.30pm HGS 217B Join Writing History and Yale Early American Historians (YEAH) as we discuss a draft-chapter from John Demos’s current book project, a *microhistory* of the Foreign Mission … Continue reading

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Upcoming Schedule for the Past Tense Lectures at the Huntington Library

In collaboration with the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute and the USC-Huntington Institute on California and the West, we are happy to announce the schedule for the Past Tense seminar. These gatherings focus on the craft of writing history — … Continue reading

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Event: Writing History with Maya Jasanoff, Feb 17th at Yale University

Thursday, February 17, 12-1:30 p.m., HGS B-05: Maya Jasanoff on Writing Empire Inside and Out Harvard history professor Maya Jasanoff, is the author of two beautifully written books that offer a fresh perspective on the British Empire. The first, Edge of Empire: Lives, Culture, and Conquest in the East, 1750-1850 (Duff Cooper Prize, … Continue reading

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Event: Past Tense with Daniel Richter, Nov 1st, 7pm, Huntington Library

Colonial Stories and a 21st Century Readership Dan Richter, University of Pennsylvania and Huntington Fellow Monday, November 1 7pm, Overseer’s Room Please RSVP to janaremyATgmailDOTcom to receive a copy of the pre-circulated paper

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Past Tense with David Blight, Oct 5

“James Baldwin and the Civil War Centennial, Fifty Years Later” Tuesday, October 5, 7pm Huntington Library, Overseers Room You’re invited to join us for this Past Tense lecture with historian and Huntington Fellow David Blight.

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