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Event Archives: Academic Year 2010-2011

Professor Carp Speaking at Local Events
Professor Benjamin Carp's Defiance of the Patriots: The Boston Tea Party and the Making of America has just been released from Yale University Press. You may also visit his author page on  Professor Carp will be speaking at several local events about his new book throughout the academic year:

  1. Oct. 21, 2010: Old South Meetinghouse, Boston, MA (free, open to public)
  2. Nov. 17, 2010: Royall House and Slave Quarters, Medford, MA, (free, open to public)
  3. Dec. 16, 2010: Colonial Society of Massachusetts, Boston, MA (anniversary of the Tea Party)
  4. April 13, 2011: Boston Public Library, Boston, MA (free, open to public)

America and the Armenian Genocide: The Quest for Justice from Wilson to Obama
Michael Bobelian
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 @ 7:00pm, Goddard Chapel
Reception and book signing in the Coolidge Room, 8pm-10pm

Michael Bobelian is a journalist, lawyer, and author whose work has covered issues ranging from corporate wrongdoing to foreign affairs. Upon graduating from the University of Michigan Law School, he worked at a large law firm in New York before enrolling at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. His articles have appeared in, Legal Affairs Magazine, and the Washington Monthly. He has also appeared on C-Span's BookTV, NPR's Leonard Lopate Show, and NPR New Hampshire. Michael has delivered lectures at several universities, including MIT, UC Berkeley, and Columbia University. Finally, he is the author of Children of Armenia: A Forgotten Genocide and the Century-Long Struggle for Justice, which was published by Simon & Schuster in 2009. Children of Armenia has been praised in several national publications, including the Washington Post, Foreign Affairs Magazine, the Washington Times, and the Chronicle of Higher Education. Michael Berenbaum, former project director of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum called the book "A powerful and provocative work."

History from the Trenches:
"Re-Reading Gerald Gill in our Current State of War"

April 11, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Gerald Gill Memorial Lecture, Goddard Chapel

The Gerald Gill Memorial Lecture with key-note speaker Robin D. G. Kelley, a professor of History and American Studies & Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. Kelley has spent most of his career exploring American and African-American history, with a particular emphasis on radical social movements and the political dynamics at work within African-American culture, including jazz, hip-hop, and visual arts. Professor Gerald R. Gill (1948-2007) taught African American history at Tufts University from 1980 until his untimely death twenty-seven years later. Over his more than quarter-century of service at Tufts, Professor Gill amassed a brilliant record as a distinguished teacher, unsurpassed mentor, and dedicated scholar whose courses on African American history mesmerized undergraduates. A two time Massachusetts College Professor of the Year, Professor Gill was the recipient of numerous university-wide awards for distinguished teaching, advising, and service, including the Tufts Community Union Senate's Professor of the Year Award (1999) and the Distinguished Service Award (2000), which has since been renamed in his honor. As deputy chairman of the history department and core faculty in American Studies, Peace and Justice Studies, and Africa in the New World, Professor Gill combined a deep knowledge of African American history with an interdisciplinary teaching pedagogy that made him one of the university's most popular teachers, mentors, and colleagues. This lecture series, sponsored with generous funding from the Provost's office and other co-sponsors, seeks to honor Professor Gill's deep interest in the intersection of race and democracy in twentieth century American history.

Remittances and Migrant Associations from Mexico and El Salvador
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 4:30-6:00pm
Katrina Burgess, Fletcher School
MIT Center for International Studies
Lucian Pye Seminar Room
MIT Bldg E40-464 1 Amherst St.
Cambridge, MA 02139

Teapot in a Tempest: Massachusetts and the Boston Tea Party
Tuesday, April 5, 2011 @ 7:30pm
Benjamin L. Carp
Antiquarian Hall, American Antiquarian Society
185 Salisbury Street, Worscester, MA
Read the article in the Worscester Telegram >

Migration in the Pacific Region
Wed, March 3, 2011 4:30-6pm
Michel Gabaudan, United Randall Akee
Department of Economics, Tufts University
Rabb Room, Tisch College, Tufts University

Challenges Posted By The Iraqi Humanitarian Situation
Tuesday, February 9, 2011 4:30 - 6:00pm
Michel Gabaudan, United Nations High Commission on Refugees
MIT Center for International Studies - Lucian Pye Seminar Room
MIT Bldg E40-464 1 Amherst Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

Prof. Carp's talk on CSPAN's BookTV
Saturday, December 4, 2010 @ Noon
Watch Professor Benjamin L. Carp's talk on his new book, Defiance of the Patriots: The Boston Tea Party and the Making of America. The talk was held at the David Library of the American Revolution in Pennsylvania on October 7th.

Tea Parties Past and Present
Wednesday, December 1, 6-9pm at the Union Club, 8 Park Street, Boston
Professor Benjamin L. Carp, along with David Art of the Tufts Political Science Department, will be hosting a joint appearance at the Union Club on December 1 under the auspices of the Yale Club of Boston. They will be discussing "Tea Parties Past and Present," based upon Professor Carp's research on the Boston Tea Party, and Professor Art's research on right-wing populist movements in Europe. For more information, and to register for the event, please see the Yale Club of Boston calendar.

Southern African Film Festival
Wednesdays @ 9pm
Location: Tisch 304*
Sponsored by: History Department, History Society & Africa in the New World
Film Schedule for Fall 2010 Semester:

Zulu Love Letter
15 September

Biko: Breaking the Chains of Silence
3 November
Everyone's Child
29 September
Sleepwalking Land
10 November
Mapantsula* (room Tisch 310)
6 October
Have you heard from Johannesburg?
17 November
A World Apart
13 October
Long night's journey into day
1 December
Cry Freedom
20 October
8 December
The Hero
27 October

download & print fall film schedule (pdf)

Kris Manjapra Contributes to BBC 4 Radio Show
Monday, November 29 at 8pm GMT
"Things We Forgot to Remember: The Violent Side of Indian Independence"

Open House
Wednesday, September 29
Time: 12:00 - 1:20pm
Location: East Hall Lounge
Pizza and refreshments will be served.

Monthly Senior Honors Thesis Exchange
First Gathering: Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Time: 5:00 - 6:30pm
Location: Murrow Room Cabot Hall
History / International Relations / Political Science
RSVP to Convener, Jeanne Marie Penvenne

History Graduate Orientation
Tuesday, August 31, 2010: 10:00am - 11:30am
Date: August 31, 2010
Location: East Hall Lounge