The Massachusetts Historical Society announces the sixth event in its 2004-2005 season of the Immigration and Urban History Seminars.
March 31, 2005
David Gerber, State University of New York at Buffalo
“Constructing Narrative Accounts from Immigrant Letters: Catherine Grayston Bond and Letter Writing as a Practice of Existential Accounting”
Comment: Lois Rudnick, University of Massachusetts—Boston
All seminars take place at the society, 1154 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02215, and commence at 5:15 PM. As always, the seminar involves the discussion of a pre-circulated paper. After a brief introduction by Prof. Gerber, a commentary by Prof. Rudnick, and a rebuttal by Prof. Gerber, the session will be opened to general discussion by the audience.
After the event, the Society will serve a light buffet supper. Reservations are suggested but not required to attend the seminar, but are required to attend the supper so that numbers may be given to the caterer. To make a reservation, please email the address at the contact information elsewhere in this announcement, or call our seminar voicemail line at (617) 646-0540 (reservations only please) and leave a message.
The event is free and open to the public. There is a charge to subscribe to the papers for the season. To receive the papers by post, please send a check to the society at the contact information below for $25. To receive papers by a username and password which allows access to a secure page on our website where the papers may be downloaded in PDF format, please send $15. Please mark your check with the name of the seminar you are subscribing. Please also note the society also hosts two other seminars, Early American History and Environmental History. For information on those seminars, please note the contact information below.
In the event inclement weather seems likely, please do not hesitate to call our front desk at (617) 536-1608 to find out if the event is going forward or has been postponed.
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