"Remaking Boston: The City and Environmental Change Over the Centuries"
The Massachusetts Historical Society will hold a conference on the environmental history of Boston. "Remaking Boston: The City and Environmental Change Over the Centuries" will take place at the Society 4-6 May 2006.
Professor Brian Donahue of Brandeis University, the author of The Great Meadow: Farming the Land in Colonial Concord, will deliver the principal address on Thursday evening, 4 May 2006.
On Friday and Saturday, 5-6 May 2006, attention will turn to five panels. At each of these sessions, authors and assigned commentators will discuss two or three pre-circulated papers before we open the floor to general discussion. Sessions will consider climate and weather, Boston Harbor, the countryside and the city, rivers and water, and land use. To register for the conference please check the Society's website at www.masshist.org or contact Cherylinne Pina at The Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215
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