Feb 21, 2018
Brown Bag Talk: Heidi Scott, “The Mapping of Potosí’s Cerro Rico in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries”
Abstract: Visual images of the Cerro Rico, Potosí’s silver-bearing mountain, circulated widely in European histories and travel narratives from the mid-sixteenth century onwards. In addition to...
Feb 23, 2018 - Feb 24, 2018
Conference: “Finding the Queer Radical Past: Scholars and Activists on the 1987 March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights”
Student Union Ballroom, Campus Center, UMass Amherst
This conference will commemorate a moment when LGBTQ politics were intimately bound up with anti-racism and left solidarity movements: against apartheid, war, and US imperialism. Our goal is to...
Mar 1, 2018
Mar 7, 2018
Brian Crim "From 'unrepentant Nazis' to 'our Germans' Project Paperclip and the Rise of the Military-Industrial Complex"
Project Paperclip brought hundreds of German scientists and engineers, including Wernher von Braun, to the United States in the first decade after World War II. The Germans who designed and built...
Mar 8, 2018