June 14, 2016
Today, BSS participants enjoyed the hospitality of Seminar Director Natalie Dykstra and her husband at their home.
June 16, 2015
Tonight was our last speaker for 2015, and we had a wonderful two hours with Karilyn Crockett. Crockett received her PhD from the American Studies Program at Yale in 2013 and now holds a position with the Boston Mayor’s Office. Her research investigates large-scale land use changes in the U.S. and how these changes propel new kinds of twentieth century social movements and political organizations among grassroots actors.
Her presentation was on anti-highway protests in Boston and ranged much further to discuss filling gaps in the archival record, non-traditional history research, and community involvement.