Past Events

    Video recordings of past events can be viewed at this link

    Upcoming Events

    December 7, 2023, 7-8:15 p.m. Online onlly:

    Research Opportunities in New England: Tips and Tricks from the Archives. Featuring presentations by: Libby Bischof, Professor of History and Executive Director of the Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education, University of Southern Maine, and chair of the New England Regional Fellowship Consortium; Jeanne Solensky, Librarian, Historic Deerfield & the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association; and Karin Wulf, Director and Librarian, The John Carter Brown Library and Professor of History, Brown University

    Calling all graduate students, junior scholars, and scholars new to New England archives! Please join us for an online conversation about research fellowships, libraries, and archives across New England on December 7 from 7-8:15 p.m., EST. Our librarians and archivists will give us an overview of their holdings; describe a hidden or overlooked manuscript item or collection; discuss the opportunities for fellowships at their institutions; and offer their best advice for those applying for research funding. The conversation will end with questions from the audience.

    To register for this event, go to

    December 21, 2023, 3 p.m. Stated Meeting. 

    Please join us at No. 87 Mount Vernon Street, Boston, to hear James R. Fichter speak on his new book, Tea: Consumption, Politics, and Revolution, 1773-1776.

    In Tea, Fichter reveals that despite the so-called Boston Tea Party in 1773, two large shipments of tea from the East India Company survived and were ultimately drunk in North America.  Their survival shaped the politics of the years ahead, impeded efforts to reimburse the company for the tea lost in Boston Harbor, and hinted at the enduring potency of consumerism in revolutionary politics.

    James R. Fichter is Associate Professor of European and American Studies at the University of Hong Kong.

    If you are unable to attend in person, join the live stream by clicking on this link:  CSM Live Stream 

    To submit a question for the speaker during the presentation, please email[email protected] 

    Receive 30% off your purchase of Tea when you order online from Cornell University Press at http://www.cornellpress.cornell.eduwith promotion code 09BCARD



    February 15, 2024, 3 p.m.

    Stated Meeting. Kirsten Silva Gruesz, Professor, University of California, Santa Cruz, will speak on Cotton Mather’s Spanish Lessons: A Story of Language, Race, and Belonging in the Early Americas.


    April 18, 2024, 3 p.m.

    Stated Meeting.


    May 16, 2024, 6 p.m.

    Donald R. Friary Symposium. Fellow Member Nonie Gadsden, Katharine Lane Weems Senior Curator of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, will lead a discussion on “Old Stuff in a New Age: Re-examining Colonial-Era Decorative Arts.”


    June 6-7, 2024

    Graduate Student Forum.

    All in-person events take place at 87 Mount Vernon St., Boston MA 02108 and are free and open to the public. They can also be joined online at To participate in an online-only event, use the Zoom link posted on this website next to the listing for that event.