J. L. BELL is a Massachusetts writer who specializes in (among other things) the start of the American Revolution in and around Boston. He is particularly interested in the experiences of children in 1765-75. He has published scholarly papers and popular articles for both children and adults. He was consultant for an episode of History Detectives, and contributed to a display at Minute Man National Historic Park.

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Monday, February 22, 2016

Friends of Minute Man Lectures, 28 Feb. and 13 Mar.

The Friends of Minute Man National Park will present two historical lectures over the next month.

Sunday, 28 February
Taylor Stoermer
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Fellow & Instructor of Public History at Harvard University

Formerly a political aide, Stoermer was educated at the Tulane University School of Law, the Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Virginia. Having served as chief historian at Colonial Williamsburg, he now counsels heritage sites and organizations. Stoermer is working on a book titled Dangerous Persuasions: The Loyalist Experience in Revolutionary America and will speak about the king’s supporters.

Sunday, 13 March
Bruce H. Mann
Carl F. Schipper, Jr., Professor of Law at the Harvard University School of Law

Mann received both a law degree and a Ph.D. in history from Yale. His publications include Neighbors and Strangers: Law and Community in Early Connecticut and Republic of Debtors: Bankruptcy in the Age of American Independence, and he is co-editor of the collection The Many Legalities of Early America. Mann will speak on the topic of “Revolutionary Justice: Law and Society in the American Revolution.”

Both talks will start at 3:00 P.M. in Bemis Hall at 15 Bedford Road in Lincoln. They are free and open to the public.


Anonymous said...

For those of us who don't live in the area, will any of these lectures be available online?

RBK said...

I was just thinking, I really need to move, or learn how to teleport....or learn to manipulate wormholes....something, somethings gotta give.

J. L. Bell said...

It's up to the speakers to decide whether they want their talks made available through video. If the Friends of Minute Man Park eventually announces that they're viewable in some way, I'll pass on that news.