"History" Resources

Charting the American Bottom Exhibit

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Charting the American Bottom Exhibit

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Exhibitions

Locations:

St. Louis,

This exhibition brings together photographs by Jennifer Colten with historical and interpretive text edited and written by Jesse Vogler, who made excursions into the margins of the East St. Louis flood plane over the past year, occupying and recording its traces.

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Each H+U+D graduate or undergraduate seminar examines a single city in a detailed, multidisciplinary way that includes humanities and design.

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Each H+U+D graduate or undergraduate seminar examines a single city in a detailed, multidisciplinary way that includes humanities and design.

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Publications

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Cape Town, Lwandle,

 Noëleen Murray and Leslie Witz track the making and remaking of a museum in Lwandle, South Africa, some 40 kilometers from Cape Town.

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Harvard Berlin Portal

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Harvard Berlin Portal

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Harvard University,

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Syllabi

Locations:

Berlin,

Working together with Berlin-based scholars and practitioners, the Harvard Mellon Urban Initiative develops projects that focus on: the interdependence of formal and informal planning practices; the relationship between gentrification and historic preservation; nature and agriculture in the city; the urban imprint of cross-border mobility and migration; infrastructure and urban organizational systems; and innovation in the post-industrial and post-socialist city.

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Hostels, Homes, Musem : Memorialising Migrant Labour Pasts in Lwandle, South Africa

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Hostels, Homes, Musem : Memorialising Migrant Labour Pasts in Lwandle, South Africa

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Publications

Locations:

Cape Town, Lwandle,

 Noëleen Murray and Leslie Witz track the making and remaking of a museum in Lwandle, South Africa, some 40 kilometers from Cape Town.

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Johannesburg: A City Between

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Johannesburg: A City Between

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Exhibitions

Locations:

Johannesburg,

One hundred and thirty years after its original foundation, Johannesburg is a city caught between the promise of the future and the failure of the past. Showcasing photographs alongside literary renderings of the city, this exhibition explores in material and imaginative terms what means to be between. Curated by Ed Charlton, Mellon Fellow in Cities and the Humanities, in collaboration with Jodi Bieber.

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History
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Mapping Demographic Change in Boston Neighborhoods Between 1880 and 1930

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Mapping Demographic Change in Boston Neighborhoods Between 1880 and 1930

Institution:

Harvard University,

Locations:

Boston,

This resource allows users to visualize ward-level data on ethnicity, race, occupation, and school attendance in 1880, 1900, and 1930, which illustrate a variety of shifts that have occurred in Boston.

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Satellite Cities

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Satellite Cities

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Exhibitions

Locations:

Johannesburg,

There are many places in South Africa that are connected through their names with sites of conflict around the world. Beirut in Alexandra, Johannesburg is just one example and was named when hostel violence erupted in the area in the early 1990s and references the Lebanese civil war. Svea Josephy presents photographic diptychs and triptychs accompanied by texts, which explore what these connections mean to the communities that adopted these names. 

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The Politics of Heritage in Africa: Economies, Histories, and Infrastructures

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The Politics of Heritage in Africa: Economies, Histories, and Infrastructures

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Publications

This book--edited by Derek Peterson, Kodzo Gavua, and Ciraj Rassool--shows African heritage to be a mode of political organisation, a means by which the relics of the past are shored up, reconstructed and revalued as commodities, as tradition, as morality or as patrimony.

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The State Between

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The State Between

Institution:

Princeton University,

Locations:

Newark, New York,

This symposium joins scholars and practitioners from multiple disciplines and professional fields for a discussion on the global, metropolitan, and local forces and actors that shape New Jersey’s urban cultures, communities, and built environments.

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