A talk by Dr. Victoria Reed, the Monica S. Sadler Curator for Provenance at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Many works of art that were in Viennese private collections before World War II were displaced, looted, or forcibly sold during the National Socialist period. Recent attempts to recover lost and stolen masterworks by Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, and others have led to high-profile ownership disputes in the United States. Examine the fate of Austrian art collections during the Nazi era and take a close look at the journeys of well-known paintings by Klimt and Schiele, as well as highlights from the MFA’s collection.
Professor LaShawn Harris speaks in her lecture as part of Black History Month on her work Sex Workers, Psychics, and Numbers Runners: Black Women in New York City's Underground Economy, a book detailing the earlier twentieth situation and women's carved niche in the informal economy of the city. She uses various sources to see how the expansion of the underground economy promoted new occupational opportunities that gave African American women a sense of autonomy and mobility, but with all the same struggles and dangers associated with new labor.
The 2017 history department newsletter is now available online and in print. You can download the newsletter or pick up a copy anytime in the department office.
News from the Public History Concentration
HST 360: Doing Digital History has been approved for credit in the Public History Concentration (PHC). Credit toward your PHC requirements may not automatically
appear on your Degree Progress Report, however, so if you took this course and
want it to count, contact Professor Amy Tyson so she can ensure you receive proper credit.
Report Finds History Majors are Highest Earners in Humanities
A report from the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University finds that history majors are the highest earners among humanities majors. You can learn more about the report here.