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Title:MIT: History and Architecture
Date:2/22/2017 (Wednesday)
Address:Massachusetts Historical Society , 1154 Boylston Street ,
Location:Boston, MA
Hours:6:00p - 7:00p
Cost/Cover:$10
Web Page:http://www.masshist.org/calendar
Details:This talk arises out of a two part guide -- a history of MIT and a series of walking tours of its present campus on the Charles River Basin -- which has been called "Boston's Central Park" -- the first result of "The Gods of Copley Square," a multi-year project and Shand-Tucci's next book, the subject of which is the Boston Brahmin Ascendancy. A high-point of that ascendancy was the development of Copley Square in 1860-1915 as a great New World Acropolis of Faith and Learning, Arts and Sciences, the cornerstone of which was MIT, founded as a notable scientific university, a companion Brahmin school to modern Harvard. This talk focuses on the way the schools, now universally ranked among the top five seats of higher learning in the world, reflected Boston 19th century Unitarian tradition and framed its Brahmin Ascendancy.
Event is:One Day Only
Audience:All Welcome
Category:Special Events
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