Lunch and Learn — A Young, Sad Country: Melancholia in Colonial New England and Its Impact on Early American Literature

Virtual

Before there were asylums in America there was mental illness, but how did early Americans understand and deal with it? In this talk, learn about melancholia, a form of mental illness plaguing colonial  New England, its types and treatments, and the surprising connection between real cases and the emergence of an American literary tradition.

Short Attention Span Literary Club

Virtual

Once per month, we get together to chat about short stories. This month’s selection is “Baby, You Were Great” by Kate Wilhelm.

Lunch and Learn: What Time Is It?

Virtual

In this talk, New England Regional Fellowship Consortium (NERFC) Fellow Alexandra M. Macdonald will draw from both the museum and archival collections at the Connecticut Historical Society to offer insight into how our perception of time has always been sensory, and suggest that clock time may not be as all-consuming as it might feel.

Free

Lunch and Learn: Black Revolution on the Sea Islands

Virtual

This virtual Lunch and Learn presentation by Frances O’Shaughnessy draws on military letters, treasury reports, and personal letters from the denoted “Port Royal Experiment” to historicize Gullah Geechee people’s expressions of freedom during the Civil War,

Free