Elsewhere at Harvard

2017 May 04

Radcliffe: The Collapse of the Civil Liberties Consensus? Reflections on the Future from the History of Free Speech



Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA


Lunch and discussion with Laura Weinrib

Thursday, May 4  | 12:00 PM

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA

2017 Apr 24

HURI: Calming the Waters? Toward a New History of the Black Sea

4:15pm to 6:00pm


CGIS South, S-050, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

The Ukrainian Research Institute invites members of the Harvard community and the general public to the following event:

Seminar in Ukrainian Studies
Calming the Waters? Toward a New History of the Black Sea

Stella Ghervas
Mihaychuk Postdoctoral Research Fellow, HURI;
Assistant Professor of History, University of Alabama at Birmingham;
Associate of the Department of History, Harvard University

2017 Apr 24

Center for African Studies: Images of Africa and the History of Race in America

5:30pm to 7:00pm


George Sherman Union 775 Commonwealth Avenue 2nd floor Conference Auditorium Boston, MA 02215


Join us for a public conversation with Harvard University’s Alphonse Fletcher University Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr.. The event will begin with a screening of a short clip from Professor Gate’s PBS film series, “Africa’s Great Civilizations”. Professor Gates will then speak about the film’s relevance to questions of race in America today. Following his presentation, there will be a panel discussion with Professor Linda Heywood and Professor John Thornton. The program will end with questions from the audience.

2017 May 03

Fairbank/Asia Centers: Fifty Years with China: A Canadian Perspective

12:30pm to 1:45pm


S020, Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge


Critical Issues Confronting China Seminar Series

Professor Bernard Frolic, Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science, York University

Co-sponsored by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies and the Harvard University Asia Center with generous support from the Lee and Juliet Folger Fund.

2017 Apr 28

Harvard Asia Center: Future of Health in Southeast Asia, in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of ASEAN

1:30pm to 8:00pm


Kresge G1 Auditorium Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 677 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115


Descried by the Lancet as "microcosm of global health", Southeast Asia features low, middle and high income economies within a small geographic region with multiple shared borders. In conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) in 2017, the Future of Health in Southeast Asia will bring together an exciting range of speakers to discuss the challenges and opportunites facing public health in the region.

Tess Dizon-De Vega, Consul General (New York), Republic of the Philippines

2017 Apr 27

Yenching & Reischauer Institutes: Tracing the Prophetic Narratives of a Buddhist Prince: The Construction of Myths and Legends of Shōtoku Taishi in 11th-13th Century Japan

12:00pm to 1:30pm


Common Room, 2 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA


Chikamoto Kensuke, Associate Professor of Japanese medieval literature, Nagoya University; HYI Visiting Scholar

Chair/Discussant: Ryuichi Abe, Reischauer Institute Professor of Japanese Religions, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University

2017 Apr 25

Asia Center: Trump and Asia: Business as Usual? U.S.-Asia Business and Trade in the Trump Era

12:00pm to 2:00pm


CGIS South, S020 (Belfer Case Study Room), 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

The Asia-related centers at Harvard University continue our new “Trump and Asia” series with a look at international business and trade between the U.S. and Asia.

Speakers: William Kirby, Mireya Solis, Mark Wu

Moderated by: Tarun Khana

Chaired by: Andrew Gordon

Co-sponsored by the Fairbank Center, the Harvard University Asia Center, the South Asia Institute, the Korea Institute, the U.S.-Japan Program, and the Reischauer Institute

2017 Apr 24

Harvard-Yenching Library: Writing the History of Shinto

4:00pm to 5:00pm


The Common Room, 2 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA


Yenching Book Talk

Afternoon Tea with the Author of Shinto: A History

Helen Hardacre, Author; Reischauer Institute Professor of Japanese Religions and Society, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Details: Writing the History of Shinto

Sponsored by the Harvard-Yenching Library


2017 May 03

MHC: "I've Known Rivers": Slave Resistance and Environmental Consciousness w/Tiya Miles



CGIS South, S-010 (Tsai Auditorium), 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

The Environment Forum at the Mahindra Center presents:

Tiya Miles
Mary Henrietta Graham Distinguished University Professor, University of Michigan; Author of
Tales from the Haunted South: Dark Tourism and Memories of Slavery from the Civil War Era
(2015); Founder of ECO Girls, an environmental and cultural project for girls in urban Southeast Michigan


2017 Apr 26

SAI: Archive Making and Archival Silences in Mughal Punjab

5:00pm to 7:00pm


William James Hall, Rm. 1550, 33 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA

Cosponsored Event


Purnima Dhavan,  Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies, Howard and Frances Keller Endowed Professor in History at University of Washington

Sunil Sharma, Professor of Persian & Indian Literatures at Boston University
Neelam Khoja, Ph.D. Candidate Histories and Cultures of Muslim Societies at Harvard University