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Calendar

2019 Oct 15

“Marriage, mobility and households in Bronze Age Germany: integrating ancient DNA, isotopes and archaeology”

5:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South S020, Belfer Case Study Room, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge 02138

On Tuesday, October 15th, Dr. Alissa Mittnik, Department of Genetics (Reich Lab) at Harvard Medical School, will speak on her remarkable research: “Marriage, mobility and households in Bronze Age Germany: integrating ancient DNA, isotopes and archaeology. ” Showing the power of traditional archaeological and newer archaeoscientific methods to illuminate life in Bronze Age Germany, the talk takes place at 5:30 pm at CGIS South: S020 Belfer Case Study Room (1730 Cambridge Street, poster attached). Professor Matthew Liebmann (...

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2019 Oct 16

History Department Seminar: “Giving Our Own Times a History” (The Public Face of History series)

12:00pm to 1:20pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall, History Conference Room (#125), 35 Quincy St., Cambridge 02138

The “Public Face of History” is a year-long series sponsored by the Harvard History Department that aims to stimulate conversation among faculty, students, and the larger community over the challenges historians face in sharing their work with the public. In doing so, the department hopes to highlight the different ways that scholars have deepened historical understanding to a broad audience. Our first talk, “Giving Our Own Times a History,” will center around University of Washington Professor Margaret O’Mara’s recent book, The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America....

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2019 Oct 16

The Green-Eyed Lama (Ногоон нуден лам): Reflections on the best-selling novel and Mongolia’s recent history

1:15pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South Building, Room S250, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA 02138

Speaker: Oyungerel Tsedevdamba (Author and former member of Parliament of Mongolia)

Since its initial publication in 2008, Oyungerel Tsedevdamba’s historical novel, The Green-Eyed Lama (Ногоон нуден лам), co-written with Jeffrey Falt, has been on the bestseller list in Mongolia. Now available in French and English translations, its captivating tale of politics, religion, love, and intrigue providing readers with a rare inside view of the upheavals that rocked the country in the 1930s and 1940s. Sendmaa, a young herdswoman, falls in love...

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2019 Oct 16

HIGHS Seminar: "The Plantation’s Colonial Modernity in Comparative Perspective"

3:45pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall, History Department Conference Room

Speaker: Adom Getachew (University of Chicago/Safra Center for Ethics)

Co-chairs: David Armitage and Erez Manela

The Harvard International & Global History Seminar (HIGHS) is a forum for cutting-edge work in the fields of international and global history. The seminar, organized at the Department of History and...

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