Elsewhere at Harvard

  • 2019 May 01

    New England in the South Sea: Two Centuries of Trade and Exploration



    Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Speaker: Ingrid Ahlgren,Curator of Oceania, Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

    As early as the 1700s, the fledgling United States actively explored and exchanged goods with the islands across the great wide Pacific Ocean. New England—and Massachusetts in particular—played an active, varied role in these explorations, which included the China Pacific trade, the whaling industry, the foreign Christian ministries...

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  • 2019 May 02

    Mecca: The Lived City



    Harvard Hall 102, Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138

    The Center for Middle Eastern Studies is pleased to present "Mecca: The Lived City", a symposium examining the ways in which the city of Mecca is imagined, remembered, represented, and visualized from the perspectives of history, literature, urban planning, and the visual arts.

    The symposium begins Thursday, May 2, at 5pm, with a keynote talk by Rosie Bsheer, Assistant Professor of History, Harvard University.

    The panels on day two (May 3), will run from 8:45 am - 5:00 pm, and will features the following...

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