Outside of Harvard

2018 Jan 26

Hutchins Center / Harvard Book Store: Real American: A Memoir by Julie Lythcott-Haims

7:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA

Harvard Book Store, 826 Boston, the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, and Mass Humanities welcome bestselling author, TED speaker, and former Stanford dean JULIE LYTHCOTT-HAIMS for a discussion of her latest book, Real American: A Memoir. The evening will begin with a reading from 8th grader Tiffany from the Boston Teachers Union School.

About Real American

A fearless debut memoir by beloved and bestselling How to Raise an Adult author Julie Lythcott-Haims, Real...

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2017 Dec 13

MHS: The Slave's Cause

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

book jacketThere will be a pre-talk reception at 5:30pm.

Manisha Sinha, University of Connecticut

Abolitionists are often portrayed as bourgeois, mostly white reformers burdened by racial paternalism and economic conservatism....

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2017 Dec 04

BU: Military Rule and Urban Resilience: The Case of Kampala, Uganda, ca. 1966-86

12:15pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

African Studies Center, 5th Floor, 232 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215

Walter Rodney Seminar

Ben Twagira (BU/HI)

Boston University’s weekly Walter Rodney seminars are held Mondays in the B.U. African Studies Center. This week’s seminar features Ben Twagira, post-doctoral fellow at Emory University, presenting “Military Rule and Urban Resilience: The Case of Kampala, Uganda, ca. 1966-86.”

ORGANIZER(S): African Studies Center at Boston University
EVENT WEBSITE: https://www.bu.edu/africa/events/rodney/...

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2017 Dec 01

Harvard Book Store: Happier?: The History of a Cultural Movement That Aspired to Transform America w/Daniel Horowitz

7:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA

Harvard Book Store welcomes writer, historian, and Smith College professor DANIEL HOROWITZ for a discussion of his latest book, Happier?: The History of a Cultural Movement That Aspired to Transform America. This event is co-sponsored by Mass Humanities.

About Happier?

When a cultural movement that began to take shape in the mid-twentieth century erupted into mainstream American culture in the late 1990s, it brought to the fore the idea that it is as important to improve one's own sense of pleasure as it is to manage...

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2017 Nov 15

Harvard Book Store: Walter Isaacson presents "Leonardo da Vinci"

7:00pm

Location: 

First Parish Church 1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

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Harvard Book Store welcomes celebrated writer and journalist WALTER ISAACSON—author of the acclaimed bestsellers Steve JobsEinstein, and Benjamin Franklin—for a discussion of his latest biography, Leonardo da Vinci. This event is co-sponsored by Mass Humanities.

About Leonardo da Vinci

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2017 Nov 09

Harvard Book Store: Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics w/ Lawrence O'Donnell

6:00pm

Location: 

First Parish Church 1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Harvard Book Store welcomes the host of MSNBC's The Last Word LAWRENCE O'DONNELL for a discussion of his latest book, Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics. This event is co-sponsored by Mass Humanities.

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About Playing with Fire

The 1968 U.S. Presidential election was the young Lawrence O’...

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2017 Nov 08

Harvard Book Store: The Three Lives of James Madison: Genius, Partisan, President w/ Noah Feldman

7:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA

Harvard Book Store welcomes acclaimed writer and Harvard Law professor NOAH FELDMAN for a discussion of his latest book, The Three Lives of James Madison: Genius, Partisan, President. This event is co-sponsored by Mass Humanities.

About The Three Lives of James Madison

Over the course of his life, James Madison changed the United States three times: First, he designed the Constitution, led the struggle for its adoption and ratification, then drafted the Bill of Rights. As an older, cannier politician he co-founded...

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2017 Nov 07

Harvard Book Store / Mahindra Humanities: The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World w/Maya Jasanoff

7:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA

Harvard Book Store and the Mahindra Humanities Center welcome award-winning author and Harvard University Professor of History MAYA JASANOFF for a discussion of her latest book, The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World.

About The Dawn Watch

Migration, terrorism, the tensions between global capitalism and nationalism, and a communications revolution: these forces shaped Joseph Conrad’s destiny at the dawn of the twentieth century. In this brilliant new interpretation of one of the great voices in modern literature, Maya...

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2017 Nov 12

HHI: Hurricane Relief Concert

6:30pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

Club Oberon, 2 Arrow St., Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative is organizing a benefit concert on Sunday, November 12 to raise funds for organizations providing humanitarian relief for communities affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma & Maria. The concert is co-sponsored by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, and the Texas Club of Harvard College.

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2017 Nov 09

Brown University: "Medusa's Progeny: Myth in the Time of Enlightenment"

5:30pm

Location: 

Brown University, Music Room, Rochambeau House 84 Prospect Street, Providence, RI
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Marie-Hélène Huet
M. Taylor Pyne Professor of French and Italian, Emeritus, Princeton University

 

It is no coincidence that both the story of Medusa dnt he theory that the maternal imagination could produce monstrouos progeny were debated with equal...

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2017 Oct 11

Cambridge Center for Adult Education: “Preserving History: Public Media Archives at WGBH”

11:00am

Location: 

56 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA

Our Gonson Daytime Lecture Series begins next week, covering a wide range of topics, from history to civic engagement. The second lecture in the series, “Preserving History: Public Media Archives at WGBH” may be of interest to you and your students. This interactive presentation will take place on Wednesday, October 11 at 11:00 a.m. at 56 Brattle Street in Harvard Square and is open to the public with $5 admission.

Karen Cariani, Senior Director, WGBH Media Library and Archives and Casey Davis Kaufman, Associate Director, WGBH Media Library and Archives, will highlight...

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2017 Oct 16

B.U. African Studies Center: Walter Rodney Seminars: "Pioneers of the Field: South Africa's Women Anthropologists"

12:15pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

African Studies Center, 5th Floor, 232 Bay State Road, Boston, MA

Boston University’s weekly Walter Rodney seminars are held Mondays in the B.U. African Studies Center. This week’s seminar features Andrew Bank, Professor of History at the University of the Western Cape, presenting "Pioneers of the Field: South Africa's Women Anthropologists."

ORGANIZER(S): African Studies Center at Boston University
EVENT WEBSITE: https://www.bu.edu/africa/events/rodney/

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