Outside of Harvard

2020 Feb 21

Family Separation and the U.S, Then and Now: Film Screening & Panel Discussion

1:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Tufts University (See event posting for more location information)

 

This two-part event begins with a screening of Dawnland, "the untold story of Indigenous child removal in the US through the nation's first-ever government-endorsed truth and reconciliation commission." The panel discussion will feature Lisa Brooks, on the separation of Native children during King Philip's War; Walter Johnson, on family separation, slavery, and the slave trade; N. Bruce Duthu, producer of Dawnland, on twentieth-century indigenous child removal and its impact on the Wabanaki people; and Perla Guerrero, on Latinas/os deportation in...

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2020 Jan 29

Professor David D. Hall: The Puritans: A Transatlantic History

7:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Coop, 1400 Mass Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Puritans: A Transatlantic History

About this Event

This book is a sweeping transatlantic history of Puritanism from its emergence out of the religious tumult of Elizabethan England to its founding role in the story of America. Shedding critical new light on the diverse forms of Puritan belief and practice in England, Scotland, and New England, David Hall provides a multifaceted account of a cultural movement that judged the Protestant reforms of Elizabeth's reign to be unfinished. Hall's vivid and wide-ranging narrative describes the movement'...

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2019 Dec 11

Massachusetts Book Awards Holiday Dozen

6:30pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Lecture Hall, Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge

Massachusetts Center for the Book invites you to kick off this holiday season in literary style.  Join twelve Greater Boston area writers, all recently honored by the Massachusetts Book Awards, for an evening book party at the Cambridge Public Library on December 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The event begins with lightning talks by each writer, followed by an opportunity to mix and mingle, buy books from local bookseller Porter Square Books, and have them signed by the authors.

In fiction, you will meet Allegra Goodman (The Chalk Artist), Mira T. Lee (Everything...

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2019 Nov 13

Cambridge Historical Society: "How Can We Make Change Here?"

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

University Lutheran Church 66 Winthrop St, Cambridge, MA

CAMBRIDGE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
FALL CONVERSATION 2019
"HOW CAN WE MAKE CHANGE HERE?"

Join us as we invite Cheyenne Wyzzard-Jones (L) and Dr. Charlotte Ryan (C), two radical educators and activists with Cambridge ties, to reflect on what drive them to engage and how they do it. In dialogue with moderator Mary McNeil (R), they will discuss the issues that motivate them and tools we can use to make our own change here in Cambridge. This event concludes our 2019 theme "How Does Cambridge Engage?"

 

Free and open to the public
ADA accessible
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2019 Nov 07

"The Pleasures of Age": Old Women and Political Power in the U.S. Woman Suffrage Movement

6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway

"The Pleasures of Age": Old Women and Political Power in the U.S. Woman Suffrage Movement

Presented by Professor Corinne T. Field, Department of Women, Gender & Sexuality, University of Virginia in collaboration with the Cambridge Women's Commission as part of Cambridge's 19th Amendment Event Series

On the occasion of her seventieth birthday in 1885, suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton delivered a speech on "The Pleasures of Age" in which she declared that "fifty not fifteen is the heyday of woman's life." Sojourner Truth, touring the country in the 1870s, turned her...

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2019 Oct 28

(AKPIA@MIT) Water and Community in Islamic Granada

6:00pm

Location: 

Maclaurin Buildings, Building 3, Room 3-133

Water and Community in Islamic Granada

Speaker: D. Fairchild Ruggles
Department of Landscape Architecture
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2019 Oct 23

(POSTPONED)“Inheriting the Pacific: Can Art History Think an Ocean?”

6:00pm

Location: 

This lecture has been postponed due to illness: Date and time TBD.

This lecture has been postponed due to illness: Date and time TBD.

Please join us for the first lecture of the 2019-2020 HAA Guest Lecture Series at Boston University:

Speaker: Dana Leibsohn, Alice Pratt Brown Professor of Art; Director of Latin American and Latino/a Studies, Smith College

Info: The Pacific Ocean: frontier, boundary, haven, threat, lure. Across the early modern period, as colonial projects took root in the Americas and Asia, the Pacific became integral to...

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2019 Nov 18

Harvard Bookstore: Lizabeth Cohen, "Saving America's Cities" (book signing and discussion)

7:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Harvard Book Store welcomes award-winning author LIZABETH COHEN—Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies at Harvard University—for a discussion of her new book, Saving America's Cities: Ed Logue and the Struggle to Renew Urban America in the Suburban Age.

About Saving America's Cities

In twenty-first-century America, some cities are flourishing and others are struggling, but they all must contend with deteriorating infrastructure, economic inequality, and unaffordable housing. Cities have limited tools to address these...

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2019 Oct 09

(Boston MFA) Veni, vidi, mutatio: The Multicultural Roots of Islamic Architecture

7:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Avenue of the Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115

Straddling Asia, Africa, and Europe and spanning fifteen centuries of continuous creativity, Islamic architecture embodied multiculturalism long before the term was coined. Guided by an intellectual, aesthetic, and practical dialogue with the architectural traditions they encountered, Islamic builders adopted, borrowed, resurrected, and invented at every stage and in every architectural instance on their way to achieving a recognizably Islamic synthesis all their own.

Explore several outstanding architectural examples of this dynamic evolution, delving into their design,...

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2019 Oct 07

(AKPIA@MIT) Why Culture Matters for Urban Development in India

6:00pm

Location: 

Maclaurin Buildings, Building 3, Room 3-133

Why Culture Matters for Urban Development in India

Speaker: Stefania Abakerli
Urban Development Planner, South Asia Culture and Inclusive
Tourism Development, World Bank Group

2019 Oct 25

Dr. Rhonda Y. Williams - The ThingsThat Divide Us: Meditations

5:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Killian Hall (on MIT’s campus near Hayden Library on 160 Memorial Drive)

Dr. Rhonda Y. Williams
MLK Jr. Visiting Professor, Department of History, MIT
John L. Seigenthaler Chair in American History
Vanderbilt University

There are so many “things” that divide us – that create tyrannical perimeters, borders, boundaries and walls; that order the way we look at each other and “other” others; that perpetuate hierarchies; and that all too often tragically legitimate and elaborate ignorance, misunderstanding, inequalities, violence, oppression, and death.

This performance-lecture ... through narrative poetics, music, and images ......

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