Outside of Harvard

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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2019 Oct 28

Benedict Lectures in the History of Political Philosophy @ BU: "Three Faces of Gandhian Nonviolence" by Karuna Mantena (10/28, 10/29, 10/30)

Mon Oct 28 (All day) to Wed Oct 30 (All day)

Location: 

Boston University (multiple locations)

Three Faces of Gandhian Nonviolence
Robert P. Benedict Lectures in the History of Political Philosophy 
Presented by: Karuna Mantena

10/28, 4:00 - 6:00pm
Lecture 1: Critique of Civilization
Location: CGS 527, 871 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA

10/29, 4:00 - 6:00pm
Lecture 2: Hazards of Action
CGS 129, 871 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA

10/30, 4:00 - 6:00pm
Lecture 3: Means and Ends of Swaraj
Kenmore Room, 1 Silber Way, Boston, MA

10/30 6:00 - 7:30pm
Reception
Kenmore Room, 1 Silber Way, Boston, Ma

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2019 Oct 21

Saving America’s Cities: Ed Logue & the Struggle to Renew Urban America in the Suburban Age

6:00pm

Location: 

Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street Boston, Massachusetts 02215

Speaker: Lizabeth Cohen, Harvard University

There is a $10 per person fee (no charge for MHS Fellows and Members or EBT cardholders).

Edward J. Logue was a giant of 20th-century East Coast urban redevelopment. From the 1950s through the 1980s, he worked to revive a declining New Haven, became the architect of the “New Boston,” led New York State’s Urban Development Corporation, and ended his career working to turn around the South Bronx. Prizewinning historian Lizabeth Cohen analyzes Logue’s complicated legacy in urban renewal as a dramatic story of heart- break and...

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2019 Oct 02

Lizabeth Cohen: "Saving America's Cities"

6:30pm

Location: 

WBUR CitySpace, 890 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215

Join Harvard University professor and author Lizabeth Cohen for a conversation about her latest book, "Saving America's Cities: Ed Logue and the Struggle to Renew Urban America in the Suburban Age."

The conversation will be moderated by Chris Grimley, an architect and designer at OverUnder, an architecture and design firm in Boston, Massachusetts. He has taught at the University of British Columbia, Rhode Island School of Design, Northeastern University and Wentworth Institute of Technology. He is coauthor of "...

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