Outside of Harvard

2017 Jan 30

Hutchins Center: Free tickets for screening of "Birth of a Movement"

6:30pm

Location: 

Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville, MA

 

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In 1915, Boston-based African American newspaper editor and activist William M. Trotter waged a battle against D.W. Griffith’s groundbreaking but notoriously Ku Klux Klan-friendly The Birth of a Nation, unleashing a fight...

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2017 Feb 07

Mass Historical Society: The Coromantee War in Jamaica: Charting the Course of an Atlantic Slave Revolt

5:15pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

1154 Boylston Street , Boston

Vincent Brown, Harvard UniversityComment: Malick Ghachem, MIT

Drawn from Brown’s current book project, this essay will discuss African diasporic warfare in the Americas. It puts the Jamaican Revolt of 1760-61 in the context of a dramatic series of 17th- and 18th-century revolts and conspiracies that were staged by enslaved Africans from the Gold Coast, known widely as “Coromantees."

Seminars...

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2017 Jan 10

Mass Historical Society: Sex in the Reeds: Disciplining Nature and Cultivating Virtue in the Back Bay Fens

5:15pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215

Zachary Nowak, Harvard University  Comment: Phyllis Andersen, Independent Scholar

With the introduction of discourse about “invasive exotic species” in the 1980s, the reason for the removal of reeds planted along the Muddy River shifted, from socio-sexual disapproval of illicit activities to “ecoxenophobia.” This essay aims to historicize “exotic” species to show that their labeling as such is a...

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2016 Nov 29

BC: PANEL: Four Centuries of Jesuit History in China | Menegon | Afinogenov | Pieragastini

2:30pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Boston College, Chestnut Hill Campus Stokes Hall North, Room N203, Chestnut Hill, MA

 

This event is co-sponsored by the Boston College Asian Studies Program

This panel presents new editions from the Institute of Jesuit Sources and other recent work on the deep engagement of the Jesuits with China, from the early modern to the modern period. Come to learn about late Ming philosophical debates, daily life in Qing Beijing, and church-state relations in modern Shanghai!

 

Speakers: 

Eugenio Menegon  (Boston University & IAJS-Boston...

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2016 Nov 18

BU: ISIS Crisis and the Broken Politics of the Middle East

12:00pm

Location: 

Boston University, 121 Bay State Rd., Boston, MA

 

with Nader Hashemi, Director of the Center for Middle East Studies and Associate Professor of Middle East Politics at the University of Denver School of International Studies

 

This lecture grapples with questions surrounding recent turmoil in the Arab-Islamic world. Do the “wars of religion” run their course, or...

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2016 Nov 17

Cambridge Historical Society: "Housing for All?" 3-Part Symposium

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Cambridge Public Library Central Square Branch

'HOUSING FOR ALL?' 3-PART SYMPOSIUM

-a new initiative by the CHS, meeting you in the City

This fall, the Cambridge Historical Society presents 3 conversations

about the past, present, and future of affordable housing in Cambridge. The question, 'Housing for All?' will be posed to knowledgeable experts and to Cantabrigians like you. Bring your stories and questions to the conversations. 

Conversation 3, "How do we achieve the affordable city?" 

Thursday 11/17, 6-8pm, Cambridge Public Library...

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2017 Mar 03

MIT: THE CHINESE COPYCAT AND THE MAKING OF MODERN CAPITALISM

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Building E51 Room 275 Corner of Amherst and Wadsworth Streets, Cambridge, MA

WORLD HISTORY SEMINAR SERIES 2016-17

Eugenia Y. Lean, Associate Professor of East Asian Language-Culture
Columbia University

2016 Nov 30

Boston College: Eula Biss: On Immunity: A Reading and Conversation

7:00pm

Location: 

Boston College, Gasson Hall Rm. 100, 140 Commonwealth Ave Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Eula Biss is the author of three books, most recently On Immunity: An Inoculation (2014), which was a finalist for the National Book Critic Circle Award for nonfiction.  In On Immunity, Biss addresses a chronic condition of fear—fear of the government, the medical establishment, and what is in your child’s air...

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2016 Nov 16

Boston College: Roz Chast: Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?

7:00pm

Location: 

Boston College, Gasson Hall Rm. 100, 140 Commonwealth Ave Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Since joining The New Yorker in 1978, cartoonist Roz Chast has established herself as one of our greatest artistic chroniclers of the anxieties, superstitions, furies, insecurities, and surreal imaginings of modern life. Chast’s recent memoir Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? (2014), tells the story of losing her...

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2016 Nov 10

Boston College: Krzysztof Wodiczko: Monument Therapy

7:00pm

Location: 

Boston College, Devlin Hall Rm. 101, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Krzysztof Wodiczko is an artist renowned for his large-scale slide and video projections on architectural facades and monuments. He has realized more than eighty such public projections internationally. Since the late 1980s, his projections have involved the active participation of marginalized and estranged city residents. Wodiczko was...

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