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2019 Dec 09

Macchia as Memory Function: Thought Processes in Renaissance Sketches

6:00pm

Location: 

Sackler Auditorium, 485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

With the generous support of the Harvard University History of Art and Architecture department, the Graduate Student Lecture Series Committee is excited to announce that on December 9 at 6:00 p.m. in the Sackler Auditorium, Professor Nicola Suthor will present her newest project, 'Macchia as Memory Function: Thought Processes in Renaissance Sketches.'

This is the first event in this year's New Directions in Art History: Lectures in the...

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2019 Dec 11

The Lost Book of Moses: The Hunt for the World's Oldest Bible

4:00pm

Location: 

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Lecture by Chanan Tigay, 2019-2020 Radcliffe Institute Fellow

Chanan Tigay is an award-winning journalist and nonfiction writer who has covered the Middle East, 9/11, and the United Nations for such outlets as AFP, the Atlantic, GQ, and the New Yorker. He is an associate professor of creative writing at San Francisco State University, a member of the Sami Rohr Jewish Literary Institute, and the recipient...

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2019 Nov 25

"Living in a Time of Madness: Last Days of Java's Last Prophetic Poet"

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel, Bowie-Vernon Room (K262), 1737 Cambridge St., 02138

"Living in a Time of Madness: Last Days of Java's Last Prophetic Poet"

Past and Present of Southeast Asia Research Workshop

Prof. Nancy K. Florida (University of Michigan)

 

ABSTRACT 
Shortly before his death in December 1873, the renowned Javanese court poet R. Ng. Ronggawarsita composed a short work of social criticism and Islamic ethics that is among the most celebrated of Javanese literary texts. Serat Kalatidha (The Time of Darkness) reflects upon the avenues that remain open to the ethical subject in what...

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2019 Nov 14

Ghosts of Sheridan Circle: How a Washington Assassination Brought Pinochet’s Terror State to Justice

4:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Alan McPherson, Professor of History, Temple University
Historian Alan McPherson of Temple University will discuss his new book about the 1976 assassination of Chilean Orlando Letelier and U.S. citizen Ronni Moffitt, which took two decades to prosecute, transformed human rights, democracy, and counterterrorism in the United States and Chile, and helped end the Pinochet regime.

Alan McPherson is Freaney Professor of History and Director of the Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy (CENFAD) at Temple University. He is the author and editor...

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2019 Nov 21

Digging up Empire's Roots: Family Genealogy in the Archives of Indenture

4:15pm

Location: 

Belfer Case Study Room (S020), CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Julia Stephens, Assistant Professor of History, Rutgers University

Chaired by: Sugata Bose, Gardiner Professor of History, Harvard University

Borders in Modern Asia Seminar Series, sponsored by the Harvard University Asia Center.

2019 Dec 02

The Lived Nile: Environment, Disease, and Material Colonial Economy in Egypt

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CMES, Room 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA

The Lived Nile
Environment, Disease, and Material Colonial Economy in Egypt

Jennifer L. Derr
Associate Professor, Department of History, University of California, Santa Cruz

Jennifer L. Derr is an associate professor of History at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Her research interests include Colonial and Post-colonial Middle Eastern history, environmental history, history of science, history of medicine, and critical geography. Derr received...

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2019 Nov 14

"We are Bengali Rank!": "Non-Martial" Bengalis in Wartime Mesopotamia, 1915-1920

3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

History Department Conference Room, Robinson Hall, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge
Speaker: Professor Sharmishtha Roy Chowdhury, Department of History, Queens College, City University of New York

Chaired by: Sugata Bose, Gardiner Professor of History, Harvard University

Borders in Modern Asia Seminar Series, sponsored by the Harvard University Asia Center.
 
2019 Nov 20

Ojibwe language Warriors in Action: Connecting the Academy, the Community, and the Quest for Knowledge

6:00pm

Location: 

Harvard University Department of History of Art & Architecture, Arthur M. Sackler Building, 485 Broadway, Room 422, Cambridge, MA

LECTURES IN ANISHINAABE LANGUAGE & ART, sponsored by the Harvard Committee for the Year of Indigenous Languages and the Harvard University Native American Program.

Speaker: Anton Treuer, Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State University
Topic: Ojibwe language Warriors in Action: Connecting the Academy, the Community, and the Quest for Knowledge

 

2019 Nov 14

Listening for Grandfathers: Aadizookaanag in Museum Collections

6:00pm

Location: 

Harvard University Department of History of Art & Architecture, Arthur M. Sackler Building, 485 Broadway, Room 422, Cambridge, MA
LECTURES IN ANISHINAABE LANGUAGE & ART, sponsored by the Harvard Committee for the Year of Indigenous Languages and the Harvard University Native American Program.

Speaker: Alan Ojiig Corbiere, Bne doodemi, M’Chigeeng, First Nation PhD Candidate, York University
Topic: Listening for Grandfathers: Aadizookaanag in Museum Collections
2019 Nov 21

#GamAni?: Sexualized Violence in Hebrew Literature and Israeli Culture

4:15pm

Location: 

Semitic Museum, Room 201 6 Divinity Avenue Cambridge, MA 02138

Ilana Szobel, Associate Professor on the Joseph H. and Belle R. Braun Chair in Hebrew Literature, Brandeis University; Visiting Scholar, Harvard University (academic year)

 

Co-sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies, the Department of Comparative Literature, with the Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality

*This event is free and open to the public.

 

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