Elsewhere at Harvard

2019 May 01

New England in the South Sea: Two Centuries of Trade and Exploration

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Speaker: Ingrid Ahlgren,Curator of Oceania, Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

As early as the 1700s, the fledgling United States actively explored and exchanged goods with the islands across the great wide Pacific Ocean. New England—and Massachusetts in particular—played an active, varied role in these explorations, which included the China Pacific trade, the whaling industry, the foreign Christian ministries...

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2019 Apr 22

Seminar: Michael Homberg, Pathways to Modernity? The Rise of Technical Assistance Missions and the Early Days of the Digital Age in India, 1950s to 1970s

3:45pm to 5:45pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall, 35 Quincy Street, Lower Library

Speaker: Michael Homberg
Visiting Fellow Spring 2019, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Transformations
Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Cologne

Commentator: Sugata Bose, Gardiner Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs, Harvard University

Abstract:
With the decline of the European overseas empires and the increasing dynamics of a Global Cold War, international...

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2019 May 02

Mecca: The Lived City

5:00pm

Location: 

(TBA)

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies is pleased to present "Mecca: The Lived City", a symposium examining the ways in which the city of Mecca is imagined, remembered, represented, and visualized from the perspectives of history, literature, urban planning, and the visual arts.

The symposium begins Thursday, May 2, at 5pm, with a keynote talk by Rosie Bsheer, Assistant Professor of History, Harvard University.

The panels on day two (May 3), will run from 8:45 am - 5:00 pm, and will features the following...

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2019 Apr 16

The Mexican Revolution of 1910: A Sociohistorical Interpretation

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Speaker: Javier Garciadiego Dantán,Historian and Author; Professor of History, El Colegio de México, Director, Academia Mexicana de la Historia

A rigged election and a political crisis among competing elites, middle classes, and rural workers: What could go wrong? The Mexican Revolution of 1910 began as a multilocal revolt against the 35-year regime of dictator Porfirio Díaz and evolved into a national revolution and civil war lasting nearly a decade. Javier Garciadiego—a leading historian of Mexico’s revolution—will discuss the precursors, armed struggles, political factions, U.S...

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2019 Apr 12

From Shah Jahan to Nadir Shah: Sovereignty and Popular Politics in Mughal Delhi

5:00pm

Location: 

Room 133, Barker Center

Persian and Persianate Studies presents:
From Shah Jahan to Nadir Shah: Sovereignty and Popular Politics in Mughal Delhi

Speaker: Abhishek Kaicker
University of California, Berkeley
Harvard, Society of Fellows

Sponsored by the Mahindra Humanities Center
http://mahindrahumanities.fas.harvard.edu/content/persian-and-persianate-studies

(Flyer attached below)

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2019 Apr 04

Paul Ortiz, “An African American and Latinx History of the United States”

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall, Basement Conference Room

Speaker: Paul Ortiz (University of Florida)

Talk Title: “An African American and Latinx History of the United States”

An event of the Warren Center’s Occasional Speakers Series, presented in collaboration with Ethnicity, Migration, and Rights

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2019 Apr 08

Indigenous and Black Communities in Contemporary Brazil: Intolerance and Racism

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Speaker:
João Pacheco de Oliveira
Professor of Anthropology, Federal University of
Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and Curator of the Ethnology
Collections, National Museum of Brazil

Opening Remarks:
Louise Cardoso de Mello, Visiting Fellow
Department of History, Harvard University

Closing Remarks:
Sidney Chalhoub, Professor of History and
African and African American Studies, Harvard University

Event to be streamed on the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology's Facebook Page

Presented by: Peabody Museum of...

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2019 Apr 04

Undesired Bodies: Figures of Continuity and Discontinuity in the Mediterranean of Lady Montagu

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel 262, 1737 Cambridge Street

Speaker:
Jocelyne Dakhlia

Director of Studies, Center for Historical Research, Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS)

Jocelyne Dakhlia is a French historian and anthropologist. A director of studies at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales, her work is concerned principally with the political and cultural history of Islam in the Maghreb countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. The daughter of a French mother and a Tunisian father, Dakhlia was...

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2019 Apr 02

The Sultanic Harem in Movement: State Logic and Feminine Mobility in Morocco (1500-1800)

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel 262, 1737 Cambridge St

Speaker:
Jocelyne Dakhlia
Director of Studies, Center for Historical Research, Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS)

Jocelyne Dakhlia is a French historian and anthropologist. A director of studies at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales, her work is concerned principally with the political and cultural history of Islam in the Maghreb countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. The daughter of a French mother and a Tunisian...

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2019 Mar 29

Unsettled Citizens

9:00am

Location: 

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

Populism, global crisis, and modernity have rendered citizenship a fluid and troubled concept.

Even as millions of migrants from poorer countries struggle for citizenship in places like Canada, Europe, and the United States, wealthy families and individuals often have the means to purchase legal citizenship rights in a new country. In the United States, prominent court cases have granted the legal rights of citizens to corporations, which are themselves created by the government. Meanwhile,...

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2019 Apr 02

Beyond the PhD: Finding a Career That Works for You

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

William James Hall B1

How can graduate students think strategically, self-reflect, and pursue a meaningful career in academia and beyond? Join us for a presentation, discussion and Q&A with Dr. Jennifer Polk, academic, life, and career coach for graduate students, and co-founder of Beyond the Professoriate and From PhD to Life

(There will be a reception to follow the event)

 

Hosted by the Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate Career Group @ GSAS and supported by the GSAS Student Engagement Fund and the Harvard FAS Office of Career Services

Generous...

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2019 Mar 28

(Lecture) Mohammad Fadel, “Nushuz, Lawful Discipline and Spouse Abuse in the Maliki Madhab: A History and Its Relevance to Modern Islamic Law Reform”

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Austin Hall, Room 308 (Morgan Courtroom), 1515 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge MA

Mohammad Fadel, Professor Of Law, University Of Toronto 
Lecture: “Nushuz, Lawful Discipline and Spouse Abuse in the Maliki Madhab: A History and Its Relevance to Modern Islamic Law Reform”

Nisa' 4:34 has received a disproportionate share of commentary among reformist Muslim scholars of this generation insofar as its plain sense appears to affirm the right of the husband not only to discipline a recalcitrant wife, but also to use physical violence to do so. Professor Fadel explores the historical evolution of Maliki...

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2019 Mar 28

Harvard Graduate Conference on International History - Militarization: Methods, Approaches, and New Directions

(All day)

Location: 

CES Lower Level Conference Room

THURSDAY, MARCH 28
1:15–3:45 pm
Military, Civilians, and the State


4:00–5:30 pm
Keynote Speaker: Keith Camacho
“On Native Testimony: Military Tribunals, War Crimes,
and Imperial Judgment in Guam”


FRIDAY, MARCH 29
9:30 am–12:00 pm
Science, Technology, and Warfare


1:00–3:30 pm
Indigeneity, Sovereignty, and Militarization


4:00–5:30pm
Plenary Panel
• Professor Keith Camacho, University of California Los Angeles
• Professor Saje Mathieu, University of Minnesota
• Professor Fredrik Logevall, Harvard...

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2019 Apr 08

Writing a Common History Textbook in a Conflict Zone: The European Model and the Israeli-Palestinian Case

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Center for European Studies, Adophus Busch Hall, 27 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (Entrance at Cabot Way)

Speaker: Eyal Naveh, Visiting Professor of History and CES Resident Faculty (Spring 2019); Professor of History, Tel Aviv University

Chair: Derek Penslar, William Lee Frost Professor of Modern Jewish History and Resident Faculty, CES, Harvard University

In the talk, Naveh will reflect on the experience of contributing to the writing of an Israeli-Palestinian history textbook that ended in a dual narrative structure and method, of which he was involved in the first decade of the 21st century. In addition, Naveh will analyze the process and interpret the goals and...

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2019 Mar 26

Needles in a Digital Haystack: Improving Digital Archive Research

3:30pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

Discovery Bar, Cabot Science Library, Harvard Science Center

The Digital Futures Consortium at Harvard invites you to its next event in the Digital Futures Discovery Series showcasing the groundbreaking techniques scholars are developing to tackle the increasingly challenging task of conducting digital research. 

Manually searching through more than 46 million digital records is an intractable research task. This is what lay ahead of Benjamin as a Digital Humanities Associate Fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, as he sought to aggregate the death certificate ref­erence cards of individuals who perished in con­...

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