Elsewhere at Harvard

2020 Mar 12

Ghetto: The History of a Word

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Hoffmann Room, Adolphus Busch Hall

Speaker:
Daniel B. Schwartz
Associate Professor of History, Columbian College of Arts and Scinces

Chair:
Derek Penslar
William Lee Frost Professor of Modern Jewish History, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University; President, American Academy for Jewish Research

Few words are as ideologically charged as "ghetto." Its early uses centered on two cities: Venice, the site of the first ghetto in...

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2020 Feb 06

Jewish Emancipation Reimagined

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Hoffmann Room, Adolphus Busch Hall
This lecture aims to reorient Jewish history by outlining a comprehensive account of the process by which Jews became citizens with civil and political rights. Ranging from the mid-sixteenth century to the beginning of the twenty-first, it will tell the ongoing story of how Jews have gained and kept, lost and recovered rights in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, the United States and Israel. Emancipation was not a one-time or linear event but a complex, multi-directional and ambiguous process characterized by deflections and reversals, defeats and successes, triumphs and tragedies.... Read more about Jewish Emancipation Reimagined
2019 Nov 14

The Intellectual Legacy of Primo Levi

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Lower Level Conference Room, Adolphus Busch Hall

The 2019 Gaetano Salvemini Colloquium in Italian History and Culture will focus on the figure and the intellectual legacy of Primo Levi. Following the discussion, all guests are invited to join the reception in the CES Atrium.

Primo Levi (1919-1987) is considered one of the greatest witnesses of the Jewish extermination and one of the most authoritative voices of the literature of the 20th century. As a chemist, Levi used the scientist's microscope lenses to investigate the darker sides of human action.

His works have been translated into more than 40 languages...

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2019 Nov 06

Nazism: A Dark Comedy in Liechtenstein

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Hoffmann Room, Adolphus Busch Hall

Speaker:
Edith Sheffer
Senior Fellow, Institute of European Studies, The University of California, Berkeley

Chairs:
Maya Jasanoff
Coolidge Professor of History, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University
Alison Frank Johnson
Professor of History, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar...

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2019 Oct 18

Global American Studies Conference

3:45pm to 5:45pm

Location: 

Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street
Postdoctoral Fellows Christina Davidson, Kristina Shull, Hannah Waits, and Courtney Sato will offer brief presentations of their work and participate in a discussion of Global American Studies.
2019 Nov 05

Ruth Calderon: How Intellectuals Can Create Political Change

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Law School, Austin 200, Ames Courtroom, 1515 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

2019 Annual Robert and Florence Dreben lecture
Ruth Calderon, Caroline Zelaznik Gruss and Joseph S. Gruss Visiting Professor in Talmudic Civil Law, Harvard Law School

Dr. Ruth Calderon is one of Israel’s leading figures in the effort to revive Hebrew culture and sustain a pluralistic Israeli-Jewish identity and was elected to the Israeli Knesset in January 2013. She became a national celebrity when she taught a page of Talmud in the Israeli parliament, arguing that the text was the heritage of the entire Jewish people. She is founder and former director of...

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2019 Oct 30

Reading Amos Oz Through Many Eyes

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Barker Center, Thompson Room, 12 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Reflections by:
Professor Boaz Barak
Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science, Department of Computer Science, Harvard University
Dr. Ofrit Liviatan
Lecturer on law and politics, Department of Government, Harvard University
Professor Abraham Loeb
Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science, Department of Astronomy, Harvard University
Professor Derek Penslar
William Lee Frost Professor of Jewish History, Department of History, Harvard University


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2019 Oct 25

Maya Arad, "Not a Good Time for Hebrew?"

9:15am

Location: 

Sever Hall, Room 113, Cambridge 02138
Maya Arad, Hebrew author and writer in residence at the Taube Center for Jewish Studies at Stanford University, will discuss her novella The Hebrew Teacher, a portrait of an individual and a discipline at a significant turning point in their life.

This lecture is free and open to the public
2019 Nov 18

Harvard Divinity School Film Series: Harriet

7:00pm to 10:00pm

Location: 

Kendall Square Cinema, 355 Binney Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

"The Politics of the Unseen: Exploring the Moral Imagination" presents Harriet, the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.

Following the film, David B. Wilkins, the Lester Kissel Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, and the Rev. Gloria White-Hammond, Swartz Resident Practitioner in Ministry Studies...

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2019 Nov 18

Harvard Divinity School Film Series - Us Kids: We Call BS

3:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Monday Matinees, "The Politics of the Unseen: Exploring the Moral Imagination" presents We Call BS, a film in progress, features Emma Gonzalez, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School when she gave a powerful speech at an anti-gun rally on February 18, 2018, calling "BS" on lawmakers and gun advocates.

Following the film, Robb Moss, Harvard College Professor and Chair of the Department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies at Harvard, converses with Us Kids director Kim Snyder, Us Kids producer Maria Cuomo Coles, David...

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2019 Nov 11

Harvard Divinity School Film Series: The Biggest Little Farm

3:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Monday Matinees, "The Politics of the Unseen: Exploring the Moral Imagination" presents The Biggest Little Farmdirected by John Chester and starring John and Molly Chester, follows two dreamers and a dog on an odyssey to bring harmony to both their lives and the land.  John and Molly Chester make a choice that takes them out of the city and onto 200 acres in the foothills of Ventura County, naively endeavoring to build one of the most diverse farms of its kind in complete...

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