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2021 Sep 27

African Studies Workshop Featuring Selina Makana

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Zoom (registration required)

 

Presenting: É Maluqueira!: Thinking Through Madness in the Age of Neoliberalization in Post-War Angola

Discussant: Nana Osei Quarshie (Yale University)

Selina Makana is an Assistant Professor of African history at the University of Memphis. Her research and teaching focus on African women’s social history, gender and militarism, transnational feminisms, and African diaspora studies. Her current monograph uses oral interviews with former women combatants and archival records to probe the relationship between gender...

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2021 Sep 21

Monsters, Cyborgs, and Vases: Apparitions of the Yellow Woman

6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Zoom (registration required)

Monsters, Cyborgs, and Vases: Apparitions of the Yellow Woman

What does it mean to be a human ornament, to be a subject who survives as or through crushing objecthood? What is beauty for the unbeautiful?

This talks takes a series of humanoid objects – monsters, cyborgs, and standing vases – as fulcrums through which to explore how racialized gender, specifically the specter of the yellow woman, animates the designs of futurity and enables the slippage between the human and the inhuman so fundamental to the dream of modernity.

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2021 Sep 22

Harvard Mahindra Humanities Center Seminar in Book History: History of the Book Opening Event

4:30pm

Location: 

Zoom

Opening event in the Mahindra Humanities Center Seminar in Book History, featuring three flashtalks:

Neil Safier (History, Brown), “The Colonial Encyclopedia”

Hannah Marcus (History of Science, Harvard), “Contagion and the Collections at Harvard”

Priyasha Mukhopadhyay (English, Yale), "Required Reading"

Followed by “choose your own breakout rooms.”

Register in advance on zoom here: ...

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2021 Sep 17

Global American Studies Conference: Presentations by Postdoctoral Fellows of the Warren Center

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Zoom (registration required)

Talks by the Global American Studies Postdoctoral Fellows of the Warren Center ~ discussion to follow ~

Speaekers:

Sara Awartani “Solidarities of Liberation, Visions of Empire: Puerto Rico, Palestine, and American Global Power”

Kris Klein Hernandez “Militarizing the Borderlands: The Reconstitution of the Army and the Making of the Mexico-U.S. Divide, 1846-1917”

Evan Taparata “Refuge of Oppression: The Making of the United States Refugee Regime”

Ida Yalzadeh “Solidarities and Solitude: Tracing the Racial Boundaries of the Iranian...

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2021 Sep 20

African Studies Workshop Featuring Valentina Fusari

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Zoom (registration required)

African Studies Workshop Featuring Valentina Fusari
Presenting: 
From Interracial Sexuality to Mixed Kinship in (Post)colonial Eritrea

Discussant: Sebastian Jackson (Harvard University)

Valentina Fusari is currently postdoctoral researcher in the Dept. of Political and Social Sciences at the University of Pavia (Italy). Her research is broadly rooted in demographic anthropology, social history, and colonial demography, and promoted an interdisciplinary perspective. Her research interests include the dynamics of fertility, hidden...

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2021 Sep 15

HIGHS Seminar: "Women's International Thought: Introduction to a New Canon"

3:45pm to 5:45pm

Location: 

Zoom (registration required)

The Harvard International and Global History Seminar (HIGHS)

https://highs.fas.harvard.edu/highs


"Women's International Thought: Introduction to a New Canon"

Wednesday, September 15, 3:45 to 5:45 pm

Speaker: Patricia Owens, University of Oxford

Comment: Tania Shew, University of Manchester...

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2021 Nov 22

M. William Steele (International Christian University), "Japan in an Era of Uncertainty: Jabs by Editorial Cartoons, 2020-2021"

8:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

Online (see registration)

M. William Steele
Professor Emeritus, International Christian University

Moderator: Andrew Gordon
Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History, Harvard University

Co-sponsored by the Department of Government, Harvard University; Department of History, Harvard University.

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2021 May 26

Creativity in Continuity: al-Rasa’il al-Fiqhiyya as a Genre for Legal Change

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Zoom (RSVP Required)

Monthly Lectures on Islamic Legal Genres: Genres as a Tool for Understanding Islamic Law
Professor Samy Ayoub (University of Texas):
Creativity in Continuity: al-Rasa’il al-Fiqhiyya as a Genre for Legal Change

Organized by:
Hakki Arslan (Collaborative Research Center (SFB 1385) at the Münster University) 
Intisar Rabb (Program of Islamic Law at Harvard Law School)
Necmettin Kızılkaya (...

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2021 May 12

The Rise of China in the World of Universities

3:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Zoom (RSVP Required)
Join us for our Travel Talk with a lecture presented by William C. Kirby AM ‘74, PHD ‘81.

German universities defined academic excellence in the 19th century. American universities came to set global standards in the 20th century. What, then, are the prospects for China to lead the world of universities in the 21st century?

This talk, based on Professor Kirby’s forthcoming book, The World of Universities, will take us on a global tour: from Berlin to Boston to Berkeley to Beijing and beyond. We will conclude with the question: Can Harvard still lead?

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2021 May 06

"An Unspeakable Jewish Tragedy" – Jews, the Munich Revolution, and the Rise of Nazism

12:30pm to 1:45pm

Location: 

Zoom (RSVP Required)

The Free State of Bavaria was established in November 1918 by the Berlin Jewish socialist Kurt Eisner. After his assassination in February 1919, Bavaria went through political infighting. Jewish politicians were also prominent in two short-lived efforts to establish a socialist Soviet republic in Bavaria. Following their failure, the conservative government of Bavaria identified Jews with left-wing radicalism. Munich became a hotbed of right-wing extremism, with synagogues under attack and Jews physically assaulted in the streets.

This seminar will discuss the Jewish...

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2021 May 03

Imagining Urban Futures / During, Despite, and Beyond the Pandemic

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Zoom (RSVP Required)

The event, moderated by Bruno Carvalho and Diane Davis, will bring together perspectives from different regions of the globe. AbdouMaliq Simone, Eric Klinenberg, and Hiba Bou Akar will present their views of the connections between the ongoing pandemic and urbanization. They will respond to questions from the moderators as well as attendees. Audience members will have a chance to present questions to the speakers during the event, and in advance at registration.

Please ...

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2021 May 06

Combating Racism in Europe: What Role do Legislators Play?

10:15am to 11:15am

Location: 

Zoom (RSVP Required)

Speakers: 
Christiane Taubira
Minister of Justice of France (2012-2016)

Aminata Touré
Vice President, Schleswig-Holstein Parliament

Chair:
Mary D. Lewis
Robert Walton Goelet Professor of French History, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University

When George Floyd was murdered in Minneapolis last year, Black Lives...

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