Elsewhere at Harvard

2022 Jun 29

Dobbs v. Jackson: Understanding the Post-Roe Landscape

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Zoom (registration required)

Online Viewing

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, this panel discussion will be held virtually, as an online webinar. To ensure that you will receive access to the livestream and be kept up to date on any changes to the event, register now. We will send out a link to the livestream of the event to all...

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2022 Jun 24

(Bio)Archaeological Approaches to Disease and Death in Early Medieval France

3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

Zoom or in person (see post for details)

Our world has changed. The Covid-19 pandemic has reshaped the way we think about diseases, their transmission, and their impact on our lives. But are we the first to face such a crisis?

A shrinking written record marks past pandemics. But the victims remain, and from their strange burials and ancient DNA, the Science of the Human Past has begun to reconstruct what happened, in France and across western Eurasia, during the ...

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2022 May 06

Art Study Center Seminar at Home: George Abrams on Rembrandt

11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Zoom (registration required)

From quick sketches of figures and faces to Dutch landscapes to biblical scenes, Rembrandt animated his renderings of a now-lost world. George Abrams, a distinguished collector of Dutch drawings, will share insights and observations about his favorite works by Rembrandt in his own collection and those at the Harvard Art Museums. He will also introduce prominent followers and students of the great Dutch artist, whose identities are coming to light thanks to ongoing research.

Led by:
George Abrams, Harvard College ’54, Harvard Law ’57, collector

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2022 May 24

On the Move: 17th-Century Dutch Artists and Their Travels

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

In-Person, Harvard Art Museums, Menschel Hall, 32 Quincy Street Cambridge MA

Living through the COVID-19 pandemic over the past two years has prompted renewed appreciation of the excitement and pleasures, as well as the challenges and dangers, of travel. In this lecture, we’ll learn about the experiences 17th-century Dutch draftsmen had to face as they journeyed from their studios to places near and far. Jane Shoaf Turner will focus on drawings by artists who traveled beyond the Dutch Republic’s borders—across the Channel to England, north and east to Germany and Scandinavia, south to France, over the Alps to Italy, and across the Atlantic to Brazil.

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2022 May 21

Crossroads: Drawing the Dutch Landscape

Sat May 21 (All day) to Sun Aug 14 (All day)

Location: 

University Research Gallery, University Teaching Gallery, Harvard Art Museums

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Towns, farms, waterways, and woods—discover how Rembrandt, Van Goyen, Van Ruisdael, and more approached these subjects as meditations on humankind’s relationship with the environment.

Between the late 16th century and the early 18th century, artists working in the Netherlands—then known as the Dutch Republic—produced an extraordinary number of landscape drawings. Many of these works depicted sites that were...

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2022 May 03

Victory at Sea: Paul Kennedy on How Naval Power Reshaped the World

1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

HKS Main Campus, Belfer Building - Starr Auditorium, Floor 2.5

The Applied History Working Group is delighted to welcome the renowned Paul Kennedy, the J. Richardson Dilworth Professor of History at Yale University, for an open lecture and discussion of his new book Victory at Sea: Naval Power and the Transformation of the Global Order in World War II. In a panel discussion featuring Fredrik Logevall (Laurence D. Belfer Professor of International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School) and Graham T. Allison (Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, Harvard Kennedy School), Kennedy will explore how...

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2022 May 12

Post-Pandemic Update: What has the Science of the Human Past discovered lately?

3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

Zoom, CGIS South, Belfer Case Study Room (Lower Level), Harvard University, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

Lightning Talks from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm, followed by public reception until 5:30 or 6:00 pm

Sponsored by the Initiative for the Science of the Human Past at Harvard (SoHP), with the support of the Goelet-Berkowitz Fund to Support the Science of the Human Past.

Introduction:

Michael McCormickFrancis Goelet Professor of Medieval History, Harvard University; Chair, Initiative for the Science of the Human Past at Harvard (SoHP); Director at Harvard, Max Planck-Harvard Research Center for the...

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2022 May 06

Night of Ideas 2022

6:00pm to 11:00pm

Location: 

William James Hall, 33 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Welcome to Boston's Night of Ideas, an all-night marathon of philosophical discussions, artistic performances, and academic debates!

About this event

The Cultural Services of the French Consulate in Boston, in partnership with Harvard University, Bunker Hill Community College, and the International School of Boston, is launching a Night of Ideas on Friday, May 6th, from 6pm to 11pm at Harvard University.

This event will bring together academics as well as artists, activists, and public intellectuals to address a...

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2022 Apr 29

Telling the Truth about All This: Reckoning with Slavery and Its Legacies at Harvard and Beyond

9:15am to 6:00pm

Location: 

Zoom (registration required)

An all-day conference titled "Telling the Truth about All This: Reckoning with Slavery and Its Legacies at Harvard and Beyond" will be held in-person and virtually.  The conference examines the historical ties to slavery in universities and the substantial financial benefits the institutions and their affiliates extracted from slave economies, and universities’ intellectual contributions to racist ideologies and practices. Discussions will explore questions about a range of topics, including engagement with descendant communities, legacies of slavery in libraries and museums, novel...

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2022 Apr 27

How Does Stuff Happen? A Roundtable on Causality in Medieval and Early Modern History

7:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

History Department Conference Room (#125), Robinson Hall

Harvard Medieval History Workshop and Early Modern Workshop 

How Does Stuff Happen? A Roundtable on Causality in Medieval and Early Modern HistoryThe opening discussants are Sama MammadovaReed MorganKonrad Boeschenstein, and Sergio Leos.

Location: History Department Conference Room (formerly Lower Library) 


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2022 Apr 28

Harvard's 2022 Arts First Festival

Thu Apr 28 (All day) to Sun May 1 (All day)

Location: 

Various

We are overjoyed to welcome you to the 2022 ARTS FIRST Festival, where you can encounter the many arts at the heart of Harvard’s diverse, creative community of students, faculty, staff, affiliates and alumni. Produced by the Office for the Arts at Harvard, this four-day celebration represents the musicians, actors, dancers, painters, writers, video artists and so many other innovative artmakers at the center of the imaginative world we foster and revel in every day at Harvard. Sharing this with you, and with classmates, family members, colleagues, neighbors or passersby, is our absolute...

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2022 Apr 19

Harvard International and Global History Seminar The New Atlantic Order, 1860-1933

4:15pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Zoom (registration required)

Speaker:  Patrick O. Cohrs, Professor of International History, University of Florence

Chair: Charles Maier, Leverett Saltonstall Research Professor of History, Harvard University

In his new book, The New Atlantic Order (2022), Patrick O. Cohrs offers an in-depth analysis of the...

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2022 Apr 18

The Politics of Inflation

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Zoom (registration required)

After years of austerity and deflationary pressures, the fear of inflation has once again reared its head. The year 2021 recorded the largest increase in the Consumer Price Index since 1981 . According to some economists, this is the first generational experience of inflation for Americans born after 1980. Debates have ensued regarding the causes of inflation, ranging from supply bottlenecks to rising labor costs. Such debates have subsequently informed policy, with some arguing for increasing interest rates while others call for increased investments in essential sectors and strategic...

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