Elsewhere at Harvard

2018 Oct 25

Symposium: Follow the Map: Reflecting on 200 Years of the Harvard Map Collection

(All day)

Location: 

Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

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An interdisciplinary symposium hosted by the Harvard Library and made possible through the generous gift of Abby Smith Rumsey, AB Radcliffe College, MA, PhD Harvard.

The conference is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, please click...

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2018 Oct 15

The Impoverishment of the African Red Sea Littoral, 1640-1945

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CMES, Room 102, 38 Kirkland Street

event flyerFeaturing:

Steven Serels, Visting Fellow, Center for Middle Eastern Studies; Research Officer, Zentrum fur Interdisziplinare Regionsalstudien (ZIRS), Martin-Luther-Universitat Halle-Wittenberg

2018 Oct 29
2018 Oct 02

The Social Impact of Legal Patchworking (Talfīq)

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Austin 102

Featuring:

Aaron Spevack, Visiting Fellow, ILSP: SHARIAsource, Harvard Law School

Talfīq--the juristic practice of combining differing legal opinions to resolve a new issue and thereby produce an unprecedented ruling--is often framed as an impious and capricious endeavor aimed at cutting corners. However, jurists have used this practice in ways that have had tremendous social impact, both positive and negative. This talk will address various debates on the permissibility of using talfiq, its social impact, and prominent instances of state...

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2018 Oct 05

The Legacy of 1968

10:00am to 6:00pm

Location: 

Lower Level Conference room, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard

This conference will reflect on the protests of 1968 and their historical and intellectual ramifications by taking a fresh look at the legacies of that tumultuous year. The cultural icon “1968” has transformed into many distinct areas which far exceed the intentions and experiences of those who participated in the actual events. At its fiftieth anniversary, we will mark the transition of ’68 from memory to history by fostering a conversation that would provide a novel perspective towards this...

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