Elsewhere at Harvard

2019 Nov 06

Solomon Mikhoels: Actor, Director, Playwright and Visionary

4:30pm to 5:45pm

Location: 

CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Tsai Auditorium

This panel discussion with two leading Jewish cultural historians examines the remarkable contributions and tragic death of the great actor, theater director, playwright, visionary of Yiddish culture, and Jewish activist Solomon (Shloyme) Mikhoels (1890–1948). Born Shloyme Vovsi in Dvinsk (now Daugavpils, Latvia), the genius actor Mikhoels became the chief director of the State Jewish Theater in Moscow. During World War II, he served as chairman of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee. Mikhoels’ assassination by Stalin’s secret police, although officially billed as an accident, augured the...

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2019 Nov 08

"Climate Change Crisis and Tropical Forest and Biodiversity Conservation: An Afro-Colombian Perspective"

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Hutchins Center, 104 Mount Auburn Street 3R
Luis Gilberto Murillo-Urrutia is a Former Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development of Colombia and a very well-known national political figure in that country. He is a policy expert with nearly 30 years of experience in public policy design, implementation and advocacy; particularly, in the areas of sustainable regional development, social inclusion and peace building. Mr. Murillo-Urrutia has led numerous initiatives, both domestically and internationally. A decade ago, he played a key role as leading voice in advocating in Washington, DC for a U.S. policy towards... Read more about "Climate Change Crisis and Tropical Forest and Biodiversity Conservation: An Afro-Colombian Perspective"
2019 Nov 15

Sacred and Profane: Byzantine and Ottoman Music Traditions of the Eastern Mediterranean

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Lecture Hall 004, 485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

A journey through the world of Byzantine and Ottoman sacred and secular music and their legacy in the Balkans and the Eastern Mediterranean. This highly interactive workshop examines the sacralization of the profane and the profanation of the sacred in music theory and practice of the Orthodox Christian and Islamic East.

Featuring:

-Kyriakos Kalaitzidis, PhD, award-winning composer, musician, and founding member of the En Chords Ensemble

-Rev. Fr. Romanos Karanos, Assistant Professor of Byzantine Liturgical Music, Hellenic College Holy Cross and Artistic...

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2019 Nov 15

The Somali Territories and Somali Diaspora in the Modern World: Knowledge, Power, Practice

9:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

History Department Conference Room (formerly the Lower Library), Robinson Hall

The Somali Territories and Somali Diaspora in the Modern World: Knowledge, Power, Practice

November 15, 2019
Harvard University
Location: Lower Library, Robinson Hall
Time: 9-5pm

9:00-10:20am
Home and Belonging in the Diaspora

Carrying Culture: Temporal and Spatial Constructions of Somalia Among Women in the Diaspora
Suban Nur Cooley (Michigan State University)

The Qalanjo Project: Using Culturally Relevant Pedagogical Approaches to Bridge Gaps & Create...

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2019 Nov 14

Russian Jewish Immigrant 'Bankers' and American Finance: The Case of Saul Singer and the Bank of United States

4:15pm

Location: 

Semitic Museum, Room 201, 6 Divinity Ave, Cambridge MA 02138

Rebecca Kobrin, Russell and Bettina Knapp Associate Professor of American Jewish History, Columbia University; Joseph Engel Visiting Professor in American Jewish Studies: History Department, Harvard University (fall 2019) 

Co-sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies, Harvard University; with the Davis Center Seminar on Russian and Eurasian Jewry, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University

Free and open to the public! 

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2020 Apr 29

HIGHS Seminar: "Chinese Visions of African American History, Politics, and Culture, 1960-1964"

3:45pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall, History Department Conference Room

Speaker: Ruodi Duan (Harvard University)

Co-chairs: David Armitage and Erez Manela

The Harvard International & Global History Seminar (HIGHS) is a forum for cutting-edge work in the fields of international and global history. The seminar, organized at the Department of History and generously supported by the Weatherhead...

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2019 Dec 04

HIGHS Seminar: “Making Made In China: Race, Labor, and Politics in U.S.-China Trade 1971-1980"

3:45pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall, History Department Conference Room

Speaker: Elizabeth Ingleson (Southern Methodist University)

Co-chairs: David Armitage and Erez Manela

The Harvard International & Global History Seminar (HIGHS) is a forum for cutting-edge work in the fields of international and global history. The seminar, organized at the Department of History and generously supported by the Weatherhead...

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2019 Nov 13

From Bandung to Jakarta: Sino-Japanese Rapprochement and Links to South East Asia

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel K262, Bowie-Vernon Room

Past and Present of Southeast Asia: A Research Workshop at Harvard University
Talk title: From Bandung to Jakarta: Sino-Japanese Rapprochement and Links to South East Asia 
Speaker: Bohao Wu, PhD Candidate, Department of History, Harvard University

ABSTRACT 
Since secret meeting between Zhou Enlai and Takasaki Tatsunosuke at Bandung Conference in 1955, Japan and the PRC forged important connections in the two decades to follow while standing on opposite sides in the Cold War confrontation. The interactions between China and Japan - either...

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2019 Oct 30

American Liberalism in France: The French Reception of Rawls, 1971-2010

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Hoffmann Room, Adolphus Busch Hall

Speaker:
Mathieu Hauchecorne
Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Paris 8

Chair: 
David Armitage
Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History, Harvard University; CES Faculty Associate & Semianr Co-chair, Harvard University

Before John Rawls eventually entered the French canon of philosophy, he had attracted close attention in French public debate, as well...

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2019 Nov 06

Patrick Chung, “From Supply Lines to Supply Chains: The U.S. Military, Infrastructural Development, and the Origins of South Korea’s Export Boom.”

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Cotting Hall Conference Room, 50 N Harvard St, Boston, MA 02163

Talk Title: "From Supply Lines to Supply Chains: The U.S. Military, Infrastructural Development, and the Origins of South Korea’s Export Boom"

Speaker: Patrick Chung, Assistant Professor of History, University of Maryland

This paper examines the U.S. military’s development of the South Korean port city of Busan. The city would become the center of UN military logistical operations during the Korean War, as massive quantities of soldiers and supplies...

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2019 Nov 06

Louisiana Medley: The Social Justice Photography of Chandra McCormick and Keith Calhoun

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street Cambridge MA

In conjunction with the exhibition Winslow Homer: Eyewitness, New Orleans–based photographers Chandra McCormick and Keith Calhoun will discuss their decades-long, expansive documentary work that explores criminal and environmental justice, the history of slavery, and African American life and culture in the American South. They will be joined in conversation by Makeda Best, the Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography at the Harvard Art Museums, and John Stauffer, the Sumner R...

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2019 Oct 24

Harvard Divinity School Film Series - Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

4:00pm

Location: 

Paine Hall, 3 Oxford Street, Cambridge

The recently released documentary Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am, is an artful and intimate meditation on the legendary storyteller. The film examines Morrison's life, works, and the powerful themes she has confronted throughout her literary career. It features interviews with Morrison and a number of her peers, critics, and colleagues, including HDS’s Davíd Carrasco, Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of the Study of Latin America.

HDS is hosting a screening of the film. Carrasco will give an introduction, and there there will be a Q&A and panel discussion with...

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2019 Oct 28

Eve Krakowski, "The Jewish Courts of Tenth-Century Fustat: Clues to a Historical Mystery"

4:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Semitic Museum, Room 201 6 Divinity Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

Abstract: Thousands of Hebrew and Judeo-Arabic legal documents from medieval Egypt and Syria survived in the Cairo Geniza. This talk will zoom in on the earliest layer of this corpus, which offers indirect clues to a lost history of Judaism during the first Islamic centuries.

Speaker biography: Eve Krakowski is an assistant professor of Near Eastern Studies and Judaic Studies at Princeton University. She is a social historian of the medieval Middle East and its Jewish populations, interested especially in family life and in the mundane settings of...

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