Elsewhere at Harvard

2018 May 07

Reischauer Inst: Periodization is Like Luggage': Japanese Art History in Transcultural Perspective in the Early Twentieth Century

5:15pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

Noriko Murai, Associate Professor, Sophia University and Reischauer Institute Visiting Scholar

Details: Periodization is Like Luggage': Japanese Art History in Transcultural Perspective in the Early Twentieth Century

Sponsored by the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University

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2018 May 18

Harvard Book Store: Chernobyl: The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe w/ Serhii Plokhy

7:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Book Store 1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

in conversation with ALEXANDRA VACROUX

For more info see: http://www.harvard.com/event/serhii_plokhy4/

 

Harvard Book Store welcomes Eastern Europe historian and Harvard professor SERHII PLOKHY for a discussion of his latest book, Chernobyl: The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe. He will be joined in conversation by ALEXANDRA VACROUX, the Executive Director of the Davis Center for...

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2018 May 14

Harvard Book Store Signing: An Academic Life: A Memoir w/ Hanna Holborn Gray in conversation with Jane Kamensky

7:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Book Store 1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Free and Open to the Public. 

For more info see: http://www.harvard.com/event/hanna_holborn_gray/

 

Harvard Book Store welcomes HANNA HOLBORN GRAY—the first woman president of a major American University—for a discussion of her debut memoir, An Academic Life. She will be joined in conversation by historian, author, and Harvard professor JANE KAMENSKY.

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2018 May 11

Harvard Book Store Signing: Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World w/ Eileen McNamara

7:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Book Store 1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Free and Open to the Public. 

For more info see: http://www.harvard.com/event/eileen_mcnamara/

 

Harvard Book Store welcomes Brandeis professor and Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist EILEEN MCNAMARA for a discussion of her latest book, Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World.

About Eunice

While Joe Kennedy was grooming his sons...

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2018 May 04

Harvard Book Store: Book Signing- Redemption: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Last 31 Hours w/ Joseph Rosenbloom

7:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Book Store 1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Harvard Book Store and Mass Humanities welcome award-winning journalist JOSEPH ROSENBLOOM for a discussion of his debut book, Redemption: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Last 31 Hours.

For more info: http://www.harvard.com/event/joseph_rosenbloom

About Redemption

At 10:33 a.m. on April 3, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., landed in Memphis on a flight from...

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2018 May 04

Harvard Book Store: Science for the People: Documents from America's Movement of Radical Scientists

3:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Book Store 1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA
Free and Open to the Public. 

For more info: http://www.harvard.com/event/sigrid_schmalzer_daniel_s._chard_and_alyssa_botelho/

Harvard Book Store welcomes UMass Amherst history professor SIGRID SCHMALZER, UMass Amherst history lecturer DANIEL S. CHARD, and Harvard MD/Ph.D. candidate ALYSSA BOTELHO for a discussion of their co-edited book, ...

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2018 Mar 02

Harvard Book Store / WBUR: Ronan Farrow's War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence

7:00pm

Location: 

Memorial Church, 1 Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA

in conversation with MEGHNA CHAKRABARTI

Tickets on sale now - http://www.harvard.com/event/ronan_farrow/

 

Please note the updated venue:

This event will now take place at Memorial Church, 1 Harvard Yard.

Harvard Book Store and WBUR welcome investigative journalist and former State Department official RONAN FARROW for a discussion of his new book...

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2018 May 22

Fairbank Center: The Arnold Arboretum and China: A Century-Old Partnership

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

Weld Hill Research Building, 1300 Centre St. Boston, MA

Surrounded by our Bonsai & Penjing collection, enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres as you view Professor Yin Kaipu’s (Chengdu Institute of Biology) photographs which document a century of environmental change. Each of his images will be paired with a sister image taken in the same location by Arboretum explorer Ernest Henry Wilson.

Then screen highlights from CCTV-9’s documentary “Chinese Wilson.” Professor Yin and Dr. Michael Dosmann, Arboretum Keeper of the Living Collections, will introduce the film in which they both star, linking China and the Arboretum’s past...

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2018 May 07

Mahindra Humanities / Fairbank Center: Seeking Patterns: Close and Distant Readings of Two Collections of Tang 唐 (618-907) Dynasty Anecdotes

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel K262, 1737 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Speaker: Amelia Ying Qin,  An Wang Post Doctoral Fellow, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies

This study takes two different approaches—close and distant readings—to the hidden patterns in two anecdote collections. The Songchuang zalu 松牕雜錄 (Miscellaneous Notes under the Pine Window) is a small Tang 唐 (618-907) collection of sixteen anecdotes that claims its accounts are both “particularly unusual” 特異 and “definitely true” 必實. Close reading reveals it to be a text containing hidden structures with an emphasis on “the...

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2018 May 04

Fairbank Center: Gender Studies Workshop: Gender and Friendship in China

12:45pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South Room S354. 1730 Cambridge St Cambridge, MA

12:45-1 p.m.   Welcoming remarks

First Panel

Moderator:     Wai-yee Li, Harvard University

1-1:30p.m.      Zhou Yiqun, Stanford University: “Hermits and Their Wives in Early Chinese Texts”

1:30-2p.m.      Hu Ying, University of California Irvine: “Strange Friends: Reconceptualizing Gender and Community”

2-2:30p.m.      ...

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2018 May 04

CMES: "If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem": The Use and Abuse of Jewish Memory

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy St, Cambridge, Ma

The 2018 Hilda B. Silverman Memorial Lecture Series presents

Brian Klug
Senior Research Fellow in Philosophy, St. Benet's Hall, University of Oxford

On December 6 2017, the U.S. acknowledged Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. "This is," said Donald Trump, "nothing more, or less, than a recognition of reality." It was, actually, both less and more than that: less, because in reality the city's political status is contested; more, because Jerusalem in the Jewish imagination transcends reality. It is Zion, the city...

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2018 May 03

WCFIA / CMES: The Great War and the Remaking of Palestine

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel 262, 1737 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA

The WCFIA/CMES Middle East Seminar presents

Salim Tamari
Shawwaf Visiting Professor, Center for Middle Eastern Studies and Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University; Professor of Sociology Emeritus, Birzeit University, and Senior Fellow and Research Associate, Institute for Palestine Studies

Sponsors: Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Center for Middle Eastern Studies
Contact: ...

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2018 Apr 27

CMES: The Business of Astrology in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CMES, Rm 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The CMES Sohbet-i Osmani Lecture Series presents

A. Tunç Şen
Assistant Professor of History, Department of History, Columbia University

A. Tunç Şen is an Asst. Prof. of History at Columbia University Department of History. Anchored in early modern Ottoman history and culture, his research and teaching focus on the history of science and divination in early modern Islamicate world, history of books and readers in Islamic manuscript culture, and social history of Ottoman scholarly life. He has published...

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