Elsewhere at Harvard

2021 Oct 22

Three Moons, Water Buffalo Skins, & Digital Codicology: Snapshots of Ibadi Muslim Manuscript Cultures in North Africa

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Zoom (registration required)

Paul Love (School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Al Akhawayn University, Morocco), “Three Moons, Water Buffalo Skins, & Digital Codicology:   Snapshots of Ibadi Muslim Manuscript Cultures in North Africa,” with comments by Matthew Steele (NELC, Havard) and Kathryn Schwartz (History, U Mass Amherst)

Sponsored by the Mahindra Humanities Center Seminar in Book History at Harvard.

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2021 Nov 29

Closing Roundtable: What is the "Global" in Global Political Thought?

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Zoom (registration required)

In this closing roundtable, Professors Shruti Kapila (University of Cambridge) and David Armitage (Harvard University) return with Professor Joshua Simon (Johns Hopkins University) to explore what the "global" is, could be, and perhaps should be, in the theory and...

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2021 Nov 08

Rastafari Reason and Eschatologies of Slavery: Besides Social Death and Before the New Human

12:00pm to 1:30pm

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Zoom (registration required)

Professor Robbie Shilliam (Political Science Department, Johns Hopkins University) will present his paper “Rastafari Reason and Eschatologies of Slavery: Besides Social Death and Before the New Human."

Panashe Chigumadzi (African and African American Studies, Harvard University) will discuss the paper.

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2021 Oct 25

Islamic Socialism: Visions of Islamic Statehood and an Islamic International from the East

12:00pm to 1:30pm

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Zoom (registration required)

Professor Teren Sevea (Harvard University, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies) will present his ongoing work, "Islamic Socialism: Visions of Islamic Statehood and an Islamic International from the East".

Yi Ning Chang (Harvard University) will respond.

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2021 Oct 18

A Food Utopia? Ideas of Plenty and Italian Colonialism in Libya before WWI

12:00pm to 1:30pm

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Zoom (registration required)

Dr. Or Rosenboim (Director of the Centre for Modern History, Department of International Politics at City, University of London) will present her paper, “A Food Utopia? Ideas of Plenty and Italian Colonialism in Libya before WWI."

Catey Boyle (History Department, Harvard University) will respond.

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2021 Oct 04

African Studies Workshop Featuring Renugan Raidoo

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Zoom (registration required)

Presenting: Counterinsurgent Citizenship

Speaker: Renugan Raidoo

Discussant: Steven Robins (University of Stellenbosch)

 

Renugan Raidoo is a PhD candidate in social anthropology at Harvard University. His research concerns lifestyle estates in the Gauteng city region, their political economic origins, and their social and spatial consequences. Previous research has focused on secrecy and homophobia in urban Sierra Leone. His dissertation research has been funded by...

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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.”

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2021 Sep 17

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

4:00pm to 6:00pm

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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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