Elsewhere at Harvard

2018 Feb 22

Yenching Institute / Fairbank Center: The Road to the Chinese Communist Revolution: How Petty Intellectuals Gathered and Accepted Leftist Ideologies in 1920s and 1930s Shanghai

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Common Room, Room 136, 2 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA

Tang Xiaobing, Associate Professor, History Department, East China Normal University; Visiting Scholar, Harvard-Yenching Institute

Chair/discussant: Elizabeth Perry, Henry Rosovsky Professor of Government, Harvard University; Director, Harvard-Yenching Institute

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2018 Feb 20

Harvard DACA Seminar: Leo Chavez:Anchor Babies/The Challenge of Birthright Citizenship

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Science Center, Hall D

flyerDr. Chavez examines public discourse surrounding children of immigrants, DACA and so-called "anchor babies," exploring how media coverage justifies exclusionary public policies and attempts to redefine the meaning of citizenship. Efforts to repeal or change the 14th Amendment would remove...

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2018 Mar 22

Radcliffe: WHEREAS: A Poetry Reading and Discussion with Layli Long Soldier

4:15pm

Location: 

Sheerr Room, Fay House, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA

Layli Long Soldier holds a BFA in creative writing from the Institute of American Indian Arts and an MFA from Bard College. Her poems have appeared in the American Indian Journal of Culture and ResearchAmerican PoetsBOMB, the Brooklyn RailEleven ElevenKR OnlineMud City, the New York TimesPEN America, and Poetry, among others. She is a recipient of a Lannan Literary Fellowship, a National Artist Fellowship from the Native Arts &...

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2018 Feb 22

Schlesinger Library: The Difficult Miracle: The Living Legacy of June Jordan

4:15pm

Location: 

Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA

A Schlesinger Library 75th Anniversary Event

June Millicent Jordan (1936–2002) called herself a “dissident American poet,” and she counted among her forebears powerful voices ranging from Walt Whitman to Phyllis Wheatley. She began writing verse at the age of seven; her papers at the Schlesinger Library contain stunning material about the girlhood that prefaced her remarkable career as creator and critic, educator, and activist.

In celebration of the 15th anniversary of the arrival of the Papers of June Jordan at the Schlesinger and the 75th anniversary of...

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2018 Feb 20

Schlesinger Library: “Your Baby on Day 33”: Pregnancy Development Timelines from Nineteenth-Century Maternity Guides to Twenty-First Century Apps

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Radcliffe Room, Schlesinger Library

Lara Freidenfelds

“Your Baby on Day 33”: Pregnancy Development Timelines

from Nineteenth-Century Maternity Guides to Twenty-First Century Apps...

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2018 Feb 23

Harvard Book Store: The Republic of Arabic Letters: Islam and the European Enlightenment

3:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Harvard Book Store and Mass Humanities welcome Assistant Professor of History at Williams College ALEXANDER BEVILACQUA for a discussion of his new book, The Republic of Arabic Letters: Islam and the European Enlightenment.

About The Republic of Arabic Letters

In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, a pioneering community of Christian scholars laid the groundwork for the modern Western understanding of Islamic civilization. These men produced the first accurate translation of the Qur’an into a European language, mapped the...

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2018 Feb 21

RLL: Translating Dacia Maraini: Panel Discussion on Translation

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Boylston Hall, Room 403, Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA
2018 Feb 27

HLS: Labor Unions and LGBTQ Equality: Dissecting Lambda Legal’s Amicus Brief in Janus v. AFSCME

12:05pm to 12:55pm

Location: 

Harvard Law School, WCC 1019 Classroom

See the HLS Website for more information.

On February 26, the Supreme Court will hear Oral Argument in Janus v. AFSCME, a case that is widely speculated to imperil fair share fees charged to workers in the public sector who benefit from union representation but are not members. Earlier this...

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2018 Feb 12

Mahindra Humanities: Engaging the Past, Envisioning the Future: Reflections of/on a Spanish Jewish Exile

5:00pm

Location: 

Barker Center Rm. 110, 12 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA

Jewish Cultures and Societies

Jeremy Cohen, Tel Aviv University

Cosponsored by the Medieval Studies seminar, the Committee on Medieval Studies, and the Harvard University Center for Jewish Studies.

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