Elsewhere at Harvard

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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2020 Mar 12

Ghetto: The History of a Word

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Hoffmann Room, Adolphus Busch Hall

Speaker:
Daniel B. Schwartz
Associate Professor of History, Columbian College of Arts and Scinces

Chair:
Derek Penslar
William Lee Frost Professor of Modern Jewish History, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University; President, American Academy for Jewish Research

Few words are as ideologically charged as "ghetto." Its early uses centered on two cities: Venice, the site of the first ghetto in...

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2020 Feb 06

Jewish Emancipation Reimagined

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Hoffmann Room, Adolphus Busch Hall
This lecture aims to reorient Jewish history by outlining a comprehensive account of the process by which Jews became citizens with civil and political rights. Ranging from the mid-sixteenth century to the beginning of the twenty-first, it will tell the ongoing story of how Jews have gained and kept, lost and recovered rights in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, the United States and Israel. Emancipation was not a one-time or linear event but a complex, multi-directional and ambiguous process characterized by deflections and reversals, defeats and successes, triumphs and tragedies.... Read more about Jewish Emancipation Reimagined
2019 Nov 14

The Intellectual Legacy of Primo Levi

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Lower Level Conference Room, Adolphus Busch Hall

The 2019 Gaetano Salvemini Colloquium in Italian History and Culture will focus on the figure and the intellectual legacy of Primo Levi. Following the discussion, all guests are invited to join the reception in the CES Atrium.

Primo Levi (1919-1987) is considered one of the greatest witnesses of the Jewish extermination and one of the most authoritative voices of the literature of the 20th century. As a chemist, Levi used the scientist's microscope lenses to investigate the darker sides of human action.

His works have been translated into more than 40 languages...

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2019 Nov 06

Nazism: A Dark Comedy in Liechtenstein

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Hoffmann Room, Adolphus Busch Hall

Speaker:
Edith Sheffer
Senior Fellow, Institute of European Studies, The University of California, Berkeley

Chairs:
Maya Jasanoff
Coolidge Professor of History, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University
Alison Frank Johnson
Professor of History, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar...

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2019 Oct 18

Global American Studies Conference

3:45pm to 5:45pm

Location: 

Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street
Postdoctoral Fellows Christina Davidson, Kristina Shull, Hannah Waits, and Courtney Sato will offer brief presentations of their work and participate in a discussion of Global American Studies.

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