Elsewhere at Harvard

2019 Apr 02

Beyond the PhD: Finding a Career That Works for You

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

William James Hall B1

How can graduate students think strategically, self-reflect, and pursue a meaningful career in academia and beyond? Join us for a presentation, discussion and Q&A with Dr. Jennifer Polk, academic, life, and career coach for graduate students, and co-founder of Beyond the Professoriate and From PhD to Life

(There will be a reception to follow the event)

 

Hosted by the Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate Career Group @ GSAS and supported by the GSAS Student Engagement Fund and the Harvard FAS Office of Career Services

Generous...

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2019 Mar 28

(Lecture) Mohammad Fadel, “Nushuz, Lawful Discipline and Spouse Abuse in the Maliki Madhab: A History and Its Relevance to Modern Islamic Law Reform”

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Austin Hall, Room 308 (Morgan Courtroom), 1515 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge MA

Mohammad Fadel, Professor Of Law, University Of Toronto 
Lecture: “Nushuz, Lawful Discipline and Spouse Abuse in the Maliki Madhab: A History and Its Relevance to Modern Islamic Law Reform”

Nisa' 4:34 has received a disproportionate share of commentary among reformist Muslim scholars of this generation insofar as its plain sense appears to affirm the right of the husband not only to discipline a recalcitrant wife, but also to use physical violence to do so. Professor Fadel explores the historical evolution of Maliki...

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2019 Mar 28

Harvard Graduate Conference on International History - Militarization: Methods, Approaches, and New Directions

(All day)

Location: 

CES Lower Level Conference Room

THURSDAY, MARCH 28
1:15–3:45 pm
Military, Civilians, and the State


4:00–5:30 pm
Keynote Speaker: Keith Camacho
“On Native Testimony: Military Tribunals, War Crimes,
and Imperial Judgment in Guam”


FRIDAY, MARCH 29
9:30 am–12:00 pm
Science, Technology, and Warfare


1:00–3:30 pm
Indigeneity, Sovereignty, and Militarization


4:00–5:30pm
Plenary Panel
• Professor Keith Camacho, University of California Los Angeles
• Professor Saje Mathieu, University of Minnesota
• Professor Fredrik Logevall, Harvard...

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2019 Apr 08

Writing a Common History Textbook in a Conflict Zone: The European Model and the Israeli-Palestinian Case

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Center for European Studies, Adophus Busch Hall, 27 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (Entrance at Cabot Way)

Speaker: Eyal Naveh, Visiting Professor of History and CES Resident Faculty (Spring 2019); Professor of History, Tel Aviv University

Chair: Derek Penslar, William Lee Frost Professor of Modern Jewish History and Resident Faculty, CES, Harvard University

In the talk, Naveh will reflect on the experience of contributing to the writing of an Israeli-Palestinian history textbook that ended in a dual narrative structure and method, of which he was involved in the first decade of the 21st century. In addition, Naveh will analyze the process and interpret the goals and...

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2019 Mar 26

Needles in a Digital Haystack: Improving Digital Archive Research

3:30pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

Discovery Bar, Cabot Science Library, Harvard Science Center

The Digital Futures Consortium at Harvard invites you to its next event in the Digital Futures Discovery Series showcasing the groundbreaking techniques scholars are developing to tackle the increasingly challenging task of conducting digital research. 

Manually searching through more than 46 million digital records is an intractable research task. This is what lay ahead of Benjamin as a Digital Humanities Associate Fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, as he sought to aggregate the death certificate ref­erence cards of individuals who perished in con­...

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2019 Mar 27

Lecture: Christian E. Loeben, "Ancient Egyptian Gardens"

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Free Public Lecture

Christian E. Loeben, Egyptologist and Keeper of Egyptian and Islamic Arts, Museum August Kestner, Hanover, Germany

The oldest documented gardens in the world are from ancient Egypt. Gardens were described in hieroglyphic texts and depicted in paintings, and many have been recovered through archaeology. From these sources we know that ancient Egyptians maintained gardens at temples and tombs, as well as at royal palaces and local residences. Drawing on comparisons among paintings of gardens from over fifty...

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2019 Apr 08

Seminar: Johannes Knierzinger, "The 'New Scramble for Africa' from a European Perspective: A Crisis of Chain Governance Similar to the 1970s?"

3:45pm to 5:45pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall, 35 Quincy Street, Lower Library

 

 "The 'New Scramble for Africa' from a European Perspective: A Crisis of Chain Governance Similar to the 1970s?"

Johannes Knierzinger
Visiting Scholar, 2018-2019, WIGH; Fellow, Center for European Studies, Harvard University; Postdoctoral Fellow, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, France

The seminar paper is available one week ahead of time by request to jbarnard[at]wcfia.harvard.edu

 

2019 Apr 02

Global History Lunch Talk: Felipe Alfonso, The "Slave Economy in Campinas: Capitalism, Slavery, and the Long 19th Century. A Proposal for Expanding the Concept of Second Slavery."

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street, S450

"The Slave Economy in Campinas: Capitalism, Slavery, and the Long 19th Century. A Proposal for Expanding the Concept of Second Slavery."

Felipe Alfonso, WIGH Global Fellow; PhD Candidate, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

(no precirculated paper, just an informal presentation by Felipe. Lunch will be available.)

2019 Mar 25

Seminar: Jamie Martin, "The 'Ottomanization' of Europe: The Politics of International Financial Control in the 1920s"

3:45pm to 5:45pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall, 35 Quincy Street, Lower Library

"The 'Ottomanization' of Europe: The Politics of International Financial Control in the 1920s"

Jamie Martin
Postdoctoral Fellow, Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University; Assistant Professor, Department of History and School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

The seminar paper will be available by request to jbarnard[at]wcfia.harvard.edu one week ahead of time.

2019 Mar 11

Seminar: Cristina Florea, "Agents of Empire: Peasant Migration from Austrian Bukovina and Galicia to the New World"

3:45pm to 5:45pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall, 35 Quincy Street, Lower Library

"Agents of Empire: Peasant Migration from Austrian Bukovina and Galicia to the New World"

Cristina Florea
Academy Scholar, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. Assistant Professor, Department of History, State University of New York at Albany.

The seminar paper is available by request to jbarnard[at]wcfia.harvard.edu one week ahead of time.

2019 Mar 12

The Care of Foreigners: Immigrant Physicians and the U.S. Health Care System

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Eram Alam, Assistant Professor of History of Science, Harvard University

In 1965, the United States invited thousands of physicians from other countries to fill vacancies that could not be filled with American doctors. While this strategy was meant to be a short-term solution, it became a permanent feature of the U.S. health care system. Today, one quarter of practicing doctors in the U.S. are International Medical Graduates. Eram Alam will discuss the sociopolitical circumstances that encouraged physician migration to the U.S., the enduring consequences...

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2019 Mar 07

Harvard and Slavery, A Presentation of Student Research

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Lower Library, Robinson Hall, Harvard Yard

Please join us for a public presentation of findings by student researchers from the Harvard and Slavery Seminar.

Presenters:
Jake Ascher ’19 on Harvard’s Ceremonial Silver
Julie Ngauv ’20 on The Perkins Family Legacy
Drew Mammel ’21 on Slavery and Architecture at Elmwood
Sarah Kolenbrander GSE on a Walking Tour of Harvard and Slavery

Free and Open to the Public 
Sponsored by the Harvard and Slavery Project

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2019 Mar 12

The Color Pynk: Janelle Monáe, Janet Mock, and Black Femme Futures

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Thompson Room, Barker Center 110, 12 Quincy Street

The Color Pynk:
Janelle Monáe, Janet Mock, and Black Femme Futures

2019 Matthiessen Lecture by Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley

Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Thompson Room, Barker Center 110, 12 Quincy Street

Free and open to the public / Talk followed by a reception

This talk engages black femme-inist imaginations in Janelle Monáe’s music...

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2019 Feb 28

Artist Talk: Liz Magor presents her current exhibition "BLOWOUT"

6:00pm

Location: 

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts (Level 1 and Level 3, Sert Gallery), 24 Quincy Street Cambridge, MA 02138

Featuring a newly commissioned body of work, Liz Magor: BLOWOUT will be the Canadian artist’s first East Coast institutional solo exhibition. Co-organized by the Carpenter Center and the Renaissance Society, the exhibition will first be on view in Cambridge and then travel to the Chicago. Liz Magor’s (b. 1948) sculpture quietly dramatizes the relationships that develop between objects. Often playing soft against hard, she pairs care with exposure. Adhering to exacting processes of casting, fabrication, and hand-made techniques, Magor raises...

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2019 Mar 02

The Legacy of W.E.B. Du Bois

8:00pm

Location: 

Memorial Church

Join the Harvard Glee Club for The Legacy of W.E.B. Du Bois! Du Bois was a titan in American history and Harvard’s first black Ph.D. recipient.

Our concert will honor both the man and his contributions to the movement for African American equality.

  • Experience a choral interpretation of The Souls of Black Folk, with historic spirituals mentioned in the book....
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