Elsewhere at Harvard

2016 Mar 31

Peabody Museum: "Reviving the Ancient Sounds of Mesoamerican Ocarinas"

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

Jose Cuellar (San Frascisco State University)

Clay ocarinas are thought to be the most common musical instruments used by pre-Columbian societies in Mesoamerica. While little is known about the making and function of these wind instruments—often shaped in animal or human forms—their study reveals that they were associated with both sacred and secular activities. In 2012, musician and ethnologist Jose Cuellar researched the Peabody Museum’s extensive collection of clay ocarinas, flutes, and whistles from archaeological sites throughout Central America and Mexico. In this program he...

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2016 Mar 24

Standing Committee on Archaeology: "Museums in Tanzania: History, Transformation, and Impact"

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

2016 Hallam L. Movius, Jr. Lecture and Reception

Audax Z.P. Mabuella (NMT)

Tanzania hosts a record of more than three million years of human history and diversity, including fossil remains, footprints, and stone toolkits of early humans and hominin ancestors, from sites such as Laetoli, Olduvai Gorge, and Peninj. The National Museum of Tanzania (NMT)—a consortium of six different museums—supports the preservation of the country’s rich natural and cultural diversity through scientific research, education, and...

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2016 Feb 10

Standing Committee on Archaeology: "Units of Analysis in the Middle to Upper Paleolithic Transition in Central Europe"

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Tozzer Anthropology Building Rm. 203, 21 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA

A Talk by Gilbert Tsotevin, University of Minnesota

The Middle Danube Basin of Central Europe plays a critical role in understanding the Middle to Upper Paleolithic transition due to its position as one of the major riverine and environmental corridors by which anatomically modern humans entered a Neanderthal-occupied Europe. Central Europe, however, is noticeably different from Western Europe and the Mediterranean Basin, with its greater diversity of industrial types, i.e., two “transitional” industries (the Bohunician and the Szeletian) rather than one, as with the Châtelperronian...

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2016 Feb 11

Center for Ethics: "No Slippery Slopes: Same-Sex Couples, Monogamy, and the Future of Marriage"

5:00pm

Location: 

TBD

with

Stephen Macedo

Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Politics and the University Center for Human Values, Princeton University

This lecture is named for the late Lester Kissel, a graduate of Harvard Law School and longtime benefactor of Harvard University's ethical programs and activities.

Location:
TBD (Please confirm location after Monday, February 8 at this ...

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2016 Feb 18

DRCLAS: Brazil Studies Program: "The Collapse of Governability: Three Theories on Brazilian Democracy that Failed"

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South S-050, 1730 Cambridge St.

Speaker: Andrei Roman, PhD Candidate in Government, Harvard University; John H. Coatsworth Fellow; Jorge Paulo Lemann Fellow

Andrei Roman is a PhD candidate in Government at Harvard University. His research interests are related to Latin American and European politics, in particular the study of political economy, party systems, electoral politics, and social policy. Andrei has conducted field research in Brazil, China, India, Peru, Poland, Romania, and Turkey...

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2016 Feb 16

DRCLAS: Tuesday Seminar Series: "From Political Polarization to Protest Escalation: The 2013 Events in Brazil and Turkey in Comparative Perspective"

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South S-250, 1730 Cambridge St.

Speaker: Andrei RomanPh.D. Candidate in Government, Harvard University

Andrei Roman is a Ph.D. candidate in Government at Harvard University. His research agenda is focused on the study of interrelationships among political cleavages, identities, and political behavior and seeks to integrate political science approaches with theories developed in sociology and social psychology. Andrei's dissertation proposes a new theoretical...

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2016 Feb 04

DRCLAS: Brazil Studies Program: "The Legacy of Slavery: Tales of Gender and Racial Violence in Machado de Assis"

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South S-050, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Sidney Chalhoub, Professor of History, Harvard University

Machado de Assis, widely regarded as the most important Brazilian novelist of all time, dealt with the themes of slavery and racism throughout his literary career. He wrote stories about the seigneurial custom of resorting to sexual violence against free and enslaved black women, and he depicted these women’s dignity in dealing with the problem. In the final years of his life, Machado de Assis turned to the legacy of slavery and its consequences for Brazilian history and society.

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2016 Feb 21

Brandeis: "Living with Difference: How to Build Community in a Divided World"

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Brandeis Women’s Studies Research Center, Epstein Building, Brandeis University, 515 South Street, Waltham, MA 02453

CEDAR–Communities Engaging with Difference and Religion

invites you to
celebrate our new publication
and meet the authors

Living with Difference: How to Build Community in a Divided World

By Adam B. Seligman, Rahel R. Wasserall, and David B. Montgomery

Sunday, February 21 from 4 pm to 6 pm

at the Brandeis Women’s Studies Research Center, 
Epstein Building, Brandeis University,
...

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