Elsewhere at Harvard

2015 Oct 19

DRCLAS: "Barrio Rising: Urban Popular Politics and the Making of Modern Venezuela"

5:30pm

Location: 

CGIS-South S-216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Venezuela today is a country mired in turmoil. But thirty years ago the story was different. Back then Venezuela stood for many as an inclusive democracy in a region where dictatorship and civil war reigned. Enlightened leaders, strong parties, powerful unions – all spoke of a stable political system that for decades managed to ensure social peace. Or so it seemed. As historian Alejandro Velasco argues in his new book – Barrio Rising – the conflicts that grip Venezuela today aren’t a departure from but a continuation of decades-long struggles over what kind of democracy would emerge after...

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2015 Sep 10

Harvard International & Global History Seminar: Arnulf Becker Lorca

4:45pm

Arnulf Becker Lorca, Brown University
"Critical Rather than Realist or Idealist Histories; and Global Rather than International History: Beyond Mestizo International Law"

Harvard International & Global History Seminar (HIGHS)

Co-chairs: David Armitage and Erez Manela

The Harvard International & Global History Seminar (HIGHS) is a forum for cutting-edge work in the fields of international and global history. The...

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2015 Sep 26

Providence College: International Catacomb Society Symposium

9:30am to 2:00pm

Location: 

Ruane Center for the Humanities Providence College, Providence, RI

It is our pleasure to share with you the announcement of a public symposium of the International Catacomb Society and Providence College Faculty of Arts & Sciences on Saturday, September 26, in cooperation with the Center for Catholic & Dominican Studies and the Jewish-Catholic Theological Exchange:

 International Catacomb Society Public Symposium (abbreviated program)

Free and Open to the Public (RSVP to: info@catacombsociety.org)

Session 1 (introduction: Annewies van den Hoek...

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2015 Sep 08

Boston College: Lowell Humanities Series : Alice Goffman "On the Run"

7:00pm

Location: 

The Murray Function Room, Yawkey Center, Boston College

Alice Goffman is an American sociologist, urban ethnographer, and assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her book, On The Run: Fugitive Life in an American City examines the largely hidden world of police beatings, court fees, sentencing hearings, and low level warrants...

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2015 Sep 05

Instituto Cervantes: Language Variation in Spanish and the Heritage Learner

10:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

Observatorio. 2 Arrow St. 4th floor. Cambridge, MA. 02138

In this workshop, Prof. Martinez will provide the teacher of Spanish for heritage learners with an overview of the theoretical struggles surrounding the value of the different language varieties that are used, privileged, or even ridiculed in the Spanish for heritage learners classroom. We will consider various approaches to the...

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2015 Sep 22

Instituto Cervantes; Open House

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Observatorio. 2 Arrow St. 4th fl. Cambridge, MA. 02138 4:30pm-6pm

Welcome!

The “Observatorio” is hosting an Open House at Harvard to share its projects mapping the Spanish language and Latino Culture in the United States. The Open House will pay tribute to Miguel de Cervantes, on the 400th anniversary of his death, including statements by experts, as well as Gypsy, Jewish, Arabic, and Christian...

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2015 Dec 17

Colloquium on History of Medicine: War and Human Nature in Modern America | Deborah Weinstein

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Minot Room, fifth floor, Countway Library of Medicine Harvard Medical Area

"War and Human Nature in Modern America"
Colloquium on the History of Psychiatry and Medicine

Thursday, December 17, 2015
4:00-5:30pm

Deborah Weinstein, Ph.D.:  Assistant Professor of American Studies, Brown University

Open to students of history and those valuing a historical perspective on their professions...

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2015 Nov 12

Colloquium on History of Medicine: "Madness and Mayhem in Maine: The Parkman-Portland Parley and a Mass. Murder" | Richard J. Kahn

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Minot Room, fifth floor, Countway Library of Medicine Harvard Medical Area

Department of Postgraduate and Continuing Education, McLean Hospital and Center for the History of Medicine, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine present:

COLLOQUIUM ON THE HISTORY OF PSYCHIATRY AND MEDICINE

David G. Satin, M.D., DLFAPA Director

Open to students of history and those valuing a historical perspective on their professions.

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