Elsewhere at Harvard

2018 Feb 15

Environmental History Working Group: Ecology, Extinction, and the End of the Second Pandemic: Plague in the Ottoman Empire

4:00pm

Location: 

4th floor, Museum of Comparative Zoology, 26 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA

hosting Nükhet Varlık of Rutgers University

 

We've arranged a lunch the following day, Friday, February 16 at noon in SC 359, for any interested grad students to have an informal chat...

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2018 Feb 08

Davis Center: The Quadratura of Myth; or Thirty White Piglets on the Road of Fate: Alexandra Petrova on Migrations, Rome and Her Novel "Appendix"

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S354, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

Alexandra Petrova was born in St. Petersburg when it still was called Leningrad. She studied Russian language and literature at the University of Tartu, where she wrote a thesis on the prose of Leonid Dobychin. In 1993 she emigrated to Jerusalem, and since 1998 she has lived in Rome. 

She is the author of three volumes of poetry: Point of Detachment [Liniia otryva] (1994), Permit to Live [Vid na zhitel’stvo] (1999) and Only the Trees [Tolko derev’ia] (2008).  She has also written Dolly’s Shepherds...

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2018 Feb 09

DRCLAS: Inclusive and White: State Cultural Policy in Cuba, 1940-1958

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

Cuba Studies Program

 

Speaker: Cary Aileen Garcia Yero, History Department, Harvard University

Between 1940 and 1958, the Cuban state worked to support and developed Cuba’s artistic culture. This presentation explores how cultural administrators actively participated in discourses that defined what was valued as “culture” and what constituted Cuban “art”. It analyses the racialized ideas that underpinned state cultural policy and the effects these had on Cuban black artists and on perceptions of black...

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2018 Jan 30

DRCLAS: Tuesday Seminar Series: From Sandinismo to Orteguismo: the new-look FSLN and authoritarian regression in Nicaragua

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

 

Speaker: Mateo Jarquín, PhD Candidate, Department of History, Harvard University

Today, most historic Sandinista leaders oppose current president Daniel Ortega. This talk shows how a much-changed FSLN, in alliance with its former ‘counterrevolutionary’ foes in the Church and business elite, has consolidated an authoritarian regime in Nicaragua.

 

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2018 Feb 14

CMES: A Play within a Play, Khurma, 1918 -- Riyadh, 2015: Abd al-Aziz, Salman, Succession, and Censorship

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CMES, Rm 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The CMES Arabian Peninsula Studies Lecture Series presents

Benjamin Braude
Associate Professor, Department of History, Boston College; Research Associate, Department of Religion, Smith College

In March 2015 the Islamic University of Al-Imam Muhammad bin Saud held the Second International Conference on the History of King Abdulaziz. That is the outer play. The inner play is my contribution: how Abdulaziz manipulated the unwitting British representative in Riyadh, Harry St. John Philby, in 1917-1918, to support a...

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2018 Feb 16

PCG Lunchtime Seminar:The Development Narrative Versus the Bias Narrative: Persistent Racial Inequality in the Last Century

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel K354, 1737 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Program on Constitutional Government (PCG) Lunchtime Seminar presents:

"The Development Narrative Versus the Bias Narrative: Persistent Racial Inequality in the 2ast Century"
Glenn Loury, Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences, Brown University
John McWhorter, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University

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2018 Feb 09

The Program on Constitutional Government (PCG) Lunchtime Seminar w/ R. Shep Melnick

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel K354, 1737 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138

"From Opportunity to Stereotypes: The Transformation of Title IX"
R. Shep Melnick, Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr., Professor of American Politics, Boston College

The Program on Constitutional Government at Harvard University is directed by Harvey Mansfield. PCG Seminar talks are open to the public but RSVP is required. RSVP to pcg@gov.harvard.edu

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2018 Jan 31

Dept. of Government / CAPS: Why Has Title IX Become so Controversial?

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel K262, 1737 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA

R. Shep Melnick, Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr., Professor of American Politics, Boston College

Abstract: The original objective of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 was to provide equal educational opportunity to women and girls. As the doors of opportunity swung open, women and girls rushed through, outperforming their male counterparts at nearly all educational levels. Yet over the past decade, Title IX has become more...

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2018 Jan 29

Center for African Studies: Reading Under the Covers: A History of Schooling in Kenya.

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall Lower Library, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge

African Studies Workshop

 

Kenda Mutongi is Professor of African History at Williams College and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Visiting Professor of History at MIT. Her research interests include: Modern Africa (focus on eastern and southern Africa); Women’s and Gender History; Political Economy; Urban History; Historical Ethnography; and Business History. At Williams College, Mutongi has served as chair of the Africana Studies and the Africa/Middle Eastern Studies Programs, is on the editorial boards of several journals in African Studies, and...

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