Elsewhere at Harvard

2020 Nov 11

Alvita Akiboh (University of Michigan): “Symbolic Decolonization: Material Culture and Performing the End of U.S. Empire”

3:45pm

Location: 

Zoom (see posting for more details)

Harvard International & Global History Seminar (HIGHS)

Speaker: Alvita Akiboh (University of Michigan)

Comments: Kristin Oberiano, Harvard University

Please contact joshua_mejia@fas.harvard.edu for Zoom information.

 

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2020 Nov 13

Texts in Transition

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Zoom (RSVP Required)

The Harvard Art Museums collections play an important role in the popular undergraduate course Texts in Transition, co-taught by history professor Ann Blair and English professor Leah Whittington, as part of the Harvard College Program in General Education.

In this conversation, professors Blair and Whittington will discuss this ongoing collaboration with Laura Muir and Jen Thum of the Harvard Art Museums. Together, they will explore the role that close examination—in person and virtual—of a diverse array of objects plays in helping students consider how texts have traveled...

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2020 Nov 05

How the US Turned Iraq into Iran’s Client State: The Unintended Consequences of a Myopic Foreign Policy

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Zoom (RSVP Required)

The WCFIA/CMES Middle East Seminar presents

Henry Munson
Professor of Anthropology Emeritus and Cooperating Professor, School of Policy & International Affairs, University of Maine; author, Islam and Revolution in the Middle East

Rescheduled from April 2020.

Register: https://bit.ly/3jZPvKM.

Henry L. Munson, Professor of Anthropology Emeritus and Cooperating Professor,...

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2020 Nov 09

"Chosen for the Screen: Jews and TV" A Conversation with Emily Nussbaum, staff writer for the New Yorker

5:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Zoom (RSVP Required)

Register in advance for this webinar:  
https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-Y3JTXR3RtSfBx8olPduFw 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.    

New Yorker staff writer and Pulitzer Prize-winner Emily Nussbaum...

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2020 Nov 06

Tehran Children: On the Trail of WWII Refugees in Central Asia and the Middle East

12:00pm to 1:15pm

Location: 

Zoom (RSVP Required)

Beginning in September 1941 and throughout the war, Central Asia and Iran became places of refuge to hundreds of thousands of Jewish and Catholic Polish citizens.

Mikhal Dekel, whose father was a child refugee in Tehran, will recount the research and writing process of this epic, yet relatively unknown Holocaust story, told in her new book Tehran Children: A Holocaust Refugee Odyssey.

She will discuss the circumstances that brought her father and hundreds of thousands of others from Poland to the Soviet interior, Central Asia, Iran, India and Palestine,...

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2020 Oct 28

Brand New Nation: Capitalist Dreams and Nationalist Designs in Twenty-First-Century India

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Zoom (RSVP Required)

Brand New Nation: Capitalist Dreams and Nationalist Designs in Twenty-First-Century India


Ravinder Kaur, Visiting Scholar (Remote), 2020-2021; Associate Professor of Modern South Asian Studies; University of Copenhagen

Preregistration is required.

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2020 Oct 19

“Elite Losers: Trump, Steel, and the Backlash Against Neoliberal Constitutionalism from Above”

3:45pm to 5:45pm

Location: 

Zoom (RSVP Required)

“Elite Losers: Trump, Steel, and the Backlash Against Neoliberal Constitutionalism from Above”
Quinn Slobodian, Associate Professor of History, Wellesley College

Graduate Student Commentator: Valerie Werder, PhD Candidate in Film and Visual Studies, Harvard University

Faculty Commentator: ...

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2020 Oct 20

Conquered Populations in Early Islam: Non-Arabs, Slaves and the Sons of Slave Mothers

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Zoom (RSVP Required)

 

Join us for the Program in Islamic Law’s Academic Year 2020-2021 Book Talk Webinar Series!

On Tuesday, October 20, 2020, Professor Elizabeth Urban (West Chester University, Assistant Professor of History, Department of History) will speak on her new book, Conquered Populations in Early Islam: Non-Arabs, Slaves...

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2020 Oct 22

Religion and the 2020 Election: a Conversation with James Kloppenberg & EJ Dionne

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Zoom (RSVP Required)

The Council on the Study of Religion

co-sponsored by the Committee on the Study of Religion and Harvard Divinity School

Invites you to

RELIGION AND THE 2020 ELECTION: A CONVERSATION WITH JAMES KLOPPENBERG & EJ DIONNE

Moderated by Catherine Brekus

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2020 Oct 23

Global American Studies Conference: Presentations by Sara Awartani, Courtney Sato, Evan Taparata, and Hannah Waits

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Zoom (RSVP Required)

Register in advance for this webinar:

https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_M4TmB2W1RTGaJ9HTzbNV9w
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Our Global American Studies Postdoctoral Fellows will be offering brief presentations of their work and participating in a discussion.

Sara Awartani
“Solidarities of Liberation, Visions of Empire: Puerto Rico, Palestine, and the US Imperial...

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