Elsewhere at Harvard

2019 Nov 25

"Living in a Time of Madness: Last Days of Java's Last Prophetic Poet"

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel, Bowie-Vernon Room (K262), 1737 Cambridge St., 02138

"Living in a Time of Madness: Last Days of Java's Last Prophetic Poet"

Past and Present of Southeast Asia Research Workshop

Prof. Nancy K. Florida (University of Michigan)

 

ABSTRACT 
Shortly before his death in December 1873, the renowned Javanese court poet R. Ng. Ronggawarsita composed a short work of social criticism and Islamic ethics that is among the most celebrated of Javanese literary texts. Serat Kalatidha (The Time of Darkness) reflects upon the avenues that remain open to the ethical subject in what...

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2019 Nov 14

Ghosts of Sheridan Circle: How a Washington Assassination Brought Pinochet’s Terror State to Justice

4:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Alan McPherson, Professor of History, Temple University
Historian Alan McPherson of Temple University will discuss his new book about the 1976 assassination of Chilean Orlando Letelier and U.S. citizen Ronni Moffitt, which took two decades to prosecute, transformed human rights, democracy, and counterterrorism in the United States and Chile, and helped end the Pinochet regime.

Alan McPherson is Freaney Professor of History and Director of the Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy (CENFAD) at Temple University. He is the author and editor...

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2019 Nov 21

Digging up Empire's Roots: Family Genealogy in the Archives of Indenture

4:15pm

Location: 

Belfer Case Study Room (S020), CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Julia Stephens, Assistant Professor of History, Rutgers University

Chaired by: Sugata Bose, Gardiner Professor of History, Harvard University

Borders in Modern Asia Seminar Series, sponsored by the Harvard University Asia Center.

2019 Dec 02

The Lived Nile: Environment, Disease, and Material Colonial Economy in Egypt

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CMES, Room 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA

The Lived Nile
Environment, Disease, and Material Colonial Economy in Egypt

Jennifer L. Derr
Associate Professor, Department of History, University of California, Santa Cruz

Jennifer L. Derr is an associate professor of History at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Her research interests include Colonial and Post-colonial Middle Eastern history, environmental history, history of science, history of medicine, and critical geography. Derr received...

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2019 Nov 14

"We are Bengali Rank!": "Non-Martial" Bengalis in Wartime Mesopotamia, 1915-1920

3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

History Department Conference Room, Robinson Hall, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge
Speaker: Professor Sharmishtha Roy Chowdhury, Department of History, Queens College, City University of New York

Chaired by: Sugata Bose, Gardiner Professor of History, Harvard University

Borders in Modern Asia Seminar Series, sponsored by the Harvard University Asia Center.
 
2019 Nov 20

Ojibwe language Warriors in Action: Connecting the Academy, the Community, and the Quest for Knowledge

6:00pm

Location: 

Harvard University Department of History of Art & Architecture, Arthur M. Sackler Building, 485 Broadway, Room 422, Cambridge, MA

LECTURES IN ANISHINAABE LANGUAGE & ART, sponsored by the Harvard Committee for the Year of Indigenous Languages and the Harvard University Native American Program.

Speaker: Anton Treuer, Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State University
Topic: Ojibwe language Warriors in Action: Connecting the Academy, the Community, and the Quest for Knowledge

 

2019 Nov 14

Listening for Grandfathers: Aadizookaanag in Museum Collections

6:00pm

Location: 

Harvard University Department of History of Art & Architecture, Arthur M. Sackler Building, 485 Broadway, Room 422, Cambridge, MA
LECTURES IN ANISHINAABE LANGUAGE & ART, sponsored by the Harvard Committee for the Year of Indigenous Languages and the Harvard University Native American Program.

Speaker: Alan Ojiig Corbiere, Bne doodemi, M’Chigeeng, First Nation PhD Candidate, York University
Topic: Listening for Grandfathers: Aadizookaanag in Museum Collections
2019 Nov 21

#GamAni?: Sexualized Violence in Hebrew Literature and Israeli Culture

4:15pm

Location: 

Semitic Museum, Room 201 6 Divinity Avenue Cambridge, MA 02138

Ilana Szobel, Associate Professor on the Joseph H. and Belle R. Braun Chair in Hebrew Literature, Brandeis University; Visiting Scholar, Harvard University (academic year)

 

Co-sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies, the Department of Comparative Literature, with the Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality

*This event is free and open to the public.

 

2019 Nov 06

Solomon Mikhoels: Actor, Director, Playwright and Visionary

4:30pm to 5:45pm

Location: 

CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Tsai Auditorium

This panel discussion with two leading Jewish cultural historians examines the remarkable contributions and tragic death of the great actor, theater director, playwright, visionary of Yiddish culture, and Jewish activist Solomon (Shloyme) Mikhoels (1890–1948). Born Shloyme Vovsi in Dvinsk (now Daugavpils, Latvia), the genius actor Mikhoels became the chief director of the State Jewish Theater in Moscow. During World War II, he served as chairman of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee. Mikhoels’ assassination by Stalin’s secret police, although officially billed as an accident, augured the...

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2019 Nov 08

"Climate Change Crisis and Tropical Forest and Biodiversity Conservation: An Afro-Colombian Perspective"

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Hutchins Center, 104 Mount Auburn Street 3R
Luis Gilberto Murillo-Urrutia is a Former Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development of Colombia and a very well-known national political figure in that country. He is a policy expert with nearly 30 years of experience in public policy design, implementation and advocacy; particularly, in the areas of sustainable regional development, social inclusion and peace building. Mr. Murillo-Urrutia has led numerous initiatives, both domestically and internationally. A decade ago, he played a key role as leading voice in advocating in Washington, DC for a U.S. policy towards... Read more about "Climate Change Crisis and Tropical Forest and Biodiversity Conservation: An Afro-Colombian Perspective"
2019 Nov 15

Sacred and Profane: Byzantine and Ottoman Music Traditions of the Eastern Mediterranean

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Lecture Hall 004, 485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

A journey through the world of Byzantine and Ottoman sacred and secular music and their legacy in the Balkans and the Eastern Mediterranean. This highly interactive workshop examines the sacralization of the profane and the profanation of the sacred in music theory and practice of the Orthodox Christian and Islamic East.

Featuring:

-Kyriakos Kalaitzidis, PhD, award-winning composer, musician, and founding member of the En Chords Ensemble

-Rev. Fr. Romanos Karanos, Assistant Professor of Byzantine Liturgical Music, Hellenic College Holy Cross and Artistic...

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