Elsewhere at Harvard

2015 Apr 09

Cooper Gallery: [Film]"De Cierta Manera / One Way or Another (1974)

12:00pm

Location: 

Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art, Media Room, 102 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA

Spring 2015 Cuban Cinema Series at the Cooper Gallery

 De Cierta Manera / One Way or Another (1974)

 78 min. Spanish, no subtitles. Directed by Sara Gómez.

“This Cuban romantic drama film mixes documentary-style footage with a fictional story that looks at the poor neighborhoods of Havana shortly after the Cuban Revolution of 1959. It illustrates the history before the development process in Cuba and demonstrates how tearing down slums and building modern settlements does not immediately change the...

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2015 Apr 09
2015 Apr 06

Hutchins Center: Slavery, Dissent, Reconciliation: Harvard Histories

2:30pm

Location: 

Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

“Slavery, Dissent, Reconciliation: Harvard Histories,” a wide-ranging public conversation about Harvard’s relationship to the many legacies and memories of the Civil War, featuring Professor Sven Beckert (Harvard University), Professor Kellie Carter Jackson (Hunter College), Professor Salamishah Tillet (University of Pennsylvania), and artist Brian Knep (Deep Wounds). Moderated by Timothy Patrick McCarthy.

Admission is free.

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2015 Apr 01

W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute : "Remaking American Liberty: Race and Due Process from Abolitionism to Civil War" | Kate Masur"

12:00pm

Location: 

Barker Center, Thompson Room, 12 Quincy St.

W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute Spring Colloquium

Kate Masur

Associate professor of History and African American Studies at Northwestern University
Fellow’s Bio

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2015 Apr 24

Radcliffe Conference: University As Collector

9:00am

Location: 

Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street

Universities aggregate knowledge and specialists, but they also aggregate historical artifacts. Using Harvard University’s extensive collections as a starting point, this conference will assemble its own collection of specialists to explore the history and mission of universities through “university objects.” Each presenter will examine one exemplary holding at Harvard to consider the insights its presence offers into the world of knowledge. Speakers from a wide array of Harvard communities will also address larger questions about universities as unique collecting...

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2015 Apr 08

Workshop in Early Modern History: “From Brazil to West Africa: Dutch-Portuguese rivalry and African Politics in the Bight of Benin (ca. 1637-ca.1750)”

4:30pm

Location: 

Lower Level Library, Robinson Hall, 35 Quincy Street

Roquinaldo Ferreira (Brown University)

This talk (based on a pre-circulated paper) will examine the social and cultural foundations of the slave trade between the Bight of Benin and Brazil in the first half of the eighteenth century, focusing on imperial politics by the kingdom of Whydah and Dahomey towards Brazil, as well as the intense competition  pitting Portuguese against other European merchants.

A copy of the pre-circulated paper can be downloaded at:
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2015 Apr 17

DRCLAS: Conference: Brazil +30: The Legacy of 30 Years of Democracy and Challenges to Come

(All day)

Location: 

Harvard University

See the Brazil Conference website for schedule and venues.

In its first edition, the student-organized Harvard Brazil Conference aims to debate perspectives, issues, and challenges that Brazil shares with the world. The event wants to put together academics and doers to debate with students and the international community.

The conference is organized by the Harvard-Wide Brazilian Student Association, which was created in 2015. This vibrant community hopes to create a platform...

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