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2015 Apr 27

WIGH Seminar: "Indian Labour Migration in Global History Perspective: 'Coolie' and 'Kangany' Migration Compared 1840-1940"

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Lower Level Library, Robinson Hall, 35 Quincy Street

Speaker: Prabhu Mohapatra (University of Delhi, India)

Commentator: Claudia Bernardi (WIGH Fellow; University of Roma Tre, Italy)

Graduate Student Commentator: Bao Chao (Southeast Asian Studies, Harvard)

This graduate-faculty research seminar is designed to bring together interested...

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2015 Mar 30

WIGH Seminar: "Development as Redistribution: A Global History"

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Lower Level Library, Robinson Hall, 35 Quincy Street

"Development as Redistribution: A Global History"
Speaker: Jeremy Adelman, Walter Samuel Carpenter III Professor in Spanish Civilization and Culture, Princeton University

Commentator: David Ekbladh, Associate Professor of History, Tufts University
Graduate Student Commentator: Thomas Jamison, PhD Candidate in History, Harvard University

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2015 Mar 05

WIGH Conference: "A History of Penal Regimes in Global Perspective, 1800-2014"

Thu Mar 5 (All day) to Sat Mar 7 (All day)

Location: 

Tsai Auditorium, S010, CGIS South, 1737 Cambridge Street

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Michel Foucault’s Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison (1975), the influential book that first opened a new line of inquiry into the study of the prison, the Weatherhead Initiative on Global History is planning a conference to spark a global conversation among researchers in the social sciences and humanities at work on the history of distinctive penal regimes. We are...

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2015 Feb 23
2015 Apr 23

CES: Rethinking the Demographic Risks of Poverty: Prevalence and Penalties in Comparative Perspective

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Kennedy School, Allison Dining Room (Taubman Bldg-520)
David Brady is an expert on poverty, inequality, unions and low wage work. His work has been published in the American Sociological Review, Social Problems, Social Forces and Demography. He is author of Rich Democracies, Poor People: How Politics Explain Poverty (2009, Oxford...
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2015 Mar 26

CES: "Metropolis in Ruins: Berlin in the 1940's" | Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Cabot Room
Metropolis in Ruins explores the history of Berlin in the mid-1940s, as it was being transformed from the capital of the Nazi empire to the shattered metropolis of the Cold War. The bounded space of the city allows to combine close-ups of concrete situations, actors, and social relations with long shots of mid-twentieth century disjunctures in the international arena. By exploring Berlin as a multinational space in transit from war to peace, the talk also investigates the resilience of urban life after catastrophe.
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2015 Feb 11

CES: Exploring the Legacy of Nikola Tesla through UNESCO Networks

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Lower Level Conference Room
Nikola Tesla, best known for his inventions of modern electro-energetic system of production, long distance transmission and usage of electrical currents, was also dedicated to peacebuilding and sustainability. United Nations agency for education, science, and culture (UNESCO), had inscribed Nikola Tesla’s archive in the UNESCO Memory of the World register in 2003. UNESCO describes Tesla as « …inventor and scientist, a pioneer in electrification, (who) significantly influenced the technological development of our civilization by his polyphase system...
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2015 Feb 11

CES: Aging and the Politics of Migration at the Southern Borders of Europe

12:15pm to 1:45pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Cabot Room
This paper is part of a larger project that seeks to explore the ideological andmaterial circulations, subject positions and citizenship claims framing contemporary geographies of migration at the southern borders of Europe. Current preoccupations with the perceived threat of non-European migrants from the global south—particularly during a period of economic crisis—obscure the no less significant forms of movement of elderly citizens and tourists from the wealthier, welfare-state countries of Europe's north. Drawing on ethnographic and historical...
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