Elsewhere at Harvard

2015 Mar 26

Instituto Cervantes: Film Screening of Terry Gilliam's "Lost in La Mancha" (2002)

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

College of Communication. Room 101. Boston University 630 Commonwealth Ave., Boston

In recognition of the 400th anniversary of the publication of Part II of Don Quixote de la Mancha (1615-2015), the Observatorio de la Lengua Española y las Culturas Hispánicas en los Estados Unidos and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard University, in collaboration with the Voces Hispánicas/Hispanic Voices initiative of the Department of Romance Studies of Boston University, will present a series of classic, and lesser-known, film versions of Miguel de Cervantes’s masterpiece. Each screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring...

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2015 Mar 23

Program in Negotiation: "The Christmas Truce and Flanders Peace Field Project" | Don Mullan

2:15pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Busch Hall, Cabot Room
This lecture by Irish journalist and author Don Mullan will present the Flanders Peace Project established to commemorate the spontaneous truce of Christmas 1914. Established at the site of the truce, in the Belgian city of Messines, this project has two goals: to celebrate peace in a place of unimaginable devastation and to engage young people in peace initiatives. Mullan will set the scene of the Christmas Truce and outline details of this multi-disciplined project, which 1984 Nobel Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu described as "a gift of the Island...
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2015 Mar 18

Boston College Lowell Humanities Series: "Scrambling for the bones of the patriot dead." Remembering the Irish Revolution, 1913-23 | Diarmaid Ferriter

7:00pm

Diarmaid Ferriter is one of Ireland’s leading historians. He is a Professor of Modern Irish History at University College Dublin and was the visiting Burns Library Scholar at Boston College from 2008-9. His books include the bestsellers The Transformation of Ireland 1900-2000, Judging Dev: A Reassessment of...

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2015 Apr 13

Harvard Mind/Brain/Behavior: "Group Love" | Mahzarin Banaji

5:00pm

Location: 

Yenching Auditorium, 2 Divinity Avenue room 118, Cambridge

MBB Distinguished Harvard Lecture by Mahzarin Banaji (Psychology/FAS): Group Love

From the moment of birth, every human is a member of many groups. By the opportunities and liberties offered or snatched away, group memberships shape lives ubiquitously and enduringly.  Group memberships create...

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2015 Mar 11

Mass Historical Society: "Mourning LIncoln and Racial Equality" | John Stauffer

5:30pm

Location: 

Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS), 1154 Boylston Street, Boston MA

Wednesday, April 15 Doors open at 5:30

John Stauffer (Harvard University)

$20 fee (no charge for MHS Fellows and Members)

John Stauffer will explore Frederick Douglass's and other black and white abolitionists' responses to Lincoln's assassination and the degree to which the assassination prompted Northerners to consider and accept full black citizenship.  He will also address the theme of forgiveness and its political dilemmas as it relates to assassination, while keeping Douglass at the center of the story.

2015 Apr 08

Mass Historical Society: "Mourning Lincoln" | Martha Hodes

5:30pm

Location: 

Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS), 1154 Boylston Street, Boston MA

Wednesday, April 8 Doors open at 5:30

Martha Hodes (New York University)

$20 fee (no charge for MHS Fellows and Members)

The news of Abraham Lincoln's death on April 15, 1865, just days after Union victory, astounded the war weary nation. Massive crowds turned out for services and ceremonies, and countless expressions of grief were printed in newspapers and preached in sermons. Public responses to the assassination have been well chronicled, but Martha Hodes is the first to delve into personal and private responses—of northerners and...

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2015 Apr 01

Mass Historical Society: "Founders' Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln" | Richard Brookhiser

5:30pm

Location: 

Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS), 1154 Boylston Street, Boston MA

Wednesday, April 1 Doors open at 5:30

Richard Brookhiser (National Review)

$20 fee (no charge for MHS Fellows and Members)

Abraham Lincoln grew up in the shadow of the Founding Fathers. Seeking an intellectual and emotional replacement for his own taciturn father, Lincoln turned to the men of the founding—Washington, Paine, Jefferson—and their great documents for knowledge, guidance, inspiration, and purpose. Out of the vacuum created by their passing, Lincoln emerged from among his peers as the inheritor of the Founders' mantle,...

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2015 Mar 26

Mass Historical Society: "A Civil Conversation" | James McPherson & Louis Masur

5:30pm

Location: 

Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS), 1154 Boylston Street, Boston MA

Details on the Massachusetts Historical Society webpage.

Pulitzer Prize winning author James McPherson (Princeton University) and Louis Masur (Rutgers University), facilitated by Carol Bundy

$20 fee (no charge for MHS Fellows and Members)

Two eminent Civil War historians will discuss the cause of the war, the abolition of slavery, how the aftermath of the war weighed on Lincoln, and what the Civil War means to America today....

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