Elsewhere at Harvard

2018 Feb 23

WCFIA: Social Conflict, Mafia, and State Capacity

Location: 

Littauer Center M16, 1805 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
2:00pm to 3:30pm

Economic History Workshop

 

Speaker:

Daron Acemoglu, Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Contact:

Gia Petrakis
gpetrakis@fas.harvard.edu

 

Chairs:

Eric ChaneyFaculty Associate. Assistant Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Harvard University.
 
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2018 Feb 20

WCFIA: "Geographies of Justice: Japan, Germany, and the Allied War Crimes Program"

Location: 

CGIS Knafel K262, 1737 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138
12:30pm to 2:00pm

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

 

Speaker:

Franziska SeraphimAssociate Professor of History; Director of Asian Studies, Boston College.

Moderator:

Susan Pharr, Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; Senior Adviser, Executive Committee; Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Contact:

Jenni Ting...

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2018 Feb 16

WCFIA: "The Slaughter of the Bison and the Reversal of Fortunes on the Great Plains"

Location: 

Littauer Center M16, 1805 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
2:00pm to 3:30pm

Economic History Workshop

 

Speaker:
Donna Feir, Assistant Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Victoria.

Contact:
Gia Petrakis
gpetrakis@fas.harvard.edu

Chairs:
Eric Chaney, Faculty Associate. Assistant Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Harvard University.
 
Melissa Dell, Faculty Associate. Assistant Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Harvard University.

Claudia Goldin, Henry Lee Professor of...

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2018 Feb 14

WCFIA: “American Sociology’s Racial Ontology: Remembering Slavery, Deconstructing Modernity, and Charting the Future of Global Historical Sociology"

Location: 

CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
4:00pm to 6:00pm

Politics and Social Change Workshop

 

Speaker:

Zine MagubaneAssociate Professor, Department of Sociology, Boston College.

Contact:

Cresa Pugh
clpugh@g.harvard.edu

Chairs:

Peggy LevittAssociate. Chair; Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Wellesley College.

Jocelyn ViternaFaculty Associate. Professor of Sociology,...

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2018 Feb 14

Borders in Modern Asia Seminar Series: Unwilling Hosts: Partition and the Entangled Histories of Assam

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
12:00pm to 2:00pm

FlyerPlease join us on Wednesday, February 14, 12-2 pm for a special lunchtime session of the Borders in Modern Asia Seminar Series.

Arupjyoti Saikia, Suryya Kumar Bhuyan Endowment Chair on Assam History in the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India and...

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2018 Feb 08

History and Literature's Spring Distinguished Lecture: Professor Jane Kamensky

Location: 

Thompson Room, Rm. 110, Barker Center, 12 Quincy St. Cambridge, MA
6:00pm

 

Professor Jane Kamensky will give this semester's Distinguished Lecture on History and Literature on Thursday, February 8 from 6:00-7:30 pm in the Thompson Room (room 110) in the Barker Center (12 Quincy St.).

Jane Kamensky is Professor of History at Harvard University and Pforzheimer Foundation Director of the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America at the Radcliffe Institute for...

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2018 Feb 15

Environmental History Working Group: Ecology, Extinction, and the End of the Second Pandemic: Plague in the Ottoman Empire

Location: 

4th floor, Museum of Comparative Zoology, 26 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA
4:00pm

hosting Nükhet Varlık of Rutgers University

 

We've arranged a lunch the following day, Friday, February 16 at noon in SC 359, for any interested grad students to have an informal chat with...

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2018 Feb 08

Davis Center: The Quadratura of Myth; or Thirty White Piglets on the Road of Fate: Alexandra Petrova on Migrations, Rome and Her Novel "Appendix"

Location: 

CGIS South, S354, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
4:15pm to 6:00pm

Alexandra Petrova was born in St. Petersburg when it still was called Leningrad. She studied Russian language and literature at the University of Tartu, where she wrote a thesis on the prose of Leonid Dobychin. In 1993 she emigrated to Jerusalem, and since 1998 she has lived in Rome. 

She is the author of three volumes of poetry: Point of Detachment [Liniia otryva] (1994), Permit to Live [Vid na zhitel’stvo] (1999) and Only the Trees [Tolko derev’ia] (2008).  She has also written Dolly’s Shepherds [...

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2018 Feb 09

DRCLAS: Inclusive and White: State Cultural Policy in Cuba, 1940-1958

Location: 

CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
12:00pm

Cuba Studies Program

 

Speaker: Cary Aileen Garcia Yero, History Department, Harvard University

Between 1940 and 1958, the Cuban state worked to support and developed Cuba’s artistic culture. This presentation explores how cultural administrators actively participated in discourses that defined what was valued as “culture” and what constituted Cuban “art”. It analyses the racialized ideas that underpinned state cultural policy and the effects these had on Cuban black artists and on perceptions of black heritage within...

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2018 Jan 30

DRCLAS: Tuesday Seminar Series: From Sandinismo to Orteguismo: the new-look FSLN and authoritarian regression in Nicaragua

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
12:00pm to 2:00pm

 

Speaker: Mateo Jarquín, PhD Candidate, Department of History, Harvard University

Today, most historic Sandinista leaders oppose current president Daniel Ortega. This talk shows how a much-changed FSLN, in alliance with its former ‘counterrevolutionary’ foes in the Church and business elite, has consolidated an authoritarian regime in Nicaragua.

 

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