Elsewhere at Harvard

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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2015 Apr 03

DRCLAS: Cuban Studies Program: "West African Warfare in Bahia and Cuba: Soldier Slaves in the Atlantic World, 1807-1844"

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South S-050, 1730 Cambridge St.

Speaker: Manuel Barcia Paz, University of Leeds

Manuel Barcia is a Professor of Hispanic Studies at the University of Leeds. He's the author of three books and several articles focusing on the experiences of the African Diaspora in Cuba and Brazil. His most recent book, West African Warfare in Bahia and Cuba: Soldier Slaves in the Atlantic World, 1807-1844, was recently published within the prestigious Past & Present book series of...

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2015 Apr 01

DRCLAS: Latin America in the 60's: Color Images by Martin Karplus

5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel, Fischer Commons Cafe (1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138)

Reception: April 1, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Exhibit: March 23 - Jun 15, 2013

An exhibition presented by the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) and made possible in part by generous support from the Brillembourg and Brodsky Endowment Funds at DRCLAS.

For more information, see the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies website.

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2015 Mar 27

DRCLAS: "Perspecitves on Governance: A Talk with Former President of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla Miranda"

2:30pm

Location: 

L-150, Littauer Building, Harvard Kennedy School

Laura Chinchilla Miranda was the first woman to be elected to the Costa Rican presidency (2010-2014).

Her election as President of the Republic of Costa Rica was preceded by a successful political career and service in the public sector which began with her appointment as Minister of Public Security - the first woman to hold that...

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