Elsewhere at Harvard

2018 Feb 22

Asia Center: Book Talk: The Art of Being Governed: Everyday Politics in Late Imperial China

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
4:15pm to 6:00pm

Asia Center Special Event

Professor Michael Szonyi, Author; Director, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies; Professor of Chinese History, Harvard University

Chair: Professor Karen Thornber, Victor and William Fung Director, Harvard University Asia Center; Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and of Comparative Literature, Harvard University

Discussants:

Professor Peter Bol, Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations; Vice Provost...

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2018 Feb 15

SoHP: The Archaeology of Poverty: How poor were Roman peasants? Did they get poorer?

Location: 

Tsai Auditorium, CGIS South, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
5:30pm to 7:30pm

We are pleased to announce the next in the SoHP Lecture Series “What’s New in the Fall of the Roman Empire,” co-sponsored by SoHP, Department of the Classics, and the Standing Committee on Archaeology.

On Thursday, February 15th, Kimberly D. Bowes, Assoc. Professor of Classical Studies at UPenn, will speak from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm on “The Archaeology of Poverty: How poor were Roman peasants? Did they get poorer?” followed by a public reception. The lecture takes place in the Tsai...

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2017 Dec 04

SAI: Reconfiguration and Revival: Newar Buddhist Traditions in the Kathmandu Valley (and Beyond)

Location: 

1 Bow St., Room #317, Cambridge, MA
4:00pm

Prof. Todd Lewis, College of the Holy Cross

Beginning with Sylvain Lévi,  most scholars for the past century who have assessed the state of Newar Buddhism in the Kathmandu Valley have described the tradition as “decadent,” “corrupted by Hinduism,” and so in serious decline. Many predicted its withering away, most often due to competition from the reformist Theravādins, a movement that arrived in Nepal a century ago. The predations of the modern Nepalese state with its staunchly Hindu biases have also been a central axis of analysis. What has emerged...

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2017 Dec 05

WCFIA: Globalization and Hegel’s Theory of the Emergence of Subjectivity

Location: 

CGIS Knafel K262, 1737 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138
6:00pm to 7:30pm

Cultural Politics: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

 

Speaker:

Jon StewartVisiting Scholar, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University.

Contact:

Ilana Freedman
ifreedman@g.harvard.edu

 

Chairs:

Panagiotis Roilos, Faculty Associate. George Seferis Professor of Modern Greek Studies, Department of the Classics; Professor of Comparative...

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2017 Dec 04

WCFIA: Contested Realities: India’s Environmental Movement and the Politics of Change

Location: 

Emerson Hall Rm. 105, 25 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA
5:00pm to 7:00pm

Science and Democracy Lecture

 

Speaker:

Sunita NarainDirector General, Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi.

Panelists:

Sunil AmrithMehra Family Professor of South Asian Studies, Department of History, Harvard University.

Jody Freeman, Archibald Cox Professor of Law and Director, Environmental Law Program, Harvard Law School.

David S. JonesA. Bernard Ackerman Professor...

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2017 Dec 05

Yenching Institute: Plasmatic Empire: Animated Filmmaking in the Manchukuo Film Association, 1937-1945

Location: 

Common Room, 2 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA
12:00pm to 1:30pm

Speaker: Daisy Yan Du, Assistant Professor, Division of Humanities, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; HYI Visiting Scholar
Chair/discussant: Jie Li, Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University

For more information on the talk, please view here

This talk examines...

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2017 Dec 11

Davis Center: Murder and Silence: The Nazi Holocaust in the USSR and the Distorted Memory of It in Post-Soviet Lithuania

Location: 

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

Cold War Studies Seminar

Speaker(s): 

Ruta Vanagaite, Lithuanian journalist and writer
Efraim Zuroff, Coordinator of Nazi War Crimes Research and Director of Israel Office and Eastern European Affairs, Simon Wiesenthal Center

In the highly acclaimed book Our People: Journey with an Enemy, Ruta Vanagaite and Efraim Zuroff sought to bring to light the role of ordinary Lithuanians in the annihilation of Lithuanian Jewry during World War II. They visited 40 sites of mass murder in Lithuania and Belarus,...

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2017 Dec 08

Davis Center: Intimacy amid Cold War: The Pen-friendships of Soviet and American Women

Location: 

CGIS South, S450, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
1:00pm to 2:45pm

 

Speaker(s): 

Alexis Peri, Assistant Professor of History, Boston University

 

The late Stalinist period was notorious as an era of isolationism and growing hysteria against western influence--including prohibitions against marrying foreigners. Likewise, the Truman administration’s anxieties about containing communism touched off a series of decrees to limit subversive speech and inspect Americans’ loyalties. And yet, during this tumultuous time,...

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