Elsewhere at Harvard

2022 Sep 21

HIGHS Seminar: "Afghan Crucible: The Soviet Invasion and the Making of Modern Afghanistan"

4:00pm

Location: 

In-person: Robinson Hall, Warren Center Conf. Room (#B21), 35 Quincy St., Cambridge, MA 02138 and Zoom (see posting)

The Harvard International and Global History Seminar (HIGHS)
https://highs.fas.harvard.edu/highs
 

"Afghan Crucible: The Soviet Invasion and the Making of Modern Afghanistan"

Speaker: Elisabeth Leake (Tufts University)
Comment: Serhii Plokhy (Harvard University) and Leora Eisenberg (Harvard University)
 

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2022 Oct 24

Monsters, Myths and Methods: A Global Book Biography and the Enlightenment Reception of Erik Pontoppidan’s "The Natural History of Norway" (1752-5).

6:00pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall, History Department Conf. Room (#125), 35 Quincy St., Cambridge, MA 02138

James Raven (University of Cambridge), “Monsters, Myths and Methods: A Global Book Biography and the Enlightenment Reception of Erik Pontoppidan’s  The Natural History of Norway (1752-5).” In person event: History Dept conference room (formerly the Lower Library) on the ground/first floor, Robinson Hall, Harvard Yard. Sponsored by the Early Modern Workshop and Scandinavian Studies, Harvard. 

Abstract : The publication of Erik Pontoppidan’s Natural History of Norway (1752-55 in different language editions) offers a unique, multi-...

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2022 Nov 15

Camille Owens (Society of Fellows, Harvard): “Unbinding the Hand-Book of the Wonderful Boy: methods for reading black childhood in archives of 19th-century spectacle.” 

5:00pm

Location: 

Barker Center, Room 133, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Tues Nov. 15 at 5 p.m., Camille Owens (Society of Fellows, Harvard), “Unbinding the Hand-Book of the Wonderful Boy: methods for reading black childhood in archives of 19th-century spectacle.” Event held in person,  Barker Center 133. Sponsored by the Mahindra Humanities Center Seminar in the History of the Book.
2022 Oct 03

Shamil Jeppie (Historical Studies, University of Cape Town): "Book Collecting in Timbuktu"

4:30pm

Location: 

Barker Center, Room 133, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Mon Oct 3, 4:30pm:  Shamil Jeppie (Historical Studies, University of Cape Town) "Book Collecting in Timbuktu." In person event, Barker Center 133. Sponsored by the Mahindra Humanities Center Seminar in the History of the Book.

Abstract: This lecture surveys five centuries of collecting in Timbuktu, a town in the interior of West Africa, that has come to symbolize a larger world of learning and book culture in the region. This lecture follows citations in texts written in the town in the 16th century, book borrowing and copying, through to a major...

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2022 Sep 14

Opening Event: Mahindra Humanities Center Seminar in Book History

5:15pm

Location: 

Barker Center, Room 133, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Wed Sept 14, 2022, 5:15pm Opening event in the Mahindra Humanities Center Seminar in Book History, featuring four flash talks by:

Irene Peirano Garrison (Classics, Harvard), “Writing from the margins: women in the Latin classroom”; Jeffrey Hamburger (History of Art and Architecture, Harvard), “Color in Cusanus”; John Brewer (History, Harvard), “Visitors' Books: narratives, anecdotes and data"; Matthew Battles (Arnold Arboretum, Harvard) “Cuttings: of leaves and names.” Followed by a reception. In person, Barker 133.

2022 Sep 12

Opening Aperitivo in the Early Modern World Initiative at Harvard

4:30pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall, History Department Conf. Room (#125), 35 Quincy St., Cambridge, MA 02138
Mon Sept 12 4:30pm. Opening aperitivo in the Early Modern World Initiative at Harvard featuring four flash talks: Melissa McCormick (EALC and History of Art and Architecture), “The Gilded Library: Reevaluating Early Modern Japanese Manuscripts as Bridal Books”; Eric Nelson (Government), “Philo and the Early-Modern Rehabilitation of ‘Democracy’”; Alan Niles (English), “Who Were Harvard’s First Indian Students?”; Si Nae Park (EALC), “How Printers of Vernacular Novels Made Reading Easier in Early Modern Korea.” Followed by a reception. Event held in person in Robinson Hall, Basement seminar... Read more about Opening Aperitivo in the Early Modern World Initiative at Harvard
2022 Jun 29

Dobbs v. Jackson: Understanding the Post-Roe Landscape

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Zoom (registration required)

Online Viewing

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, this panel discussion will be held virtually, as an online webinar. To ensure that you will receive access to the livestream and be kept up to date on any changes to the event, register now. We will send out a link to the livestream of the event to all...

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2022 Jun 24

(Bio)Archaeological Approaches to Disease and Death in Early Medieval France

3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

Zoom or in person (see post for details)

Our world has changed. The Covid-19 pandemic has reshaped the way we think about diseases, their transmission, and their impact on our lives. But are we the first to face such a crisis?

A shrinking written record marks past pandemics. But the victims remain, and from their strange burials and ancient DNA, the Science of the Human Past has begun to reconstruct what happened, in France and across western Eurasia, during the ...

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2022 May 06

Art Study Center Seminar at Home: George Abrams on Rembrandt

11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Zoom (registration required)

From quick sketches of figures and faces to Dutch landscapes to biblical scenes, Rembrandt animated his renderings of a now-lost world. George Abrams, a distinguished collector of Dutch drawings, will share insights and observations about his favorite works by Rembrandt in his own collection and those at the Harvard Art Museums. He will also introduce prominent followers and students of the great Dutch artist, whose identities are coming to light thanks to ongoing research.

Led by:
George Abrams, Harvard College ’54, Harvard Law ’57, collector

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2022 May 24

On the Move: 17th-Century Dutch Artists and Their Travels

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

In-Person, Harvard Art Museums, Menschel Hall, 32 Quincy Street Cambridge MA

Living through the COVID-19 pandemic over the past two years has prompted renewed appreciation of the excitement and pleasures, as well as the challenges and dangers, of travel. In this lecture, we’ll learn about the experiences 17th-century Dutch draftsmen had to face as they journeyed from their studios to places near and far. Jane Shoaf Turner will focus on drawings by artists who traveled beyond the Dutch Republic’s borders—across the Channel to England, north and east to Germany and Scandinavia, south to France, over the Alps to Italy, and across the Atlantic to Brazil.

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2022 May 21

Crossroads: Drawing the Dutch Landscape

Sat May 21 (All day) to Sun Aug 14 (All day)

Location: 

University Research Gallery, University Teaching Gallery, Harvard Art Museums

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Towns, farms, waterways, and woods—discover how Rembrandt, Van Goyen, Van Ruisdael, and more approached these subjects as meditations on humankind’s relationship with the environment.

Between the late 16th century and the early 18th century, artists working in the Netherlands—then known as the Dutch Republic—produced an extraordinary number of landscape drawings. Many of these works depicted sites that were...

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2022 May 03

Victory at Sea: Paul Kennedy on How Naval Power Reshaped the World

1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

HKS Main Campus, Belfer Building - Starr Auditorium, Floor 2.5

The Applied History Working Group is delighted to welcome the renowned Paul Kennedy, the J. Richardson Dilworth Professor of History at Yale University, for an open lecture and discussion of his new book Victory at Sea: Naval Power and the Transformation of the Global Order in World War II. In a panel discussion featuring Fredrik Logevall (Laurence D. Belfer Professor of International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School) and Graham T. Allison (Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, Harvard Kennedy School), Kennedy will explore how...

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2022 May 12

Post-Pandemic Update: What has the Science of the Human Past discovered lately?

3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

Zoom, CGIS South, Belfer Case Study Room (Lower Level), Harvard University, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

Lightning Talks from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm, followed by public reception until 5:30 or 6:00 pm

Sponsored by the Initiative for the Science of the Human Past at Harvard (SoHP), with the support of the Goelet-Berkowitz Fund to Support the Science of the Human Past.

Introduction:

Michael McCormickFrancis Goelet Professor of Medieval History, Harvard University; Chair, Initiative for the Science of the Human Past at Harvard (SoHP); Director at Harvard, Max Planck-Harvard Research Center for the...

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2022 May 06

Night of Ideas 2022

6:00pm to 11:00pm

Location: 

William James Hall, 33 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Welcome to Boston's Night of Ideas, an all-night marathon of philosophical discussions, artistic performances, and academic debates!

About this event

The Cultural Services of the French Consulate in Boston, in partnership with Harvard University, Bunker Hill Community College, and the International School of Boston, is launching a Night of Ideas on Friday, May 6th, from 6pm to 11pm at Harvard University.

This event will bring together academics as well as artists, activists, and public intellectuals to address a...

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