Elsewhere at Harvard

2019 Oct 08

Designing the South: Emerging Accounts of Technology, Entrepreneurship, and Collaboration Between Africa and China

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Center for African Studies Lunge, 1280 Massachusetts Ave., 3rd Floor, Cambridge 02138

Presenter: Seyram Avle, PhD, Assistant Professor
Department of Communication, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

From the height of the copy-cat manufacturing years to the current era of big tech represented by the likes of Alibaba, Huawei, Tencent, etc., Chinese technology has contributed to much of the ambivalence around the country’s perceived global ascendancy. Particularly in the global south where China’s economic activity favors infrastructure building, Chinese tech firms have come to represent both innovation and expediency, even as they are perceived as...

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2019 Oct 10

Plants Go to War: A Botanical History of World War II

6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA

As the first botanical history of World War II, Plants Go to War examines military history from the perspective of plant science. From victory gardens to drugs, timber, rubber, and fibers, plants supplied materials with key roles in victory. Author and botanist Judith Sumner will speak of the many plants that were incorporated into wartime safety materials, diet and rations, and even bombers.

Fee Free, but registration requested. REGISTER

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2019 Oct 03

History & Literature: Distinguished Lecture by Lisa Duggan

6:00pm

Location: 

Barker 110, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge 02138

Lisa Duggan's Distinguished Lecture in History & Literature will take place on Thursday, October 3 at 6 pm in Barker 110.

Lisa Duggan is Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University. Professor Duggan served as President of the American Studies Association (2014-2015) and has written extensively about modern U.S. cultural, social, and political...

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2020 Apr 02

Reconstituting the Archive of Hazrat-i Dehli: The Sultans, the Sufis and the Riverine Plain of Delhi

6:00pm

Location: 

Sackler Basement Auditorium, 485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

“Reconstituting the Archive of Hazrat-i Dehli: The Sultans, the Sufis and the Riverine Plain of Delhi”
SPECIAL GUEST LECTURES FOR THE AKPIA SERIES

Speaker: Sunil Kumar
Professor, History of Medieval India, History Department Head, Delhi University

Co-sponsors, Standing Committee on Medieval Studies; Inner Asian and Altaic Studies
2020 Mar 31

The Creation and Representation of Order: Ghiyas al-Din Tughluq’s Tughluqabad

6:00pm

Location: 

Sackler Basement Auditorium, 485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

"The Creation and Representation of Order: Ghiyas al-Din Tughluq’s Tughluqabad"
SPECIAL GUEST LECTURES FOR THE AKPIA SERIES

Speaker: Sunil Kumar
Professor, History of Medieval India, History Department Head, Delhi University

Co-sponsors, Standing Committee on Medieval Studies; Inner Asian and Altaic Studies
2020 Apr 09

Habsburg Alba Amicorum in Ottoman Constantinople

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Arthur M. Sackler Building, Room 422, 485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA

“Habsburg Alba Amicorum in Ottoman Constantinople”

Robyn Radway 
Assistant Professor of History, Central European University

2020 Mar 05

Between Khurasan, Iraq, Egypt and al-Andalus: New Thoughts on the Processes of Commissioning Caliphal Works Under the Early Islamic Caliphates

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Arthur M. Sackler Building, Room 422, 485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA

“Between Khurasan, Iraq, Egypt and al-Andalus: New Thoughts on the Processes of Commissioning Caliphal Works Under the Early Islamic Caliphates”

Jochen Sokoly
Associate Professor, Department of Art History, Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar

2020 Apr 23

Qusayr 'Amra: The Pandora's Box of Early Islamic Aesthetics

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Arthur M. Sackler Building, Room 422, 485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA

"Qusayr 'Amra: The Pandora's Box of Early Islamic Aesthetics"

Nadia Ali
Faculty Fellow, Silsila: Center for Material Histories, New York University

2019 Sep 26

Representing Power at the Court of Ottoman Tunisia in the 19th Century

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Arthur M. Sackler Building, Room 422, 485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA

"Representing Power at the Court of Ottoman Tunisia in the 19th Century"

Ridha Moumni
Art Historian, Curator; Harvard CMES Fellow

Co-sponsored with The Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University

2019 Sep 27

"Ghosts in the Machine: Technologies of Imperialism in Maritime Southeast Asia"

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel K262 Bowie-Vernon Room
Speaker:
Eric Tagliacozzo
Professor of History
Cornell University

Abstract:
This talk looks at three different ways that the colonial state used new technologies to try to pursue the imperial project in maritime Southeast Asia. First, we will look at the role of telegraphs along the coasts of French Indochina in the late nineteenth century. From there, we will analyze the idea of building a trans-oceanic canal across the Isthmus of Kra, in semi-independent Siam (what is today Thailand). Finally, we will also look at the role of lighthouses as Foucauldian instruments of... Read more about "Ghosts in the Machine: Technologies of Imperialism in Maritime Southeast Asia"

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