Elsewhere at Harvard

2021 Mar 31

NEH Digital Humanities Grants Informational Session

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Zoom (RSVP Required)

Hannah Alpert-Abrams, Program Specialist for the Office of Digital Humanities - National Endowment for the Humanities, will be leading an information session about the process of applying for NEH-ODH grants, particularly the Digital Humanities Advancement Grants. Recent Harvard NEH-ODH grant recipients include Jinah Kim (Mapping Color in History), Kelly O'Neill (Imperiia: An Information Ecosystem for Russian History), and Peter Bol (...

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2021 Mar 26

In the City: Memories of Black Presence

7:00pm to 8:00pm

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Zoom (RSVP Required)

The Griot Museum of Black History and the Harvard University Commonwealth Project present, In the City: Memories of Black Presence.  This group exhibition reflects the visual perspectives of six St. Louis photographers and filmmakers who documented relevant places, people, and experiences across the ever-changing city. In this virtual event, the In The City Fellows fuse their voices in dialogue that reveals the individual and collective creative process that helped the discover their own unique connection to the land and life of the city. 

Moderated by De Nichols...

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2021 Mar 24

The Intentional Museum

4:00pm to 5:15pm

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Christy Coleman, Executive Director, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation

Makeda Best, Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography, Harvard Art Museums, Harvard University

Sven Beckert, Laird Bell Professor of History Harvard University

Moderated by Tomiko Brown-Nagin, Dean, Harvard Radcliffe Institute; Daniel P.S. Paul Professor of Constitutional Law, Harvard Law School; Professor of History, Harvard University

American historian Christy Coleman is the distinguished lecturer for the 2021 ...

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2021 Mar 16

Global History, Globally Seminar: Charles S. Maier (Harvard University)

10:00am to 12:00pm

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“Countervailing Power? Capital and Labor, 1948-65.”
Charles S. Maier, Professor of History, Harvard University

Comment:
Rose Kösters, PhD Candidate in History, International Institute of Social History, the Netherlands
Prabhu Mohapatra, Professor of History, University of Delhi, India

We will meet at 10:00 AM EST (East Coast United States- please note the new US start time due to daylight savings).

11:00...

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2021 Mar 15

Global History, Globally Seminar: Charles S. Maier (Harvard University)

4:10am

“Countervailing Power? Capital and Labor, 1948-65.”
Charles S. Maier, Professor of History, Harvard University

Comment:
Rose Kösters, PhD Candidate in History, International Institute of Social History, the Netherlands
Prabhu Mohapatra, Professor of History, University of Delhi, India

We will meet at 10:00 AM EST (East Coast United States- please note the new US start time due to daylight savings).

11:00...

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2021 Mar 27

(Harvard Graduate Conference on International History) Gender and Empire: Indigeneity

2:00pm to 4:00pm

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Zoom (RSVP Required)

Shannon Pōmaikaʻi Hennessey (University of Hawai'i at Mānoa), "When Loving You Meant Loving America: Interracial Sex, Marriage, Family, and Hawaiʻi’s Statehood

Alison Russell (UM Amherst), "The Posterity of Cherokee Women": Exploring Cherokee Women's Place in the Constitution of 1827”

Michael Kirkpatrick Miller (Cornell), “Religion and Masculinity in Maluku”  

Commentators: Dr. Maile Arvin (University of Utah), PhD/JD Student Sarah Sadlier (Harvard), and Dr. Veronika Kusumaryati (Georgetown)

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2021 Mar 12

Challenging the Narrative: Unraveling the Relationship between Race & Law in Latin America

12:00pm to 2:00pm

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ALARI Seminar Series

This presentation will connect the colonial inception of legal systems across the Latin American region that enforced racialized social hierarchies with present-day local discourses on the legal rights of indigenous and black peoples. Starting with an examination of the politics of social hierarchy during colonial times, I will explore how liberal ideas in postcolonial Latin America posed a significant ideological and practical tension for criollo elites: to reconcile their aspiration to be free from the constraints of colonial rule while keeping the legacies...

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2021 Mar 11

Jews in Modern Europe Seminar: The Rise and Fall of Jewish International Politics, 1919-1949

12:30pm to 1:45pm

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The establishment of the League of Nations created a new platform for Jewish advocacy and novel modes for its expression. The League and other international organizations became arenas of competition over the Jewish voice: The capacity – and legitimacy – of representing Jewish interests and claims at the international level. In this talk, Rotem Giladi recounts episodes of that contestation and points to its ideological dimension.

Note: This event requires registration. ...

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2021 Mar 04

Seminar on Democracy: Past, Present, and Future Populism After Trump

12:30pm to 2:00pm

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Does the defeat of Donald Trump in the 2020 election signal the end of populism globally? While some populist leaders, such as Viktor Orbán in Hungary and Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil, felt emboldened by Trump's presidency, other populist and right-wing movements, including those in France and Germany, were independent of his leadership and remain largely unaffected by his defeat. This seminar will explore the future of populism in Europe, Latin America, and the United States and assess if their fortunes will wax or wane.

Anne Applebaum...

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2021 Mar 03

Justin E. H. Smith, 'Anton Wilhelm Amo and the Connected Histories of Early Modern African and European Philosophy'

4:00pm to 5:30pm

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Register in advance for this webinar: https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CRmiVBVOSDa5XvfkG-Xs1Q

Justin E. H. Smith is university professor of philosophy at the University of Paris. He is the author, among other books, of Nature, Human Nature, and Human Difference: Race in Early Modern Philosophy (Princeton University Press, 2015), and co-editor and translator, with Stephen Menn, of Anton Wilhelm Amo: Philosophical Dissertations on Mind and Body...

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2021 Mar 02

Seminar on Social Exclusion and Inclusion | An Ugly Word: Rethinking "Race" in Italy

12:00pm to 1:30pm

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Italy, like other European counterparts, aspires to be "color-blind" by not officially acknowledging race and racial differences. The United States, in contrast, is often viewed as "race-obsessed" because race questions are standard throughout institutions. In her upcoming book An Ugly Word: Rethinking "Race" in Italy (co-authored with Marcello Maneri), Ann Morning explores how the treatment of race in a country affects society's perception of people from different ethnic backgrounds. The book's findings are based on interviews with college and vocational school students in three Italian...

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2021 Feb 23

Posing Slaves for the Camera Race and Memory in Sudan, 1882

4:30pm to 6:00pm

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Eve M. Troutt Powell
Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania

Eve M. Troutt Powell teaches the history of the modern Middle East and the history of slavery in the Nile Valley and the Ottoman Empire. As a cultural historian, she emphasizes the exploration of literature and film in her courses. She is the author of A Different Shade of Colonialism: Egypt, Great Britain and the Mastery of the Sudan (University of California, 2003) and the co-editor, with John Hunwick, of The African Diaspora in the...

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