Elsewhere at Harvard

2020 Feb 20

(Book Talk) “Those Who Know Don’t Say: The Nation of Islam, the Black Freedom Movement, and the Carceral State.”

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall, Basement Conference Room

Speaker: Garrett Felber (University of Mississippi)

Presented by the Warren Center’s Occasional Speakers Series
Robinson Hall, Basement Conference Room (Lunch will be provided)

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2020 Feb 11

“Media Intifada: Palestine and Media Activism in the United States”

9:45am to 11:45am

Location: 

Robinson Hall, Basement Conference Room

Speaker: Umayyah Cable (Purchase College, State University of New York)

Presented by the Warren Center’s Workshop on “Past, Present, and Future of Ethnic Studies” 

Please contact the Charles Warren Center at the following email to request the workshop paper: cwc@fas.harvard.edu

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2020 Feb 20

The Bacterial Turn in Yiddish Literature: Two Case Studies

4:30pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Hoffman Room, 27 Kirkland Street Cambridge, MA 02138

Speaker:
Sunny Yudkoff, Assistant Professor, Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic and the Mosse/Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The presentation discusses the transnational phenomenon of the tubercular Jewish writers in the first decades of the twentieth century by examining the consequences of tuberculosis in both their lives and literature. Sholem Aleichem, whose work would be adapted into Fiddler on the Roof, sought relief for his ailing lungs...

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2020 Feb 11

Comedy or Leadership? A Conversation with Activist-Turned-Comedian

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Center for Middle Eastern Studies, 38 Kirkland Street, RM102 Cambridge, MA 02138

Speaker: 
Noam Shuster-Eliassi, Comedian, Visiting Fellow with the Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative, Harvard Divinity School

*This event is free and open to the public.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies, Harvard University with the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University

2020 Feb 20

Distinguished Lecture by Kirsten Weld

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Barker Center, Room 110

Professor Kirsten Weld will give one of our Spring 2020 Distinguished Lectures in History & Literature.

Kirsten Weld is Professor of History at Harvard University. A historian of modern Latin America, her research explores 20th-century struggles over inequality, justice, historical memory, and social inclusion. Professor Weld's first book, ...

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2020 Feb 11

Distinguished Lecture by Megan Kate Nelson

6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Barker Center, Room 110

 

Megan Kate Nelson will give one of our Spring 2020 Distinguished Lectures in History & Literature.

Megan Kate Nelson earned her BA in History & Literature at Harvard, and her PhD in American Studies at Iowa. A former tutor in History & Literature, she has also taught at Texas Tech, Cal State Fullerton, MIT, and Brown. Her new book, The Three-Cornered War: The Union, the Confederacy, and Native Peoples in the Fight for the West...

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2020 Apr 20

WIGH Seminar: "The Moral Economies of Early Modern Europe"

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall, 35 Quincy Street, History Department Conference Room

"The Moral Economies of Early Modern Europe"
Francesca Trivellato, Andrew W. Mellow Professor, School of Historical Studies, Princeton University

Graduate Student Commentator: Juliette Francoise, Department of Romance Languages, Harvard University

Faculty Commentator: ...

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2020 Mar 23

WIGH Seminar: "Was Japan's Industrialization Different? Labour Intensity and the Developmental State, 1868-1937"

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall, 35 Quincy Street, History Department Conference Room

"Was Japan's Industrialization Different? Labour Intensity and the Developmental State, 1868-1937"
Peer Vries, Research Fellow, International Institute of Social History, the Netherlands

Graduate Student Commentator: Charlotte...

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2020 Mar 09

WIGH Seminar: "Black Slavery and World Accumulation: Towards a Global History of Value"

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall, 35 Quincy Street, History Department Conference Room

"Black Slavery and World Accumulation: Towards a Global History of Value"
Tâmis Parron, Research Professor, Department of History, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil

Graduate Student Commentators:
Felipe Alfonso, PhD Candidate in History, Harvard University
...

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2020 Feb 24

WIGH Seminar: "Making Tea, Making Empire: Social Reproduction of Workers in Colonial Assam"

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall, 35 Quincy Street, History Department Conference Room

"Making Tea, Making Empire: Social Reproduction of Workers in Colonial Assam"
Tithi Bhattacharaya, Professor of South Asian History and the Director of Global Studies, Purdue University

Graduate Student Commentator: ...

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2020 Feb 10

WIGH Seminar: "Oil, Casinos, and Indigenous Capitalism: A History of the Seminoles from Oklahoma to Florida"

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall, 35 Quincy Street, History Department Conference Room

"Oil, Casinos, and Indigenous Capitalism: A History of the Seminoles from Oklahoma to Florida"
Mandy M. Izadi, Postdoctoral Fellow, WIGH; Broadbent Junior Research Fellow in American History, University of Oxford

Graduate Student Commentators:
Ione Barrows...

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2020 Feb 27

"Vernacular Law and the Making of Custom in Medieval France"

5:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Law School, Wasserstein Hall, WCC 3018

The Harvard Law School Annual Lecture on Latin American and European Legal History

Talk Title: Vernacular Law and the Making of Custom in Medieval France

Speaker:
Ada Kuskowski
Assistant Professor of History
University of Pennsylvania School of Arts & Sciences

This event is open to the public.

Sponsored by:
The International Academic Program –Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Fundación Asisa, and The Standing Committee on Medieval Studies

2020 Feb 10

"The Origins of the Pig Taboo in Judaism: Pig Consumption and Ethnicity from Leviticus to the Maccabees"

4:00pm

Location: 

Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Room 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138

 

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations warmly invites you to attend an upcoming public lecture with Dr. Julia Rhyder, Swiss National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Researcher at the Theologische Fakultät, entitled “The Origins of the Pig Taboo in Judaism: Pig Consumption and Ethnicity from Leviticus to the Maccabees”

Abstract: Pig avoidance is a well-known feature of Judaism today, and yet, strikingly, it is rarely mentioned in the Hebrew Bible. In this lecture, Julia...

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2020 Feb 07

"Reading Leo Strauss Reading Aristophanes"

3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

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

Speaker: Constanze Guthenke (Oxford University)

Mahindra Humanities Center Seminar: Classical Traditions

2020 Feb 03

Landscaping Language: Biblical Constructions of Borders and Identities in the Iron Age Shephelah

4:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Room 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138

 

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations warmly invites you to attend an upcoming public lecture with Dr. Mahri Leonard-Fleckman of the College of the Holy Cross, entitled Landscaping Language: Biblical Constructions of Borders and Identities in the Iron Age Shephelah. Please see the attached flyer.

 

The Bible’s depictions of the social landscape (such as borders and identities) are remarkably varied. This talk explores the malleability of such perceptions of Israel in relation to “the other,” using...

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