Elsewhere at Harvard

2017 Aug 10

Davis Center Film Screening: Masters of Soviet Animation: Hedgehog in the Fog and Other Classics

7:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-010 (Tsai Auditorium), 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

Hedgehog in the Fog and Other ClassicsAll films in Russian with English subtitles

The Cameraman's Revenge (1911, 13 min.) is one of Ladislas Starevich’s earliest surviving films and it is also his most famous. In this early example of stop-motion animation, beetles star in this story of love and infidelity among...

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2017 Jul 20

Davis Center: Film Screening: Masters of Soviet Animation: The Snow Queen and Gena the Crocodile

7:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-010 (Tsai Auditorium), 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

The Snow Queen and Gena the CrocodileAll films in Russian with English subtitles

The Snow Queen (1957, 60 min.) by Lev Atamanov is based on the story of the same name by Hans Christian Andersen. When the Snow Queen, a lonely and powerful fairy, kidnaps the human boy Kay, his best friend Gerda must overcome many...

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2017 Nov 30

CES: In Search of Retribution: The Roles of Holocaust Survivors in Trials of Nazi Perpetrators in Postwar Germany

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Hoffmann Room, 27 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA

Jews in Modern Europe Study Group

SPEAKER
Laura Jockusch
Albert Abramson Assistant Professor of Holocaust Studies, Departments of History and of New Eastern and Judaic Studies, Brandeis University

 

This lecture looks at a number of criminal trials that focused on crimes committed in the concentration, labor, and death camp Auschwitz and were held in Germany over the course of seventy years. It addresses the challenges of the legal conceptualization and prosecution of Nazi crimes while exploring the roles played by Jewish Holocaust...

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2017 Nov 16

Ctr for Jewish Studies / CES: The Scandal of the Budapest Orpheum: Jewish Popular Culture and Self-Fashioning in Fin-de-Siècle Central Europe

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Hoffmann Room, 27 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA

SPEAKER
Mary Gluck
Professor of History and Judaic Studies, Brown University

The Budapest Orpheum, which enjoyed its golden age between 1880 and 1914, pioneered one of the most important and innovative entertainment industries of its age.Widely emulated in Vienna and Berlin, the Budapest Orpheum helped transform the Hungarian capital into the popular entertainment center of German-speaking Central Europe.Less widely know is the close identification between the Orpheum and the city’s lower middle-class Jewish population, which supplied the owners, directors, writers...

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2017 Oct 12

CES: Minority Presence and Representation: Transatlantic Lessons

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Hoffmann Room, 27 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA

Bruno Perreau
Cynthia L. Reed Professor and Associate Professor of French Studies, MIT; Associate Member, THEMA Laboratory, University of Lausanne

A minority presence, as such, disrupts social order. To the extent that they are raised, educated and socialized in majority institutions, minorities always carries a split in the consciousness of self. Therefore, they are at odds with the representative system. This talk will explore how we could understand representation in terms of this double-voiced identity rather than in terms of delegation and erasure...

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2017 Oct 06

CES: Democratic Capitalism at the Crossroads

2:15pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Hoffmann Room, 27 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA

Seminar on State and Capitalism since 1800

SPEAKER
Carles Boix
Robert Garrett Professor of Politics and Public Affairs, Department of Politics, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University

** Please note: Those planning to attend events in this series should read the paper that will be posted on the CES website before the seminar.**
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2017 Sep 28

CES: The Singing Turk: Ottoman Power and Operatic Emotions on the European Stage from the Siege of Vienna to the Age of Napoleon

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Hoffmann Room, 27 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA

New Directions in European History Study Group

SPEAKER
Larry Wolff
Silver Professor; Professor of History, New York University

 

This lecture will consider the huge cultural phenomenon of operas about Turks that played out across the stages of Europe from the 1680s to the 1820s. Though the best-known of these operas, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "Abduction from the Seraglio," is still widely performed, most of these operas about Turks are unknown today. They include operas by such important composers as Handel, Rameau, Gluck, Haydn,...

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2017 Jul 17

CES: A Brief History of Neoliberal Problems

1:50pm

New Directions in European History Study Group

SPEAKER
Quinn Slobodian
Associate Professor of History, Wellesley College; Visiting Scholar, CES, Harvard University

 

The intellectual history of neoliberalism is often told as one of conviction, consistency and coherence with notes of inevitability. As neoliberalism shows its cracks, it is a good time to revisit the problems that have dogged the leading thinkers of the circle around F. A. Hayek for the last seven decades. Some problems are predictable: securing legitimacy in the face...

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2017 Sep 11

CES: Navigating the Civil and Religious Worlds: Jewish Immigrants & Marital Laws in France and the United States 1881-1939

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Hoffmann Room, 27 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA

Jews in Modern Europe Study Group

SPEAKER
Geraldine Gudefin
Ph.D candidate in History, Brandeis University

 

In Europe and the United States, discussions of Sharia law have become central to the current debates about Muslim integration. Although these debates are often presented as unprecedented, at the turn of the twentieth century the civil legal systems of Western Europe and the United States grappled considerably with the notion of legal pluralism, the nature of the relationship between religion and the state, and the legal...

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2017 Sep 08

CES: Populism and the Economics of Globalization

2:15pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Hoffmann Room, 27 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA

The Seminar on the State and Capitalism since 1800

SPEAKER

Dani Rodrik

Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Discussant:

 

  • Bart Bonikowski – Associate Professor of Sociology, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty

 

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2017 Jun 13

Harvard Art Museums: Grand Illustrated Lecture and Magic Lantern Show

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums, Menschel Hall, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

In the 17th century, scientists, educators, and philosophers used the magic lantern—a device that can project images on a wall or screen—as an instrument. But when the device got into the hands of showmen and conjurers, it became a form of popular entertainment, frightening and thrilling audiences for...

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2017 Jun 15

History of Medicine: Gender and Risk Perception in the Development of Oral Contraceptives, 1940-1968

5:30pm

Location: 

Waterhouse Room, Gordon Hall, Harvard Medical School 25 Shattuck Street, Boston MA

The Archives for Women in Medicine and the Women in Medicine Legacy Foundation present:

Gender and Risk Perception in the Development of Oral Contraceptives, 1940-1968

2016-2017 Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine Fellowship Lecture

Kate Grauvogel:  2016-2017 Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine Fellow, Doctoral student...

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