Elsewhere at Harvard

2017 Sep 13

Archaeology: Mapping Slave Runaway Landscapes in Hispaniola, 1521-1822

Location: 

Tozzer Anthropology Building, Room 203 21 Divinity Ave, Cambridge
12:00pm

Theresa Singleton, Syracuse University

The slave runaway (maroon) landscape was a vast area extending from plantations to distanced hinterlands runaways moved through, lived, and interacted with slave, Amerindian, and non-slaveholding Spanish communities with whom they established alliances, social networks, and trade relationships. I discuss my ongoing research aimed toward locating slave runaway sites in southwestern Dominican Republic beginning with the first recorded African slave revolt in 1521 until the abolition of slavery in 1822. Although the ephemeral archaeological...

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2017 Sep 23

HLS Conference: Populist Plutocrats: Lessons from Around the World

Location: 

Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West AB (2019) Harvard Law School
8:30am to 6:00pm

The conference, which will be held on Saturday, Sept. 23, is entitled “Populist Plutocrats: Lessons from Around the World.” The conference theme will emphasize what Americans might learn about the current political situation here from other countries (such as Italy, Thailand, the Philippines, Peru, and South Africa); speakers include leading scholars, politicians, journalists and activists from around the world (including, among others, Abhisit Vejjajiva, the former Prime Minister of Thailand, and Jose Ugaz, the Chair of Transparency International who...

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2017 Oct 16

HLS: Book Talk: Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America

Location: 

WCC 1010 (Harvard Law School)
12:00pm

Award-winning historian Nancy MacLean will talk about her new and provocative book, Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America. The book connects the mid-twentieth-century backlash to the New Deal and school desegregation and the anti-democratic policies favored by many of today's economic and political elites.

2017 Sep 05

HLS: The History of Harvard Law School followed by a Dedication to the Enslaved who Helped Build Harvard Law School

Location: 

Harvard Law School, Milstein West
5:00pm to 6:30pm

we begin the formal observance of our Bicentennial by remembering and honoring the enslaved whose labor created wealth that made possible the founding of Harvard Law School. Please join President Drew Faust, Professor Annette Gordon-Reed, Professor Janet Halley, and me at the Law School’s Crossroads at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday for the dedication of a memorial in their honor. The dedication immediately follows a talk and panel discussion open to all members of the Harvard Law School community on The History of Harvard Law School (Milstein West, 5 p.m.)....

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