Elsewhere at Harvard

2018 Apr 10

Center for Jewish Studies: Yiddish Chinoiserie: China in Modernist Yiddish Translations

5:15pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Semitic Museum, Room 201, 6 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA

 

FIRST EVENT

Co-sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies, the Jewish Societies and Cultures and the Rethinking Translation Seminars at the Mahindra Humanities Center

Kathryn Hellerstein, Associate Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures, specializing in Yiddish, and the Ruth Meltzer Director of the Jewish Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania and the Alan M. Stroock Fellow,...

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2018 Apr 11

Fairbank Center: Maps, Graffiti, Kinship: The Use of GIS in the Spatial Analysis of a Sacred Mountain in Late Chosŏn Korea (1600-1900)

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Common Room, 2 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA

Speaker: Maya Stiller Fellow, Korea Institute; ACLS/The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Buddhist Studies, Department of History of Art and Architecture; Assistant Professor, University of Kansas

Light refreshments provided.

RSVP to Feng-en Tu (hyl.eadh@gmail.com)

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2018 Apr 17

Davis Center: Fascism, Socialism, and the Fate of Kaliningrad’s Germans or, How Did Kaliningrad Figure Out What It Meant to Become Soviet?

4:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S354, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA

Nicole Eaton, Assistant Professor of History, Boston College

The Nazi German city of Königsberg’s transformation into Soviet Russian Kaliningrad offers a peculiar case of Sovietization in the immediate postwar. For three years, new Soviet settlers lived together with Königsberg’s remaining German civilians, as the new Soviet government in Kaliningrad attempted to figure out what it meant for a formerly fascist city—and its population—to become Soviet. By following three...

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2018 Apr 19

Warren Center: Nightmare Envy and Other Stories: American Culture and European Reconstruction

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall Basement Seminar Room, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA
George Blaustein (University of Amsterdam)

A Warren Center "occasional speaker", in collaboration with the American Studies Program.

 

As “American dream” became a cliché in the 20th century, the contrary refrain of American nightmare was probably inevitable. This talk is about American culture and European reconstruction. Alongside the familiar currents of Henry Luce’s American Century run stranger currents of culture, as the ruin of postwar Europe led writers and intellectuals on both sides of the Atlantic to...

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2018 Apr 13

CES: The Welfare State with Private Alternatives: The Transformation of Popular Support for Social Insurance

2:15pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Hoffman Room
  • Marius R. Busemeyer – Professor of Political Science, University of Konstanz
  • Torben Iversen – Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy and CES Faculty Associate, Harvard University
  • Steffen Mau – Professor of Macrosociology, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany; Visiting Scholar...
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2018 Apr 12

CES: From Cotton and Smoke: The Industrial City and Discourses of Asynchronous Modernity in the Case of Łódź

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Hoffman Room

Agata Zysiak

Associate Professor, Institute for Social Studies, University of Warsaw

About

In this presentation, Agata Zysiak will discuss a new project that evaluates journalistic accounts about the city of Łódź at the height of its position as Europe's textile capital in the 19th and 20th century. She will assess how writers dealt with the effects of industrialization and modernization and argue that their reports blended people's real experiences in the rapidly changing city with...

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2018 Apr 09

CES: Synagogues of Habsburg Hungary: Typology, Genealogy and Architectural Significance

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Hoffman Room

Jews in Modern Europe Study Group

 

Rudolf Klein
Miklós Ybl Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Szent István University

 

About

Klein will present an overview of his newly published book Synagogues in Hungary 1782-1918. It is the first study on synagogues of Habsburg Hungary and one of the most comprehensive works addressing the question of synagogue architecture in the Diaspora, tackling religious and social aspects,...

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2018 Apr 19

Asia Center: Seventy Years On: Pakistan's Perils to Democracy

12:15pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S153, 1730 Cambridge St. Cambridge, MA

Asia Center Fellows Seminar Series

Ajmal Qureshi, Senior Fellow, Harvard University Asia Center; former Representative of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Uganda and China

Chair:  Professor Roderick MacFarquhar, Leroy B. Williams Professor of History and Political Science, Emeritus

 

See also: Asia Center Fellows Seminar Series, ...

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2018 Apr 12

LMSAI: Faiham Ebna Sharif

4:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

This session is sponsored by the Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute at Harvard.

Faiham Ebna Sharif, photographer and a Visiting Artist from Bangladesh at Harvard will deliver a presentation titled "Tea Tales of Bangladesh."

The session will be chaired by Sugata Bose, Gardiner Professor of History at Harvard. Comments on Faiham's work will be delivered by Alison Nordstörm, independent curator and historian of photography.

Faiham's work on labourers in the tea gardens of...

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2018 Apr 11

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