Elsewhere at Harvard

2019 Nov 04

Harvard Divinity School Film Series: The Two Popes

3:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Monday Matinees, "The Politics of the Unseen: Exploring the Moral Imagination," presents The Two Popes, a biographical drama, directed by Fernando Meirelles, starring Jonathan Pryce and Anthony Hopkins. Behind Vatican walls, the conservative Pope Benedict and the liberal future Pope Francis must find common ground to forge a new path for the Catholic Church.

Following the film, Stephanie Paulsell, Interim Pusey Minister of the Memorial Church at Harvard, will converse with producer Jonathan Eirich.  Dialogue with the audience will be encouraged....

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2019 Oct 24

Embodying Transmediality, Producing Hitler

5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard University, Barker Center, Room 110

A public talk by Hana Worthen, Associate Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies, Barnard College, Columbia University

Analyzing a wide range of media, from postcards to film to mass performances, Professor Hana Worthen considers how National Socialist world-building politics depended on a pre-digital and corporeal modality of transmediality to create a performative—affective and participatory—mass body...

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2019 Nov 21

Emigration from Paradise: Jewish Stories from Interwar Hungary

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Hoffmann Room, Adolphus Busch Hall

Speaker:
llse Josepha Lazaroms
German Kennedy Memorial Fellow & Visiting Scholar 2019-2020, CES, Harvard University; Lecturer, Graduate Gender Program, Department of Media and Culture Studies, Utrecht University

Chair:
Derek Penslar
William Lee Frost Professor of Modern Jewish History, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University; President, American Academy for...

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2019 Nov 07

A Premonition of the Shoah? R. A. Reiss’s Photographs of Monástir, 1917

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Hoffmann Room, Adolphus Busch Hall

Speaker:
Nicole Jordan
Associate Professor of History, University of Illinois at Chicago; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University

Chair:
Derek Penslar
William Lee Frost Professor of Modern Jewish History, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University; President, American Academy for Jewish Research

Info:
“The greatest criminal...

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2019 Oct 24

Diasporic Home-making: Jews in Paris and Berlin in the 20th Century

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Hoffmann Room, Adolphus Busch Hall

Speaker:
Leora Auslander
Professor of European Social History and the Arthur and Joann Rasmussen Professor in Western Civilization, The University of Chicago

Chair:
Derek Penslar
William Lee Frost Professor of Modern Jewish History, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University; President, American Academy for Jewish Research

Info:
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2019 Oct 17

The Survival of the Jews in France, 1940-1944

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Hoffmann Room, Adolphus Busch Hall

Speaker:
Jacques Sémelin
Professor in Modern History and Political Science, Science Po; Senior Researcher Emeritus, Center for International Studies (CERI-CNRS)

Chair:
Derek Penslar
William Lee Frost Professor of Modern Jewish History, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University; President, American Academy for Jewish Research...

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2019 Oct 28

Harvard Divinity School Film Series: The Great Hack

3:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Details:
Monday Matinees, "The Politics of the Unseen: Exploring the Moral Imagination," presents The Great Hacka 2019 documentary film about the Facebook–Cambridge analytica data scandal, produced and directed by Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer.

Following the film, Geralyn Dreyfous, executive producer, and Carole Cadwalladr, journalist from The Guardian, and Ravi Naik, Human and Data Rights Barrister, will discuss the film. Dialogue with the...

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2019 Oct 16

The Green-Eyed Lama (Ногоон нуден лам): Reflections on the best-selling novel and Mongolia’s recent history

1:15pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South Building, Room S250, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA 02138

Speaker: Oyungerel Tsedevdamba (Author and former member of Parliament of Mongolia)

Since its initial publication in 2008, Oyungerel Tsedevdamba’s historical novel, The Green-Eyed Lama (Ногоон нуден лам), co-written with Jeffrey Falt, has been on the bestseller list in Mongolia. Now available in French and English translations, its captivating tale of politics, religion, love, and intrigue providing readers with a rare inside view of the upheavals that rocked the country in the 1930s and 1940s. Sendmaa, a young herdswoman, falls in love...

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2019 Oct 17

Distinguished Lecture by Nell Irvin Painter (in conversation with Professor Walter Johnson)

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Barker 110, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge 02138

Nell Irvin Painter is the Edwards Professor of American History, Emerita, Princeton University. Her books include: The History of White People; Creating Black Americans: African American History and Its Meanings, 1619 to the Present; Southern History Across the Color Line; Sojourner Truth, A Life, A Symbol; The Narrative of Hosea Hudson: His Life as a Negro Communist in the South; and Exodusters: Black Migration to Kansas After Reconstruction. Her most recent book,...

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2019 Oct 23

China’s Belt and Road Initiative in Africa: Lessons for Central Asia

3:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South Building, Room S354, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA

China’s Belt and Road Initiative in Africa: Lessons for Central Asia

Before the Belt and Road Initiative became the heart of Chinese foreign engagement, China was already active in Africa. The lessons it learned in building railways, ports, and diplomatic networks on the continent helped to shape Beijing’s global rollout of infrastructure and influence. But how has China-Africa engagement, and the subsequent BRI, shaped African governance? Where and...

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2019 Oct 17

Nationality on Trial: Jews and Legal Belonging between Italy and Tunisia, 1873-1883

4:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Semitic Museum, Room 201, 6 Divinity Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations warmly invites you to attend an upcoming public lecture with Dr. Jessica Marglin of the University of Southern California, entitled Nationality on Trial: Jews and Legal Belonging between Italy and Tunisia, 1873-1883. Please see the attached flyer.

Where: Harvard Semitic Museum, Room 201
6 Divinity Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

When: Thursday, October 17th, 4:00pm

More information: Jessica Marglin is associate professor of Religion and...

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2019 Oct 10

“Pain: A Political History, Contemporary Author in Bioethics Event”

5:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Tosteson Medical Education Center (Room 227), 260 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

Speaker: Keith Wailoo

Pain: A Political History

In this history of American political culture, Keith Wailoo examines how pain has defined the line between liberals and conservatives from just after World War II to the present. From disabling pain to end-of-life pain to fetal pain, the battle over whose pain is real and who deserves relief has created stark ideological divisions at the bedside, in politics, and in the courts.

Beginning with the return of soldiers after World War II and fierce medical and political disagreements about...

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2019 Oct 07

16 Bars: A Film Screening and Community Discussion

6:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Knafel Center, Room 105, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge MA

16 BARS is a feature length music documentary that offers a rare glimpse at the human stories — and songs — that are locked away in our nation’s jails and prisons. The film follows a unique rehabilitation effort in the Richmond City Justice Center that invites inmates to write and record original music. In the jail’s makeshift recording studio, 4 men collaborate on an album with a Grammy-winning recording artist, Todd “Speech” Thomas, from the iconic activist hip-hop group Arrested Development. As the creative process unfurls, each of these...

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2019 Oct 08

Designing the South: Emerging Accounts of Technology, Entrepreneurship, and Collaboration Between Africa and China

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Center for African Studies Lunge, 1280 Massachusetts Ave., 3rd Floor, Cambridge 02138

Presenter: Seyram Avle, PhD, Assistant Professor
Department of Communication, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

From the height of the copy-cat manufacturing years to the current era of big tech represented by the likes of Alibaba, Huawei, Tencent, etc., Chinese technology has contributed to much of the ambivalence around the country’s perceived global ascendancy. Particularly in the global south where China’s economic activity favors infrastructure building, Chinese tech firms have come to represent both innovation and expediency, even as they are perceived as...

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2019 Oct 10

Plants Go to War: A Botanical History of World War II

6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA

As the first botanical history of World War II, Plants Go to War examines military history from the perspective of plant science. From victory gardens to drugs, timber, rubber, and fibers, plants supplied materials with key roles in victory. Author and botanist Judith Sumner will speak of the many plants that were incorporated into wartime safety materials, diet and rations, and even bombers.

Fee Free, but registration requested. REGISTER

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