Elsewhere at Harvard

2020 Jan 31

A Night of Philosophy and Ideas

6:00pm to 11:00pm

Location: 

William James Hall, 33 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Originally from France, a night of philosophy and ideas is a marathon of philosophical debate, performances, readings, and music happening overnight.

Boston’s first Night of Philosophy & Ideas at Harvard University will bring together academics from various disciplines, as well as artists, activists, and public intellectuals to address a variety of timely questions around this year’s central theme: Being Alive. What is the good life? What does life mean for us but also for other living creatures? What do we owe to each other? How have recent technological changes affected...

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2020 Jan 27

"Sealed until the End: Time, Liturgy and Divine Thinking in the Hebrew Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls"

4:00pm

Location: 

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

Speaker: Arjen Bakker (University of Oxford, Oriel College)

Dr. Bakker will speak about concepts of time that emerge as expressions of divine thinking and mystery in ancient Jewish texts. Through liturgical activity and the division of time in calendar and chronology these texts reveal the ambition to participate in heavenly structures and divine knowledge. Across the late books of the Hebrew Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls we can see how these concepts played an important role in interpretation, rewriting, collecting and composing new works. This casts light on an...

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2020 Feb 08

Life on the Edge: Borders and Boundaries in East Asia

(All day)

Location: 

CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St.

The Harvard East Asia Society (HEAS) is pleased to present its 23rd Annual Conference. Titled "Life on the Edge," the Conference will be held at the CGIS South Building (Harvard Campus) from February 8th to 9th.

This year's Conference will serve as a platform for graduate students from across the world to present their latest research findings and explore the borders and boundaries that shape East Asia. Featuring papers with topics ranging from Rome to rap music and panels organized by themes such as geopolitics and cinema, we...

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2020 Jan 28

“Model Minority Masochism: Asian American Masculinity and the Perversities of Racial Form”

9:45am to 11:45am

Location: 

Robinson Hall, Basement Conference Room

Speaker: Takeo Rivera (Boston University)
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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2019 Dec 09

Macchia as Memory Function: Thought Processes in Renaissance Sketches

6:00pm

Location: 

Sackler Auditorium, 485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

With the generous support of the Harvard University History of Art and Architecture department, the Graduate Student Lecture Series Committee is excited to announce that on December 9 at 6:00 p.m. in the Sackler Auditorium, Professor Nicola Suthor will present her newest project, 'Macchia as Memory Function: Thought Processes in Renaissance Sketches.'

This is the first event in this year's New Directions in Art History: Lectures in the...

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2019 Dec 11

The Lost Book of Moses: The Hunt for the World's Oldest Bible

4:00pm

Location: 

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Lecture by Chanan Tigay, 2019-2020 Radcliffe Institute Fellow

Chanan Tigay is an award-winning journalist and nonfiction writer who has covered the Middle East, 9/11, and the United Nations for such outlets as AFP, the Atlantic, GQ, and the New Yorker. He is an associate professor of creative writing at San Francisco State University, a member of the Sami Rohr Jewish Literary Institute, and the recipient...

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2019 Nov 25

"Living in a Time of Madness: Last Days of Java's Last Prophetic Poet"

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel, Bowie-Vernon Room (K262), 1737 Cambridge St., 02138

"Living in a Time of Madness: Last Days of Java's Last Prophetic Poet"

Past and Present of Southeast Asia Research Workshop

Prof. Nancy K. Florida (University of Michigan)

 

ABSTRACT 
Shortly before his death in December 1873, the renowned Javanese court poet R. Ng. Ronggawarsita composed a short work of social criticism and Islamic ethics that is among the most celebrated of Javanese literary texts. Serat Kalatidha (The Time of Darkness) reflects upon the avenues that remain open to the ethical subject in what...

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2019 Nov 14

Ghosts of Sheridan Circle: How a Washington Assassination Brought Pinochet’s Terror State to Justice

4:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Alan McPherson, Professor of History, Temple University
Historian Alan McPherson of Temple University will discuss his new book about the 1976 assassination of Chilean Orlando Letelier and U.S. citizen Ronni Moffitt, which took two decades to prosecute, transformed human rights, democracy, and counterterrorism in the United States and Chile, and helped end the Pinochet regime.

Alan McPherson is Freaney Professor of History and Director of the Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy (CENFAD) at Temple University. He is the author and editor...

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2019 Nov 21

Digging up Empire's Roots: Family Genealogy in the Archives of Indenture

4:15pm

Location: 

Belfer Case Study Room (S020), CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Julia Stephens, Assistant Professor of History, Rutgers University

Chaired by: Sugata Bose, Gardiner Professor of History, Harvard University

Borders in Modern Asia Seminar Series, sponsored by the Harvard University Asia Center.

2019 Dec 02

The Lived Nile: Environment, Disease, and Material Colonial Economy in Egypt

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CMES, Room 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA

The Lived Nile
Environment, Disease, and Material Colonial Economy in Egypt

Jennifer L. Derr
Associate Professor, Department of History, University of California, Santa Cruz

Jennifer L. Derr is an associate professor of History at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Her research interests include Colonial and Post-colonial Middle Eastern history, environmental history, history of science, history of medicine, and critical geography. Derr received...

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