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2018 Feb 22

Schlesinger Library: The Difficult Miracle: The Living Legacy of June Jordan

4:15pm

Location: 

Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA

A Schlesinger Library 75th Anniversary Event

June Millicent Jordan (1936–2002) called herself a “dissident American poet,” and she counted among her forebears powerful voices ranging from Walt Whitman to Phyllis Wheatley. She began writing verse at the age of seven; her papers at the Schlesinger Library contain stunning material about the girlhood that prefaced her remarkable career as creator and critic, educator, and activist.

In celebration of the 15th anniversary of the arrival of the Papers of June Jordan at the Schlesinger and the 75th anniversary of...

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2018 Feb 20

Schlesinger Library: “Your Baby on Day 33”: Pregnancy Development Timelines from Nineteenth-Century Maternity Guides to Twenty-First Century Apps

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Radcliffe Room, Schlesinger Library

Lara Freidenfelds

“Your Baby on Day 33”: Pregnancy Development Timelines

from Nineteenth-Century Maternity Guides to Twenty-First Century Apps...

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2018 Feb 23

Harvard Book Store: The Republic of Arabic Letters: Islam and the European Enlightenment

3:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Harvard Book Store and Mass Humanities welcome Assistant Professor of History at Williams College ALEXANDER BEVILACQUA for a discussion of his new book, The Republic of Arabic Letters: Islam and the European Enlightenment.

About The Republic of Arabic Letters

In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, a pioneering community of Christian scholars laid the groundwork for the modern Western understanding of Islamic civilization. These men produced the first accurate translation of the Qur’an into a European language, mapped the...

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2018 Feb 21

RLL: Translating Dacia Maraini: Panel Discussion on Translation

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Boylston Hall, Room 403, Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA
2018 Feb 27

HLS: Labor Unions and LGBTQ Equality: Dissecting Lambda Legal’s Amicus Brief in Janus v. AFSCME

12:05pm to 12:55pm

Location: 

Harvard Law School, WCC 1019 Classroom

See the HLS Website for more information.

On February 26, the Supreme Court will hear Oral Argument in Janus v. AFSCME, a case that is widely speculated to imperil fair share fees charged to workers in the public sector who benefit from union representation but are not members. Earlier this...

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2018 Feb 12

Mahindra Humanities: Engaging the Past, Envisioning the Future: Reflections of/on a Spanish Jewish Exile

5:00pm

Location: 

Barker Center Rm. 110, 12 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA

Jewish Cultures and Societies

Jeremy Cohen, Tel Aviv University

Cosponsored by the Medieval Studies seminar, the Committee on Medieval Studies, and the Harvard University Center for Jewish Studies.

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2018 Feb 23

WCFIA: Social Conflict, Mafia, and State Capacity

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Littauer Center M16, 1805 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

Economic History Workshop

 

Speaker:

Daron Acemoglu, Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Contact:

Gia Petrakis
gpetrakis@fas.harvard.edu

 

Chairs:

Eric ChaneyFaculty Associate. Assistant Professor of Economics, Department of Economics,...

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2018 Feb 20

WCFIA: "Geographies of Justice: Japan, Germany, and the Allied War Crimes Program"

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel K262, 1737 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar

 

Speaker:

Franziska SeraphimAssociate Professor of History; Director of Asian Studies, Boston College.

Moderator:

Susan Pharr, Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; Senior Adviser, Executive Committee; Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics, Department of Government, Harvard University.

Contact:

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2018 Feb 16

WCFIA: "The Slaughter of the Bison and the Reversal of Fortunes on the Great Plains"

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Littauer Center M16, 1805 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

Economic History Workshop

 

Speaker:
Donna Feir, Assistant Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Victoria.

Contact:
Gia Petrakis
gpetrakis@fas.harvard.edu

Chairs:
Eric Chaney, Faculty Associate. Assistant Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Harvard University.
 
Melissa Dell, Faculty Associate. Assistant Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Harvard University.

Claudia Goldin, Henry Lee...

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2018 Feb 14

WCFIA: “American Sociology’s Racial Ontology: Remembering Slavery, Deconstructing Modernity, and Charting the Future of Global Historical Sociology"

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

Politics and Social Change Workshop

 

Speaker:

Zine MagubaneAssociate Professor, Department of Sociology, Boston College.

Contact:

Cresa Pugh
clpugh@g.harvard.edu

Chairs:

Peggy LevittAssociate. Chair; Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Wellesley College.

Jocelyn ViternaFaculty Associate...

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2018 Feb 14

Borders in Modern Asia Seminar Series: Unwilling Hosts: Partition and the Entangled Histories of Assam

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

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

FlyerPlease join us on Wednesday, February 14, 12-2 pm for a special lunchtime session of the Borders in Modern Asia Seminar Series.

Arupjyoti Saikia, Suryya Kumar Bhuyan Endowment Chair on Assam History in the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India and...

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