Elsewhere at Harvard

2017 Sep 19

Weatherhead Center Open House Reception for Undergraduates

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel, Fisher Family Commons, 1737 Cambridge St. Cambridge, MA

We warmly welcome students of Harvard College to our annual Open House for Undergraduates.

Meet Weatherhead Center faculty, graduate students, visiting scholars, fellows, staff, and IRoC members. Learn about Weatherhead Center grants and opportunities for undergraduates including:

  • Summer travel grants for thesis research
  • Research internships in France
  • Study groups led by Weatherhead Center affiliates
  • Winter-break grants for research and travel
  • Research assistant positions to faculty...
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2017 Sep 15

Weatherhead: Workshop on Culture, History, and Society - "Viewing Morality Sociologically"

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

William James Hall, Rm. 1550, 33 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA

Speaker: 

Steven LukesProfessor of Sociology, New York University.

Contact:

Yueran Zhang
yueranzhang@g.harvard.edu

Chairs:

Orlando PattersonFaculty Associate. John Cowles Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Harvard University.

Daniel Lord SmailFrank B. Baird, Jr. Professor of History, Department of History, Harvard University.

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2017 Nov 27

WIGH Seminar: Governing Islam: Law and Ritual in Imperial Contexts

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall Lower Library, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

 

Julia Stephens, Assistant Professor of History, Rutgers University

Commentator: Cemal Kafadar, Vehbi Koç Professor of Turkish Studies, Harvard University
Graduate Student Commentator: Mitchell Bacci, PhD Candidate, History and Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University

This graduate-faculty research seminar is designed to bring together...

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2017 Nov 13

WIGH Seminar: Rights and Duties: Mexico, the Third World, and the Pursuit of Economic Sovereignty in the 1970s

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall Lower Library, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

 

Christy Thornton, WIGH Postdoctoral Fellow; Assistant Research Professor, Department of Sociology, Johns Hopkins University

Commentator: Arne Westad, S.T. Lee Professor of U.S.-Asia Relations, Harvard University
Graduate Student Commentator: Angelica Marquez-Osuna, PhD Candidate in the History of Science, Harvard University

This graduate-faculty...

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2017 Oct 30

WIGH Seminar: The Everyday Politics of Imperial Sovereignty: The U.S. Army and the Making of American Colonialisms in Cuba and the Philippines

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall Lower Library, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

"The Everyday Politics of Imperial Sovereignty: The U.S. Army and the Making of American Colonialisms in Cuba and the Philippines"
Justin Jackson, Visiting Fellow, WIGH; Assistant Professor of History, Bard College at Simon’s Rock

Commentators:
Omar Gueye, Professor of History, Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal
Roberto Saba, 2017-2018 Hench Postdoctoral Fellow, American Antiquarian Society

Moderators:
Professors Sven Beckert, Charles S. Maier, and...

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2017 Oct 16

WIGH Seminar:The Road to the Alt Right: How Race and Culture Split the Neoliberal Movement

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall Lower Library, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

 

“The Road to the Alt Right: How Race and Culture Split the Neoliberal Movement”
Quinn Slobodian, Visiting Fellow, WIGH; ACLS Burkhardt Fellow; Associate Professor, Department of History, Wellesley College

Commentator: Charles S. Maier, Leverett Saltonstall Professor of History, Harvard University
Graduate Student Commentator: Marino Felipe Auffant, PhD Candidate in History, Harvard University

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2017 Sep 13

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

12:00pm

Location: 

Tozzer Anthropology Building, Room 203 21 Divinity Ave, Cambridge

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

8:30am to 6:00pm

Location: 

Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West AB (2019) Harvard Law School

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

12:00pm

Location: 

WCC 1010 (Harvard Law School)

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.

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