Elsewhere at Harvard

2017 Sep 07

MHC: The Belatedness of Work: Ford Madox Brown and the Problem of Realism | Pamela Fletcher, Bowdoin College

6:00pm

Location: 

Barker Center Rm. 133 (Plimpton Room), 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

Abstract

When Ford Madox Brown first had the idea for his self-described “magnum opus” Work in 1852, it was a pioneering venture in the painting of modern life; by the time he finished it in 1863 and exhibited it in 1865, interest in this new type of subject matter had grown, flourished and then withered. In this talk, I read Work in the light of the history of the Victorian painting of modern life, arguing that in its very belatedness, it offers a meditation not only on the value and meaning of labor in the modern world, but also...

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2017 Dec 07

Hutchins Center Holiday Party

4:00pm

Location: 

CGIS-South Concourse, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
Co-sponsored with the Department of African and African American Studies and the Center for African Studies
2017 Nov 02

Hutchins Center: Christian Africa/Medieval Africa, 300-1600 CE - Two-Day Symposium

(All day)

Location: 

CGIS S020 (1730 Cambridge Street) and the Barker Center's Thompson Room (12 Quincy Street)

A two-day symposium exploring the long, rich, and complex history of Christian beliefs, institutions, and communities in Africa between Late Antiquity and the seventeenth century CE, bringing together an international group of researchers in medieval studies, African studies, Byzantine studies, archeology, book history, and the history of religion.


Keynote address on Thursday, 2 November (5:00 pm) in CGIS S020 by Stephen Davis, Professor of Religious Studies and History at Yale University and director of the Yale Monastic Archeology Project. Reception to follow. On...

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