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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2017 Aug 17

2017 Hutchins Forum: 'Race and Racism in the Age of Trump'

5:00pm

Location: 

Old Whaling Church, 89 Main Street, Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard, MA

 

We hope you were able to join us on Thursday for our 2017 Hutchins Forum, Race and Racism in the Age of Trump. Whether you were one of the lucky 500 people who were able to get into the Old Whaling Church, or one of the 250,000+ people to watch the PBS NewsHour stream live (1.1m total reach), you helped make this our most wide-reaching and engaging forum to-date. If you haven't had a chance to watch the Hutchins Forum, please find a link to the full discussion below, as well as a write-up from yesterday's Boston...

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2017 Oct 23

DRCLAS: The Harvard Cubans. Film screening and Q&A with Director

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

CGIS S-010 (Tsai Auditorium), 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Cubans (Los cubanos de Harvard) is a documentary film produced by the Cuba Studies Program and directed by Danny González Lucena. Following the premiere screening of the film, a question-and-answer session will be held with the director. Please note the 58-minute film is in Spanish with English subtitles. Reception to follow.

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