Elsewhere at Harvard

2017 Feb 24

Reischauer Institute: In Pursuit of Reclusion: Okuhara Seiko (1837-1913) and the Gendering of Literati Art in Nineteenth-Century Japan

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

S050, Kang Room, Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

 

Yurika Wakamatsu, Reischauer Institute Postdoctoral Fellow (PhD Japanese Art History, Harvard 2016), Harvard University

Details: In Pursuit of Reclusion: Okuhara Seiko (1837-1913) and the Gendering of Literati Art in Nineteenth-Century Japan

Sponsored by the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University  

 

2017 Apr 03

Center for the Environment: Producing Public Geographies: Creating a Field Guide to the American West

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall Basement Seminar Room, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

Note, the room above has been changed (was orignially the Geological Lecture Hall).

William Wyckoff, a leading historical geographer of the American West, will be at Harvard on April 3rd for an evening lecture (4-6pm) titled, “Producing Public Geographies: Creating a Field Guide to the American West,” and a lunchtime discussion (12-1:15pm) of his recent book How to Read the American West: A Field Guide. The lunch meeting will be a discussion of Chapter 6 of that work, “Landscapes of Federal Largesse”...

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2017 Feb 23

Anthropolgy: Sacred Nation: Chinese Museums and the Legacy of Empire

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

 

Race, Representation, and Museums Lecture Series 

Magnus Fiskesjö, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Cornell University

The official Chinese view of China’s history and national identity has been transformed in recent decades from a tale of revolutionary class struggle into a story of ancient and unbroken national and imperial glory. This shift can be...

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2017 Feb 23

Archaeology Conference: City and Empire in Seleucid Asia Minor: Sardis from the King’s Peace to the Peace of Apamea

Thu - Fri, Mar 1 to Mar 2, 9:00am - 1:30pm

Location: 

Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 61 Kirkland Street, Cambridge MA
2017 Feb 17

Asia Center: The Cambridge History of the Indian Ocean

12:15pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-250, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

 

Asia Center Seminar Series

Sunil Amrith is the Mehra Family Professor of South Asian Studies at Harvard University. His research is on the trans-regional movement of people, ideas, and institutions. Areas of particular interest include the history of public health and poverty, the history of migration, and environmental history. His most recent work has been on the Bay of Bengal as a region connecting South and Southeast Asia. He has a PhD in History (2005) from the University of Cambridge, where he was also a Research Fellow of Trinity College (2004-6).

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2017 Feb 24

Weatherhead: "Engines of Productivity Growth: Railroads, Reallocation, and the Rise of American Manufacturing"

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Littauer Center, 1805 Cambridge Street, M16

 

Economic History Workshop

 

Speaker: 

Richard HornbeckProfessor of Economics, Booth School of Business, University of Chicago.

Contact:

Gia Petrakis
gpetrakis@fas.harvard.edu

Chairs:

Eric ChaneyFaculty Associate. Assistant Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Harvard University.
 
Melissa Dell, Faculty Associate....

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2017 Mar 27

CES: From Assimilation to Elimination: The Exclusion of Jews from Czech Society in the Nazi Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Goldman Room, 27 Kirkland Street, Cambridge

Jews in Modern Europe Study Group

SPEAKER

Benjamin Frommer
Professor of History, Northwestern University

In 1938 the Jews of Bohemia and Moravia were full and free citizens of a democratic Czechoslovak Republic. In the country’s western regions Jews lived interspersed among gentiles and intermarried to a degree greater than...

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2017 Mar 24

CES: Drafting Empire: American and German Capital Goods and the Mission Industrialisatrice in the Shandong-Kyushu Corridor, 1880-1914

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Goldman Room, 27 Kirkland Street, Cambridge

CES Dissertation Workshop

 

SPEAKER

Liat Spiro
Ph.D Candidate, Department of History, Harvard University

 

CONTACT

Gili Kliger
kliger@g.harvard.edu

 

 

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2017 Mar 08

CES: The Second Cold War: Carter, Reagan & Intermestic Politics

12:15pm to 1:45pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Hoffmann Room, 27 Kirkland Street, Cambridge

 

 

SPEAKER
Aaron Donaghy
EU Marie Curie Global Fellow, Harvard, Cornell & University of Nottingham; Visiting Scholar, CES, Harvard University

 

Recent decades have seen international history approaches dominate the study of American foreign relations, and the late Cold War. Historians have assessed U.S. and Soviet policy at a state-to- state level, or through the dispositions of leaders, dividing attention between Washington and Moscow within the global context of the 1980s. With the end of the conflict, and the onset of...

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2017 Feb 21

CES: What Can’t Happen Here? European Historical Perspectives on Current American Politics

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Lower Level Conference Room, 27 Kirkland Street, Cambridge

Since the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th president of the United States, a cottage industry of political classification and comparison has emerged. Terms like “fascism,” “authoritarianism,” “kleptocracy” and “demagoguery,” – to name just a few – have become commonplace in our political discourse. But what does it all mean? Are historical analogies, particularly to the European past, useful in trying to understand American politics today? Or is the Trump regime a class unto itself? Historians of Europe, Russia, and International Relations will share their perspectives on...

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2017 Mar 01

Colloquium for Intellectual History: World History and Earth History: Perspectives on Our Time

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Lower Level Conference Room, 27 Kirkland Street, Cambridge

Dipesh Chakrabarty

SPEAKER

Dipesh Chakrabarty
Professor of History, University of Chicago

 

CONTACTS

Peter E. Gordon
pgordon@fas.harvard.edu

Ethan Kleinberg
ekleinberg@wesleyan.edu

Samuel Moyn
smoyn@law.harvard.edu

...

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