Elsewhere at Harvard

2017 Apr 28

Radcliffe Conference: Intersections: Understanding Urbanism in the Global Age

9:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge MA

Intersections: Understanding Urbanism in the Global Age 

Friday, April 28 | 9 AM–5 PM

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge MA

Urbanism is a global phenomenon that presents a range of pressing issues to consider—economic, political, and material, but most of all human. This one-day conference is designed to stimulate a broad-based discussion about “the urban” in the 21st century, a much more complicated concept than 19th- and 20th-century cities...

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2017 Apr 25

Hutchins Center: Race-Baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation, Author's Talk w/ Eric Deggans

4:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Coop Bookstore, 1400 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

 

Eric Deggans is the first full time TV critic at National Public Radio. Before that, he served as TV/Media Critic for the Tampa Bay Times, Florida's largest newspaper, for nearly 20 years. Some people call him the most critical guy in the place, because he served as TV critic, Pop Music Critic and Media Critic at various times. He has also guest hosted CNN's media analysis show Reliable Sources many times and serves on the board of journalists, educators, media experts and media industry luminaries who select the George Foster Peabody Awards.

Raised...

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2017 Apr 28

Fairbank Center Gender Studies Workshop: Women and Friendship in Dynastic China

12:30pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-030 (Gathering Room), 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

 

Participants:
Beverly Bossler
, University of California, Davis
Ron Egan, Stanford University
Grace Fong, McGill University
Eileen Chow, Duke University
Maram Epstein, University of Oregon
Xu Man, Tufts University

Organized by:
Wai Yee Li
, Harvard University
Ellen Widmer, Wellesley College

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2017 Apr 18

Fairbank Center: Ryōdōraku (良導絡) in New China: Sino-Japanese Medical Exchange in the 1950s and the Role of Machines in East Asian Medical Modernity

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel K262, 1737 Cambridge St. Cambridge, MA

Modern China Lecture Series:

 

Speaker: Ruth Rogaski, Vanderbilt University

In December of 1957, a medical delegation from the People’s Republic of China visited Japan as part of a decade-long series of semi-official cultural exchanges between the two former enemies. The delegation brought back a “Nakatani Ryōdōraku electrodermometer”—a...

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2017 Apr 12

Fairbank Center: Layer Upon Layer: Experience, Ecology, Engineering, Heritage, And (Most Of All) History In The Making Of China’s Agricultural Terraces

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel K262, 1737 Cambridge St. Cambridge, MA

 

Speaker: Sigrid Schmalzer, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Professor Schmalzer’s research focuses on social, cultural, and political aspects of the history of science in modern China. Her first book, The People’s Peking Man: Popular Science and Human Identity in Twentieth-Century China, was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2008 and won the Sharlin Memorial Award from the Social Science History Association. Her second book, Red Revolution, Green Revolution: Scientific Farming in Socialist China, was...

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2017 Apr 11

Fairbank Center: The Souls of China: The Return of Religion after Mao

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S020 (Belfer Case Study Room), 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

Further details on the Fairbank Center website

 

Speaker: Ian Johnson is a Pulitzer-Prize winning writer focusing on society, religion, and history. He works out of Beijing and Berlin, where he also teaches and advises academic journals and think tanks.

Johnson has spent over half of...

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2017 Apr 26

Davis Center: Soviet Daughter: A Graphic Revolution

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-010 (Tsai Auditorium), 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

 

In this public talk, Harvard Graduate Student Julia Alekseyeva will discuss her recent graphic memoir, “Soviet Daughter,” the story of her rebellious, independent great-grandmother coming of age in the USSR, and the impact of this story on Alekseyeva’s own life several decades later. In conversation with Alekseyeva, comics scholar ...

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