Elsewhere at Harvard

2017 Sep 11

CAS: African Studies Workshop Featuring James Ferguson

Location: 

Robinson Hall Lower Library, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA
6:00pm to 8:00pm

James Ferguson is the Susan S. and William H. Hindle Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, and Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Stanford University. His research has focused on southern Africa (especially Lesotho, Zambia, South Africa, and Namibia), and has engaged a broad range of theoretical and ethnographic issues. He will present Proletarian Politics Today: From Historical Analogy to Distributive Politics.

A week in advance, the presenter’s paper will be circulated through the ...

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2017 Oct 18

HIGHS/Davis Center Book Talk: Gorbachev: His Life and Times

Location: 

CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
4:15pm to 5:45pm

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William Taubman, Bertrand Snell Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Amherst College, is the author of  Gorbachev: His Life and Times, to be published on September 5, 2017. Taubman’s Khrushchev: The Man and His Era, published in 2003, was awarded the 2004 Pulitzer Prize and the...

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2017 Oct 16

Davis Center: How Can a Work of Art Be Revolutionary? Case Studies in the History of the Left

Location: 

Menschel Hall, Lower Level, Harvard Art Museums 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA (please enter the museums via the entrance on Broadway)
6:00pm to 7:30pm

Speaker(s): 

Leah Dickerman, Marlene Hess Curator of Painting and Sculpture, MoMA, New York

Free admission, but passes are required. Passes will be given out at the door, beginning at 5pm, at the Broadway entrance.

Co-sponsored by Department of History of Art and Architecture, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, and Harvard Art Museums.

Complimentary parking available in the Broadway Garage, 7 Felton Street, Cambridge

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2017 Oct 06

Davis Center Conference: Did Ten Days Shake the World? Centenary Perspectives on the Russian Revolution

Location: 

CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
Fri - Sat, Oct 12 to Oct 13, 9:00am - 6:30pm

Registration is not required, but is appreciated for planning purposes.

Friday, October 6
8:50–9:00 a.m.
Welcoming remarks

9:00–10:45 a.m.
Panel One: Theorizing Russia's Revolution

Chair: Oleg Kharkhordin,...

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2017 Sep 27

Davis Center: Messiah or "Simple Son"? Theodor Herzl and East European Jewry

Location: 

CGIS South, S153, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA
4:15pm to 6:00pm

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This talk employs Theodor Herzl’s relationship with eastern European Jewry as a case study of the social construction of charisma and the legitimization of leadership. There was considerable tension between Theodor Herzl and the Eastern European Zionist activists who had founded the Lovers of Zion movement more...

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2017 Sep 21

Davis Center: Nature Transformation in Russia and the West, from the Tsars and the Roosevelts to Putin and Trump

Location: 

CGIS South, S354, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA
12:15pm to 2:00pm

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Russian leaders have embraced a resource state.  They see the development of natural and mineral resources as crucial to the nation’s economic, strategic, and imperial power.  Under the Soviets – and again under Putin – they have focused tremendous resources on such big projects as dams, canals, mines...

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2017 Sep 18

Davis Center: Revolution Every Day - What about Revolution? Three Lectures on Aesthetic Practices after 1917

Location: 

Menschel Hall, Lower Level, Harvard Art Museums 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA (please enter the museums via the entrance on Broadway)
6:00pm to 7:30pm

Speaker(s): 

Christina Kiaer, Associate Professor, Department of Art History, Northwestern University

 

Free admission, but passes are required. Passes will be given out at the door, beginning at 5pm, at the Broadway entrance.

Co-sponsored by Department of History of Art and Architecture, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, and Harvard Art Museums.

Complimentary parking available in the...

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2017 Sep 15

Davis Center Open House, 2017

Location: 

CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, 3rd Floor
5:30pm to 7:30pm

Open House 2017Mingle with colleagues, meet our new students and visitors, and enjoy delicious refreshments as you learn about programs and opportunities at the Davis Center.
No RSVP required.

Sponsored by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies.

For more information, please call 617-495-4037....

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2017 Aug 10

Davis Center Film Screening: Masters of Soviet Animation: Hedgehog in the Fog and Other Classics

Location: 

CGIS South, S-010 (Tsai Auditorium), 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
7:00pm

Hedgehog in the Fog and Other ClassicsAll films in Russian with English subtitles

The Cameraman's Revenge (1911, 13 min.) is one of Ladislas Starevich’s earliest surviving films and it is also his most famous. In this early example of stop-motion animation, beetles star in this story of love and infidelity among insects...

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2017 Jul 20

Davis Center: Film Screening: Masters of Soviet Animation: The Snow Queen and Gena the Crocodile

Location: 

CGIS South, S-010 (Tsai Auditorium), 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
7:00pm

The Snow Queen and Gena the CrocodileAll films in Russian with English subtitles

The Snow Queen (1957, 60 min.) by Lev Atamanov is based on the story of the same name by Hans Christian Andersen. When the Snow Queen, a lonely and powerful fairy, kidnaps the human boy Kay, his best friend Gerda must overcome many obstacles...

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2017 Nov 30

CES: In Search of Retribution: The Roles of Holocaust Survivors in Trials of Nazi Perpetrators in Postwar Germany

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Hoffmann Room, 27 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA
4:15pm to 6:00pm

Jews in Modern Europe Study Group

SPEAKER
Laura Jockusch
Albert Abramson Assistant Professor of Holocaust Studies, Departments of History and of New Eastern and Judaic Studies, Brandeis University

 

This lecture looks at a number of criminal trials that focused on crimes committed in the concentration, labor, and death camp Auschwitz and were held in Germany over the course of seventy years. It addresses the challenges of the legal conceptualization and prosecution of Nazi crimes while exploring the roles played by Jewish Holocaust survivors in...

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