Elsewhere at Harvard

2017 Sep 19

DRCLAS: GLAM Concert Series* presents FONEMA CONSORT

8:00pm

Location: 

Paine Hall (Harvard Music Department)

Free and open to the public

*A newly created collaboration between the Harvard Music Department and the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS), the GLAM (Group for Latin American Musics) Concert Series is designed around the promotion of Latin American music on the Harvard campus and broader Boston community through an annual concert and associated master class. GLAM is an initiative of Harvard’s Music Department graduate students Daniel Walden, Julio Zúñiga, and Felipe Ledesma Núñez, under the mentorship of Carol Oja, William Powell Mason...

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2017 Oct 16

CAS: African Studies Workshop Featuring Lowell Brower

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall Lower Library, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

Lowell Brower is a PhD candidate in the Department of African & African American Studies at Harvard University. He will present Once Upon a Time' in the Land of 'Never Again': Oral Literature in Post-Genocide Rwanda. 

A week in advance, the presenter’s paper will be circulated through the Harvard African Studies Workshop listserv. It is assumed that everyone has read the paper before the workshop.  After presentation and commentary, Workshop attendees are...

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2017 Oct 02

CAS: African Studies Workshop Featuring Elizaveta Fouksman

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall Lower Library, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

lizaveta Fouksman received her doctorate in International Development from the University of Oxford in 2015, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. For the 2017-18 academic year, Liz is a Berggruen Fellow at Harvard University’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics. She will present Universalizing social protection and the moral imperative of labor: Support and resistance from Southern Africa.

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

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2017 Oct 30

CAS African Studies Workshop: African Literatures, Postcolonial Studies and the Cold War- Featuring Monica Popescu

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall Lower Library, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

Monica Popescu is Associate Professor and William Dawson Scholar of African Literatures at McGill University. she will present African Literatures, Postcolonial Studies and the Cold War. 

A week in advance, the presenter’s paper will be circulated through the Harvard African Studies Workshop listserv. It is assumed that everyone has read the paper before the workshop.  After presentation and commentary, Workshop attendees are invited to engage in critique...

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2017 Sep 25

CAS: African Studies Workshop - Foreign military aid in building postcolonial states in francophone West Africa 1958-1974.

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Riina Turtio has recently completed a PhD in International History at the Graduate Institute in Geneva. Her PhD dissertation approached the wider topic of decolonization and state-building in francophone West Africa by analyzing Guinean, Ivoirian and Voltaic decisions in building their national militaries. She will present Foreign military aid in building postcolonial states in francophone West Africa 1958-1974. 

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

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2017 Sep 11

CAS: African Studies Workshop Featuring James Ferguson

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall Lower Library, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

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

4:15pm to 5:45pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
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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

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Menschel Hall, Lower Level, Harvard Art Museums 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA (please enter the museums via the entrance on Broadway)

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

Fri - Sat, Oct 6 to Oct 7, 9:00am - 6:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

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

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S153, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA
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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

12:15pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S354, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA
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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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