Elsewhere at Harvard

2017 Oct 12

CES: Minority Presence and Representation: Transatlantic Lessons

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

Bruno Perreau
Cynthia L. Reed Professor and Associate Professor of French Studies, MIT; Associate Member, THEMA Laboratory, University of Lausanne

A minority presence, as such, disrupts social order. To the extent that they are raised, educated and socialized in majority institutions, minorities always carries a split in the consciousness of self. Therefore, they are at odds with the representative system. This talk will explore how we could understand representation in terms of this double-voiced identity rather than in terms of delegation and erasure. It...

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2017 Oct 06

CES: Democratic Capitalism at the Crossroads

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Adolphus Busch Hall, Hoffmann Room, 27 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA
2:15pm to 4:00pm

Seminar on State and Capitalism since 1800

SPEAKER
Carles Boix
Robert Garrett Professor of Politics and Public Affairs, Department of Politics, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University

** Please note: Those planning to attend events in this series should read the paper that will be posted on the CES website before the seminar.**
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2017 Sep 28

CES: The Singing Turk: Ottoman Power and Operatic Emotions on the European Stage from the Siege of Vienna to the Age of Napoleon

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

New Directions in European History Study Group

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Larry Wolff
Silver Professor; Professor of History, New York University

 

This lecture will consider the huge cultural phenomenon of operas about Turks that played out across the stages of Europe from the 1680s to the 1820s. Though the best-known of these operas, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "Abduction from the Seraglio," is still widely performed, most of these operas about Turks are unknown today. They include operas by such important composers as Handel, Rameau, Gluck, Haydn, Mozart, and...

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2017 Jul 17

CES: A Brief History of Neoliberal Problems

1:50pm

New Directions in European History Study Group

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Quinn Slobodian
Associate Professor of History, Wellesley College; Visiting Scholar, CES, Harvard University

 

The intellectual history of neoliberalism is often told as one of conviction, consistency and coherence with notes of inevitability. As neoliberalism shows its cracks, it is a good time to revisit the problems that have dogged the leading thinkers of the circle around F. A. Hayek for the last seven decades. Some problems are predictable: securing legitimacy in the face of economic...

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2017 Sep 11

CES: Navigating the Civil and Religious Worlds: Jewish Immigrants & Marital Laws in France and the United States 1881-1939

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

Jews in Modern Europe Study Group

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Geraldine Gudefin
Ph.D candidate in History, Brandeis University

 

In Europe and the United States, discussions of Sharia law have become central to the current debates about Muslim integration. Although these debates are often presented as unprecedented, at the turn of the twentieth century the civil legal systems of Western Europe and the United States grappled considerably with the notion of legal pluralism, the nature of the relationship between religion and the state, and the legal status of...

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2017 Sep 08

CES: Populism and the Economics of Globalization

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Adolphus Busch Hall, Hoffmann Room, 27 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA
2:15pm to 4:00pm

The Seminar on the State and Capitalism since 1800

SPEAKER

Dani Rodrik

Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Discussant:

 

  • Bart Bonikowski – Associate Professor of Sociology, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty

 

Populism may seem like it has come...

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2017 Jun 13

Harvard Art Museums: Grand Illustrated Lecture and Magic Lantern Show

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Harvard Art Museums, Menschel Hall, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA
6:00pm to 7:30pm

In the 17th century, scientists, educators, and philosophers used the magic lantern—a device that can project images on a wall or screen—as an instrument. But when the device got into the hands of showmen and conjurers, it became a form of popular entertainment, frightening and thrilling audiences for hundreds...

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2017 Jun 15

History of Medicine: Gender and Risk Perception in the Development of Oral Contraceptives, 1940-1968

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Waterhouse Room, Gordon Hall, Harvard Medical School 25 Shattuck Street, Boston MA
5:30pm

The Archives for Women in Medicine and the Women in Medicine Legacy Foundation present:

Gender and Risk Perception in the Development of Oral Contraceptives, 1940-1968

2016-2017 Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine Fellowship Lecture

Kate Grauvogel:  2016-2017 Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine Fellow, Doctoral student in the History...

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2017 May 15

Houghton Library Exhibition: 75th anniversary open-house-inspired showcase

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Houghton Library, Edison and Newman Room, Harvard Yard
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Houghton Library staff celebrate the library’s 75th anniversary with an open-house-inspired showcase of its outstanding collections.

Fifty archivists, conservators, curators, librarians, specialists, and student workers who make up “Team Houghton” share memorable items encountered during careers at the library that range from four months to over 40 years. Gained through providing access to over 600,000 printed books and six miles of manuscript and archival materials that comprise the Houghton collection, the staff’s encyclopedic knowledge of the library comes to the fore in...

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2017 May 10

MHC: A Press of One’s Own: Celebrating 100 Years of Virginia and Leonard Woolf’s Hogarth Press

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Houghton Library, Bow & Arrow Press
4:30pm

 

Nana Ariel, Harvard University

Elizabeth Willson Gordon, The King’s University

John Lurz, Tufts University

Mine Özyurt Kılıç, Harvard University

Michelle Alexis Taylor, Harvard University

This event is free, but space is limited. Please RSVP to nana_ariel@fas.harvard.edu.

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2017 Jun 12

Davis Center: Security and Human Rights in Russia, Ukraine, and the Balkans

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

 

Speaker(s): 

Petur Hristov, Professor of Law and Dean of the Faculty of Law, Varna Free University (Bulgaria)
Joshua Rubenstein, Associate Director, Major Gifts, Harvard Law School; Center Associate, Davis Center
Oxana Shevel, Associate Professor of Political Science, Tufts University; Center Associate, Davis Center
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2017 May 09

Davis Center: Political Prisoners and Human Rights Violations in Putin's Russia

Location: 

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

 

Speaker(s): 

Sergei Davidis, Board Member and Manager of Political Prisoner Assistance Project, Human Rights Center "Memorial" (Russian Federation)
Ekaterina Petrikevich, International Human Rights Consultant, Human Rights Center "Memorial"

Sponsored by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies.

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

 

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