Elsewhere at Harvard

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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2017 Sep 18

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

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): 

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

5:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, 3rd Floor

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

7:00pm

Location: 

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

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

7:00pm

Location: 

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

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

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

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

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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2017 Nov 16

Ctr for Jewish Studies / CES: The Scandal of the Budapest Orpheum: Jewish Popular Culture and Self-Fashioning in Fin-de-Siècle Central Europe

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

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

SPEAKER
Mary Gluck
Professor of History and Judaic Studies, Brown University

The Budapest Orpheum, which enjoyed its golden age between 1880 and 1914, pioneered one of the most important and innovative entertainment industries of its age.Widely emulated in Vienna and Berlin, the Budapest Orpheum helped transform the Hungarian capital into the popular entertainment center of German-speaking Central Europe.Less widely know is the close identification between the Orpheum and the city’s lower middle-class Jewish population, which supplied the owners, directors, writers,...

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2017 Oct 12

CES: Minority Presence and Representation: Transatlantic Lessons

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

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

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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