Elsewhere at Harvard

2017 Apr 27

Yenching & Reischauer Institutes: Tracing the Prophetic Narratives of a Buddhist Prince: The Construction of Myths and Legends of Shōtoku Taishi in 11th-13th Century Japan

Location: 

Common Room, 2 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA
12:00pm to 1:30pm

 

Chikamoto Kensuke, Associate Professor of Japanese medieval literature, Nagoya University; HYI Visiting Scholar

Chair/Discussant: Ryuichi Abe, Reischauer Institute Professor of Japanese Religions, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University

Details: Tracing the Prophetic Narratives of a Buddhist Prince: The Construction of Myths and Legends of Shōtoku Taishi in 11th-...

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2017 Apr 25

Asia Center: Trump and Asia: Business as Usual? U.S.-Asia Business and Trade in the Trump Era

Location: 

CGIS South, S020 (Belfer Case Study Room), 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
12:00pm to 2:00pm

The Asia-related centers at Harvard University continue our new “Trump and Asia” series with a look at international business and trade between the U.S. and Asia.

Speakers: William Kirby, Mireya Solis, Mark Wu

Moderated by: Tarun Khana

Chaired by: Andrew Gordon

Co-sponsored by the Fairbank Center, the Harvard University Asia Center, the South Asia Institute, the Korea Institute, the U.S.-Japan Program, and the Reischauer Institute

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2017 Apr 24

Harvard-Yenching Library: Writing the History of Shinto

Location: 

The Common Room, 2 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA
4:00pm to 5:00pm

 

Yenching Book Talk

Afternoon Tea with the Author of Shinto: A History

Helen Hardacre, Author; Reischauer Institute Professor of Japanese Religions and Society, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Details: Writing the History of Shinto

Sponsored by the Harvard-Yenching Library

 

2017 May 03

MHC: "I've Known Rivers": Slave Resistance and Environmental Consciousness w/Tiya Miles

Location: 

CGIS South, S-010 (Tsai Auditorium), 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
6:00pm

The Environment Forum at the Mahindra Center presents:

Tiya Miles
Mary Henrietta Graham Distinguished University Professor, University of Michigan; Author of
Tales from the Haunted South: Dark Tourism and Memories of Slavery from the Civil War Era
(2015); Founder of ECO Girls, an environmental and cultural project for girls in urban Southeast Michigan

The Environment Forum will also host a luncheon for faculty, post-docs, and graduate students with Professor Miles on Thursday, May 4, at noon in Barker Center 133. If you can attend the...

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2017 Apr 26

SAI: Archive Making and Archival Silences in Mughal Punjab

Location: 

William James Hall, Rm. 1550, 33 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA
5:00pm to 7:00pm

Cosponsored Event

Speaker:

Purnima Dhavan,  Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies, Howard and Frances Keller Endowed Professor in History at University of Washington

Moderators:
Sunil Sharma, Professor of Persian & Indian Literatures at Boston University
Neelam Khoja, Ph.D. Candidate Histories and Cultures of Muslim Societies at Harvard University

Lahore, the major urban hub and occasional seasonal capital of the Mughal Empire, has a well-documented history of Persian...

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2017 Apr 27

Instituto Cervantes: Bernal Diaz's "True History" and the Mexican Color Line

Location: 

Observatorio. 2 Arrow St. 4th floor. Cambridge, MA. 02138
5:30pm to 7:00pm

 

CONVERSATIONS IN THE OBSERVATORIO

This round table event focuses on the racial and linguistic ‘encuentro’ that came to shape Mexican society beginning in the 16th century when Spaniards, Indigenous peoples and Africans met and mixed in New Spain. Acknowledging that 2017-2021 mark the 500th anniversaries of some of the key events of the Spanish colonial project in the Americas as described in Bernal Diaz del Castillo’s True History of the Conquest of New Spain, our round table looks at these events through the...

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2017 Apr 25

History of Medicine: From Farmer’s Daughter to Physician: The Advocacy, Activism, and Legacy of Dr. Mary Bennett Ritter and her Contemporaries

Location: 

Countway Library of Medicine, Minot Room, Fifth Floor, Harvard Medical School, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston, MA
5:30pm

2017 Apr 24

Radcliffe Panel Discussion: Rediscovering Pauli Murray

Location: 

Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
4:15pm

 

Anna Pauline Murray was a pioneering civil and human rights activist, feminist and legal theorist, preacher and poet. The Schlesinger Library holds the Pauli Murray Collection, a vast resource comprised of audiotapes, photographs, correspondence, and more. This panel discussion will focus on Murray’s groundbreaking work and her tumultuous times. The speakers—scholars of history, women’s and gender studies, law, and African studies—have each written about different facets of Murray’s prismatic, always interesting, and sometimes contradictory legacy.

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2017 Apr 28

Radcliffe Conference: Intersections: Understanding Urbanism in the Global Age

Location: 

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge MA
9:00am to 5:00pm

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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