Elsewhere at Harvard

2019 Nov 20

Ojibwe language Warriors in Action: Connecting the Academy, the Community, and the Quest for Knowledge

6:00pm

Location: 

Harvard University Department of History of Art & Architecture, Arthur M. Sackler Building, 485 Broadway, Room 422, Cambridge, MA

LECTURES IN ANISHINAABE LANGUAGE & ART, sponsored by the Harvard Committee for the Year of Indigenous Languages and the Harvard University Native American Program.

Speaker: Anton Treuer, Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State University
Topic: Ojibwe language Warriors in Action: Connecting the Academy, the Community, and the Quest for Knowledge

 

2019 Nov 14

Listening for Grandfathers: Aadizookaanag in Museum Collections

6:00pm

Location: 

Harvard University Department of History of Art & Architecture, Arthur M. Sackler Building, 485 Broadway, Room 422, Cambridge, MA
LECTURES IN ANISHINAABE LANGUAGE & ART, sponsored by the Harvard Committee for the Year of Indigenous Languages and the Harvard University Native American Program.

Speaker: Alan Ojiig Corbiere, Bne doodemi, M’Chigeeng, First Nation PhD Candidate, York University
Topic: Listening for Grandfathers: Aadizookaanag in Museum Collections
2019 Nov 21

#GamAni?: Sexualized Violence in Hebrew Literature and Israeli Culture

4:15pm

Location: 

Semitic Museum, Room 201 6 Divinity Avenue Cambridge, MA 02138

Ilana Szobel, Associate Professor on the Joseph H. and Belle R. Braun Chair in Hebrew Literature, Brandeis University; Visiting Scholar, Harvard University (academic year)

 

Co-sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies, the Department of Comparative Literature, with the Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality

*This event is free and open to the public.

 

2019 Nov 06

Solomon Mikhoels: Actor, Director, Playwright and Visionary

4:30pm to 5:45pm

Location: 

CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Tsai Auditorium

This panel discussion with two leading Jewish cultural historians examines the remarkable contributions and tragic death of the great actor, theater director, playwright, visionary of Yiddish culture, and Jewish activist Solomon (Shloyme) Mikhoels (1890–1948). Born Shloyme Vovsi in Dvinsk (now Daugavpils, Latvia), the genius actor Mikhoels became the chief director of the State Jewish Theater in Moscow. During World War II, he served as chairman of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee. Mikhoels’ assassination by Stalin’s secret police, although officially billed as an accident, augured the...

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2019 Nov 08

"Climate Change Crisis and Tropical Forest and Biodiversity Conservation: An Afro-Colombian Perspective"

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Hutchins Center, 104 Mount Auburn Street 3R
Luis Gilberto Murillo-Urrutia is a Former Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development of Colombia and a very well-known national political figure in that country. He is a policy expert with nearly 30 years of experience in public policy design, implementation and advocacy; particularly, in the areas of sustainable regional development, social inclusion and peace building. Mr. Murillo-Urrutia has led numerous initiatives, both domestically and internationally. A decade ago, he played a key role as leading voice in advocating in Washington, DC for a U.S. policy towards... Read more about "Climate Change Crisis and Tropical Forest and Biodiversity Conservation: An Afro-Colombian Perspective"
2019 Nov 15

Sacred and Profane: Byzantine and Ottoman Music Traditions of the Eastern Mediterranean

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Lecture Hall 004, 485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

A journey through the world of Byzantine and Ottoman sacred and secular music and their legacy in the Balkans and the Eastern Mediterranean. This highly interactive workshop examines the sacralization of the profane and the profanation of the sacred in music theory and practice of the Orthodox Christian and Islamic East.

Featuring:

-Kyriakos Kalaitzidis, PhD, award-winning composer, musician, and founding member of the En Chords Ensemble

-Rev. Fr. Romanos Karanos, Assistant Professor of Byzantine Liturgical Music, Hellenic College Holy Cross and Artistic...

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2019 Nov 15

The Somali Territories and Somali Diaspora in the Modern World: Knowledge, Power, Practice

9:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

History Department Conference Room (formerly the Lower Library), Robinson Hall

The Somali Territories and Somali Diaspora in the Modern World: Knowledge, Power, Practice

November 15, 2019
Harvard University
Location: Lower Library, Robinson Hall
Time: 9-5pm

9:00-10:20am
Home and Belonging in the Diaspora

Carrying Culture: Temporal and Spatial Constructions of Somalia Among Women in the Diaspora
Suban Nur Cooley (Michigan State University)

The Qalanjo Project: Using Culturally Relevant Pedagogical Approaches to Bridge Gaps & Create...

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2019 Nov 14

Russian Jewish Immigrant 'Bankers' and American Finance: The Case of Saul Singer and the Bank of United States

4:15pm

Location: 

Semitic Museum, Room 201, 6 Divinity Ave, Cambridge MA 02138

Rebecca Kobrin, Russell and Bettina Knapp Associate Professor of American Jewish History, Columbia University; Joseph Engel Visiting Professor in American Jewish Studies: History Department, Harvard University (fall 2019) 

Co-sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies, Harvard University; with the Davis Center Seminar on Russian and Eurasian Jewry, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University

Free and open to the public! 

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2020 Apr 29

HIGHS Seminar: "Chinese Visions of African American History, Politics, and Culture, 1960-1964"

3:45pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall, History Department Conference Room

Speaker: Ruodi Duan (Harvard University)

Co-chairs: David Armitage and Erez Manela

The Harvard International & Global History Seminar (HIGHS) is a forum for cutting-edge work in the fields of international and global history. The seminar, organized at the Department of History and generously supported by the Weatherhead...

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2019 Dec 04

HIGHS Seminar: “Making Made In China: Race, Labor, and Politics in U.S.-China Trade 1971-1980"

3:45pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall, History Department Conference Room

Speaker: Elizabeth Ingleson (Southern Methodist University)

Co-chairs: David Armitage and Erez Manela

The Harvard International & Global History Seminar (HIGHS) is a forum for cutting-edge work in the fields of international and global history. The seminar, organized at the Department of History and generously supported by the Weatherhead...

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2019 Nov 13

From Bandung to Jakarta: Sino-Japanese Rapprochement and Links to South East Asia

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel K262, Bowie-Vernon Room

Past and Present of Southeast Asia: A Research Workshop at Harvard University
Talk title: From Bandung to Jakarta: Sino-Japanese Rapprochement and Links to South East Asia 
Speaker: Bohao Wu, PhD Candidate, Department of History, Harvard University

ABSTRACT 
Since secret meeting between Zhou Enlai and Takasaki Tatsunosuke at Bandung Conference in 1955, Japan and the PRC forged important connections in the two decades to follow while standing on opposite sides in the Cold War confrontation. The interactions between China and Japan - either...

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2019 Oct 30

American Liberalism in France: The French Reception of Rawls, 1971-2010

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Hoffmann Room, Adolphus Busch Hall

Speaker:
Mathieu Hauchecorne
Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Paris 8

Chair: 
David Armitage
Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History, Harvard University; CES Faculty Associate & Semianr Co-chair, Harvard University

Before John Rawls eventually entered the French canon of philosophy, he had attracted close attention in French public debate, as well...

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2019 Nov 06

Patrick Chung, “From Supply Lines to Supply Chains: The U.S. Military, Infrastructural Development, and the Origins of South Korea’s Export Boom.”

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Cotting Hall Conference Room, 50 N Harvard St, Boston, MA 02163

Talk Title: "From Supply Lines to Supply Chains: The U.S. Military, Infrastructural Development, and the Origins of South Korea’s Export Boom"

Speaker: Patrick Chung, Assistant Professor of History, University of Maryland

This paper examines the U.S. military’s development of the South Korean port city of Busan. The city would become the center of UN military logistical operations during the Korean War, as massive quantities of soldiers and supplies...

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