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2017 Feb 01

Hutchins Center: A Lost Prince: Alemayu Tewodros in the British Imperial World, 1868-1879 | Christian Ayne Crouch

12:00pm

Location: 

Barker Center, Rm. 110, (Thompson Room), 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge

Hutchins W.E.B. Dubois Research Institute

Christian Ayne Crouch, Associate Professor, Historical Studies and American Studies, Bard College


A Lost Prince: Alemayu Tewodros in the British Imperial World, 1868-1879        


Free and open to the public.  A Q+A session will follow each talk.  Please feel free to bring a lunch....

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2017 Apr 27

Davis Center: Film Screening: The Babushkas of Chernobyl

7:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, Room S010 (Tsai Auditorium), 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

 

30 years after the Chernobyl disaster, some 100 women fiercely cling to their ancestral homeland inside the radioactive “Exclusion Zone.” While most of their neighbors have long since fled and their husbands have gradually died off, this stubborn sisterhood is hanging on —...

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2017 Mar 22

Davis Center: Above the Barriers: Leonid Pasternak and the Renascence of Jewish National Art in 20th Century Russia

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Room S250

Jews of Russia/Eastern Europe Seminar

 

The paper discusses the artistic career of Leonid Pasternak (1862-1945), Boris Pasternak’s father, against the background of the debates about the possibility and the nature of Jewish art in the beginning of 20th century. It analyzes Leonid Pasternak’s role and place in the crystallization of Jewish national self-consciousness that expressed in the early stages of the Zionist movement in Russia and Europe.

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2017 Feb 16

Davis Center: On Taking Offense: Ethnic Jokes and Anton Chekhov

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, S354

 

Literature and Culture Seminar

Speaker(s): 

Gabriella Safran, Professor and Director, Department of Slavic Languages and Literature and Eva Chernov Lokey Professor in Jewish Studies, Stanford University

Co-sponsored by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies and the Harvard University Department of...

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2017 Feb 15

Davis Center: How did Jewish Women Gain Cultural Capital in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth?

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-250, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

 

Throughout western history women have been assigned a status as cultural observers and social facilitators to men's roles as cultural performers and social actors. This status, however, was not fixed and cultural-social gender barriers could be crossed and moved. Authority in the family, responsibilities in the public sphere, communal activism, economic productivity, education, ritual religious roles, literary and artistic creativity were all forms of cultural capital which could position women at intersections of power and privilege and challenge gender hierarchies. This talk...

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