Elsewhere at Harvard

2017 Mar 30

DRCLAS: Brazil Studies Program: Ecology, Art and Politics in the 1970's in Brazil

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-030, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

 

For more information see the DRCLAS Website

Speaker:  Claudia Mattos Avolese, Associate Professor of History of Art, University of Campinas; DRCLAS Cisneros Visiting Scholar, Harvard University

Moderator:  Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government,...

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2017 Mar 29

DRCLAS: The Many Returns of José Dolores: Displacement and Colombia’s Forgotten Midcentury Peace

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

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

 

See the DRCLAS Website for more information

Speaker: Robert Karl, Assistant Professor of History, Princeton University; Santander Visiting Scholar, DRCLAS

As their society attempted in the late 1950s to move beyond the...

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2017 Mar 30

Warren Center: Undocumented Knowledge: Students, Borders, and the Politics of Sanctuary

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Emerson Hall 210, Reception from 6-7pm in the Robinson Hall Great Space

Panelists:

Prerna Lal (East Bay Community Law Center)
Lisa Lowe (Tufts University)
Keish Kim (Harvard American Studies graduate student)
Medhin Paolos (Asmarina Project, and Rete G2 Milano)
Maurice Stierl (University of California, Davis)
Lorgia Garcia Pena (Harvard University) – introductions and leading the discussion

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2017 Apr 24

CMES: The Curious Case Of Ahmed Necmeddin Bey: A Look Into The Sociopolitical Climate In Aintab On The Eve Of 1915

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CMES, Rm 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138

 

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents

Ümit Kurt
Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Turks, Kurds, Arabs, Armenians, Greeks, and Jews of Aintab greeted the CUP's declaration of the Second Constitutional Era and the...

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2017 Apr 17

CMES: Mechanizing The Flow: Machines And Politics On The Nile Before The British Occupation

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CMES, Rm 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138

 

The CES/CMES Colonial Encounters Working Group presents

Casey Primel
Volkswagen Postdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead Initiative on Global History, Harvard University

On December 10, 1902, the sluices of Egypt's Aswan Dam were opened for the first time. The Aswan Dam was an exemplar of colonial engineering, the project of remaking colonial society through material infrastructure. Its completion culminated one among many competing visions for the Nile in the late nineteenth century. This paper examines another of those visions....

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2017 Apr 04

CMES: The Late Ottoman Empire And Egypt: Hybridity, Law, And Gender

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CMES, Rm 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138

 

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents

Elizabeth Shlala
Visiting Scholar, Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Elizabeth H. Shlala earned a PhD in History from Georgetown University. She has held academic positions at London School of Economics and Political Science, Oxford University, Columbia University,...

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2017 Mar 30

CMES: The Naksa Fifty Years Later: New Sources, Questions And Approaches To The ‘67 War - Workshop

Thu - Fri, Mar 30 to Mar 31, 4:00pm - 4:30pm

Location: 

Williams James Hall, Lecture Hall B1, Lower Level, 33 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA

 

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents a workshop

On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the June 1967 War, this workshop seeks to explore new approaches to understand and rethink this pivotal and transformative moment in the history of the modern Middle East. At stake is the search for new sources...

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2017 Apr 03

CES: Arabs and the Problem of the Color Line: Prince Faisal at the 1919 Paris Peace Conference

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

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

Colonial Encounters and Divergent Development Trajectories in the Mediterranean Study Group

Speaker: 

Elizabeth Thompson
Mohamed Said Farsi Chair of Islamic Peace, American University

About

The arc of Syrian history in the 20th century was determined at Paris in 1919. Prince Faisal, leader of the Arab Revolt against the Ottomans, traveled to the peace conference at the end of World War I to make the claim...

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2017 Mar 27

MHC: Plus quam civile bellum in Isidore of Seville | Shane Bobrycki

12:00pm

Location: 

Barker Center, Rm. 133, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge

 

Monday, March 27, 2017, 12:00pm, Room 133, Barker Center

Shane Bobrycki, Harvard University

Plus quam civile bellum in Isidore of Seville

Medieval Studies Seminar, Mahindra Humanities Center

http://mahindrahumanities.fas.harvard.edu/content/plus-quam-civile-bellum-emisidore-sevilleem

Please RSVP by March 23 to Hannah Weaver (...

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2017 Mar 27

HLS: Fellow’s Lecture: The Trial of a Heretic: (Muslim Toledo, 11th Century) Judicial Procedure and Political Context

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

WCC 4059, Harvard Law School

Join a Fellow’s Lecture with Dr. Maribel Fierro.

 Dr. Fierro will discuss her current research on a significant Andalusian judicial figure from the 11th Century. Dr. Fierro's research focuses on the political, religious, and intellectual history of al-Andalus and the Islamic West (eighth—fifteenth centuries), on Islamic law, and on violence and its representation in Medieval Arabic sources.

 Dr. Fierro is a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University; and Director of El Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales (...

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2017 Mar 25

Asian Borderlands: the First Annual Symposium

1:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS -S020, Belfer Case Study Room, 1730 Cambridge St. Cambridge, MA

Asian Borderlands This is the first meeting of a proposed annual conference of a research network that will meet every year at a different university, our other partner institutions being Chicago, Columbia and Cornell. Graduate Students from Harvard and beyond will convene to discuss a range of historical topics about...

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2017 Mar 22

Asia Studies in Asia - Roundtable Discussion

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Tsai Auditorium, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St.

 

Panelists:

  • Hirano Kenichiro (Professor Emeritus of Tokyo University and of Waseda University, Executive Director of Toyo Bunko (education and employment))
  • Park Hyungji (Professor of English Literature, Yonsei University)
  • Wang Hui (Professor of Literature and History, Tsinghua University; Coordinate Research Scholar, Harvard-Yenching Institute and Visiting Professor in East Asian Languages and Civilizations (Spring 2017), Harvard University)
  • Zhang Longxi (Chair...
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