Elsewhere at Harvard

2016 Nov 09

Mahindra Humanities: "Dark and Stormy: Reflections on the Election"

6:00pm

Location: 

Emerson Hall Rm. 105, 25 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138

 

Participants

Danielle Allen
Director, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University

David Laibson
Robert I. Goldman Professor of Economics, Harvard University

Jill Lepore
David Woods Kemper '41 Professor of American History, Harvard University

Free and open to the public.

 

2016 Nov 07

Mahindra Humanities History of the Book "Gleaning" with Juliet Fleming

5:00pm

Location: 

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

 

History of the Book

Juliet Fleming, New York University

Gleaning

Abstract

In a late essay Heidegger used the figure of gleaning to describe the contemplative experience of reading: "Lego, legein, Latin legere, is the same word as our lesen [to collect]: gleaning, collecting wood, harvesting grapes, making a selection, 'reading [lesen] a book' is just a variant of 'gathering' in the authentic sense [‘ein Buch lesen’ is nur ein Abort des ‘Lesens’ in eigentlichen Sinne.] This means laying one thing next to another, bringing them together as one [in...

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2016 Nov 07

Hutchins Center: Transition 121 Event: Readings from "Childhood"

7:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA

Join Transition magazine at the Harvard Book Store for the launch of issue 121 “Childhood.” Guest editor Amy Fish will be joined by Chris King, Grace Aneiza Ali, and local youth writers for readings from the issue and beyond.

In issue 121, authors consider symbolic and ideological deployments of black childhood and...

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2016 Nov 16

Mahindra Humanities: "The Tastemakers and Trendsetters: A closer look on the process of creation in eighteenth-century France"

6:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Sackler Building 515

Ulrich Leben
Associate Curator, Waddesdon Manor; Research Scholar and Visiting Professor, Bard Graduate Center

Mahindra Humanities Center Harvard, Visual Representation, Materiality, and Medium Seminar

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2016 Nov 21

CMES: Talk In Arabic: Egyptian Clothes Between Religious Ideology And Social Change | Zeinab Taha

12:00pm to 1:45pm

Location: 

CMES, Room 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA

 

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents a talk in Arabic

Zeinab Taha
Associate Professor Arabic Linguistics, Department of Arabic Language (former Arabic Language Institute), The American University of Cairo

Zeinab Taha received her PhD in Arabic linguistics from...

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2016 Nov 16

CMES&History Workshop: Fitna: Civil War Or Sectarian Conflict? Understanding Political Violence Within The Post-Mandate Arab States

9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

CMES, Room 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA

 

Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Department of History present a workshop organized by Roger Owen and Adam Mestyan

This workshop aims to historicize violent conflicts in the states of the Post-Mandate territories and to understand the Arabic terminology of violence in a trans-temporal and trans-national framework. In order to do this, we propose three sessions:

  1. To problematize the terminology and political theory of civil war in Arabic, from Muslim...
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2016 Nov 15

Thai Studies Program: "The Invented Old Siamese Conceptions of the Monarchy

6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, Belfer Case Study Room, S020, Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge

Professor Thongchai Winichakul, Professor Emeritus of History,University of Wisconsin, Madison

The Third Annual Stanley J. Tambiah Lecture in Thai Studies

Sponsored by the Thai Studies Program at the Harvard University Asia Center

 

 

2016 Nov 17

History of Art & Arch: film Screening of "Reasonable Doubt" followed by Lecture BY Mieke Bal

5:30pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Sackler Building, Lecture Hall 029, 485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA

 

The Graduate Student Lecture Series of the Department of History of Art and Architecture presents

Mieke Bal

Cultural Theorist, Critic, Video Artist

Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, University of Amsterdam

 

"Reasonable Doubt" & "Thinking in Film"

A FILM SCREENING AND LECTURE WITH MIEKE BAL

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