Elsewhere at Harvard

2017 Mar 24

Warren Center: “Dakota Access Pipeline in Historical Perspective” Panel Discussion

12:15pm to 2:15pm

Location: 

Science Center D, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

Panelists:

Jace DeCory (Lakota Sioux and Black Hills State University)
Nick Estes (Lower Brule Sioux and University of New Mexico)
Lewis Grass Rope (Lower Brule Sioux)
Chase Iron Eyes (Standing Rock Sioux)
Lisa McGirr (Harvard University)
Jeffrey Ostler (University of Oregon)

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2017 Mar 08

Warren Center: Albert Woodfox & Robert King of the Angola 3

5:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Ames Courtroom, Harvard Law School

 

Albert Woodfox and Robert King were exonerated after spending decades imprisoned in Angola Penitentiary (formerly Angola Plantation) in Louisiana. King spent 29 years in solitary confinement before his release in 2001. Woodfox spent 41 years in solitary confinement before his release in 2016. The third member of the Angola 3, Herman Wallace, passed away in 2013 days after being released. All three were placed in long-term solitary confinement because of their role in forming a chapter of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense in Angola.

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2017 Mar 01

CES: The Uses and Abuses of the Political Economy of Speculation in 18th Century France

12:15pm to 1:45pm

Location: 

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

Visiting Scholars Seminar: New Research on Europe

Christine Zabel – Postdoctoral Faculty Member, University of Duisburg-Essen; Visiting Scholar, CES, Harvard University

About

This talk will discuss 17th and 18th century ideas of uncertainty and possible knowledge of future events. An ‘epistemology of the uncertain’ had emerged by the end of the 17th century. By the mid-18th century it had been applied to economics and finance and transformed into a 'political economy of speculation.' The talk will focus especially on the plans to reform the French trade...

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2017 Apr 19

Harvard Asia Center: Book Talk: Park Chung Hee and Modern Korea: The Roots of Militarism, 1866–1945

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

S020, Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge,

 

Asia Center Seminar Series

Professor Carter Eckert, Yoon Se Young Professor of Korean History, Harvard University

Chair: Professor Sun-Joo Kim, Director, Korea Institute; Harvard-Yenching Professor of Korean History, Harvard University

Discussants: Professor Andrew Gordon, Acting Director, Harvard Asia Center; Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor, Harvard University

Co-sponsored by Asia Center, Korea Institute, Weatherhead Center Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, and East Asian Legal Studies, Harvard Law School

 

2017 Apr 05

Fairbank/Asia Center: Book Talk: The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom

12:30pm to 1:45pm

Location: 

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

 

Critical Issues Confronting China Seminar Series

John Pomfret, Author of The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom: American and China, 1776 to the Present and Chinese Lessons; former Washington Post correspondent

Co-sponsored by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies and the Harvard University Asia Center

 

2017 Feb 24

Reischauer Institute: In Pursuit of Reclusion: Okuhara Seiko (1837-1913) and the Gendering of Literati Art in Nineteenth-Century Japan

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

S050, Kang Room, Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

 

Yurika Wakamatsu, Reischauer Institute Postdoctoral Fellow (PhD Japanese Art History, Harvard 2016), Harvard University

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Sponsored by the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University  

 

2017 Apr 03

Center for the Environment: Producing Public Geographies: Creating a Field Guide to the American West

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall Basement Seminar Room, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

Note, the room above has been changed (was orignially the Geological Lecture Hall).

William Wyckoff, a leading historical geographer of the American West, will be at Harvard on April 3rd for an evening lecture (4-6pm) titled, “Producing Public Geographies: Creating a Field Guide to the American West,” and a lunchtime discussion (12-1:15pm) of his recent book How to Read the American West: A Field Guide. The lunch meeting will be a discussion of Chapter 6 of that work, “Landscapes of Federal Largesse”...

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2017 Feb 23

Anthropolgy: Sacred Nation: Chinese Museums and the Legacy of Empire

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

 

Race, Representation, and Museums Lecture Series 

Magnus Fiskesjö, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Cornell University

The official Chinese view of China’s history and national identity has been transformed in recent decades from a tale of revolutionary class struggle into a story of ancient and unbroken national and imperial glory. This shift can be...

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2017 Feb 23

Archaeology Conference: City and Empire in Seleucid Asia Minor: Sardis from the King’s Peace to the Peace of Apamea

Thu - Fri, Feb 23 to Feb 24, 9:00am - 1:30pm

Location: 

Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 61 Kirkland Street, Cambridge MA
2017 Feb 17

Asia Center: The Cambridge History of the Indian Ocean

12:15pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

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

 

Asia Center Seminar Series

Sunil Amrith is the Mehra Family Professor of South Asian Studies at Harvard University. His research is on the trans-regional movement of people, ideas, and institutions. Areas of particular interest include the history of public health and poverty, the history of migration, and environmental history. His most recent work has been on the Bay of Bengal as a region connecting South and Southeast Asia. He has a PhD in History (2005) from the University of Cambridge, where he was also a Research Fellow of Trinity College (2004-6).

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