Elsewhere at Harvard

2017 Apr 03

WIGH Seminar: Durability: A History of the Future, 1869-1912 | Timothy Mitchell

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall Lower Library, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

 

"Durability: A History of the Future, 1869-1912"
Speaker: Timothy Mitchell, Professor, Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, Columbia University

Commentator: Khaled Fahmy, Shawwaf Visiting Professor of Modern Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University
Graduate Student Commentator: ...

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2017 Mar 20

WIGH Seminar: "al Bustani's Arabic Encyclopedia (1870s-1880s) and the Global Production of Knowledge in the Late Ottoman Levant"

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall Lower Library, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

 

"al Bustani's Arabic Encyclopedia (1870s-1880s) and the Global Production of Knowledge in the Late Ottoman Levant"
Speaker: Ilhan Khuri Makdisi, Associate Professor of History, Northeastern University

Commentator: Leila Fawaz, Issam M. Fares Professor of Lebanese and Eastern Mediterranean Studies, Tufts University

 

Speaker:...

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2017 Feb 13

WIGH Seminar: "Through a Camera Obscura: Economic Science and the Emergence of the Market in Colonial Egypt"

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall Lower Library, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

Casey Primel, WIGH Volkswagen Postdoctoral Fellow

This graduate-faculty research seminar is designed to bring together interested faculty and students on a continuing basis to cover topics on global history. It is part of History 2950A, Approaches to Global History, and includes both reading sessions designed for graduate students and research sessions open to the interested public during which students and faculty participants will present current research. Faculty participants will be drawn...

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2017 Oct 19

CES: Salonika Jews in the Context of Modern and Contemporary European Jewish History

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

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

Jews in Modern Europe Study Group

SPEAKER
Devin E. Naar
Sephardic Studies Program Chair, Isaac Alhadeff Professor of Sephardic Studies, Associate Professor of History and Jewish Studies, University of Washington

Drawing on his book, Jewish Salonica: Between the Ottoman Empire and Modern Greece, this presentation will explore the fate of the Jews of Salonica (Thessaloniki)--once home to the largest Sephardic community in the world--as they managed the impact of the collapse of the...

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2017 Apr 20

CES:Explaining Modernization of Jews in Nineteenth Century Italy

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

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

Jews in Modern Europe Study Group: 

SPEAKER

Marco Di Giulio

Associate Professor of Hebrew Language and Literature, Program of Judaic Studies & Italian Department Franklin & Marshall College

This talk will analyze how modern Jewish translations of traditional religious texts into Italian have served as a platform for ethnic self-definition and, more recently, for engaging in forms of identity politics.

About

Unlike German Jews, who had generated eight translations of the Bible...

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2017 Mar 10

CES Seminar on the State and Capitalism since 1800: Bringing Class Back In: Cultural Bubbles and American Political Polarization

2:15pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

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

 

SPEAKER

Kathleen McNamara

Professor of Government and Foreign Service, Georgetown University

 

** Please note: Those planning to attend events in this series should read the paper that will be posted on the CES website before the seminar.**

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2017 Feb 28

CES: Varieties of European Women's Movements?

2:15pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

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

Seminar on Social Exclusion and Inclusion:

SPEAKER

Silke Roth

Associate Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology, University of Southampton

 

European women's and feminist movements reflect European (and world) history, along with cultural and political differences. The mobilization of women and feminists in Europe has been shaped by colonialism and post-colonial relations, fascism, the Cold War, varieties of capitalism, the strength of labor...

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2017 Feb 24

CES: Seminar on the State and Capitalism since 1800: Does Material Hardship Affect Political Preferences? It Depends on the Political Context

2:15pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

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

SPEAKER

Charlotte Cavaillé

Assistant professor of Political Science, Georgetown University

 

To what extent does material hardship affect political preferences? We argue that preference updating happens at the intersection of contextual pull factors, such as
elite discourse, and individual push factors, such as an individual’s economic conditions. One key implication is that individuals are more likely to translate personal
hardship into higher support for left-wing...

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2017 Feb 16

CES: The Holocaust and Photography: New Perspectives

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

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

Jews In Modern Europe Study Group

SPEAKER

Michael Berkowitz

Professor of Modern Jewish History, Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, University College, London

The presentation is based on Berkowitz's current research, conducted most recently at Yad Vashem and the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, on the engagement of European Jewry with photography in the interwar period and the Holocaust. This is part of a history of an occupational cohort across Europe that most scholars have been reticent...

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2017 Feb 23

Radcliffe: Women's History Seminars: Sexuality of History, History of Sexuality - Registration Required

5:30pm

Location: 

Radcliffe, Fay House, Sheerr Room, 10 Garden St. in Cambridge

Register on the Radcliffe Website

Women's History Seminars

Sexuality of History, History of Sexuality

 

MODERATOR:

Jen Manion, Associate Professor of History, Amherst College

PANELISTS:

Susan S....

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