Elsewhere at Harvard

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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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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