Elsewhere at Harvard

2020 Dec 04

After the Dutch Paradox: Jews and Non-Jews in the Netherlands (1940–1945)

12:00pm to 1:15pm

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Zoom (RSVP Required)

The Dissertation Workshop is a graduate educational seminar open only to graduate students and their advisors. CES invites graduates students who are interested in attending this workshop or in presenting their research, to contact CES Dissertation Workshop coordinators Clare Bradford Anderson and Armando MianoAll workshops will be held virtually during the 2020-2021 academic year. Zoom...

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2020 Dec 03

The Jewish Eighteenth Century and the Transformative Year 1782

1:00pm to 2:15pm

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Zoom (RSVP Required)

Speaker: Shmuel Feiner, Professor of Jewish History, Bar-Ilan University; Chair, The Historical Society of Israel

Chair: Derek J. Penslar, William Lee Frost Professor of Jewish History, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Chair, Harvard University

The 18th century was the first modern century in Jewish history. The deep changes that took place over its course shaped the...

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2020 Dec 08

Between Fait-divers and Grand récit: The French Wars of Religion and the Genres of Historiography in the Sixteenth Century.

11:00am

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Zoom (RSVP Required)

You are all warmly invited to the last Mahindra Humanities Center Renaissance Studies seminar of the semester.

December 8th at 11am (Eastern), Andrea Frisch (Dept of French & Italian, University of Maryland), will be presenting, "Between Fait-divers and Grand récit: The French Wars of Religion and the Genres of Historiography in the Sixteenth Century." We hope to see you there! Please RSVP to Emily Epperson (epperson@g.harvard.edu) or...

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2020 Dec 02

The Politics of Beauty: Modernization Theory, Comparativism, and the Empress of Iran

3:45am to 5:45am

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Zoom (RSVP Required)

The Harvard International and Global History Seminar (HIGHS)

https://highs.fas.harvard.edu/highs

 

" The Politics of Beauty: Modernization Theory, Comparativism, and the Empress of Iran"

 

Perin Gürel, University of Notre Dame

Comment: Catherine Boyle, Harvard University

 

This session will take place on Zoom.

Please register in...

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2020 Nov 11

Alvita Akiboh (University of Michigan): “Symbolic Decolonization: Material Culture and Performing the End of U.S. Empire”

3:45pm

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Zoom (see posting for more details)

Harvard International & Global History Seminar (HIGHS)

Speaker: Alvita Akiboh (University of Michigan)

Comments: Kristin Oberiano, Harvard University

Please contact joshua_mejia@fas.harvard.edu for Zoom information.

 

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2020 Nov 13

Texts in Transition

2:00pm to 3:00pm

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Zoom (RSVP Required)

The Harvard Art Museums collections play an important role in the popular undergraduate course Texts in Transition, co-taught by history professor Ann Blair and English professor Leah Whittington, as part of the Harvard College Program in General Education.

In this conversation, professors Blair and Whittington will discuss this ongoing collaboration with Laura Muir and Jen Thum of the Harvard Art Museums. Together, they will explore the role that close examination—in person and virtual—of a diverse array of objects plays in helping students consider how texts have traveled...

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2020 Nov 05

How the US Turned Iraq into Iran’s Client State: The Unintended Consequences of a Myopic Foreign Policy

4:30pm to 6:00pm

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Zoom (RSVP Required)

The WCFIA/CMES Middle East Seminar presents

Henry Munson
Professor of Anthropology Emeritus and Cooperating Professor, School of Policy & International Affairs, University of Maine; author, Islam and Revolution in the Middle East

Rescheduled from April 2020.

Register: https://bit.ly/3jZPvKM.

Henry L. Munson, Professor of Anthropology Emeritus and Cooperating Professor,...

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2020 Nov 09

"Chosen for the Screen: Jews and TV" A Conversation with Emily Nussbaum, staff writer for the New Yorker

5:00pm to 6:30pm

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Zoom (RSVP Required)

Register in advance for this webinar:  
https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-Y3JTXR3RtSfBx8olPduFw 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.    

New Yorker staff writer and Pulitzer Prize-winner Emily Nussbaum...

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2020 Nov 06

Tehran Children: On the Trail of WWII Refugees in Central Asia and the Middle East

12:00pm to 1:15pm

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Zoom (RSVP Required)

Beginning in September 1941 and throughout the war, Central Asia and Iran became places of refuge to hundreds of thousands of Jewish and Catholic Polish citizens.

Mikhal Dekel, whose father was a child refugee in Tehran, will recount the research and writing process of this epic, yet relatively unknown Holocaust story, told in her new book Tehran Children: A Holocaust Refugee Odyssey.

She will discuss the circumstances that brought her father and hundreds of thousands of others from Poland to the Soviet interior, Central Asia, Iran, India and Palestine,...

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2020 Oct 28

Brand New Nation: Capitalist Dreams and Nationalist Designs in Twenty-First-Century India

12:00pm to 1:30pm

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Zoom (RSVP Required)

Brand New Nation: Capitalist Dreams and Nationalist Designs in Twenty-First-Century India


Ravinder Kaur, Visiting Scholar (Remote), 2020-2021; Associate Professor of Modern South Asian Studies; University of Copenhagen

Preregistration is required.

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