Elsewhere at Harvard

2018 Apr 23

RL&L: Making Universals: Portuguese Manuscript Atlases, 1550-1580

Location: 

Dana Palmer House, Room 102, 16 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA
5:00pm

Ayesha Ramachandran, Yale University

What is the origin of the world atlas as we know it today? And why should this genealogy matter to us now? This talk focuses on the small corpus of surviving Portuguese portolan-style manuscript “universal atlases” from the second half of the sixteenth century, which offer an alternate history for the atlas in modernity. Rather than deriving from such printed compilations as Abraham Ortelius’...

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2018 Apr 23

WIGH/WCFIA: Presentations by Graduate Students Jesus Solis & David Sadighian

Location: 

Robinson Hall Lower Library, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA
4:00pm to 6:00pm

Presentations by Graduate Students

"Black Market Empire: American Cigarettes and the Global Black Market after World War II"
Jesus Solis, PhD Candidate in History, Harvard University

"World Plans: Beaux-Arts Design as Cultural Internationalism, c.1900-1940"
David Sadighian, PhD Candidate in History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University

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2018 Apr 17

Harvard Divinity School: Making Disciples: Women, Missions, and Colonial Education in the Early 20th-Century Philippines

Location: 

Common Room, Center for the Study of World Religions Harvard Divinity School, 42 Francis Avenue
12:00pm

Lunch will be provided

Women’s Studies in Religion Program

Laura R. Prieto, PhD (Simmons College)

Visiting Professor of Women’s Studies and American Religious History

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2018 Apr 10

Center for Jewish Studies: Yiddish Chinoiserie: China in Modernist Yiddish Translations

Location: 

Semitic Museum, Room 201, 6 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA
5:15pm to 7:00pm

 

FIRST EVENT

Co-sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies, the Jewish Societies and Cultures and the Rethinking Translation Seminars at the Mahindra Humanities Center

Kathryn Hellerstein, Associate Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures, specializing in Yiddish, and the Ruth Meltzer Director of the Jewish Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania and the Alan M. Stroock Fellow, Harvard...

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2018 Apr 11

Fairbank Center: Maps, Graffiti, Kinship: The Use of GIS in the Spatial Analysis of a Sacred Mountain in Late Chosŏn Korea (1600-1900)

Location: 

Common Room, 2 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Speaker: Maya Stiller Fellow, Korea Institute; ACLS/The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Buddhist Studies, Department of History of Art and Architecture; Assistant Professor, University of Kansas

Light refreshments provided.

RSVP to Feng-en Tu (hyl.eadh@gmail.com)

2018 Apr 17

Davis Center: Fascism, Socialism, and the Fate of Kaliningrad’s Germans or, How Did Kaliningrad Figure Out What It Meant to Become Soviet?

Location: 

CGIS South, S354, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA
4:00pm

Nicole Eaton, Assistant Professor of History, Boston College

The Nazi German city of Königsberg’s transformation into Soviet Russian Kaliningrad offers a peculiar case of Sovietization in the immediate postwar. For three years, new Soviet settlers lived together with Königsberg’s remaining German civilians, as the new Soviet government in Kaliningrad attempted to figure out what it meant for a formerly fascist city—and its population—to become Soviet. By following three phases of...

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2018 Apr 19

Warren Center: Nightmare Envy and Other Stories: American Culture and European Reconstruction

Location: 

Robinson Hall Basement Seminar Room, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA
4:00pm to 6:00pm

George Blaustein (University of Amsterdam)

A Warren Center "occasional speaker", in collaboration with the American Studies Program.

 

As “American dream” became a cliché in the 20th century, the contrary refrain of American nightmare was probably inevitable. This talk is about American culture and European reconstruction. Alongside the familiar currents of Henry Luce’s American Century run stranger currents of culture, as the ruin of postwar Europe led writers and intellectuals on both sides of the Atlantic to ...

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2018 Apr 13

CES: The Welfare State with Private Alternatives: The Transformation of Popular Support for Social Insurance

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Hoffman Room
2:15pm to 4:00pm

  • Marius R. Busemeyer – Professor of Political Science, University of Konstanz
  • Torben Iversen – Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy and CES Faculty Associate, Harvard University
  • Steffen Mau – Professor of Macrosociology, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany; Visiting Scholar, CES,...
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2018 Apr 12

CES: From Cotton and Smoke: The Industrial City and Discourses of Asynchronous Modernity in the Case of Łódź

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Hoffman Room
4:15pm to 6:00pm

Agata Zysiak

Associate Professor, Institute for Social Studies, University of Warsaw

About

In this presentation, Agata Zysiak will discuss a new project that evaluates journalistic accounts about the city of Łódź at the height of its position as Europe's textile capital in the 19th and 20th century. She will assess how writers dealt with the effects of industrialization and modernization and argue that their reports blended people's real experiences in the rapidly changing city with their utopian...

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2018 Apr 09

CES: Synagogues of Habsburg Hungary: Typology, Genealogy and Architectural Significance

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Hoffman Room
4:15pm to 6:00pm

Jews in Modern Europe Study Group

 

Rudolf Klein
Miklós Ybl Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Szent István University

 

About

Klein will present an overview of his newly published book Synagogues in Hungary 1782-1918. It is the first study on synagogues of Habsburg Hungary and one of the most comprehensive works addressing the question of synagogue architecture in the Diaspora, tackling religious and social aspects, formal determinants,...

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