Elsewhere at Harvard

2022 Mar 09

“Another Commercial Revolution? The Case of Fatimid Egypt”

12:00pm

Location: 

Zoom (registration required)

Wednesday, March 9th at 12:00 pm ET

Lorenzo Bondioli

Research Fellow

Peterhouse College, University of Cambridge

 

Another Commercial Revolution? The Case of Fatimid Egypt

Lorenzo Bondioli is a social and economic historian of the premodern Middle East working on the longue durée history of capital accumulation in noncapitalist societies. His research investigates the political economy of Islamic empires, focusing on the Fatimid Caliphate (909-1171 CE). This talk...

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2022 Mar 07

“The Making of an Islamic City-State: Genealogy, Religion and Sovereignty in Nasrid Granada”

12:00pm

Location: 

Zoom (registration required)

Monday, March 7th at 12:00 pm ET

Mohamad Ballan

Assistant Professor of Medieval History

Stony Brook University

 

The Making of an Islamic City-State: Genealogy, Religion and Sovereignty in Nasrid Granada”

Mohamad Ballan (PhD, UChicago 2019) is currently an Assistant Professor of Medieval History at Stony Brook University. His research focuses on the intellectual and political history of the medieval Islamic world, with a focus on Islamic Spain and North...

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2022 Mar 07

Global History Seminar: Faith Hillis, “Forged in Plain Sight: A Global History of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion”

3:45pm to 5:45pm

Location: 

Zoom (registration required)

Speaker: Faith Hillis, Professor of Russian History, University of Chicago

Faculty Commentator: Derek Penslar, William Lee Frost Professor of Jewish History, Harvard University
Student Commentator: Natalie Behrends...

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2022 Mar 04

Contesting the Caliphate: Genealogies of Power in the Islamic West

1:30pm

Location: 

Zoom (registration required)

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and the Department of History invite you to attend an upcoming lecture with Dr. Abigail Balbale, Assistant Professor of Islamic History in the Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University, entitled Contesting the Caliphate: Genealogies of Power in the Islamic West. Please see the attached flyer.

In the twelfth century, as Iberian Christian kingdoms fought to expand into the peninsula’s Muslim territories and the Almohad caliphate conquered much of...

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2022 Feb 28

Trans Lives and U.S. Empire

1:30pm

Location: 

Zoom (registration required)

What is the impact and legacy of the Civil War and U.S. military expansion on Black and Trans soldiers like Cathay Williams? Historian Kris Klein Hernandez focuses on the ways conscripts, contra­bands and recruits embodied, played with and resisted the roles demanded of them in the border­lands of this 19th century American empire. 

Please not that the time on the flyer is not ET time. The talk will take place 1:30pm ET time.

For more event info, please see the...

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2022 Mar 01

The Boundary of Laughter: Popular performances across Borders in South Asia

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

In Person or Zoom (see posting)

Speaker's Bio:
Aniket De is a Ph.D. Candidate in History at Harvard University, and the author of “The Boundary of Laughter: Popular performances across Borders in South Asia” (Oxford, 2021). 

Book Abstract:
Combining archival research with ethnographic fieldwork, The Boundary of Laughter explores how spaces of popular performance have changed with the emergence of national borders in modern South Asia. The author traces the making of the popular theater form called Gambhira by Hindu and Muslim peasants and laborers in colonial Bengal and explores the fate of the...

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2022 Feb 23

(Incorrect date - see posting for details) )Green New Deals: Past and Future 

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Zoom (registration required)

This is an incorecct listing for an event that took place in the past. Please disregard this posting. 

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Hosted by the Harvard Environmental History Working Group

Alyssa Battistoni (Harvard University) and Neil M. Maher (New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers University-Newark) 

For Zoom access information, please email Joyce Chaplin: ...

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2022 Feb 17

Book Talk: The Fractured Himalaya

12:00pm to 1:15pm

Location: 

Zoom (registration required)

February 17, 2022, 12 noon to 1.15 pm.Book Talk: The Fractured Himalaya

Nirupama Rao, Former Foreign Secretary of India and Ambassador to the United States and ChinaChair: Sugata Bose, Gardiner Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs, Harvard UniversityOnline, via Zoom. Register here: ...

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