Elsewhere at Harvard

2018 Feb 01

Legal History Workshop: The Sovereign Market, Antislavery, and Sex Difference: Human Rights in America w/Amy Dru Stanley

5:00pm

Location: 

WCC 4059, Harvard Law School

Prof. Amy Dru Stanley
University of Chicago Department of History

If you would like a copy of the paper or have any questions, please email (dseung@law.harvard.edu) or call (617-496-2024) Dami Seung.

The Legal History Workshop takes place Thursdays at 5pm through the semester. 

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2018 Jan 31

Harvard-Yenching Institute / Fairbank Center: When Buddha *Tejaprabha Came To Yunnan: Regional Characteristics And His Place In The Local Pantheon

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Common Room, 2 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA

Speaker: Liao Yang (Professor, Institute of Ethnology & Anthropology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; Visiting Scholar, Harvard-Yenching Institute)

Chair/discussant: Eugene Wang (Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Professor of Asian Art, Department of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University)

Harvard-Yenching Institute lunch talk

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2018 Jan 29

Fairbank Center: Personal Moments in Medieval Chinese Poetry with Paul W. Kroll

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel K262, 1737 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Speaker: Paul W. Kroll, University of Colorado

Medieval Chinese poetry, like most self-consciously traditional literature, embraces learning, presumption, and intertextuality with ardor. Scholarship delights to roam in these fields which provide rich fare for the mind. But those moments that suddenly engage the heart (a somewhat neglected organ in the postmodern era) affect us at a deeper level. It is for these irregular but personally cherished splendors and miseries that one continues to read throughout a lifetime. In this lecture readings and...

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2018 Feb 22

Early Mod/GSAS Workshop: Multi-lingualism in Early modern Europe: Readings of the Praise of Folly

5:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Boylston Hall, Rm. 237, Harvard Yard, Cambridge
Co-sponsored by the Early Modern History Workshop and the GSAS workshop “Post-Classicisms: Literary Secondariness in Antiquity and Beyond"

Jan Bloemendal (Huyghens Institute, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, and Princeton University), “Multi-lingualism in Early modern Europe: Readings of the Praise of Folly.“
2018 May 02

Davis Center: Jewish Odessa: Trade, Community, and Culture in the Port City

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S153, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA

Drawing on Odessa Recollected, a new collection of her Odessa articles, the historian Patricia Herlihy will discuss how in many respects Jews adopted Odessa as their city more than did any other inhabitants. Present there only in small numbers at the beginning, Jews came to form one third of Odessa’s population by the 1917 Revolution. While some Greeks and Italians made fortunes in the grain trade, only Jews boasted that one could “live like God in Odessa.” At the same time, pious Jews declared that the fires of hell burned around the city. What were the patterns and...

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2018 Apr 18

Davis Center: Brodsky Among Us: One Book, Two Cultures

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S010, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

In her personal memoir of Joseph Brodsky, his American friend and publisher Ellendea Proffer Teasley offers much previously unknown material about the great poet’s life in Leningrad, his leaving Russia and his career in the New World. Written in English, Teasley’s book had first come out in Russia to enjoy phenomenal reception and become a bestseller. In 2017 it was finally published in Boston by Academic Studies Press, in a book series on Jews of Russia and Eastern Europe. In her presentation, Dr. Teasley will discuss her book about Brodsky, how she wrote it, and how it was received...

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2018 Apr 10

Davis Center: Nodari Simonia and the Cultural Turn in Soviet Marxism

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S354, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

National, ethnic, and cultural difference always had a complicated relationship with Marxism in the Soviet Union. From the earliest days of Soviet power, the question of how to make sense of difference, and how to manage it, engaged leading Soviet intellectuals and politicians, including Lenin and Stalin. In the 1960s through 1980s, however, national and cultural differences were increasingly redefined as civilizational differences. One of the leading groups in pushing for a closer assessment of “civilizational” differences were critical intellectuals and policy advisers, who believed...

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2018 Mar 29

Davis Center: Mandelstam’s Love Lyric: Sex and Devotion

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S354, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

Speaker(s): 

Andrew Kahn, Professor of Russian Literature and Fellow of St. Edmund Hall, Oxford University

Cosponsored by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies and the Gochman Lecture Series, Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures.

For more information, please call 617-495-4037.

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2018 Mar 23

Davis Center: U.S. Foreign Policy and National Security in the Cold War

12:15pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S354, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

Speaker(s): 

Melvyn P. Leffler, Stettinius Professor of History, University of Virigina

Commentary by Frederik Logevall, Belfer Professor of International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Sponsored by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies.

For more information, please call 617-495-4037.

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2018 Mar 14

Davis Center: Russian Jews in Italy: 1905-1922

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S020, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
Seminar on Russian and Eurasian Jewry

This talk focuses on the presence and the role of Jewish émigrés from Russia in Italy in 1905-1922. During this period many Jewish-Russian intellectuals and revolutionaries found both a shelter and a fertile ground for their activities in Italy—above all in Rome, Naples, Florence, Milan and on the Ligurian coast. Several Jewish representatives of the socialist movement (for instance, Mark Slonim) as well as Zionism (Vl. Zhabotinsky first and foremost)...

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2018 Feb 14

Davis Center: The Wrong Family Holocaust Story: Survival of Polish Jews in Stalin's Russia

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

Seminar on Russian and Eurasian Jewry

Ellen G. Friedman’s presentation centers on the largely unknown story of Polish Jews who were saved from Hitler by Stalin. This story is at the center of her new book, The Seven, A Family Holocaust Story. Of the 3.3 million Jews in Poland before WWII, only about 350,000 survived, most of them by being banished to remote areas in the USSR. The reasons for the obscurity of this Holocaust narrative relate to its being the “wrong...

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2018 Feb 09

Davis Center: Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, Room S354 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

Speaker(s): 

Stephen Kotkin, John P. Birkelund '52 Professor in History and International Affairs; Co-Director, Program in History and the Practice of Diplomacy; Director, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, Princeton University

Sponsored by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies.

For more information, please call 617-495-4037.

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