Elsewhere at Harvard

2016 Nov 02

CAPS: Civil Evasions: Slavery, the Founders, and Rules of Religious Tolerance | Christopher Beneke

Location: 

K262, CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge St.
6:30pm to 7:30pm

 

Civil Evasions: Slavery, the Founders, and Rules of Religious Tolerance

Join us for the CAPS Seminar with Christopher Beneke as he presents his talk, "Civil Evasions: Slavery, the Founders, and Rules of Religious Tolerance."

This talk is free and open to the public.

Chris Beneke is associate professor of History at Bentley University. He is the author ofBeyond Toleration: The Religious Origins of American Pluralism (Oxford, 2006), and co-editor of The First Prejudice: Religious Tolerance and Religious...

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2016 Nov 15

Radcliffe: An Evening with Author Garth Risk Hallberg "City on Fire"

Location: 

Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA
4:15pm

Garth Risk Hallberg is author of the best-selling book City on Fire, which was named a best book of 2015 by the Los Angeles Times, National Public Radio, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post. His book has been translated into 17 languages.

In this event, Hallberg will explore the affinities between the modern social novel and the modern city. From Dickens’s London to Richard Wright’s Chicago, from the Paris of Les Misérables to the Boston of The Bostonians, the two have...

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2016 Nov 15

HLS: "Public Vows" Student-Faculty lunch with Nancy Cott

Location: 

TBA
12:00pm

 

On November 15 at noon, Professor Nancy F. Cott will host a student-faculty lunch. Professor Cott is the Jonathan Trumbull Professor of American History at Harvard. Her scholarship includes Public Vows, which explores the history of marriage as a public institution in the U.S. She subsequently participated in writing several historians' amici briefs on same-sex marriage and on abortion restrictions.

 

2016 Nov 09

HLS: "Douglass! Douglass! Writing the Life of Frederick Douglass: Why, and Why Now?" | David Blight (moderated by Professor Tomiko Brown-Nagin)

Location: 

Harvard Law School, 2019 Milstein West AB
12:00pm to 1:00pm

David Blight, Professor of American History, Yale University

 (moderated by Professor Tomiko Brown-Nagin)

This year's Biddle Lecture will be hosted by Harvard Law School's Dean's Office on November 9 at noon. David Blight, Class of 1954 Professor of American History at Yale University, will deliver a lecture titled: "Douglass! Douglass! Writing the Life of Frederick Douglass: Why, and Why Now?"

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2016 Nov 04

HLS: "The Trials of Constance Baker Motley," a film screening

Location: 

Harvard Law School, 2019 Milstein West AB
12:00pm to 1:00pm

"The Trials of Constance Baker Motley," a film screening and Q&A with Joel Motley

Moderated by Professor Tomiko Brown-Nagin

Event info here: http://hls.harvard.edu/event/the-trials-of-constance-baker-motley-a-film-screening-and-qa-with-joel-motley/ 

Film info here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2444440/

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2016 Nov 02
2016 Nov 01

Legal History Workshop: Book Talk with Professor Michael Klarman

Location: 

Harvard Law School, WCC 4059
12:00pm to 1:00pm

 

**Spots still available as of 10/24/16**

On Tuesday, November 1 at noon, Professor Michael Klarman will join us for lunch to discuss his new book: The Framer's Coup: The Making of the United States Constitution.

Attendees are encouraged to read the book's 24-page conclusion in advance to provide a starting point for our conversation (a PDF will be provided upon RSVP).

Space is limited, so please reserve your spot and note any dietary restrictions by emailing...

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2016 Oct 25

Warren Center: Film Screening & Discussion : La Palabra en el Bosque

Location: 

CGIS South, S-030, 1730 Cambridge Street
5:30pm to 7:30pm

 

Speaker: Jeffrey Gould, Film Director & Visiting Scholar in the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History, Harvard University

Moderator: Kirsten Weld, Professor of History, Harvard University

During the early 1970s, hundreds of peasants in a remote region of El Salvador began to emulate the early Christians, working the land together and building communities based on solidarity. By the late 1970s, thousands of peasants in northern Morazán organized to resist National Guard repression which often involved...

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2016 Nov 14

Fairbank Center: The Master Branches Out: Images of Confucius in Contemporary China

Location: 

CGIS Knafel, K262, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
4:00pm to 6:00pm

 

As Confucius (551-479 BCE) has returned to political favor in recent years, his image has become ubiquitous in mainland China and increasingly used abroad to symbolize Chinese culture.  Represented in a great variety of media, both traditional and modern, depictions of the ancient teacher serve new purposes and address a much wider audience than ever before.  Sometimes based on imagery from the dynastic era, when Confucius was meaningful to just the educated elite, his recent portrayals range from monumental public statues and paintings to movies, cartoons, and avant...

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2016 Oct 28

Fairbank Center: Du Fu (712-770): China’s Greatest Poet: A Conference in Honor of the Library of Chinese Humanities

Location: 

CGIS South S020, Belfer Case Study Room, Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse, 1730 Cambridge St. Cambridge, MA
Fri - Sat, Nov 2 to Nov 3, 9:00am - 5:00pm

 

Website: http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/dufu/home

The symposium brings together over twenty scholars in premodern and modern Chinese literary studies from North America and East Asia.  The discussions will focus on four aspects:

  • Rethinking Du Fu in the context of the medieval world and poetics
  • Dimensions of Du Fu’s works less explored in Du Fu studies, such as Buddhism, humor, self-exegesis, and everyday life
  • Reception of Du Fu from Song through Qing literature,...
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