Elsewhere at Harvard

2019 Oct 25

Maya Arad, "Not a Good Time for Hebrew?"

9:15am

Location: 

Sever Hall, Room 113, Cambridge 02138
Maya Arad, Hebrew author and writer in residence at the Taube Center for Jewish Studies at Stanford University, will discuss her novella The Hebrew Teacher, a portrait of an individual and a discipline at a significant turning point in their life.

This lecture is free and open to the public
2019 Nov 18

Harvard Divinity School Film Series: Harriet

7:00pm to 10:00pm

Location: 

Kendall Square Cinema, 355 Binney Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

"The Politics of the Unseen: Exploring the Moral Imagination" presents Harriet, the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.

Following the film, David B. Wilkins, the Lester Kissel Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, and the Rev. Gloria White-Hammond, Swartz Resident Practitioner in Ministry Studies...

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2019 Nov 18

Harvard Divinity School Film Series - Us Kids: We Call BS

3:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Monday Matinees, "The Politics of the Unseen: Exploring the Moral Imagination" presents We Call BS, a film in progress, features Emma Gonzalez, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School when she gave a powerful speech at an anti-gun rally on February 18, 2018, calling "BS" on lawmakers and gun advocates.

Following the film, Robb Moss, Harvard College Professor and Chair of the Department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies at Harvard, converses with Us Kids director Kim Snyder, Us Kids producer Maria Cuomo Coles, David...

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2019 Nov 11

Harvard Divinity School Film Series: The Biggest Little Farm

3:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Monday Matinees, "The Politics of the Unseen: Exploring the Moral Imagination" presents The Biggest Little Farmdirected by John Chester and starring John and Molly Chester, follows two dreamers and a dog on an odyssey to bring harmony to both their lives and the land.  John and Molly Chester make a choice that takes them out of the city and onto 200 acres in the foothills of Ventura County, naively endeavoring to build one of the most diverse farms of its kind in complete...

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2019 Nov 04

Harvard Divinity School Film Series: The Two Popes

3:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Monday Matinees, "The Politics of the Unseen: Exploring the Moral Imagination," presents The Two Popes, a biographical drama, directed by Fernando Meirelles, starring Jonathan Pryce and Anthony Hopkins. Behind Vatican walls, the conservative Pope Benedict and the liberal future Pope Francis must find common ground to forge a new path for the Catholic Church.

Following the film, Stephanie Paulsell, Interim Pusey Minister of the Memorial Church at Harvard, will converse with producer Jonathan Eirich.  Dialogue with the audience will be encouraged....

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2019 Oct 24

Embodying Transmediality, Producing Hitler

5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard University, Barker Center, Room 110

A public talk by Hana Worthen, Associate Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies, Barnard College, Columbia University

Analyzing a wide range of media, from postcards to film to mass performances, Professor Hana Worthen considers how National Socialist world-building politics depended on a pre-digital and corporeal modality of transmediality to create a performative—affective and participatory—mass body...

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2019 Nov 21

Emigration from Paradise: Jewish Stories from Interwar Hungary

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Hoffmann Room, Adolphus Busch Hall

Speaker:
llse Josepha Lazaroms
German Kennedy Memorial Fellow & Visiting Scholar 2019-2020, CES, Harvard University; Lecturer, Graduate Gender Program, Department of Media and Culture Studies, Utrecht University

Chair:
Derek Penslar
William Lee Frost Professor of Modern Jewish History, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University; President, American Academy for...

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2019 Nov 07

A Premonition of the Shoah? R. A. Reiss’s Photographs of Monástir, 1917

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Hoffmann Room, Adolphus Busch Hall

Speaker:
Nicole Jordan
Associate Professor of History, University of Illinois at Chicago; Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University

Chair:
Derek Penslar
William Lee Frost Professor of Modern Jewish History, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University; President, American Academy for Jewish Research

Info:
“The greatest criminal...

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2019 Oct 24

Diasporic Home-making: Jews in Paris and Berlin in the 20th Century

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Hoffmann Room, Adolphus Busch Hall

Speaker:
Leora Auslander
Professor of European Social History and the Arthur and Joann Rasmussen Professor in Western Civilization, The University of Chicago

Chair:
Derek Penslar
William Lee Frost Professor of Modern Jewish History, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University; President, American Academy for Jewish Research

Info:
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2019 Oct 17

The Survival of the Jews in France, 1940-1944

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Hoffmann Room, Adolphus Busch Hall

Speaker:
Jacques Sémelin
Professor in Modern History and Political Science, Science Po; Senior Researcher Emeritus, Center for International Studies (CERI-CNRS)

Chair:
Derek Penslar
William Lee Frost Professor of Modern Jewish History, Harvard University; CES Resident Faculty & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University; President, American Academy for Jewish Research...

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2019 Oct 28

Harvard Divinity School Film Series: The Great Hack

3:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Details:
Monday Matinees, "The Politics of the Unseen: Exploring the Moral Imagination," presents The Great Hacka 2019 documentary film about the Facebook–Cambridge analytica data scandal, produced and directed by Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer.

Following the film, Geralyn Dreyfous, executive producer, and Carole Cadwalladr, journalist from The Guardian, and Ravi Naik, Human and Data Rights Barrister, will discuss the film. Dialogue with the...

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2019 Oct 16

The Green-Eyed Lama (Ногоон нуден лам): Reflections on the best-selling novel and Mongolia’s recent history

1:15pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South Building, Room S250, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA 02138

Speaker: Oyungerel Tsedevdamba (Author and former member of Parliament of Mongolia)

Since its initial publication in 2008, Oyungerel Tsedevdamba’s historical novel, The Green-Eyed Lama (Ногоон нуден лам), co-written with Jeffrey Falt, has been on the bestseller list in Mongolia. Now available in French and English translations, its captivating tale of politics, religion, love, and intrigue providing readers with a rare inside view of the upheavals that rocked the country in the 1930s and 1940s. Sendmaa, a young herdswoman, falls in love...

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2019 Oct 17

Distinguished Lecture by Nell Irvin Painter (in conversation with Professor Walter Johnson)

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Barker 110, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge 02138

Nell Irvin Painter is the Edwards Professor of American History, Emerita, Princeton University. Her books include: The History of White People; Creating Black Americans: African American History and Its Meanings, 1619 to the Present; Southern History Across the Color Line; Sojourner Truth, A Life, A Symbol; The Narrative of Hosea Hudson: His Life as a Negro Communist in the South; and Exodusters: Black Migration to Kansas After Reconstruction. Her most recent book,...

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2019 Oct 23

China’s Belt and Road Initiative in Africa: Lessons for Central Asia

3:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

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

China’s Belt and Road Initiative in Africa: Lessons for Central Asia

Before the Belt and Road Initiative became the heart of Chinese foreign engagement, China was already active in Africa. The lessons it learned in building railways, ports, and diplomatic networks on the continent helped to shape Beijing’s global rollout of infrastructure and influence. But how has China-Africa engagement, and the subsequent BRI, shaped African governance? Where and...

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2019 Oct 17

Nationality on Trial: Jews and Legal Belonging between Italy and Tunisia, 1873-1883

4:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Semitic Museum, Room 201, 6 Divinity Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations warmly invites you to attend an upcoming public lecture with Dr. Jessica Marglin of the University of Southern California, entitled Nationality on Trial: Jews and Legal Belonging between Italy and Tunisia, 1873-1883. Please see the attached flyer.

Where: Harvard Semitic Museum, Room 201
6 Divinity Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

When: Thursday, October 17th, 4:00pm

More information: Jessica Marglin is associate professor of Religion and...

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