Elsewhere at Harvard

2020 Oct 07

Insulted. Belarus(sia)

5:00pm

Location: 

Online (see details)

In solidarity with the peaceful protests against Aleksandr Lukashenko’s regime in Belarus, a small group of graduate students of the Slavic Department at Harvard will be performing a reading of “Insulted. Belarus(sia),” a new topical play by Andrei Kureichik. 

The event will be live streamed via youtube on Wednesday, October 7, 5-7pm. 

A discussion with the author and translator will follow. 

No previous knowledge of the Belarusian protests or history is necessary. The play—performed in English—speaks for itself. 
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2020 Oct 22

Seminar: "The Prophet as a ‘Sacred Spring’: Late Ottoman Hilye Bottles" by Christiane Gruber

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Zoom (RSVP Required)

Christiane Gruber, Professor and Chair in the History of Art, University of Michigan in Ann Arbor

Abstract: Along with the Prophet’s relics, verbal icons of Muhammad known as hilyes count among the most popular forms of devotional art during the late Ottoman period. While manuscript paintings and compositions mounted on wooden boards have been the subject of scholarly inquiry, an relatively unknown type of hilye production involves the insertion of verbal icons into glass bottles. Today, three such “hilye ...

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2020 Oct 02

The Ascendant Field: Critical Engagements with Ottoman Arabic Literature

(All day)

Location: 

Zoom (RSVP Required)

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations(NELC), the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program, and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) at Harvard University 

present the workshop 

The Ascendant Field
Critical Engagements with Ottoman Arabic Literature

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2020 Oct 08

Jarena Lee as Protestant Icon: A Conversation with Nyasha Junior and Catherine Brekus

3:00pm

Location: 

Zoom (RSVP Required)

Women’s Studies in Religion Program
Harvard Divinity School

Presents:

Jarena Lee as Protestant Icon: A Conversation with Nyasha Junior and Catherine Brekus

Nyasha Junior is a Visiting Associate Professor of Women's Studies and African-American Religions
Catherine Brekus is the Charles Warren Professor of the History of Religion in America

Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 3:00 PM

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2020 Oct 08

[Book Talk] Why Do We Still Have the Electoral College? with Prof. Alex Keyssar

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Zoom (RSVP Required)

In just over three weeks, millions will head to the polls and elect the president of the United States via an arcane institution that permits the loser of the popular vote to win, and narrows campaigning to just a handful of swing states. In this discussion, Prof. Alex Keyssar will be joined by Prof. Edward Foley and Tova Wang to discuss his new book, why the founders settled on such an institution, it’s persistence over the hundreds of years since, and current efforts to preserve, circumvent, or abolish it.

Panelists include:

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2020 Oct 15

Saul Zaritt: Jewish American Writing and World Literature: A Symposium

6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Zoom (RSVP Required)
Saul Noam Zaritt, Associate Professor of Yiddish Literature, Harvard University

In conversation with Sunny Yudkoff, Assistant Professor, Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Adriana X. Jacobs, Associate Professor and Cowley Lecturer in Modern Hebrew Literature, University of Oxford

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2020 Oct 26

Katrin Kogman-Appel: A Jewish Look at World Politics: The Catalan Mappamundi (Majorca, 1375)

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Zoom (RSVP Required)

Katrin Kogman-Appel: A Jewish Look at World Politics: The Catalan Mappamundi (Majorca, 1375)

Katrin Kogman-Appel, Alexander von Humboldt Professor of Jewish Studies, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Institut für Jüdische Studien

You are invited to a Zoom meeting. 

When: Oct 26, 2020 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

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2020 Oct 01

Brandon Terry Lecture: Part of HKS's The Fierce Urgency of Now

1:30pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

Zoom (RSVP Required)

AAAS Professor Brandon Terry will be the featured speaker on Thursday, October 1, 2020, from 1:30-2:30pm (Eastern) as part of the Harvard Kennedy School's Carr Center for Human Rights Policy's signature weekly series this fall, The Fierce Urgency of Now.

The series features Black, Indigenous, People of Color scholars, activists, and community leaders, and experts from the Global South.   The Fierce Urgency...

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2020 Oct 01

On Account of Sex (1920)

4:00pm

Location: 

Zoom (RSVP Required)

The passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920 did not “give” women the vote. Rather, it established a negative: that the right to vote could not be abridged on account of sex alone. When the amendment passed, many women were already voting in states that allowed them to do so. Moreover, even after its passage, African Americans in the South remained disfranchised by race; some immigrant women were blocked from voting by national status; and many women in US territories overseas remained disfranchised by the ways the American empire bounded citizenship.

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