Elsewhere at Harvard

2016 Oct 26

Radcliffe: Using Genetics to Understand the Origin and Spread of the Indo-Europeans

Location: 

Sheerr Room, Fay House, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
4:00pm

 

Part of the 2016–2017 Fellows' Presentation Series

Lecture by Nick Patterson RI '17

Nick Patterson is studying how Indo-European, the largest language family on Earth, spread across Eurasia. There is rich genetic data available—including DNA from more than a hundred populations of India and ancient DNA from many relevant areas, including Iran and the Russian steppe.

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2016 Oct 11

Mahindra Humanities: "Ludic Music in Ancient Greek and Roman Theater"

Location: 

Barker Center, Rm. 133, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA
6:00pm

 

Timothy Moore, Washington University in St. Louis

Synopsis

Theater in ancient Greece and Rome was emphatically musical: extensive parts of almost all plays were performed to the accompaniment of a wind instrument called the aulos in Greek, tibia in Latin. An essential part of ancient theater’s music was its ludic nature. After examining briefly several examples of this phenomenon from both Greece and Rome, this paper reviews in detail the playful musical patterns of Mostellaria, a comedy by the Roman playwright Plautus.

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2016 Nov 22

Davis Center: The Dissolution of the Soviet Union and Its Consequences

Location: 

CGIS South S354, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
12:15pm to 2:00pm

 

This round-table discussion is being held in conjunction with the opening of the exhibition “The Demise of the Soviet Union, 1985-1991: A 25-Year Retrospective" and as a follow-up to the exhibit's opening panel from November 21st.

Speaker(s): 

Serhii Plokhii,...

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2016 Nov 21

Davis Center: "The Dissolution of the USSR: 25 Years Later"

Location: 

CGIS South, S020 (Belfer Cast Study Room), 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
4:45pm to 7:30pm

For Details, See the Davis Center Website.

This event is co-sponsored by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, the Center for European Studies, the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, and the Russia Matters Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

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

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