Elsewhere at Harvard

2016 Apr 22

History of Art/Architecture: Conference: The Photographer Who Shaped Modern China: Sha Fei and His World

Fri - Sat, Apr 27 to Apr 28, 9:30am - 12:00pm

Location: 

Friday, April 22: S020 | CGIS South | 1730 Cambridge Street | Cambridge; For Saturday, April 23: Room 515, Sackler Museum, Broadway, Cambridge

This conference is co-sponsored by the Harvard University Department of History of Art and Architecture, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard-Yenching Institute, and China Academy of Art. There will also be a round-table discussion on CCP visual culture and Chinese revolution at 3:30pm, April 22, which includes discussants: Eugene WANG (Harvard University), Elizabeth PERRY, (Harvard University), Arunabh GHOSH (Harvard University), Jie LI (Harvard University), Catherine YEH (Boston University), and Rudolph WAGNER (Heidelberg University).

Please note that on Friday, April...

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2016 Apr 14

Fairbank Center: New Research Findings on The Great Leap Forward Famine: Understanding Mao's Great Famine through the Voices of Survivors in Anhui Province

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Room S050 | CGIS South Building | 1730 Cambridge Street | Cambridge, MA

Presentations Include:

Professor Ralph A. Thaxton, Jr., Politics Department, Brandeis University — "Brief Reflections on The History and Politics of the Great Leap Forward Famine:  Understanding the Present through the Past"

Professor Sun Feiyu, Sociology Department, Beijing University — "The Tragedy of Mao's Revolution— The Chinese Communist Party's Destruction of the Traditional Rural Elite: Implications for the Quest for Good Governance in the PRC"

Liu Shigu, Post-Doctoral...

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2016 May 09

CMES: The Imaginative Orientalism Of Washington Irving

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CMES, Room 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents

Mohammed Sharafuddin
CMES Visiting Scholar, Associate Professor of English and American Literature, University of Sana'a

Dr. Sharafuddin received his M.A. from the University of Kansas in 1983 and his Ph.D. from the University of York (UK) in 1988. He has taught in various universities including Augsburg College, University of Minnesota, George Washington University, the Arab Open University (Kuwait) and the University of Sana'a.

Contact: ...

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2016 Apr 18

CMES: From The National Epic Of 'Shahnameh' To The National Satire Of The Rhyme Of The Mouse And Cat: A Translator's Journey At The Extremes

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

CMES, Room 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA

Ahmad Sadri
Professor of Sociology, and James P. Gorter Chair of Islamic World Studies, Lake Forest College

Professor Sadri will start with the world debut of the new rhymed translation of the 700-year-old satirical Rhyme of the Cat and Mouse by Obeyd of Zakan. This talk aims to put the poem in its social, political and philosophical contexts and explore reasons for its staying power as the beloved national satire of Iran.

Professor Sadri provided the new translation used in artist Hamid Rahmanian's stunning illustrated edition of the Shahnameh...

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2016 Apr 28

Cntr for Ethics: Public Lecture by Charles M. Payne

5:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall 110, Harvard Yard

"Claim No Easy Victories: Can the Social Sciences Serve the Equity Interest of the Poor?"

This talk argues that  much of the academic discourse on inequality, educational and otherwise, has been hijacked, if you will, by two elite discourses, both self-congratulatory, both framing inequality in ways that don’t give us as much real-world leverage as we might have. On the one hand, scholars may be so afraid of “blaming the victim” they may be unable to consider a full-range of the possible levers to change, often working to the detriment of the most disadvantaged...

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2016 May 03

Cntr for Jewish Studies: Square Pegs into Round Holes: Creating Moscow’s New Museum of Jewish History

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Hoffmann Room
In this presentation Dr. Dekel-Chen will discuss some of the issues arising from the planning and execution of the museum, the challenges of synthesizing this volatile history for a Russian-speaking audience, relations with the owners of the museum and the implications of creating this space in Putin’s Russia, including the recent international conflict surrounding the fate of the so-called “Schneersohn” library. Dr. Jonathan Dekel-Chen served from 2008-2012 as one of five members on the international academic consultant committee that created the content of the museum....
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2016 Apr 29

CES Dissertation Workshop: James McSpadden

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Goldman Room

This workshop is a forum for graduate students to present their current research to peers interested broadly in the study of Europe.

“Constructing and Contesting a Parliamentary International: The Inter-Parliamentary Union, Conférence parlementaire du commerce, and League of Nations”
James McSpadden Graduate Student in History, Harvard...
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2016 Apr 22

CES: Seminar on State & Capitalism: Reform from Within: The Political Economy of Women's Enfranchisement

2:15pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Hoffmann Room
*Please note: There is no presentation and the paper should be read in advance. It is posted at least a week ahead of each seminar via links in the section for the Seminar and in the CES Events Calendar at www.ces.fas.harvard.edu
Dawne Teele Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania
Discussant: ...
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2016 Apr 18

CES: Gaetano Salvemini and the Harvard Years: Profile of a European Exile

4:15pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Hoffmann Room
Renato Camurri presents Gaetano Salvemini: Lettere Americane, 1927-1949, a collection of previously unpublished letters written by the Italian antifascist historian and political activist Gaetano Salvemini during his years of exile in the United States.
Renato Camurri Associate Professor of Late Modern and Contemporary History, University of Verona...
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2016 Apr 11

DRCLAS: "Priestesses, Queens, 'Mandonas' and Witches: 1000 Years of Transformative Female Power on the North Coast of Peru"

6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South S-216, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge

Lecture by Luis Jaime Castillo Butters, RFK Visiting Professor in Latin American Studies, Harvard University

High status burials featuring females embodying the identity of priestesses in the Pre-Columbian Moche liturgy have been found consistently in the north coast of Peru, dating as early as 600 A.D. By Lambayeque times (A.D. 950) elite females seem to have been elevated to the status of Queens, and buried alongside male rulers. Female power was probably extended to the community level, and by the XVI century, when the Spanish Conquistadores took control of this...

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2016 Apr 11

Anthropology: Dissertation Defense "Domesticating Detroit: An Ethnography of Creatifity in a Postindustrial Frontier" Julia Yezbick

3:30pm

Location: 

Tozzer Anthropology Building Rm. 203, Divinity Ave. Cambridge

HARVARD UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY DISSERTATION DEFENSE

"Domesticating Detroit: An Ethnography of Creativity in a Postindustrial Frontier"
Presented by Julia Yezbick

Monday, April 11, 2016
3:30 p.m. in Tozzer 203

Film screening of How to Rust
Followed by oral defense  
 
“Domesticating Detroit” is an ethnographic investigation into the intersecting worlds of artistic practice, creativity, real estate, philanthropy, and urban revitalization through the material lens of the single-family home. Throughout Detroit's...

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