Elsewhere at Harvard

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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2016 Apr 29

Radcliffe: "Native Peoples, Native Politics"

9:00am to 5:10pm

Location: 

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA

Politics requires more than voting and electoral mobilization. It requires knowledge of law, organization, identity, history, and culture. This reality is very much evident in Native American life today, where Native communities are sovereign nations within the United States yet must still negotiate politically within a federal democratic system that, at times, inconsistently honors their rights, their land and water, and their ways of life.

This one-day symposium will explore a range of mechanisms for political expression with leading members of Native...

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2016 Apr 16

Special Event from CMES: Feathers of Fire: An Ancient Persian Epic Brought to Life With Shadow Puppets

Sat - Sun, Apr 21 to Apr 22, 3:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: 

Fitzgerald Theatre, Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, 459 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

Feathers of Fire: An Ancient Persian Epic Brought to Life With Shadow Puppets

With Award Winning Iranian Artist Hamid Rahmanian
in collaboration with Larry Reed and...

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2016 Apr 22

Reischauer Institute: "Nuclear Ghosts: Contamination and Containment in Post-3/11 Coastal Fukushima"

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Porte Room S250, Second Level, CGIS South Bldg., 1730 Cambridge St.

RYO MORIMOTO, RI Postdoctoral Fellow (Ph.D. Anthropology, Brandeis University, 2015)

Moderator: Andrew Gordon, Juliet and Lee Folger Fund Professor of History, Harvard University

Reischauer Institute Japan Forum and Weatherhead Center Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Special Lecture Series on Japan's 2011 Disasters

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2016 Apr 15

Reischauer Institute: "Friendship in a Time of War: Lu Xun and Uchiyama Kanzō"

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Kang Room S050, Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse, CGIS South Bldg., 1730 Cambridge St.

JOSHUA FOGEL, Canada Research Chair and Professor of History, York University

Moderator: David Howell, Professor of Japanese History, Harvard University

Reischauer Institute Japan Forum presentation

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2016 Apr 14

Asia Center / Reischauer Institute: "Ryōdōraku (良導絡) in New China: The 1957 Sino-Japanese Medical Exchange and the Role of Machines in East Asian Medical Modernity"

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Porte Room S250, Second Level, CGIS South Bldg., 1730 Cambridge St.

RUTH ROGASKI, Associate Professor of History, Vanderbilt University

Moderator: Ian J Miller, Professor of History, Harvard University

Harvard Asia Center and Reischauer Institute presentation

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2016 Apr 13

Reischauer Institute: “Ah humanity!” Roundtable Discussion

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Belfer Case Study Room (S020), Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge St., Harvard University

Reception and installation viewing to follow

“Ah humanity!” is a large-scale audio-video installation on view from April 10 (Sunday) – April 16 (Saturday) from 8:00-10:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Harvard University Committee on the Arts the installation will feature a single channel of video...

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2016 Apr 07

Warren Center: “The Perilous State of Afghan Reconstruction”

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Emerson Hall 210, Harvard Yard

John Sopko (Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction)

“The Perilous State of Afghan Reconstruction”

Presented by the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History, with generous support from the Institute for Global Law and Policy (Law School), the Center for International Development (Kennedy School), and the Center for Mideast Studies (Faculty of Arts and Sciences).

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2016 Apr 15

Peabody Museum: "Native American Running: Culture, Health, Sport "

Fri - Mon, Apr 20 to Apr 23, 1:30pm - 5:00pm

Location: 

Various Locations. Kick-off at Science Center, Hall C, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

The Boston Athletic Association has partnered with Harvard University in the upcoming Native American Running: Culture, Health, Sport event just before the Boston Marathon. The multi-day event kicks off with a Friday, April 15 afternoon conference at Harvard's Science Center on the same theme,...

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2016 Apr 14

Hutchins Center: "The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts"

7:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Coop Bookstore,1400 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Book Reading with Joshua Hammer

Journalist Joshua Hammer (Yokohama Burning) reports on librarian Abdel Kader Haidara and his associates’ harrowing ordeal as they rescued 370,000 historical manuscripts from destruction...

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