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2021 Oct 05

Jewish Politics Between Minorityhood and Triage in Interwar Poland

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Zoom (registration required)

Jews in Modern Europe Seminar
Jewish Politics Between Minorityhood and Triage in Interwar Poland

Speaker: Kenneth Moss, Harriet and Ulrich E. Meyer Professor of Jewish History and the College, University of Chicago
Chair: Derek J. Penslar, William Lee Frost Professor of Jewish History, Harvard University

The mid-1920s brought stability to Poland and sped the assimilation of its three million Jews. But already in...

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2021 Nov 03

Alexis Broderick, "The Literal Repulsiveness of Nature”: Agassiz, Race Pictures, and the Aftermath of Slavery

3:45pm

Location: 

Zoom (registration required)

Speaker: Alexis Broderick (University of New Hampshire)

Title: "The Literal Repulsiveness of Nature”: Agassiz, Race Pictures, and the Aftermath of Slavery  

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2021 Nov 08

Whither? The Jews as a Diaspora Nation

1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

Zoom (registration required)

Daniel Boyarin, Hermann P. and Sophia Taubman Professor of Talmudic Culture, Departments of Near Eastern Studies and Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley

Daniel Boyarin is Taubman Professor of Talmudic Culture and Rhetoric at the University of California Berkeley. He has been, among other things, an NEH Fellow (twice), a Guggenheim Fellow, a Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Jerusalem, a holder of the Berlin Prize at the American Academy in Berlin and a Ford Foundation Fellow. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences since 2006...

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2021 Oct 27

Perspectives on the Academic Job Market: Prof. Arunabh Ghosh and Prof. Alison Frank Johnson

1:00pm

Location: 

Zoom (registration required)

Limited to the Harvard Community

Description: The second installment in the History Department’s 2021-22 talk series on the post-PhD job market will take place on Wednesday, October 27, at 1:00 pm. Professors Arunabh Ghosh and Alison Frank Johnson will offer thoughts on the academic hiring process. The event will be a chance to hear from both a...
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2021 Oct 21

DRCLAS Film Series | Brincando el charco by Frances Negrón-Muntaner

5:00pm to 6:15pm

Location: 

Zoom (registration required)

This event is virtual, to register click here.

Speaker: Frances Negrón-Muntaner, Filmmaker and Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University
Moderated by: Laura Pérez Muñoz, PhD Candidate Romance Languages and Literatures, Latinx and Spanish Track, Harvard University

A conversation with filmmaker Frances Negrón-Muntaner on the film Brincando el Charco (1994). The movie will be...

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2021 Nov 01

Climate Futures’ Past: Insurance, Cyclones and Weather Knowledge in the Indian Ocean World

3:45pm to 5:45pm

Location: 

In Person or Zoom (see posting)

“Climate Futures’ Past: Insurance, Cyclones and Weather Knowledge in the Indian Ocean World”
Debjani Bhattacharyya, Associate Professor of History, Drexel University

Student Commentator: Alexander Geelen, Global Fellow, WIGH; PhD Candidate in History, the International Institute of Social History and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Chairs:
Sven Beckert...
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2021 Oct 18

Coloring Mobility in the Early Modern Mediterranean: The Case of Enslaved Black Africans in the Households of Sixteenth-Century Palermo

3:45pm to 5:45pm

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Zoom (registration required)

“Coloring Mobility in the Early Modern Mediterranean: The Case of Enslaved Black Africans in the Households of Sixteenth-Century Palermo”

Lori De Lucia, Postdoctoral Fellow, WIGH, Harvard University; Berensen Fellow, I Tatti, the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies Spring 2022; Heinz Heinen Fellow at Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies, Bonn University

Faculty...

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2021 Oct 15

Perspectives on the Academic Job Market

4:00pm

Location: 

Zoom (registration required)


*This event is limited to Harvard community*

Title: Perspectives on the Academic Job Market: Dr. Kelly Brignac '21 and Dr. Andrew Bellisari '18

Description: Please join us on Friday, October 15, at 4 pm for the first installment of the History Department’s 2021-22 talk series on the post-PhD job market. Recent alumni Kelly Brignac PhD’21 (Assistant Professor, Colby College) and Andrew Bellisari PhD’18 (Assistant Professor, Fulbright University Vietnam) will share their experiences as Harvard PhD candidates seeking employment in US-based and...

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2021 Oct 13

What Role did Climate Change and Disease Play in the Decline and Collapse of Swahili Urbanism

12:00pm

Location: 

In Person or Zoom (see posting)

On Wednesday, 13th October at 12pm in Barker 133, Prof. Kusimba will run a masterclass, “What Role did Climate Change and Disease Play in the Decline and Collapse of Swahili Urbanism?”

How did past state societies respond to climate change and disease pandemics? To answer these historical questions, Professor Kusimba will discuss his ongoing archaeological research in East Africa aimed at understanding the role climate change and disease pandemics played in the decline and eventual collapse of medieval African...

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2021 Oct 12

Innovation, Trade, and Leadership: State Foundings in Pre-Modern Eastern Africa

5:00pm

Location: 

In Person or Zoom (see posting)

On Tuesday, 12th October at 5pm in Sever 113, Prof. Kusimba will deliver a lecture, “Innovation, Trade, and Leadership: State Foundings in Pre-Modern Eastern Africa”.

What is the relationship between technological innovation and urbanism in Eastern and Southern Africa? How has archaeology operationalized complexity in African contexts? To what extent did elite investment and monopolization of trade, technology, and other resources combine to create the Swahili state[s]? Professor Kusimba’s talk will evaluate the...

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