Elsewhere at Harvard

2019 Sep 26

Representing Power at the Court of Ottoman Tunisia in the 19th Century

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Arthur M. Sackler Building, Room 422, 485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA

"Representing Power at the Court of Ottoman Tunisia in the 19th Century"

Ridha Moumni
Art Historian, Curator; Harvard CMES Fellow

Co-sponsored with The Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University

2019 Sep 27

"Ghosts in the Machine: Technologies of Imperialism in Maritime Southeast Asia"

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel K262 Bowie-Vernon Room
Speaker:
Eric Tagliacozzo
Professor of History
Cornell University

Abstract:
This talk looks at three different ways that the colonial state used new technologies to try to pursue the imperial project in maritime Southeast Asia. First, we will look at the role of telegraphs along the coasts of French Indochina in the late nineteenth century. From there, we will analyze the idea of building a trans-oceanic canal across the Isthmus of Kra, in semi-independent Siam (what is today Thailand). Finally, we will also look at the role of lighthouses as Foucauldian instruments of... Read more about "Ghosts in the Machine: Technologies of Imperialism in Maritime Southeast Asia"
2019 Oct 11

Writing Black Lives

4:15pm

Location: 

Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

The authors Tomiko Brown-Nagin, Imani Perry, and Robert Reid-Pharr will join in conversation to discuss how their work as biographers speaks to key contemporary discussions about black politics, community, identity, and life.

Perry will consider her recent book, Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry, while Reid-Pharr and Brown-Nagin will share perspectives from their own research, writing, and forthcoming books on, respectively, James Baldwin and Constance Baker Motley.

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2020 Feb 05

IAAS Lecture Series - Monastic Wealth in Qing China’s Buddhist Inner Asia

1:15pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

CGIS-South Building, Room S250, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA 02138

Speaker:  Lan Wu, Assistant Professor of History, Mount Holyoke College

Abstract: How did monasteries amass wealth in Qing China’s Buddhist Inner Asia? How did the Qing imperial enterprise affect Buddhist praxis on the ground? In this lecture, I will discuss a wide range of practices that brought wealth into Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in the eighteenth century. At the center of my study is the making of Beijing’s Yonghegong, which exemplified the evolving practices that contributed to the proliferation of wealthy Buddhist communities across...

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2019 Dec 04

IAAS Lecture Series - Why Pots (Don't) Matter: Complexity in Bronze Age Eurasia

1:15pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

CGIS-South Building, Room S250, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA 02138

Why Pots (Don't) Matter: Complexity in Bronze Age Eurasia

Speaker: Paula Dupuy, Assistant Professor of Anthropoogy, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan

Hosted by the Committee on Inner Asian and Altaic Studies

2019 Oct 09

IAAS Lecture Series - The Circulation of Medicine and Notions of Healing in Early 20th Century Chinese Turkestan via Network Analysis

1:15pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

CGIS-South Building, Room S250, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA 02138

The Circulation of Medicine and Notions of Healing in Early 20th Century Chinese Turkestan via Network Analysis

Speaker: Arienne Dwyer, Professor of Linguistic Anthropology, University of Kansas

Hosted by the Committee on Inner Asian and Altaic Studies

2019 Sep 23

Toledot Yeshu ("The Life of Jesus") among the Jews of Medieval Islamic Lands

4:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Semitic Museum, Room 201, 6 Divinity Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

(See event flyer here)
The Department of near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University presents: 

Toledot Yeshu ("The Life of Jesus") among the Jews of Medieval Islamic Lands

A lecture with Dr. Miriam Goldstein
(Associate Professor of Arabic Language and Literature and chair of the Department of Arabic Language and Literature, Hebrew University of...

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2019 Sep 24

Open House : Program in Islamic Law, Harvard Law School

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Austin Hall, Room 102
The Program for Islamic Law welcomes students, faculty, and staff back for the new year. Come learn about the program, meet others with similar interests, and more. Refreshments will be served.

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