Elsewhere at Harvard

2016 Apr 07

Instituto Cervantes: "Hispanismos en Primera Persona"

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Observatorio. 2 Arrow St. 4th floor. Cambridge, MA. 02138

Noel Valis (Yale University), a major American critic of Spanish literature, and Anna Caballé (Barcelona University), a scholar of women’s writing, the diary, and the memoir will consider a series of autobiographical essays by some of America’s leading Hispanists. The conversation –about remembered moments of first contact with other authors and cultures–will be moderated by Christopher Maurer (Boston University).

 La reciente publicación de un volumen de ensayos autobiográficos de...

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2016 Apr 07

a.r.t. / Harvard Law: Plays Don't Play: The Drama of Lynching

7:00pm

Location: 

Ames Courtroom, Harvard Law School

Beginning in 1916, a group of black women in Washington D.C. came together to protest ceaseless acts of terrorism against African Americans - by writing plays. These plays, which were written over many decades and never commercially produced, focus on the survivors: lynching victims' mothers, siblings and spouses. They tell the stories of women who tried to prevent the violence and how they struggled to endure in its aftermath. The April 7, 2016 reading will feature three of these little known plays: Mary Burrill's Aftermath (1919), Georgia Douglas Johnson's...

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2016 Apr 03

Reischauer Institute: Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta Concert at Boston Symphony Hall

8:00pm

Location: 

Boston Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave. Boston, MA

On Sunday, April 3 at 8:00 p.m., the Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta will make its American debut at Symphony Hall in a special performance commemorating the fifth anniversary of the environmental disasters that devastated northeastern Japan on March 11, 2011.

Created at the initiative of students from a number of Fukushima middle schools and high schools in the aftermath of the disasters, the Sinfonietta comes to Boston following sold-out performances at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall and Tokyo Opera City. The...

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2016 Apr 01

Mahindra Humanities: "Medieval Mysticism and Modern Philosophy"

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Sever Hall 113

Ben Morgan (Oxford University), Varieties of Freedom: Eckhart, Seuse, ‘Sister Catherine’, and Forms of Agency in Recent Cognitive Science. Followed by a roundtable discussion with Amy Hollywood (Harvard Divinity School), Racha Kirakosian (Harvard University), Niklaus Largier (University of California Berkeley), and Judith Ryan (Harvard University).

Co-sponsored by the Harvard Provostial Fund for Arts and Humanities, the Committee on...

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2016 Apr 21

Center for the History of Medicine: Prescription Drug Abuse in American History: Lessons from a Century of Failures and Occasional Successes

5:30pm

Location: 

Carl W. Walter Amphitheater, Tosteson Medical Education Center, Harvard Medical School, 260 Longwood Avenue, Boston MA 02115

The Boston Medical Library presents the 12th J. Worth Estes, M.D. History of Medicine Lecture:

Prescription Drug Abuse in American History:

Lessons from a Century of Failures and Occasional Successes

 

David Herzberg, Ph.D.: Associate Professor in the Department of...

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2016 Mar 29

Harvard Extension School: Public History Master Class with Ric Burns: "The Pilgrims” and Documentary Film as an Interpretive Tool

7:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

Forum Room, Lamont Library

Please join us for an intimate and inside perspective on the use of documentary film-making to communicate the past to the present by an expert in the field, Ric Burns. His Steeplechase Films most recently produced “The Pilgrims,” which aired on PBS’s American Experience last November to considerable acclaim. Using “The Pilgrims” a focal point for discussion of interpreting history through film, students will have a unique opportunity to engage Ric about the details of his process and background, and create a valuable experience in which the...

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2016 Mar 28

Harvard-Yenching Institute Roundtable on Asian Archaeology: Recent Discoveries and Controversies

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Lower Level Seminar Room, Center for European Studies, 27 Kirkland St, Cambridge

Sponsored by the Harvard-Yenching Institute and the Asia Center, Harvard University

Panelists:
Parth R. Chauhan (Assistant Professor, Dept. of Humanities & Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education & Research, Mohali, Punjab, India) 
Piphal Heng (PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology,...
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2016 Mar 31
2016 Mar 30

RLL: Desseins du livre en France, 1530-1590: Journée d'Étude des Amis de l'Atelier XVIe Siècle (Paris-Sorbonne)

9:30am

Location: 

Sr Common Room, Kirkland House, 95 Dunster Street

Event in French.

Cosponsored by the Provostial Fund for the Arts and Humanities, The Robert F. Bacon Fund and The Renaissance Studies Seminar, Mahindra Humanities Center

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2016 Mar 28

RLL: On the Importance of Being an Individual in Renaissance Italy: Men, Their Professions, and Their Beards

5:00pm

Location: 

Boylston Hall, Room 403

Douglas Biow (University of Texas at Austin)
On the Importance of Being an Individual in Renaissance Italy: Men, Their Professions, and Their Beards (University of Pennsylvania Press)
Respondent: Matt Collins
Second respondent: Amelia Linsky
DeBosis Colloquium in Italian Studies- open to the public – seating is limited

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