Elsewhere at Harvard

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.

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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 University...
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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
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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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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 communities,...

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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 16 to Apr 17, 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

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

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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