Elsewhere at Harvard

2016 Apr 08

CES: "Conservative Political Parties and the Birth of Democracy in Europe"

2:15pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Hoffmann Room
The attendees will discuss two chapters of a book in progress that develops a new perspective on the role played by conservative political parties in the process of democratization in Europe, focusing in these chapters on the case of Britain and its comparative implications.

Please note: There is no presentation and the paper should be read in advance: "Conservative Political Parties and the Birth of Modern Democracy In Europe", Chapters 2 and 4
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2016 Apr 06

Harvard Extension School: Public History Master Class with Tony Horwitz: “Meditations on the Ignorance of History"

7:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South S050, 1730 Cambridge St.

Join us for an intimate exploration of the "ignorance of history and the primacy of fiction over fact" with former Radcliffe Institute Fellow, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and best-selling author Tony Horwitz. Tony has taken public history in new directions with works such as his seminal Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil WarA Voyage Long and Strange, and Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before, each with his characteristically perspicacious view on the important ways that the past...

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2016 Apr 04

HURI: "A Bridge Between Us: Literature in the Ukrainian-Crimean Tatar Encounter"

4:15pm to 6:15pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-020 (Belfer Case Study Room), 1730 Cambridge St.

Rory Finnin

Head, Department of Slavonic Studies, University Senior Lecturer in Ukrainian Studies;
Director, Cambridge Ukrainian Studies program, University of Cambridge, UK

For additional information, see: http://www.huri.harvard.edu/news/news-from-huri/237-rory-finnin-on-literature-in-the-ukrainian-crimean-tatar-encounter.html

2016 Apr 04

Radcliffe Workshop on Technology & Archival Processing

1:30pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA

SCHLESINGER LIBRARY OPEN WORKSHOP – All are welcome, No RSVP Required

Radcliffe Workshop on Technology & Archival Processing

April 4, 2016, Knafel Center, 1:30-5:00pm

Please join us for the Radcliffe Workshop on Technology and Archival Processing, April 4, 2016. The afternoon program will bring together scholars, archivists, and computer scientists for a problem-solving event. Participants will be asked to consider the relationship between archival processing, technology, and digital humanities and how digital...

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2016 Mar 31

Cooper Gallery Film Series: “Art of Jazz” Cinema Series: Syncopation: Short Jazz Films

12:00pm

Location: 

Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art, 102 Mount Auburn Street

Symphony in Black, 1935, Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday (9:36)
Rhapsody in Black and Blue, 1932, Louis Armstrong (10:00)
St. Louis Blues, 1929, Bessie Smith (15:41)
Cab Calloway’s Hi De Ho, 1933 (10:00)
Bundle of Blues, 1933, Duke Ellington (9:00)
Hoagy Carmichael, 1939, Hoagy Carmichael, Jack Teagarden (10:00)
Artie Shaw’s Class in Swing, 1939, Artie Shaw (10:00)...

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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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