Elsewhere at Harvard

2016 May 04

Davis Center: Anti-Economics in Russian Realism: Action and Work in the Stories of Nikolai Leskov

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South Building, Room S250, 1730 Cambridge Street,

Andrea Zink, University Professor, University of Innsbruck, Austria; Visiting Scholar, Davis Center

Russian classical literature is famous for its idlers, Oblomov being the most widely known and beloved example. The heroes’ hesitation or inability to act goes hand in hand with a conspiciously long absence of the subjects of work and labor in Russian...

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2016 May 02

Davis Center: Roundtable Discussion: State Security Files in Former Communist Countries -- The Implications for Human Rights and Democratization

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South Building, Room S450, 1730 Cambridge Street,

Sakharov Seminar on Human Rights

Kostadin Grozev, Associate Professor of Modern History, Sofia University (Bulgaria)

Nadia Boyadjieva
, Professor of International Relations and International Law, Plovdiv University (Bulgaria); Visiting Scholar, Davis Center

Mark Kramer
, Program Director, Cold War Studies Project, Davis Center...

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2016 Apr 15

Davis Center: "Undergraduate Colloquium on Russian and Eurasian Studies"

1:45pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South, Rm. S020 (Belfer Case Study Room), 1730 Cambridge St.

Multidisciplinary research presentations by advanced undergraduates from Harvard, Wellesley, and Wheaton colleges.

Opening Remarks - 1:45-2:00 p.m.

Panel I - 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Oleksandra Lozytska, Wheaton College, The Idea of a European Ukraine

Lane Baker, Harvard College, New World in the North: Renaissance Debates on the Riphean...

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2016 Apr 22

Harvard Coop: Tom Grace: Kent State Author/Survivor

4:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Coop, 1400 Mass Ave. Cambridge

Tom Grace, who earned his PhD in History at the University of Buffalo, has a new book out that's an important and serious look at what happened at Kent State on May 4, 1970 -- and what led to those events -- by a special person; Tom was one of the nine students wounded at Kent State that day when the Ohio National Guard opened fire without warning on young people protesting the War in Vietnam on their campus, killing four unarmed students.

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2016 Apr 18

Mahindra Humanities: The Politics of History and the Historicity of Politics: Documentaries of Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South Rm. S050, 1730 Cambridge St.
China Humanities
Laikwan Pang, Chinese University of Hong Kong

The Politics of History and the Historicity of Politics: Documentaries of Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement

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2016 Apr 29

Hutchins Center / Davis Center: The 'Red South' and Other Paradigms: Reflections on Teaching Race in Post-Soviet Russia | Jennifer Wilson

2:00pm

Jennifer Wilson, Postdoctoral Fellow for Academic Diversity, Slavic Language and Literatures, University of Pennsylvania

This talk will draw from Dr. Jennifer Wilson's recent experience teaching "The Harlem Renaissance: From New York to Tashkent" at the Russian State University for the Humanities (RGGU) in Moscow; the course dealt with the racial dynamics of the Cold War as told through the perspectives of influential black artists and thinkers such as Langston Hughes, Claude McKay, and Zora Neale Hurston. Dr. Wilson will reflect on her...

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