Elsewhere at Harvard

2016 Feb 17

Weatherhead Center: Beyond the Headlines Understanding And Misunderstanding Islam

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Tsai Auditorium, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA
The theme of the 2015–2016 Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution is negotiation, conflict, and the news media. Featured speakers are Ali S. Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures and Director of Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Program in Islamic Studies, Harvard University and Jeff Seul, Lecturer on the Practice of Peace at Harvard Divinity School and Chairman of the Peace Appeal Foundation.
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2016 Feb 17

CMES: The ISIS Apocalypse: The History, Strategy And Doomsday Vision Of The Islamic State

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Hoffmann Room
The Islamic State is one of the most lethal and successful jihadist groups in modern history, surpassing even al-Qaida. How has it attracted so many followers and conquered so much land in its relatively brief existence? McCants will discuss the Islamic State’s history, tactics, and goals, and the many ways in which it is more ruthless, more apocalyptic, and more devoted to state-building than any of its predecessors or current competitors.

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2016 Feb 29

Romance Languages: Mario Perniola (II Università di Roma) L’arte espansa (Einaudi)

5:00pm

Location: 

Boylston Hall, Room 403

Mario Perniola (II Università di Roma) presents his book: L’arte espansa (Einaudi) IN ENGLISH

Respondent: Eloisa Morra

Second respondent: Dalila Colucci

DeBosis Colloquium in Italian Studies- open to the public – seating is limited

http://www.einaudi.it/libri/libro/mario-perniola/l-arte-espansa/978880622651

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2016 Feb 23
2016 Feb 22

Romance Languages: “Translation, Publishing, and World Literature: J.V. Foix’s Daybook 1918 and the Strangeness of Minority”

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Barker Center, Room 133, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

Professor Lawrence Venuti, Temple University

Professor Venuti will analyze the translation of poetry in a minority language, such as Catalan, from the broader perspective of world literature. Sponsors: institut ramon lull and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures

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2016 Apr 21

Standing Committee on Archaeology: "(Re)Conceptualizing the Ruins of Monte Albán"

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

Lindsay Jones (Ohio State)

The extensive remains of Monte Albán, an ancient city in the southern Mexican region of Oaxaca that thrived from roughly 500 BCE–700 CE, lie atop a mountain that affords a striking view of the surrounding valley. A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987 and one of Mexico’s top archaeological-tourist destinations, Monte Albán was among pre-Hispanic Mesoamerica’s premier capitals. Lindsay Jones will (re...

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2016 Mar 31

Peabody Museum: "Reviving the Ancient Sounds of Mesoamerican Ocarinas"

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

Jose Cuellar (San Frascisco State University)

Clay ocarinas are thought to be the most common musical instruments used by pre-Columbian societies in Mesoamerica. While little is known about the making and function of these wind instruments—often shaped in animal or human forms—their study reveals that they were associated with both sacred and secular activities. In 2012, musician and ethnologist Jose Cuellar researched the Peabody Museum’s extensive collection of clay ocarinas, flutes, and whistles from archaeological sites throughout Central America and Mexico. In this program he...

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2016 Mar 24

Standing Committee on Archaeology: "Museums in Tanzania: History, Transformation, and Impact"

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

2016 Hallam L. Movius, Jr. Lecture and Reception

Audax Z.P. Mabuella (NMT)

Tanzania hosts a record of more than three million years of human history and diversity, including fossil remains, footprints, and stone toolkits of early humans and hominin ancestors, from sites such as Laetoli, Olduvai Gorge, and Peninj. The National Museum of Tanzania (NMT)—a consortium of six different museums—supports the preservation of the country’s rich natural and cultural diversity through scientific research, education, and...

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