Elsewhere at Harvard

2018 Apr 26

the Romance Languages and Literatures Department will celebrate Sant Jordi, the Day of Books and Roses!

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Memorial Church porch (Harvard Yard

In case of rain: we will meet at Boylston Hall, 4th floor.

This year we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the death of Maria Mercè Marçal, and recognize three other major writers of literary classics who died on or around April 23, Saint George's Day: William Shakespeare (1564-1616), Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) and Josep Pla (1897-1981)....

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2018 Apr 26

RL&L: 'To Leave or Stay?' History, Politics, and Existential Choice in the Films of István Szabó

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Boylston Hall, Fong Auditorium

The Department of Comparative Literature cordially invites you to

The second annual Svetlana Boym Memorial Lecture by:

Susan Rubin Suleiman (Harvard University, C. Douglas Dillon Research Professor of the Civilization of France & Research Professor of Comparative Literature)

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2018 Apr 24
2018 Apr 23

RL&L: Making Universals: Portuguese Manuscript Atlases, 1550-1580

5:00pm

Location: 

Dana Palmer House, Room 102, 16 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

Ayesha Ramachandran, Yale University

What is the origin of the world atlas as we know it today? And why should this genealogy matter to us now? This talk focuses on the small corpus of surviving Portuguese portolan-style manuscript “universal atlases” from the second half of the sixteenth century, which offer an alternate history for the atlas in modernity. Rather than deriving from such printed compilations as Abraham Ortelius’...

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2018 Apr 23

WIGH/WCFIA: Presentations by Graduate Students Jesus Solis & David Sadighian

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall Lower Library, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

Presentations by Graduate Students

"Black Market Empire: American Cigarettes and the Global Black Market after World War II"
Jesus Solis, PhD Candidate in History, Harvard University

"World Plans: Beaux-Arts Design as Cultural Internationalism, c.1900-1940"
David Sadighian, PhD Candidate in History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University

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2018 Apr 17

Harvard Divinity School: Making Disciples: Women, Missions, and Colonial Education in the Early 20th-Century Philippines

12:00pm

Location: 

Common Room, Center for the Study of World Religions Harvard Divinity School, 42 Francis Avenue

Lunch will be provided

Women’s Studies in Religion Program

Laura R. Prieto, PhD (Simmons College)

Visiting Professor of Women’s Studies and American Religious History

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2018 Apr 10

Center for Jewish Studies: Yiddish Chinoiserie: China in Modernist Yiddish Translations

5:15pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Semitic Museum, Room 201, 6 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA

 

FIRST EVENT

Co-sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies, the Jewish Societies and Cultures and the Rethinking Translation Seminars at the Mahindra Humanities Center

Kathryn Hellerstein, Associate Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures, specializing in Yiddish, and the Ruth Meltzer Director of the Jewish Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania and the Alan M. Stroock Fellow, Harvard...

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2018 Apr 11

Fairbank Center: Maps, Graffiti, Kinship: The Use of GIS in the Spatial Analysis of a Sacred Mountain in Late Chosŏn Korea (1600-1900)

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Common Room, 2 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA

Speaker: Maya Stiller Fellow, Korea Institute; ACLS/The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Buddhist Studies, Department of History of Art and Architecture; Assistant Professor, University of Kansas

Light refreshments provided.

RSVP to Feng-en Tu (hyl.eadh@gmail.com)

2018 Apr 17

Davis Center: Fascism, Socialism, and the Fate of Kaliningrad’s Germans or, How Did Kaliningrad Figure Out What It Meant to Become Soviet?

4:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S354, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA

Nicole Eaton, Assistant Professor of History, Boston College

The Nazi German city of Königsberg’s transformation into Soviet Russian Kaliningrad offers a peculiar case of Sovietization in the immediate postwar. For three years, new Soviet settlers lived together with Königsberg’s remaining German civilians, as the new Soviet government in Kaliningrad attempted to figure out what it meant for a formerly fascist city—and its population—to become Soviet. By following three phases of...

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