Elsewhere at Harvard

2020 Oct 21

Administrating differences: Recent Scholarship on Indigenous and Afro-Latin America, with Ana Pulido Rull

3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Zoom Webinar (registration required)
The workshop on “Administrating differences: Recent Scholarship on Indigenous and Afro-Latin America” will feature a discussion of Ana Pulido Rull. Mapping Indigenous Land. Native land Grants in Colonial New Spain. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2020, with author present. Please email therzog at fas.harvard.edu if you wish to participate in this event.
2020 Oct 13

(Early Modern Workshop) The America Company: from networks to institutions in the Anglo-Dutch seventeenth-century Atlantic.

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Zoom Webinar (registration required)

Early Modern Workshop

Joris van den Tol (Post-doctoral Rubicon Scholar, Harvard University/University of Leiden), “The America Company: from networks to institutions in the Anglo-Dutch seventeenth-century Atlantic.” Commentator: Sergio Leos. Please email emework@fas.harvard.edu if you wish to participate in this event.

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2020 Oct 07

Administrating differences: Recent Scholarship on Indigenous and Afro-Latin America, with Joanne Rappaport and Thomas Cummins

3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Zoom (RSVP Required)
The workshop on “Administrating differences: Recent Scholarship on Indigenous and Afro-Latin America” will feature a discussion of Joanne Rappaport and Thomas Cummins. Beyond the Lettered City. Indigenous Literacies in the Andes. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2011, with authors present.” Please email therzog at fas.harvard.edu if you wish to participate in this event.
2020 Oct 20

Faculty Book Event: Rosie Bsheer, Archive Wars

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Zoom (RSVP Required)

 

CMES & THE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY

present a discussion of

ARCHIVE WARS

THE POLITICS OF HISTORY IN SAUDI ARABIA

by Rosie Bsheer Assistant Professor of History, Harvard University

The production of history is premised on the selective erasure of certain pasts and the artifacts that stand witness to them. From the elision of...

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2020 Apr 14

Virtual GSAS Germanic Circle Spring Lecture: Thomas Scholz (Washington University at St. Louis) on "Between Aesthetics and Politics: Reception and Production of The Neverending Story"

5:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Virtual (Zoom)

Thomas Scholz (Graduate Student in Comparative Literature at Washington University at St. Louis) will present his paper "Between Aesthetics and Politics: Reception and Production of The Neverending Story". The lecture will be followed by a brief discussion. Please email Rebecca Stewart for a link to the zoom meeting (rebeccastewart@g.harvard.edu).

2020 Mar 10

(Lunch Talk) Disinformation, Defamation, and Islamic Values

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Austin Hall, Room 102

Zahra Takhshid, Reginald F. Lewis Fellow, Harvard Law School

This talk is based on an article that aims to contribute to the legal scholarship on online disinformation and defamation by focusing on false and defamatory speech in Islam. With over 1.5 billion Muslims around the world, eighty percent of which live in Muslim majority countries, there is little scholarship in English on speech etiquette and the sanctity of the individual’s reputation in Islam. The Islamic teachings in this area are not just theological commands. As this article...

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2020 Mar 04

(Lunch Talk) Intimacy Under Surveillance: Moral Policing & The State In Contemporary Malaysia

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Austin Hall, Room 102

Speaker:Nurul Huda Mohd Razif, Evans Fellow, University of Cambridge; Visiting Fellow, Program on Law and Society in the Muslim World, Harvard Law School

In Muslim-majority Malaysia today, marriage is recognized as the only acceptable means of securing access to lawful sexual intimacy. This is reinforced by Islamic, Malay cultural (adat), as well as legal restrictions on pre-/extra-marital sexual intimacy, which is criminalized under the Malaysian Syariah law’s Criminal Offences Act. This talk discusses the role of the state-led Vice Prevention Unit (Unit Pencegah...

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2020 Mar 11

[CANCELLED] Borders in Modern Asia Seminar Series: Panel Discussion: Archives of the Indian Ocean

4:15pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Belfer Case Study Room, CGIS South

Please note that this event has been cancelled!

 

 

Presenters:

Sana Aiyar, Associate Professor of History, MIT

From Fragments to Biographies: Archival Shadows and the Recovery of Burma’s South Asian History

 

Kalyani Ramnath, Prize Fellow, CHE...

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2020 Feb 26

Wonderfull Edirne: A Marvelous Ottoman Town

12:30pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

S030 (Lee Gathering Room), CGIS South

Speaker: Amy Singer, Hassenfeld Chair in Islamic Studies and Professor of History, Brandeis University

Abstract: Hekim Beşir Çelebi was apparently a fifteenth-century physician (hekim), invited to leave the court of the Karamanid ruler in south-central Anatolia in order to join the Ottoman sultan, Mehmed II (1451-81) in Edirne, in eastern Thrace. Edirne remained the most important Ottoman city in southern Europe until the end of the Ottoman era and beyond. The text – Tarih-i Edirne. Hikayet-i Beşir Çelebi (...

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2020 Feb 26

Book Talk: “The Universal Enemy: Jihad, Empire, And The Challenge Of Solidarity”

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

TSAI Auditorium, CGIS South

Speaker: Darryl Li, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Social Sciences in the College, and Lecturer in Law, University of Chicago

Li is the author of The Universal Enemy: Jihad, Empire, and the Challenge of Solidarity (Stanford University Press, December 2019), which develops an ethnographic approach to the comparative study of universalism using the example of transnational “jihadists” — specifically, Arabs and other foreigners who fought in the 1992-1995 war in Bosnia...

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