Elsewhere at Harvard

2021 Mar 27

(Harvard Graduate Conference on International History) Gender and Empire: Indigeneity

2:00pm to 4:00pm

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Shannon Pōmaikaʻi Hennessey (University of Hawai'i at Mānoa), "When Loving You Meant Loving America: Interracial Sex, Marriage, Family, and Hawaiʻi’s Statehood

Alison Russell (UM Amherst), "The Posterity of Cherokee Women": Exploring Cherokee Women's Place in the Constitution of 1827”

Michael Kirkpatrick Miller (Cornell), “Religion and Masculinity in Maluku”  

Commentators: Dr. Maile Arvin (University of Utah), PhD/JD Student Sarah Sadlier (Harvard), and Dr. Veronika Kusumaryati (Georgetown)

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2021 Mar 12

Challenging the Narrative: Unraveling the Relationship between Race & Law in Latin America

12:00pm to 2:00pm

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ALARI Seminar Series

This presentation will connect the colonial inception of legal systems across the Latin American region that enforced racialized social hierarchies with present-day local discourses on the legal rights of indigenous and black peoples. Starting with an examination of the politics of social hierarchy during colonial times, I will explore how liberal ideas in postcolonial Latin America posed a significant ideological and practical tension for criollo elites: to reconcile their aspiration to be free from the constraints of colonial rule while keeping the legacies...

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2021 Mar 11

Jews in Modern Europe Seminar: The Rise and Fall of Jewish International Politics, 1919-1949

12:30pm to 1:45pm

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The establishment of the League of Nations created a new platform for Jewish advocacy and novel modes for its expression. The League and other international organizations became arenas of competition over the Jewish voice: The capacity – and legitimacy – of representing Jewish interests and claims at the international level. In this talk, Rotem Giladi recounts episodes of that contestation and points to its ideological dimension.

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2021 Mar 04

Seminar on Democracy: Past, Present, and Future Populism After Trump

12:30pm to 2:00pm

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Does the defeat of Donald Trump in the 2020 election signal the end of populism globally? While some populist leaders, such as Viktor Orbán in Hungary and Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil, felt emboldened by Trump's presidency, other populist and right-wing movements, including those in France and Germany, were independent of his leadership and remain largely unaffected by his defeat. This seminar will explore the future of populism in Europe, Latin America, and the United States and assess if their fortunes will wax or wane.

Anne Applebaum...

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2021 Mar 03

Justin E. H. Smith, 'Anton Wilhelm Amo and the Connected Histories of Early Modern African and European Philosophy'

4:00pm to 5:30pm

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Register in advance for this webinar: https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CRmiVBVOSDa5XvfkG-Xs1Q

Justin E. H. Smith is university professor of philosophy at the University of Paris. He is the author, among other books, of Nature, Human Nature, and Human Difference: Race in Early Modern Philosophy (Princeton University Press, 2015), and co-editor and translator, with Stephen Menn, of Anton Wilhelm Amo: Philosophical Dissertations on Mind and Body...

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2021 Mar 02

Seminar on Social Exclusion and Inclusion | An Ugly Word: Rethinking "Race" in Italy

12:00pm to 1:30pm

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Italy, like other European counterparts, aspires to be "color-blind" by not officially acknowledging race and racial differences. The United States, in contrast, is often viewed as "race-obsessed" because race questions are standard throughout institutions. In her upcoming book An Ugly Word: Rethinking "Race" in Italy (co-authored with Marcello Maneri), Ann Morning explores how the treatment of race in a country affects society's perception of people from different ethnic backgrounds. The book's findings are based on interviews with college and vocational school students in three Italian...

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2021 Feb 23

Posing Slaves for the Camera Race and Memory in Sudan, 1882

4:30pm to 6:00pm

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Eve M. Troutt Powell
Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania

Eve M. Troutt Powell teaches the history of the modern Middle East and the history of slavery in the Nile Valley and the Ottoman Empire. As a cultural historian, she emphasizes the exploration of literature and film in her courses. She is the author of A Different Shade of Colonialism: Egypt, Great Britain and the Mastery of the Sudan (University of California, 2003) and the co-editor, with John Hunwick, of The African Diaspora in the...

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2021 Feb 25

The File: Origins of the Munich Massacre

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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San Charles Haddad
Author, consultant

Over eighty years of international turmoil, discriminatory agendas, and vicious acts of violence.… this is the haunting Olympic history of Israel and Palestine. Three people living in Tel Aviv, Haifa, and Jerusalem embark on distinct journeys that converge at “the file”; their efforts to admit Palestine to the Olympics in the early twentieth century. Their pivotal roles in history have been purposely omitted from official record, kept secret, or forgotten. Why? Because of the “Nazi Olympics” in 1936 in Berlin. And because of the...

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2021 Feb 23

Green New Deals: Past and Future

12:00pm to 1:30pm

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Hosted by the Harvard Environmental History Working Group

 

Alyssa Battistoni (Harvard University) and Neil M. Maher (New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers University-Newark)

For Zoom access information, please email Joyce Chaplin: chaplin [at] fas.harvard.edu

 

2021 Feb 23

Towards a Transregional History of Sunni Legal Pluralism: Indian Hanafis in the Indian Ocean, 1500-1926

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Sohaib Baig surveys the dynamic histories of the Hanafi school (madhhab) and Sunni legal pluralism in the Indian Ocean in the early modern and modern periods. He explores how Hanafi interplay with other Sunni schools and traditions across multiple empires produced major transformations as Indian Hanafis reformulated foundational concepts concerning legal authority, including independent reasoning (ijtihād) and legal conformity (taqlīd). This...

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2021 Apr 05

History of Global Capitalism Seminar: Paul Cheney, "István Hont, the Cosmopolitan Theory of Commercial Globalization, and Twenty-First Century Capitalism"

4:10pm to 6:10pm

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Paul Cheney, Professor of European History, University of Chicago

Graduate Student Commentator: Annie Boniface, PhD Candidate, Harvard University
Faculty Commentator: John ShovlinAssociate Professor of History, NYU

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