Elsewhere at Harvard

2019 Sep 17

Assembling the Dinosaur

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Free Lecture and Book Signing

Lukas Rieppell, David and Michelle Ebersman Assistant Professor of History, Brown University

Dinosaur fossils were first found in England, but a series of late-nineteenth-century discoveries in the American West turned the United States into a world center for vertebrate paleontology. Around the same time, the United States also emerged as an economic powerhouse of global proportions, and large, fierce, and spectacular creatures like Tyrannosaurus, Brontosaurus, and Triceratops ...

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2019 Sep 26

Symposium: Inequality in America Initiative

3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel 354

Hosted by:
Claudine Gay, Edgerley Family Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences 
Lawrence Bobo, Dean of Social Science, Faculty of Arts & Sciences

Speakers:
Elizabeth Hinton, John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences in Hist. and African & Afr. Amer. Stud.
Incarcerated Scholars Project
Ryan Enos, Professor of Government
Long-Term Effects of Racial Diversity: Evidence from Linked Census and Voter File Data
Benjamin...

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2019 Sep 12

(Mahindra Humanities Center) Roundtable: "The Funding of Higher Education: Different Objectives in Switzerland, the UK, and the USA"

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

133 Barker Center, Harvard, 12 Quincy St, Cambridge

Speakers:
John Brewer, Eli and Edith Broad Professor of the Humanities emeritus, California Institute of Technology, and Associate at Harvard University Department of History
Cristiano Casalini, Associate Professor and Endowed Chair in Jesuit Pedagogy and Educational History and a Research Scholar with the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies at Boston College
Anja-Silvia Goeing, Associate at Harvard University/Professor at University of Zurich, Early Modern History and History of Education.
Philipp Gonon, Professor of Vocational Education, Head...

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2019 May 02

ARTS FIRST Festival

Thu May 2 (All day) to Sun May 5 (All day)

Each ARTS FIRST festival is unique but every year combines the exuberance of Harvard students, faculty and affiliates who are passionate about the many art forms presented in four rousing days of performances, exhibitions and art-making opportunities. See visual art and opera, dance styles from around the world, many music genres, stand-up and improv comedy, theater, public art, poetry, experimental performances and so much more. 

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2019 May 08

Ocean, Island, Shore: Placing the Global Pacific in the Age of Climate Change

9:00am to 5:30pm

Location: 

HUCE 440, 4th floor, Museum of Comparative Zoology, 26 Oxford Street

SPRING WORKSHOP: Ocean, Island, Shore: Placing the Global Pacific in the Age of Climate Change

9:00-9:05 opening remarks by organizers

 

Chair: Xiaofei Gao (Fung Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University Asia Center)

9:05-9:50 John Huth (Donner Professor of Science, Department of Physics, Harvard University)

...

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2019 Apr 25

Islam in America Research Symposium

2:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Yenching Auditorium, 2 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, 02138

The Harvard Muslim American Studies Working Group invites you to join us at the Islam in America Research Symposium at Harvard, designed to showcase work that engages the pasts, presents, and futures of Islam and Muslims in America. (Critical Muslim Studies, Muslim minorities in the West, and related topics may also be included). ...

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2019 May 01

New England in the South Sea: Two Centuries of Trade and Exploration

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Speaker: Ingrid Ahlgren,Curator of Oceania, Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

As early as the 1700s, the fledgling United States actively explored and exchanged goods with the islands across the great wide Pacific Ocean. New England—and Massachusetts in particular—played an active, varied role in these explorations, which included the China Pacific trade, the whaling industry, the foreign Christian ministries...

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2019 Apr 22

Seminar: Michael Homberg, Pathways to Modernity? The Rise of Technical Assistance Missions and the Early Days of the Digital Age in India, 1950s to 1970s

3:45pm to 5:45pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall, 35 Quincy Street, Lower Library

Speaker: Michael Homberg
Visiting Fellow Spring 2019, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Transformations
Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Cologne

Commentator: Sugata Bose, Gardiner Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs, Harvard University

Abstract:
With the decline of the European overseas empires and the increasing dynamics of a Global Cold War, international...

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2019 May 02

Mecca: The Lived City

5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Hall 102, Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies is pleased to present "Mecca: The Lived City", a symposium examining the ways in which the city of Mecca is imagined, remembered, represented, and visualized from the perspectives of history, literature, urban planning, and the visual arts.

The symposium begins Thursday, May 2, at 5pm, with a keynote talk by Rosie Bsheer, Assistant Professor of History, Harvard University.

The panels on day two (May 3), will run from 8:45 am - 5:00 pm, and will features the following...

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2019 Apr 16

The Mexican Revolution of 1910: A Sociohistorical Interpretation

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Speaker: Javier Garciadiego Dantán,Historian and Author; Professor of History, El Colegio de México, Director, Academia Mexicana de la Historia

A rigged election and a political crisis among competing elites, middle classes, and rural workers: What could go wrong? The Mexican Revolution of 1910 began as a multilocal revolt against the 35-year regime of dictator Porfirio Díaz and evolved into a national revolution and civil war lasting nearly a decade. Javier Garciadiego—a leading historian of Mexico’s revolution—will discuss the precursors, armed struggles, political factions, U.S...

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2019 Apr 12

From Shah Jahan to Nadir Shah: Sovereignty and Popular Politics in Mughal Delhi

5:00pm

Location: 

Room 133, Barker Center

Persian and Persianate Studies presents:
From Shah Jahan to Nadir Shah: Sovereignty and Popular Politics in Mughal Delhi

Speaker: Abhishek Kaicker
University of California, Berkeley
Harvard, Society of Fellows

Sponsored by the Mahindra Humanities Center
http://mahindrahumanities.fas.harvard.edu/content/persian-and-persianate-studies

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2019 Apr 04

Paul Ortiz, “An African American and Latinx History of the United States”

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall, Basement Conference Room

Speaker: Paul Ortiz (University of Florida)

Talk Title: “An African American and Latinx History of the United States”

An event of the Warren Center’s Occasional Speakers Series, presented in collaboration with Ethnicity, Migration, and Rights

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2019 Apr 08

Indigenous and Black Communities in Contemporary Brazil: Intolerance and Racism

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Speaker:
João Pacheco de Oliveira
Professor of Anthropology, Federal University of
Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and Curator of the Ethnology
Collections, National Museum of Brazil

Opening Remarks:
Louise Cardoso de Mello, Visiting Fellow
Department of History, Harvard University

Closing Remarks:
Sidney Chalhoub, Professor of History and
African and African American Studies, Harvard University

Event to be streamed on the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology's Facebook Page

Presented by: Peabody Museum of...

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