Elsewhere at Harvard

2018 Apr 13

CMES / NELC: Sharḥ: Two Kinds of Sociality and Two Ways of Reading in Three Mughal Commentaries on Sa‘di’s Gulistān

Location: 

CMES, Rm 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA
4:00pm to 6:00pm

The CMES Director's Series and the Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations present

IMAGEPrashant Keshavmurthy
Associate Professor of Persian-Iranian Studies, McGill University

Sa'...

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2018 Apr 05

CMES: Gibb lecture: Designing Transcendence: Light in Islamic Architecture

Location: 

CGIS South, Rm 020, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA
5:00pm to 7:00pm

CMES is pleased to present the 2018 H.A.R. Gibb Arabic & Islamic Studies Lecture Series speaker

Nasser Rabbat

 

Aga Khan Professor and Director of the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture, MIT

Please note the lecture's new time: 5:00-7:00 pm

Light has often been deployed as a transcendental element in Islamic architecture. For more than fifteen centuries, architects all over the Islamic World have...

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2018 Apr 02

CMES: Property and Power: the Colonial Origins of Redistributive Conflict in the Middle East

Location: 

CMES, Rm 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA
4:00pm to 6:00pm

The CES Colonial Encounters Working Group and CMES present

iMAGEAllison Hartnett
Pre-doctoral research fellow, Middle East Inititiative, Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; DPhil candidate, University of Oxford

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2018 Mar 30

CMES: From Subjects to Comrades in Arms: Armenians in the Ottoman Army after 1908

Location: 

CMES, Rm 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA
4:00pm to 6:00pm

The CMES Sohbet-i Osmani Lecture Series presents

ImageOhannes Kılıçdağı
Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Ohannes Kılıçdağı, after his double major degree of sociology and political science at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, received...

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2018 Mar 23

CMES / Center for Jewish Studies: A City of Many Faces: Architecture, Literature & Memory of My Diverse Hometown of Haifa

Location: 

CMES, Rm 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA
12:00pm to 2:00pm

The CMES Israeli Law, Literature and Society Seminar Series presents

PhotoNili Gold

 

Professor of Modern Hebrew Literature, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania

The city of Haifa’s structure is tied...

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2018 Mar 29

Undergraduate Opportunity: Advising Fortnight Info Session - Secondary Field in European History, Politics, and Societies (EHPS)

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Goldman Room, 27 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Join us at the Advising Fortnight info session at our Center and explore the exciting opportunities offered by the secondary field in European History, Politics and Societies. Our team of advisors will be here to answer your questions. Discover how the Center's programs can enrich your studies through internships as well as travel and research in Europe.

Sponsors

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2018 Mar 26

Undergraduate Opportunity: Advising Fortnight at Annenberg Hall: Explore Secondary Field in European History, Politics, and Societies (EHPS)

Location: 

Annenberg Dining Hall, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA
5:00pm to 7:00pm

* Event Location: Please note that this event is not held at CES. Consult the event details above for the correct location. **

About

Join us at the kick-off event for Advising Fortnight. Enjoy a special buffet and explore the concentration fair. Come to the CES booth and speak with our advisors for the secondary field in European History, Politics and Societies. Learn what this exciting field has to offer...

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2018 Mar 23

CES: Broken Contract: The Rise of the Networked Firm and the Transformation of 21st Century Capitalism

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Hoffmann Room, 27 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA
2:15pm to 4:00pm

** Please note: Those planning to attend events in this series should read the paper that will be posted on the CES website before the seminar.**

SPEAKER

Kathleen Thelen
Ford Professor of Political Science, MIT and CES Faculty Associate & Seminar Chair, Harvard University

Contact: 

Peter A. Hall​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​phall@fas.harvard.edu

About

This paper identifies key...

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2018 Mar 23

CES: Family Passports: Migration and Child Trafficking in the 1920s

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Goldman Room, 27 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA
2:00pm to 4:00pm

 

Yukako Otori (History)

 

In the 1920s, the League of Nations promoted the standardization of passports. This paper will point out that the modern passport regime has not exempted children since its inception. At the same time, it has distinguished them from adults: children were not necessarily assured the right to hold a passport of their own; children could be included in the family passport of their parent, more exactly, that of their father. The system of family passports, however, remained not criticized for most of the 1920s, when...

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2018 Apr 27

CAPS: We Wanted Workers: Unraveling the Immigration Narrative

Location: 

CGIS Knafel K354, 1737 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138
12:00pm to 2:00pm

The Program on Constutional Government (PCG) Lunchtime Seminar presents:

"We Wanted Workers: Unraveling the Immigration Narrative"
George Borjas, Robert W. Scrivner Professor of Economics and Social Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

The Program on Constitutional Government at Harvard University is directed by Harvey Mansfield. PCG Seminar talks are open to the public but RSVP is required. RSVP to pcg@gov.harvard.edu

2018 Mar 26

Ctr. for African Studies: The Problem of Widows: Making and Unmaking Marriage in Rural West Africa

Location: 

Robinson Hall Lower Library, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Joanna Davidson is an Assistant Professor at Boston University. She is a cultural anthropologist whose research interests include cultural conceptions of knowledge, anthropological engagements with development, and the politics of storytelling. Dr. Davidson has conducted ethnographic research in Guinea-Bissau since 1999, where she has focused on rural West Africans’ responses to environmental and economic change. She will present The Problem of Widows: Making and Unmaking Marriage in Rural West Africa. Discussant: George Meiu.

A week in advance, the...

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2018 Mar 22

Ctr. for African Studies: Careers in Africa Panel and Mixer

Location: 

Office of Career Services, 54 Dunster Street, Cambridge, MA
5:00pm to 6:30pm

 

Undergraduates are invited to enjoy food from the African continent as we hear from a diverse guest panel who have worked in various African countries. An informal mixer, following the panel discussion, will offer an excellent opportunity to continue talking with panelists as well as other individuals with experience in Africa. This program is cosponsored by: The Office of Career Services (OCS), The Center for African Studies (CAS), Harvard African Student Association (HASA), and the Harvard Africa Business Investment Club (HABIC).

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2018 Mar 19

Ctr. for African Studies: Ancient Egypt in Africa: New Excavations at the Island Fortress of Uronarti

Location: 

Harvard Semitic Museum, Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St
6:00pm to 7:30pm

Free Public Lecture

Laurel Bestock, Associate Professor of Archaeology and the Ancient World, Egyptology and Assyriology, and the History of Art and Architecture, Brown University

Ancient Egyptian kings conquered Lower Nubia—today northern Sudan—nearly 4,000 years ago, defending it with a string of monumental fortresses along the Nile River. Previously thought lost, when the construction of the Aswan High Dam flooded the area, one fortress, known as Uronarti, was recently rediscovered and is being excavated for the first time since George Reisner’s...

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