Elsewhere at Harvard

2016 Feb 08

Hutchins Center: Book Talk: Suffering and Sunset: World War I in the Art and Life of Horace Pippin

7:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass. Ave, Cambridge, MA

A book talk with author Celeste-Marie Bernier

For self-made artist and soldier Horace Pippin—who served in the 369th all-black infantry in World War I until he was wounded—war provided a formative experience that defined much of his life and work. His ability to transform combat service into canvases of emotive power, psychological depth, and realism showed not only how he viewed the world but also his mastery as a painter. In Suffering and Sunset, Celeste-Marie Bernier painstakingly traces Pippin’s life story of art as a life story of war....

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2016 Feb 02

Hutchins Center: Film Screening and Discussion: "Field Niggas"

7:00pm

Location: 

University of Massachusetts Boston, Campus Center Ballroom "C" - 3rd Floor, Boston, MA

Film screening of Field Niggas followed by Q&A with Director Khalik Allah, moderated by Professor of African and African American Studies and of Philosophy at Harvard University Tommie Shelby.

Presented by Film Series at the University of Massachusetts Boston, in partnership with the Hutchins Center and Harris House at Harvard University

In a speech by Malcolm X, the “field negroes” were the most downtrodden of slaves: those forced to work the...

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2016 Feb 03

Hutchins Center: Book Talk with Susan E. Goodman and E. B. Lewis

7:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Bookstore, 1256 Mass. Ave, Cambridge, MA

The First Step: How One Girl Put Segregation on Trial

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Harvard Book Store and the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research welcome Susan E. Goodman, author of over thirty nonfiction children's books, and award-winning illustrator E. B. Lewis for a presentation of their book The First Step: How One Girl Put Segregation on Trial. They will discuss what goes into the creation and publication of children's books, the collaboration between author...

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2016 Feb 12

CAPS Seminar: “The Koch Effect: The Impact of a Cadre-Led Network on American Politics”

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Room K354, CGIS Knafel Building 1737 Cambridge Street

Theda Skocpol and Alex Hertel-Fernandez

In Washington, DC and the states, Republicans push unpopular policies – and sometimes also oppose legislation favored by prominent business groups. Why is that? New research highlights resource shifts on the U.S. right and the growing influence of the Koch network, a coordinated set of big donors, lobbying groups, and constituency organizations that now rivals America’s political parties. 

 Please join us for the CAPS Seminar with Theda Skocpol and Alex Hertel-Fernandez as they present...

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2016 Feb 11

Radcliffe: "All Politics Are Reproductive Politics: Welfare, Immigration, Gay Marriage, Foreclosure"

5:30pm

Location: 

Schlesinger Library, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA

Laura Briggs, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Comment: Suzanna Danuta Walters , Northeastern University

The collision of  two forces—increasing unpaid care burdens and ever more need for wage labor—have...

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2016 Mar 03

CMES: "Subterfuge and Deception in the Pre-Modern Mediterranean"

Thu - Sat, Mar 8 to Mar 10, 4:00pm - 12:00pm

Location: 

Center for Middle Eastern Studies (location to be announced)

The Mediterranean Seminar and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies present

Subterfuge and Deception in the Pre-Modern Mediterranean
A Winter 2016 Seminar

Program (tentative)
Thursday, March 3, 4:00 pm
“What is Mediterranean Studies and Why?”...

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2016 Feb 17

CES: tomorrow is Today's Uncertainty: Speculating on Futures in Early Modern Europe

12:15pm to 1:45pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Hoffmann Room
Zabel will examine speculation as a theological and philosophical concept in the 16th-18th centuries and will investigate the gradual emergence of speculation as an economic and financial tool. By looking at the development of the modern concept of risk as a means of calculating and controlling economic uncertainty, she will explore cases of failed speculation in financial capitals, such as Amsterdam, Boston, London and Paris.
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