Elsewhere at Harvard

2016 Jan 29

Reischauer Institute: Natural and Unnatural Disasters: 3/11, Asbestos, and the Unmaking of Japan's Modern World

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South, Kang Room (S050), 1730 Cambridge Street

Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies

JAPAN FORUM

Natural and Unnatural Disasters: 3/11, Asbestos, and the Unmaking of Japan's Modern World

Speaker:

BRETT L. WALKER

Edwin O. Reischauer Visiting Professor of Japanese Studies, Harvard University & Regents Professor and Michael P. Malone Professor of History, Montana State University

 Moderator:

Ian J. Miller, Professor of History, Harvard University

Reischauer Institute Japan...

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2016 Mar 08

History of Medicine: “Ill Composed: Sickness, Gender, and Belief in Early Modern England”

6:00pm

Location: 

Minot Room, Fifth Floor, Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston MA

Reception begins at 5:30pm.

Olivia Weisser, Ph.D.: Assistant Professor of History, University of Massachusetts Boston

Olivia Weisser earned a PhD in the History of Medicine from Johns Hopkins University and specializes in the history of the body, gender, and sexuality in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Her talk is based on her first book, Ill Composed (Yale Press, 2015), which explores health and healing in early modern England from the patient’s point of view.

Minot Room, Fifth Floor,
Countway Library of...

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2016 Mar 03

History of Medicine: “The Unknown Story of Art and Artists in Louis Pasteur’s Personal and Professional Life”

5:30pm

Location: 

Waterhouse Room, Gordon Hall, Harvard Medical School, 25 Shattuck Street, Boston MA

Reception begins at 5:00pm.

Bert Hansen, Ph.D.: Retired Professor of History, Baruch College, City University of New York

For over a century, biographers of the great medical scientist Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) have ignored his passionate and sophisticated love for painting and sculpture and the delight he took in his close friendships with leading artists.  New research on this forgotten history enriches our understanding of his personality as well as his manner of working.  The sober chemist, who had seemed to be devoted strictly to work...

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2016 Feb 24

History of Medicine: "Mystery Street", a Celebration of a New Exhibit

5:00pm

Location: 

Minot Room, Fifth Floor, Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston MA

Pizza will be provided.

To celebrate the opening of Corpus Delicti: the Doctor as the Detective, our new exhibit on the history of legal medicine at Harvard Medical School, the Center of the History will present a screening of the 1950 MGM film Mystery Street. Mystery Street (also known as Murder at Harvard) was originally intended as a documentary on the work of the Department of Legal Medicine, but was later recast as a fictional drama. Corpus...

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2016 Feb 25

Radcliffe: How Numbers Lie: Intersectional Violence and the Quantification of Race

4:15pm

Location: 

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA

Sponsor: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

Speaker(s):

  • Khalil Gibran Muhammad, director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library; visiting professor, City University of New York. Muhammad has been recently named a professor of history, race, and public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Suzanne Young Murray Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

Cost: Free

Contact Info: ...

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2016 Apr 13

Radcliffe: Witnessing Death: Policing, Race, and the Limits of Democracy in the 21st Century

4:00pm

Location: 

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Sheerr Room, Fay House, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA

Sponsor: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

Speaker(s):

  • Lawrence Ralph, 2015-2016 Joy Foundation Fellow, Radcliffe Institute; John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences, Departments of Anthropology and African and African American Studies, Harvard University

Cost: Free

Contact Info: events@radcliffe.harvard.edu

Notes:  Anthropologist Lawrence Ralph will share insights from his...

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2016 Feb 24

Radcliffe: Black Power Lawyers: Unique and Unorthodox Methods

4:00pm

Location: 

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Sheerr Room, Fay House 10 Garden Street Cambridge, MA

Sponsor: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

Speaker(s):

  • Joyce M. Bell, 2015-2016 Maury Green Fellow, Radcliffe Institute; associate professor and the Don E. Martindale Chair of Sociology, University of Minnesota

Cost: Free

Contact Info: events@radcliffe.harvard.edu

Notes:  Bell will speak about her new book, Black Power Lawyers: Unique and Unorthodox Methods. Utilizing archival...

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2016 Feb 04

Radcliffe: Household Workers Unite! A Conversation between Scholars and Activists

4:15pm

Location: 

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Sheerr Room, Fay House, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA

Sponsor: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

Speaker(s):

  • Moderator, Rakesh Khurana, Dean of Harvard College and Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development, Harvard Business School
  • Lydia Edwards, Massachusetts Coalition of Domestic Workers
  • Premilla Nadasen, Department of History, Barnard College
  • Monique Nguyen, MataHari
  • Natalicia Tracy, Brazilian Worker Center

Cost: Free

Contact Info: ...

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2016 Jan 28

The Charlie Archive at Harvard Library: Archiving Today for Tomorrow

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Lamont Forum Room

A collaboration between Harvard librarians, scholars, and digital humanists, the Charlie Archive at Harvard Library is an evolving project that collects a broad range of materials, including ephemera. Volunteers in France and elsewhere have donated photographs, blog posts, leaflets, posters, and more associated with the Paris attacks in January 2015.

 Please join us for a panel discussion and exhibit about what the project means as a scholarly endeavor and library collection.

 Featuring: Professors Virginie Greene and Nicole Mills, Bibliographer...

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2016 Mar 31

Hutchins Center: Richard D. Cohen Lecture Series with Richard Powell (Lecture 3 of 3)

4:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, Belfer Case Study Room, S020, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

Richard Powell, John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art & Art History and Dean of Humanities, Duke University

Going "There": Considering Black Visual Satire

March 29: Dis/compositions, Hazards, and Rags
March 30: The Minstrel Stain
March 31: A Colescott Shellacking and its Legacy

2016 Mar 30

Hutchins Center: Richard D. Cohen Lecture Series with Richard Powell (Lecture 2 of 3)

4:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, Belfer Case Study Room, S020, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

Richard Powell, John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art & Art History and Dean of Humanities, Duke University

Going "There": Considering Black Visual Satire

March 29: Dis/compositions, Hazards, and Rags
March 30: The Minstrel Stain
March 31: A Colescott Shellacking and its Legacy

2016 Mar 29

Hutchins Center: Richard D. Cohen Lecture Series with Richard Powell (Lecture 1 of 3)

4:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, Belfer Case Study Room, S020, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

Richard Powell, John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art & Art History and Dean of Humanities, Duke University

Going "There": Considering Black Visual Satire

March 29: Dis/compositions, Hazards, and Rags
March 30: The Minstrel Stain
March 31: A Colescott Shellacking and its Legacy

2016 Mar 24

Hutchins Center: Lecture with Thomas B. F. Cummins

4:00pm

Location: 

Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

"It Seems to Me an Inhuman Traffic": Black Baroque and God's Mercy In Nueva Granada

W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute Spring Colloquium

Thomas B. F. Cummins, Dubarton Oaks Professor of the History of Pre-Columnian and Colonial Art, Harvard University

2016 Mar 03

Hutchins Center: “The Amazing Nina Simone” Film Screening

6:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museum, Menschel Hall, 480 Broadway Street, Cambridge, MA

She was left out of Civil Rights history, erased by jazz critics, and forgotten by most Americans because no one knew how to categorize her greatness.  But throughout the 1960s, Nina Simone was both loved and feared for her outspoken vision of Black Freedom.  Her musical proclamations like "Mississippi Goddam", and her iconic style gave voice to people of all colors facing oppression, and continues to empower today with its unrelenting appeal for justice.  Now the story of America?s most overlooked musical genius is finally brought to light in the acclaimed...

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