Elsewhere at Harvard

2016 Apr 07

CES: Beyond the Siege: Cultural Traffic between Austrians and Turks in the 20th Century

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Hoffmann Room

The 1683 Ottoman siege of Vienna has had a long and malleable cultural afterlife. Central Europeans have 're-written' the siege story in modern times to support Habsburg patriotism, Austrian republicanism, Polish nationalism of the nineteenth century, German nationalism of the twentieth, and post-1960 scares about Muslim immigration. This talk takes up one unexpected chapter in the story: In the 1920s, Turkey became a desired destination for unemployed Austrians. In job seekers’ accounts of their dreams and travails in “the Orient” we find a surprising reversal of the Gastarbeiter...

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2016 Mar 08

CES: The Annual Zaleski Lecture in Modern Polish History: The Holocaust in Poland: Controversies and Explanations

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Lower Level Conference Room
Chaired by Grzegorz Ekiert Professor of Government, Harvard University;
Director, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Timothy Snyder Housum Professor of History, Yale University

Sponsors:...
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2016 Feb 11

CES: Eyes Wide Open: Mobilizing Citizens Against Cultural Crimes

4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Adolphus Busch Hall, Hoffmann Room
Mrs. Hadjitofi, a refugee of the 1974 Turkish Invasion of Cyprus, served as Honorary Consul of the Republic of Cyprus in The Netherlands and Representative of the Church of Cyprus, where she sought justice for the looting of Cyprus’ cultural heritage through repatriation of its stolen religious artifacts. Her work culminated in the Munich Operation, which led to the arrest of art trafficker Aydin Dikmen and the recovery of over $60 million dollars of stolen antiquities from Turkish-occupied Cyprus. Walk of Truth (WoT) is an NGO that engages the public about the importance...
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2015 Dec 16
2015 Dec 03

What we Talk About When we Talk About Food

3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Northwest Labs, B103, 52 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

WITH:

Janel Beizer

Michael Brenner

Joyce E. Chaplin

Richard Wrangham

Refreshments at 2:30pm, by B1 Stairwell.

2015 Dec 03

Science, Religion, & Culture: Book Panel - The Medieval Islamic hospital - Medicine, Religion and Charity

5:15pm

Location: 

CSWR Common Room, 42 Francis Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Center for the Study of World Religions

 invites you to a

Book Panel

 

The Medieval Islamic hospital 

Medicine, Religion and Charity

 
with

 
Shigehisa Kuriyama 
Reischauer Institute Professor of Cultural History
Chair, the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Professor of the History of Science...

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2016 Feb 18

Mahindra Humanities: Complex Truths in Trials of Conflicts

6:00pm

Location: 

Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA

Hrant Dink Memorial Peace and Justice Lecture

Sir Geoffrey Nice
Gresham College Professor of Law

Biography:
Sir Geoffrey Nice worked at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia between 1998 and 2006 and led the prosecution of Slobodan Milošević, former President of Serbia. Much of his work since has been connected to cases before the permanent International Criminal Court – Sudan, Kenya, Libya – or pro bono for victims groups – Iran, Burma, North Korea – whose cases cannot get to any international court.

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