Elsewhere at Harvard

2015 Nov 20

Workshop in Culture, History, and Society: "The Rise of China in the Global Art Market"

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

William James Hall, 33 Kirkland Street, Room 1550

This seminar is open to Harvard affiliates and members of the Cambridge and Boston academic community. Members of the public may attend only upon receiving specific permission from the chairs.

Speaker:

Larissa Buchholz, Junior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows.

Discussant:

Michèle LamontCenter Director;...

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2015 Nov 16
2015 Nov 16

STS: "What We Talk About When We Talk About Disasters: Early Modern Precedents for Twenty-First Century Disaster Management"

12:15pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Pierce Hall Room 100F, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 29 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

Speaker:

Saptarishi Bandopadhyay, SJD Candidate, Harvard Law School.

Contact:

Shana Rabinowich
shana_rabinowich@hks.harvard.edu

Chair:

Sheila Jasanoff, Faculty Associate. Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies, Harvard Kennedy School.

Lunch is provided if you RSVP via our online form by...

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2015 Nov 13

Economic History Workshop: "Popular Contention and State Formation in Colombia"

2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Littauer Center, 1805 Cambridge Street, M-16

Speaker:

James Robinson, Professor, the Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago.

Contact:

Gia Petrakis
gpetrakis@fas.harvard.edu
617-496-5079

Moderators:

Melissa DellFaculty Associate. Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Harvard University.

Claudia Goldin, Henry Lee Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Harvard University.

Nathan Nunn...

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2015 Nov 13

SAI: "The Other One Percent: Indians in America"

2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

Joint Seminar on South Asian Politics

Devesh Kapur, Director, Center for the Advanced Study of India, Professor of Political Science, Madan Lal Sobti Chair for the Study of Contemporary India, University of Pennsylvania 

Chair: Akshay Mangla, Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Devesh...

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2015 Dec 07

SoHP: "John Hines on scientific chronological framework of Anglo-Saxon England"

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall Lower Library, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

John Hines, Professor of Anglo-Saxon Archaeology & Old English, Cardiff University

"Radiocarbon, Statistics and Archaeology: Building a scientific chronological framework for Early Anglo-Saxon England and its implications."

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2015 Dec 04

History of Art & Arch Symposium: "Cameras in Turmoil: The Apparatus of Reproduction in Japan and America, 1960-1975"

9:00am to 5:30pm

Location: 

Deknatel Hall -- Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

A daylong symposium investigating the social, aesthetic, and technological dimensions of Cold War photography.

With presentations by:

Kate Bussard, Princeton University Art Museum
Robin Kelsey, Harvard University
Yasufumi Nakamori, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Franz Prichard, Princeton University
Joshua Shannon, University of Maryland
Blake Stimson, University of Illinois, Chicago
Matthew Witkovsky...

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2015 Dec 04

Harvard Book Store: Serhii Plokhy Discusses "The Gates of Europe: A History of Ukraine"

3:00pm

Location: 

1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Harvard Book Store welcomes Professor of Ukrainian History at Harvard University Serhii Plokhy for a discusssion of his latest book, The Gates of Europe: A History of Ukraine.

Ukraine is currently embroiled in a tense fight with Russia to...

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2015 Nov 11

Film Studies: "CELESTIAL DATABASES: THE CASE OF JOSEPH SMITH’S MEDIA THEOLOGY"

4:30pm

Location: 

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts 24 Quincy Street, Room B-04 Cambridge, MA 02138

JOHN DURHAM PETERS "CELESTIAL DATABASES: THE CASE OF JOSEPH SMITH’S MEDIA THEOLOGY"

Fantasies of omniscience and total records haunt the age of Big Data. Many data-processing corporations cloak themselves in the celestial rhetoric of “the cloud” and Google co-founder Sergey Brin once stated that “a perfect search engine would be the mind of God.”  Media historians interested in forerunners of digital computation have pointed to a number of book-keeping and data-gathering projects, both bureaucratic and religious, that point to our moment of superabundant documentation. ...

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2015 Nov 06

BU: “Googling Before Google: A Brief History of the Search” | Chad Wellmon

12:00pm

Location: 

History Department at Boston University, Room 504, 226 Bay State Road, Boston, MA

Chad Wellmon, Associate Professor of German Studies and faculty fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia, will discuss “Googling Before Google:  A Brief History of the Search”.

 Drawing on histories of science, print, and the university, Wellmon’s 2015 Organizing Enlightenment: Information Overload and the Invention of the Modern Research University examined how the modern research university emerged as a response to the challenges posed by the eighteenth-century information revolution. His talk will...

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