History Events

2020 Apr 29

The Plantation: Violence and imaginary order in the gardens of Suriname and Amsterdam (Erasmus Lecture Series Part III)

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

History Department Conference Room, Robinson Hall 125, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Erasmus Poster Part III

The final lecture explores the plantation as an ideal-type of colonial governance and capitalist ordering through the lens of a strange historic coincidence. In 1683 the City of Amsterdam acquired a 1/3 part...

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2020 Mar 11

[CANCELLED] A Burgherly Life on the Banda Islands: Land, labor and ecology in the 1621 genocide (Erasmus Lecture Series Part II)

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

History Department Conference Room, Robinson Hall 125, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Please note that this event has been cancelled.

 

Erasmus Poster II

In 1621, the Dutch East India Company (VOC)...

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2019 Nov 18

WIGH Seminar: Michael Ralph, "Insurance and the Transatlantic Slave Trade"

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall, History Department Conference Room, 35 Quincy Street

"Insurance and the Transatlantic Slave Trade"
Michael Ralph, Associate Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis; Director of Africana Studies, New York University

Commentators:
Maya Singhal, PhD Candidate in History, Harvard University
Sophie Wilkowske, PhD Candidate in History, Harvard University

This graduate-faculty research seminar is designed to bring together interested faculty and students on a continuing basis to cover topics on global history. It is part of History 2950A/...

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2020 Mar 28

CON-IH: Militarization: Methods, Approaches, & New Directions

(All day)

The Harvard Graduate Student Conference on International and Global History (Con-IH) is organized by Harvard graduate students who are immersed in the field of international history. The conference selects 12 graduate students from around the world to participate in a two-day conference to present and discuss cutting-edge scholarship in various themes of international and global history. 

For the past two decades, Con-IH has been generously supported by various centers at Harvard including the Harvard History Department, the Weatherhead Center for International...

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2019 Nov 05

"Harlem in Germany": Race, Migration, and the American Analogy in the Federal Republic

5:00pm

Location: 

History Department Conference Room

Speaker:
Lauren Stokes 
Assistant Professor in the Department of History, Northwestern University

Lauren Stokes (Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2016) is a historian of modern Germany, with a particular focus on migration and race in German history. She is currently at work on a book manuscript about “family reunification” for foreign workers in West Germany, one that explores the ways that regulation of the intimate sphere was linked to broader processes of labor migration, national identity formation, and European integration. She currently conducts research in...

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2019 Oct 04

Postwar Japan: A Pre-Postmortem

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Tsai Auditorium S010, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Carol Gluck, George Sansom Professor of History, Columbia University

Moderator: Ian J. Miller, Professor of History, Harvard University

2019 Nov 01

“From Homer to History with the Max Planck-Harvard Research Center. Recent results from Bronze Age Investigations.”

1:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA 02138

On Friday, November 1st, German and U.S. team members from the Max Planck-Harvard Research Center for the Archaeoscience of the Ancient Mediterranean (MHAAM) will present some of our most remarkable discoveries from archaeoscience and ancient genetics in: “From Homer to History with the Max Planck-Harvard Research Center. Recent results from Bronze Age Investigations...

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