History Events

2019 Mar 12

Partition in Literature, Film and History: Screening of Nandita Das’s New Film “Manto”

4:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

S010, Tsai Auditorium, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA

Speaker: Nandita Das

Indian Actor and Director

Discussant: Sunil Amrith

Mehra Family Professor of South Asian Studies
Department of South Asian Studies
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Chair
Department of South Asian Studies
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Professor of History
Department of History
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Chair,...

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2019 Mar 26

Preserving Asia’s Colonial and Modern Architectural Heritage

4:15pm to 6:15pm

Location: 

Tsai Auditorium, CGIS South

Harvard-Yenching Institute Annual Roundtable, co-sponsored with the Asia Center, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, the Korea Institute and the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute

 

Panelists:

  • Prof. Fu Chao-Ching, Emeritus, Department of Architecture, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
  • Prof. Kim Hyon-sob, Department of Architecture, Korea University, South Korea...
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2019 Mar 07

Vietnamese Workers and Japanese Local Industry: Backgrounds and Trends

4:00pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall Lower Level Library, 35 Quincy St

Dr. Shibuya is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Fukuchiyama in Japan. She obtained her two Bachelor’s degrees in American and English Literature, and Anthropology at the University of Tokyo, and her Ph. D. degree in Anthropology at Harvard University. She served as Adjunct Professors at the University of Tokyo, International Christian University and Waseda University and as Professor at Seisa University before joining the University of Fukuchiyama in 2018. Her academic...

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2019 Mar 12

The Other Side of Violence: Marielle Franco and the Struggle for Brazilian Democracy

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Basement Seminar Room, Robinson Hall

In 2016, Marielle Franco was elected to Rio de Janeiro’s City Council as a member of the Socialism and Liberty Party. She was a woman of African descent from a favela community who earned a master’s degree. She was a single mother in a committed relationship with another woman. Marielle worked for the welfare of LGBTQ and poor populations, including families of deceased police members. She was a feminist, a bridge-builder and a radical defender of human rights. She represented hopes of political renewal for countless Brazilians. On March 14, 2018, Marielle and...

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2019 Feb 27

History Department Seminar: “How Data Killed Facts” (The Historian as Public Intellectual Series)

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

35 Quincy Street, Robinson Hall, Lower Library

Speaker: Jill Lepore (David Woods Kemper '41 Professor of American History)

Talk Title: “How Data Killed Facts”

A presentation and conversation about the current epistemological crisis and its consequences for historical study and humanistic knowledge.

 

Hosted by Harvard...

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2019 Feb 12

Eiko Maruko Siniawer (Williams College), "Waste: Consuming Postwar Japan"

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Bowie-Vernon Room (K262), CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street

 

Speaker: Eiko Maruko Siniawer (Professor of History, Williams College)

Moderator: Andrew Gordon (Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History, Harvard University; and Acting Director (2018-2019), Harvard-Yenching Institute)

Co-sponsored by the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies and the History Department.

 

2019 Feb 06

Book Talk - "Opium's Long Shadow: From Asian Revolt to Global Drug Control", by Steffen Rimner

3:45pm to 5:45pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall, Lower Library

The League of Nations Advisory Committee on the Traffic in Opium and Other Dangerous Drugs, created in 1920, culminated almost eight decades of political turmoil over opium trafficking, which was by far the largest state-backed drug trade in the age of empire. Opponents of opium had long struggled to rein in the profitable drug. Opium’s Long Shadow shows how diverse local protests crossed imperial, national, and colonial boundaries to gain traction globally and harness public opinion as a moral deterrent in international politics after World War I.

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2019 Feb 25

Early Modern Workshop - "Peculiarities of the English Enlightenment"

5:15pm

Location: 

Basement Seminar Room, Robinson Hall

Presentation Title: "Peculiarities of the English Enlightenment"

Speaker: Colin Kidd (Wardlaw Professor of Modern History, University of St Andrews)

Sponsored with the Harvard Colloquium for Intellectual History

 

2019 Feb 04

Lecture and Discussion: Sweden and Haiti 1791-1825

4:00pm

Location: 

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University Knafel Center, Room 104, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge MA

Haitian historiography is evolving rapidly and the recent focus on the revolution has expanded to cover the first decades of the independent nation/s. New research has refuted the notion of Haitian post-independence isolation.

 

Uppsala University historian Fredrik Thomasson contextualizes these perspectives in a discussion of Swedish-Haitian relations from the beginning of the rebellions in...

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2019 Jan 31

Lecture by Marcia Lima: "Narratives on race and gender in the Brazilian elections"

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

104 Mt. Auburn Street 3R, Seminar Room

The purpose of this lecture is to present - from the perspective on race and gender studies - how the representations of these social markers were mobilized in the 2018 elections, especially the presidential election. The dispute between leading candidates demonstrated that the public debate around these issues was crucial for this election. The question to the discussion is: Do the division of perspectives and narratives represent a division of Brazilian society about race and gender?

Márcia Lima is Professor at the Department of Sociology, University of São Paulo, and a...

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