History Events

2019 May 02

Book Discussion and Signing: "Becoming Mary Sully", with Phil Deloria

7:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Coop, 1400 Mass Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Professor Philip Deloria will discuss and sign Becoming Mary Sully.

Dakota Sioux artist Mary Sully was the great-granddaughter of respected nineteenth-century portraitist Thomas Sully, who captured the personalities of America's first generation of celebrities (including the figure of Andrew Jackson immortalized on the twenty-dollar bill). Born on the Standing Rock reservation in South Dakota in 1896, she was largely self-taught. Steeped in the visual traditions of beadwork, quilling, and hide painting, she also engaged with the experiments in time, space,...

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2019 May 01

Syed Mujtaba Ali in Afghanistan: Autobiography at the Limits of History

3:45pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall, Lower Library, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, 02138

Borders in Modern Asia Seminar Series

Speaker: 
Mou Banerjee
Assistant Professor, History Department,
Clemson University

Chaired by:
Sugata Bose
Gardiner Professor of History,
Harvard University

Sunil Amrith
Mehra Family Professor of South Asian
Studies, Harvard University

Sponsored by: the Harvard University Asia Center

(Flyer attached below)

2019 Apr 16

"Imitation, Invasion, Innovation: What Really Matters in Global History of Technology"

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Tsai Auditorium, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge

In the last twenty or thirty years, innovation has been central to the discourse on the economy. This ‘innovation’ is disruptive, pervasive and fast, demanding new economic, political and social forms. On the other hand, the world has seen unprecedented rates of imitation, not least of old forms. In our imaginations innovation and imitation occupy different geographical, economic and moral spaces. Innovation is seen positively and futuristically, as a feature of a few selected, creative, entrepreneurial places; it marches...

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2019 Apr 11

History Graduate Student Association Book Sale

Thu - Fri, Apr 11 to Apr 12, 10:00am - 6:00pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall, Great Space

April 11th, 10:00am - 6:00pm (open to Harvard affiliates; closed to the public)

April 12th, 10:00am - 6:00pm (open to Harvard affiliates and the general public)

Cash and Venmo accepted!

Proceeds to Benefit the History Graduate Student Association


(Flyer attached below)

 

2019 Apr 05

Invisible Boundaries: Taxation and Enchantment in Late-Mughal Gujarat

4:00pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall, Lower Library

Harvard University Asia Center 
Borders in Modern Asia Seminar Series

Invisible Boundaries: Taxation and Enchantment in Late-Mughal Gujarat

Friday, April 5, 4:00 pm
Robinson Hall, Lower Library

Presented by:
Samira Sheikh
Professor of History, Vanderbilt University

Chaired by:
Sugata Bose
Gardiner Professor of History, Harvard University

Sunil Amrith
Mehra Family Professor of South Asian Studies, Harvard University

Sponsored by: The Harvard University Asia Center; co-sponsored by the...

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2019 Apr 16

Verbal Violence in Tales and Acts: The Decameron and the Notarial Register

4:15pm to 6:15pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall, Lower Library

Speaker: Melissa E. Vise Assistant Professor of History, Washington and Lee University, and Lauro de Bosis Fellow, Harvard University

Talk Title: Verbal Violence in Tales and Acts: The Decameron and the Notarial Register

(Talk followed by a reception)

Sponsored by: Medieval History Workshop; Mahindra Humanities Center Medieval Studies Seminar; Romance Languages and Literatures; Lauro de Bosis Lectureship in the History of Italian Civilization

2019 Apr 29

France in the World: A Medievalist Reflects on the 'Master Narrative'

5:30pm

Location: 

Barker Center 133, 12 Quincy Street 

Speaker: Patrick Boucheron (College de France)

Title: France in the World: A Medievalist Reflects on the 'Master Narrative' 

Reception to follow in the Seminar Room, Dana Palmer House 

Sponsored by the France and the World Seminar and the Medieval Studies Seminar at the Mahindra Center, the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, the French Cultural Services, and Other Press. Co-sponsored by the European Union study group, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University. 

(Flyer attached below...

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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