History Events

2018 Apr 05

Stalking Invisible Objects: Analyzing Thingworlds in History and Archaeology w/John Robb

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Haller Hall, 102 Geological Museum, 24 Oxford Street

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The human past is a material past, but we have never really understood material history. In large part this is due to a mismatch between what most material culture theories offer and what students of the past actually need. In this paper, following a quick, idiosyncratic and opinionated review of current material culture...

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2018 Apr 02

DFC: 3D Scanning - Deep History

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Cabot Library Discovery Bar, 1 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA 02138

In Deep History, a course offered jointly by the History and Anthropology departments, students engage with the world-class collection of Harvard's Peabody Museum, giving them a unique opportunity to approach human history through material remains. 

In this Digital Futures Discovery Series presentation, Professors Daniel Lord Smail (History) and Matthew Liebmann (Anthropolgy) will discuss the role of material culture in the course, and Jeremy Guillette will discuss the process of creating 3D models for the course with a 3D scanner, with a live demonstration.

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2018 Mar 21

DACA Seminar Series- Film Screening: “Si Dios quiere, Yuli” (2015) Screening and Discussion with Dominican-Haitian filmmaker and actor Jean Jean

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Tsai Auditorium, 1730 Cambridge Street

The documentary film explores the historical and current relationship between Dominican and Haitian people, amidst the context of the heightened political crisis that affects Dominicans of Haitian descents since the de-nationalization law of 2013 was passed.  The director, who is one of the more than 200 thousand Dominicans of Haitian ancestry who lost his citizenship after the passing of the Draconian legislation, made the film to “show the historical links between our people beyond the governments that persist on separating us.”

 

A Dominican-Haitian...

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2018 Mar 22

The 18th Annual Harvard Graduate Student Conference on International History (Con-IH) — The Pacific in the World

Thu - Fri, Mar 22 to Mar 23, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

Lower Level Conference Room, Adolphus Busch Hall

Please refer to the agenda for sessions on March 22 & 23.

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The 18th annual Harvard Graduate Student Conference on International History (Con-IH) will bring together scholars from around the world to discuss the theme of "The Pacific in the World." This is a two-day conference organized by Harvard graduate students.

The Pacific Ocean has been the site of unique ecological...

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2018 Mar 10

Spring Recess

Sat Mar 10 (All day) to Sun Mar 18 (All day)

2018 Feb 22

DRCLAS: Tensions Over the Borders: Brazilian Slavery and the Causes of Paraguayan War

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-050, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

Brazil Studies Program Seminar Series: 

Speaker: Keila Grinberg, Associate Professor, History Department, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO); Andrés Bello Visiting Professor, New York University

The causes of the Paraguay war (1864-1870) have been debated ever since the war ended, and remain controversial among historians. In this presentation, Prof. Grinberg will discuss the ways in which the presence of Brazilian slavery on the border with Uruguay affected international relations between the countries of the La Plata region in...

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2018 Mar 08

The '68 Years and the "Wind from the West" w/Kristin Ross, NYU

5:00pm

Location: 

William James Hall Rm. 105, 33 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA

Co-Sponsored by the Provostial Fund for the Arts and Humanities, and the Departments of Romance Languages & Literatures and History

A talk by Kristin Ross (NYU) that re-evaluates the French and global ’60s in the light of contemporary territorial and land-based struggles like the zad(zone à défendre) at Notre-Dame-des Landes. Ross argues that ’68 was a movement that began in the
cities whose intelligence and future leads to the earth/Earth.

 

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