Haller Hall, 102 Geological Museum, 24 Oxford Street
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...
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.
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.”
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...
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...
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.