Barker Center, Room 133, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Mon Oct 3, 4:30pm: Shamil Jeppie (Historical Studies, University of Cape Town) "Book Collecting in Timbuktu." In person event, Barker Center 133. Sponsored by the Mahindra Humanities Center Seminar in the History of the Book.
Abstract: This lecture surveys five centuries of collecting in Timbuktu, a town in the interior of West Africa, that has come to symbolize a larger world of learning and book culture in the region. This lecture follows citations in texts written in the town in the 16th century, book borrowing and copying, through to a major...
EMPIRE, NATION, FEDERATION: SOUTH ASIA’S FREEDOM IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE HARVARD-TUFTS CONFERENCE on the 75th ANNIVERSARY of INDEPENDENCE and PARTITION
Jointly sponsored by the Weatherhead Center and Asia Center of Harvard University and the Center of South Asian and Indian Ocean Studies, Tufts University, and the concert by Zeb Bangash on October 8, 2022, at 6.30 pm supported by Presidents Bacow and Monaco.
Part 1: October 7-9, 2022, Part 2: April 7-9, 2023
Friday, October 7, 2022, ASEAN Auditorium, Cabot Building, Tufts...
Robinson Hall, History Department Conf. Room (#125), 35 Quincy St., Cambridge, MA 02138
James Raven (University of Cambridge), “Monsters, Myths and Methods: A Global Book Biography and the Enlightenment Reception of Erik Pontoppidan’s The Natural History of Norway (1752-5).” In person event: History Dept conference room (formerly the Lower Library) on the ground/first floor, Robinson Hall, Harvard Yard. Sponsored by the Early Modern Workshop and Scandinavian Studies, Harvard.
Abstract : The publication of Erik Pontoppidan’s Natural History of Norway (1752-55 in different language editions) offers a unique, multi-...