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2018 Apr 23

WIGH/WCFIA: Presentations by Graduate Students Jesus Solis & David Sadighian

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

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

Presentations by Graduate Students

"Black Market Empire: American Cigarettes and the Global Black Market after World War II"
Jesus Solis, PhD Candidate in History, Harvard University

"World Plans: Beaux-Arts Design as Cultural Internationalism, c.1900-1940"
David Sadighian, PhD Candidate in History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University

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2018 Apr 23

RL&L: Making Universals: Portuguese Manuscript Atlases, 1550-1580

5:00pm

Location: 

Dana Palmer House, Room 102, 16 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

Ayesha Ramachandran, Yale University

What is the origin of the world atlas as we know it today? And why should this genealogy matter to us now? This talk focuses on the small corpus of surviving Portuguese portolan-style manuscript “universal atlases” from the second half of the sixteenth century, which offer an alternate history for the atlas in modernity. Rather than deriving from such printed compilations as Abraham...

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2018 Apr 23

HAA Graduate Student Lecture Series: Master of the World - Cupid in French eighteenth-century art

5:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Art Museums: Deknatel Hall, 32 Quincy Street (Enter via Broadway)

Nina Dubin

 

This talk explores how, in the wake of the world’s first international financial crisis, Cupid claimed pride of place in French eighteenth-century art—personifying not only the folly of love, but also the forces of inconstancy, mutability and flightiness that were viewed as hallmarks of a modernizing credit economy. 

Presented by the HAA Graduate Student Lecture Series

 

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