Elsewhere at Harvard

2018 Dec 14

Conference: Money as a Democratic Medium

(All day)

Location: 

Harvard Law School

This conference regards money as a public project. It brings scholars, journalists, and policymakers into conversation about how to realize its democratic possibilities, past and present. Topics that will be covered include economic development, financialization and inequality, assault gun sales, postal banking, a federal job guarantee, and monetary politics.

 

The conference is geared toward scholars and students, at...

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2018 Dec 07

TRACE: Artisanal Intelligence, Material Agency, and Ritual Technology in South Asian Art

(All day)

Location: 

Harvard University

The ‘material turn’ in art history opened new avenues for research with fresh approaches that shift our attention from considering an object as a static thing in an absolute state to putting more emphasis on the process of making and its use and reuse. A chipped area in a miniature painting is no longer an unfortunate loss but a site of excavation for information about material conditions of production and use, while unfinished surface in a stone sculpture provides a laboratory to explore artisans’ hands at work.

This symposium brings together scholars whose research embraces...

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2018 Dec 03

How to Read Armenian (Art)

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CMES, Rm 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The 2018-19 CMES Armenian Studies Lecture Series presents:

Christina Maranci

Arthur H. Dadian and Ara Oztemel Chair of Armenian art and architectural history, Tufts University

 

Christina Maranci is the Arthur H. Dadian and Ara Oztemel Chair of Armenian art and architectural history at Tufts University and is also Chair of the Department. She has held visiting positions in Armenian art at the University of Chicago and...

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2018 Dec 05

From Turco-Mongolian Dual Kingship to Power Sharing: Questions of Theory and Practice

5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard University, CGIS-South Building, Belfer Case Study Room S020 730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA 02138

*(Please note room change.)* 

The Committee on Inner Asian and Altaic Studies presents the

2018 Joseph Fletcher Memorial Lecture:

From Turco-Mongolian Dual Kingship to Power Sharing: Questions of Theory and Practice

By Professor İsenbike Togan, Boğaziçi University

Political legitimacy in the Inner Asian world has been understood as arising from compound origins and as being distributed across multiple centers. To sustain their rule, nomadic conquerors had to calibrate a position amid various nodes of...

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2018 Nov 29

The Chosen: The Hidden History of Admission and Exclusion at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Hauser Hall 104 (Harvard Law School)
Professor Jerome Karabel, a sociologist from the University of California, Berkeley and author of the award-winning book The Chosen: The Hidden History of Admission and Exclusion at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton, will give a lecture, followed by a discussion, on the history of elite college admissions in the United States, the role of anti-Jewish prejudice in the development of admissions practices, the origins of race-based affirmative action, and the relevance of this history to the current case against Harvard and allegations of discrimination against Asian-Americans in college admissions.... Read more about The Chosen: The Hidden History of Admission and Exclusion at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton
2018 Oct 25

Perspectives on Selective Admissions

4:15pm to 5:50pm

Location: 

Harvard Hall 104

Panelists:

Christopher Avery, Harvard Kennedy School

Mitchell Stevens, Stanford

Natasha Warikoo, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Philip Lee, University District of Columbia

2018 Nov 13

International Conference: Reorganizing the Middle East 1912-1948

(All day)

Location: 

Center for European Studies, Harvard University, Adolphus Busch Hall, 27 Kirkland St.

event flyerThe Balkan Wars of 1912-13 and the First World War led to the collapse and partition of the Ottoman Empire, the establishment of League of Nations Mandates for Mesopotamia, Palestine, and Syria, and the creation of the state system of the twentieth century Middle East. This conference...

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