Past Events

  • 2019 Feb 13

    Traces and Tracks: Journeys with the San - Paul Weinberg, Photographer

    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Traces and Tracks: Journeys with the San

    Paul Weinberg, Photographer
    Free Public Lecture and Book Signing.
    Free event parking at the 52 Oxford Street Garage


    Presented by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology in collaboration with Documentary Educational Resources

    For nearly three decades, Paul Weinberg has traveled to Namibia, Botswana, and South Africa to document the lives of hunter-gatherer communities, the San (Africa’s first people), and their struggles to hang on to their land, culture, and values as they faced serious threats...

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  • 2019 Feb 13

    Colloquium with Huey Copeland

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    THOMPSON ROOM, BARKER CENTER, 12 QUINCY STREET, CAMBRIDGE, MA 02138

     

    Huey Copeland

    Huey Copeland is Associate Professor of Art History at Northwestern University. As a Cohen Fellow for Spring 2019, he will work on In the Shadow of the Negress: Modern Artistic Practice in the Transatlantic World.

     

  • 2019 Feb 12

    American Hagwon

    4:15pm to 6:15pm

    Location: 

    Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Min Jin Lee is currently researching and writing her third novel, which explores the role of education for Koreans around the world for her diaspora trilogy The Koreans, which includes Free Food for Millionaires (Grand Central Publishing, 2007) and Pachinko (Grand Central Publishing, 2017).

    Lecture by Min Jin Lee RI '19

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  • 2019 Feb 08

    Contemporary Studies of Race & Ethnicity Workshop

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    WILLIAM JAMES HALL, ROOM 1550, 33 KIRKLAND STREET, CAMBRIDGE, MA

    Workshop Overview

    The Contemporary Studies of Race & Ethnicity (CSRE) workshop's purpose is to provide a forum to disseminate knowledge and facilitate dialogue among graduate students, faculty, and visiting scholars working on or interested in research about contemporary studies related to race & ethnicity. Though the Sociology department hosts the workshop, we seek to bring scholars together across disciplines to explore topics such as ethno-racial hierarchies, racial attitudes, and intergroup relations, as well as the role of race in institutions,...

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  • 2019 Feb 06

    Black Power and Palestine: Transnational Countries of Color

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Room #102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138

    The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents

    Michael R. Fischbach
    Professor of History, Randolph-Macon College

    The 1967 Arab-Israeli War rocketed the question of Israel and Palestine onto the front pages of American newspapers. Black Power activists saw Palestinians as a kindred people of color, waging the same struggle for freedom and justice as they themselves. Soon concerns over the Arab-Israeli conflict spread into the heart of the civil rights movement itself, where, by contrast, more mainstream black activists wholeheartedly supported Israel. A type of...

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  • 2019 Feb 06

    Colloquium with Kinitra Brooks: 'The Conjure Woman's Garden: Black Women's Rootworking Traditions'

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    THOMPSON ROOM, BARKER CENTER, 12 QUINCY STREET, CAMBRIDGE, MA 02138

    Kinitra Brooks

    Kinitra Brooks is the Audrey and John Leslie Endowed Chair in Literary Studies in the Department of English at Michigan State University. Professor Brooks specializes in the study of black women, genre fiction, and popular culture. She currently has two books in print: Searching for Sycorax: Black Women’s Hauntings of Contemporary Horror (Rutgers UP 2017), a...

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  • 2019 Feb 04

    Love Letter to a Critic, Or Notes on the Intersectionality Wars

    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall 110, Harvard Yard

    Love Letter to a Critic, Or Notes on the Intersectionality Wars

    A talk by Jennifer Nash, A.B. ‘01, J.D. ‘04, Ph.D. ‘09

    Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall 110, Harvard Yard

    Free and open to the public.

    WGS is thrilled to host a public talk by alumna Jennifer Nash. Nash graduated from Harvard in 2001 with an A.B. in Women’s Studies and subsequently received her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2004 and her Ph.D. in African and African American Studies from Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in 2009.

    Nash is currently an...

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  • 2019 Feb 02

    Human Rights at a Crossroad: Mass Migration

    10:30am to 4:30pm

    Location: 

    79 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge, MA

    On the afternoon of Saturday, February 2, 2019, the Human Rights PIC at the Harvard Kennedy School will host its 2nd annual Human Rights Symposium. With support from the Carr Center for Human Rights and from the AAAS department, the event, “Human Rights at a Crossroad: Mass Migration,” aims to bring students, scholars, experts, and practitioners to discuss the role of human rights in the midst of mass migration. More information on the event is below:

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  • 2019 Feb 01

    Paul C. Taylor's Lecture: "The Influence of Dewey on Race Theory, and Other Stories; or, How to Do Things with History"

    3:00pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Emerson Hall Room #305

    Come out to The Harvard Review of Philosophy‘s annual lecture by Paul C. Taylor on Friday, February 1st, in Emerson Hall 305 from 3-5pm. Professor Taylor is the W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt, and has published books and articles on black aesthetics, Barack H. Obama, and social and political philosophy.

    The event is free and open to the public. The lecture will be followed by a reception with refreshments served.

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