Language-Related Events

  • October

    Tuesday Seminar Series: Serving God and Man: Evangelicals and Electoral Politics in Latin America»

    Tuesday, October 17, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm at CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street
    Speaker: *Taylor Boas*, Associate Professor of Political Science and Latin American Studies, Boston University In this study of Brazil, Chile, and Peru, I argue that evangelicals’ motivations to enter the electoral sphere explain why they have gained a formidable legislative presence in some Latin American countries but remain largely relegated to the sidelines in others. I focus on historical struggles for legal equality with the Catholic Church and more recent battles over abortion and same-sex marriage as factors that have served to politicize this community. *Taylor Boas* is Associate Professor of Political Science andLatin American Studies at Boston University. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley and has been a Visiting Fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, University of Notre Dame. Boas’s research examines electoral politics and political behavior in Latin America, focusing on Brazil, Chile, and Peru. Specific research topics include religion and politics, electoral campaigns, accountability, and the mass media. His book Presidential Campaigns in Latin America: Electoral Strategies and Success Contagion waspublished in 2016 by Cambridge University Press. He has published articles in American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, andWorld Politics, among other outlets. He is also co-author of Open Networks, Closed Regimes: The Impact of the Internet on Authoritarian Rule. Moderator: *Steven Levitsky, *Professor of Government, Harvard University

    Minor Field Presentations: Emily Kanner, Geordie Kenyon Sinclair, Kellen Safreed»

    Tuesday, October 17, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Slavic Department graduate students Emily Kanner, Geordie Kenyon Sinclair and Kellen Safreed will give lunchtime presentations on their minor field.

    Advising Corner

    Tuesday, October 17, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Eva Away

    Tuesday, October 17, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Oxbridge Information Session»

    Tuesday, October 17, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm at OIE (77 Dunster St.)
    /Thinking about studying abroad at Oxford or Cambridge next year? Come learn about these leading universities, and other necessary information regarding the application process./

    GSAS Workshop "Technical Traditions in Greece and Rome"

    Tuesday, October 17, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm at Boylston 203
    Event Series: GSAS Workshop "Technical Traditions in Greeceand Rome: Between Theory and Practice" Musicology. Suzanne Paszkowski (G3, Classics and Philosophy). Philodemus’ Epicurean music theory
  • October

    Martin Camper (Loyola University)

    Wednesday, October 18, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm at COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS, Stein Hall, Room 120, 1 College St, Worcester, MA 01610
    "Arguing Over Texts: The Rhetoric of Interpretation" Questions: Directions:
  • October

    Catherine Baker (Bowdoin College)

    Thursday, October 19, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm at BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY, Mandel Center for the Humanities, Reading Room 303, 415 South Street, Waltham, MA 02453
    “In the Land of Samnites and Snake-Charmers: Roman Colonisation in Central Italy” This paper explores the experiences of Roman colonists in one region, the central Apennines, a mountainous area inhabited by tribes traditionally hostile to the Romans, such as the Samnites.  An examination of the archaeology and history of these colonies sheds light on how colonists changed this landscape and interacted with their new neighbors in ways which fundamentally shaped the developmentof the region and growth of Rome's power in central Italy. Directionsto Event: <a href="" target="_blank"></a> Free and Open to the public. Free parking. Reception with light refreshments will follow from 6:00-6:30 p.m. More info: Professor Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow (<a href="" target="_blank"></a>)

    *Elizabeth Marlowe (Colgate University)»

    Thursday, October 19, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE, Gamble Auditorium, 50 College Street,South Hadley, MA 01075
    Link: "Antiquity and the Art Market: Why Can't We All Just get Along" Authorof <em>Shaky Ground: Context, Connoisseurship and the History of RomanArt</em> (2013)
  • October

    Marcus Folch (Columbia University)

    Friday, October 20, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm at HARVARD UNIVERSITY, Boylston 203, Harvard Yard, Cambridge MA 02138
    Event Series: GSAS Workshop "Cultural Politics in Greece and Rome" "Political Prisoners in Democratic Athens" Sponsored by theGraduate school of Arts and Sciences Contact:; All interested parties are warmly invited to attend.
  • October

    Literature and Culture Seminar: Kevin Platt, “The Many Afterlivesof the Russian Avant-Garde, or: What was the Modernist Moment and What is Left of It?”»

    Monday, October 23, 4:15 pm - 4:15 pm at CGIS South S354, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138
    Dr. Kevin Platt is Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professorin the Humanities and Professor of Russian and East European Studnes atthe University of Pennsylvania. He received his B.A. from Amherst College (1989) and his Ph.D. from Stanford University (1994) and taught at Pomona College before joining the University of Pennsylvania faculty in 2002. He has been the recipient of grants from IREX, NCEEER, Fulbright-Hays and other programs, and was a Guggenheim Fellow in 2011-12. He works on representations of Russian history, Russian historiography, history and memory in Russia, Russian lyric poetry, and global post-Soviet Russian culture. He is the author of /Terror and Greatness: Ivan and Peter as Russian Myths /(Cornell UP, 2011) and /History in a Grotesque Key: Russian Literature and the Idea of Revolution/ (Stanford, 1997; Russian edition 2006), and the co-editor (with David Brandenberger) of /Epic Revisionism: Russian History and Literature as Stalinist Propaganda/ (Wisconsin UP, 2006). He has also edited and contributed translations to a number of books of Russian poetry in English translation, most recently /Hit Parade: The Orbita Group/ (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015). His current projects include a critical historiography of Russia, a study ofcontemporary Russian culture in Latvia and an edited volume titled /Russian Culture and Global Situations/.  

    The Harvard Cubans. Film screening and Q&A with Director.»

    Monday, October 23, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at CGIS S-010 (Tsai Auditorium), 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA
    */The Harvard Cubans /*/(//Los cubanos de Harvard//)/* *is a documentary film produced by the Cuba Studies Program and directed by Danny González Lucena. Following the premiere screening of the film, a question-and-answer session will be held with the director. Please note the58-minute film is in Spanish with English subtitles. Reception to follow. In the year 1900, more than half of all Cuban public school teachers from across the island boarded five American military ships to travel to Cambridge to participate in a SummerSchool organized by Harvard, the largest such endeavor ever undertakenby the University. The purpose of the trip was to expose the teachers to modern methods in pedagogy and to the great advances of American society. The people of Cambridge, convinced that this Expedition would aid in the reconstruction of Cuba after the ravishing wars for independence in Cuba, contributed over $70,000 to finance the visit. In turn, Harvard offered Summer School courses free of charge to the nearly 1,300 teachers. Following six weeks at the Summer School, the teachers traveled to New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington DC before returning to Cuba. The educational project was not only a resounding success, but it also became the largest cultural exchange that has ever existed between the two countries, and was widely covered in the press at the time. In spring 2016, Cuban journalist and documentarian Danny González Lucena conducted archival research, interviews and filming at Harvard, culminating in the production of the documentary /Los cubanos de Harvard /(The Harvard Cubans). *About the Director* Danny González Lucena is a journalism graduate of the University of Havana. He currently works as a culturaljournalist on Cuban television, where he specializes in music. He has also been involved in issues related to heritage conservation and folk traditions, with several international special reports. His work as a filmmaker includes the titles: /Por qué luchamos/ (2011), dedicated to the life and work of the Saíz brothers; /La Perla de Oriente/ (2016), which investigates little-known aspects of Guantanamo musician Lilí Martínez; and /Los cubanos de Harvard (The Harvard Cubans) /(2017). *Other Screenings* This film will be screened, with Director present, at Florida International University on Monday, November 6th [1]. [1]
  • October

    Writers in the Parlor: Fact and Fiction

    Tuesday, October 24, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm at Thompson Room, Barker Center
    A conversation with Lorraine Adams and Jill Abramson. Moderated by Claire Messud.

    Study Abroad Programs & Perspectives: Student Panel»

    Tuesday, October 24, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm at OIE (77 Dunster St.)
    Hear from Harvard students about how study abroad enriched their undergraduate education at Harvard. Ask questions related to when is the best time to study abroad, what type of program is best suited for you, and how to fit study abroad into your academic plan.

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