Humanities

2019 Dec 11

The Lost Book of Moses: The Hunt for the World’s Oldest Bible

4:00pm

Location: 

Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge MA, 02138
ChananTigayChanan Tigay is an award-winning journalist and nonfiction writer who has covered the Middle East, 9/11, and the United Nations for such outlets as AFP, the Atlantic, GQ, and the New Yorker. In this lecture, Tigay will talk about his first book, The Lost Book of Moses: The Hunt for the World’s... Read more about The Lost Book of Moses: The Hunt for the World’s Oldest Bible
2019 Dec 03

The Call of Migratory Things

4:00pm

Location: 

Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge MA, 02138
NinaMcconigleyNina McConigley, award-winning author of the short-story collection Cowboys and East Indians, will discuss her upcoming novel titled The Call of Migratory Things. With the landscape of the American West as the framework of this different kind of pioneer narrative, the novel... Read more about The Call of Migratory Things
2019 Dec 05

African Twilight: Vanishing Ceremonies of the African Continent

4:00pm to 6:00pm

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Harvard Center for African Studies, 1280 Massachusetts Avenue, 3rd Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138
AfricanTwilightThis lecture will feature highlights from African Twilight, a fifteen-year study and visual homage to the vanishing traditions of the continent. Angela Fisher and Carol Beckwith sought out remote communities to record sacred ceremonies, celebrating Africa’s powerful art forms and boundless creativity. The... Read more about African Twilight: Vanishing Ceremonies of the African Continent
2019 Dec 11

HMSC Member Night at the Museums

5:30pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
HMSCMemberNightWander the museum after hours, enjoy seasonal treats, and go behind the scenes to see objects not currently on exhibit. Members will also receive a special 25% discount at the gift shop during the month of December. Museum membership and reservation required. For membership, reservations, and additional information,... Read more about HMSC Member Night at the Museums
2019 Nov 05

“Broken Nature” and Other Design Exhibitions for the Real World

5:30pm

Location: 

Menschel Hall, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
PaolaAntonelliThe XXII Triennale di Milano, Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival, highlighted the concept of restorative design, plotting its role in surveying our species’ bonds with the complex systems in the world, and in designing reparations when necessary, through objects, concepts, and new systems. Paola... Read more about “Broken Nature” and Other Design Exhibitions for the Real World
2019 Nov 13

We Are America: Conversation and Workshop

5:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Graduate School of Education, 13 Appian Way, Cambridge, MA 02138
WeAreAmericaThe national We Are America Project, led by a dozen recent high school graduates and their teacher Jessica Lander are working with 36 teachers and more than 1,300 young people across the country to create a new definition of what it means to be American — and to spark a new national conversation about American... Read more about We Are America: Conversation and Workshop
2019 Nov 01

We Are America

Fri - Mon, Nov 1 to Dec 16, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Location: 

Gutman Library Gallery, 6 Appian Way, Cambridge, MA 02138
WeAreAmericaDuring the 2018-2019 school year, teacher Jessica Lander (EDM'15) and students in her Seminar on American Diversity strove to answer the question: What does it mean to be American? In trying to tie together large historical movements and individual histories they wrote and edited two books of personal stories: We Are... Read more about We Are America
2019 Nov 13

Reveal 揭幕 - 2019 Harvard Taiwan Arts Festival

Wed - Fri, Nov 13 to Nov 22, 11:00am - 3:00pm

Location: 

Smith Campus Center, 1350 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
revealReveal provides a platform for artwork inspired by Taiwan. The selected artwork display and uncover both similarities and differences of cultural influences and creative expression through the forms of painting, photography, music, architecture, and archaeology. Free and open to the public. Located in the Arts Wing (second... Read more about Reveal 揭幕 - 2019 Harvard Taiwan Arts Festival
2019 Oct 17

Judy Chicago Portal Launch

4:00pm

Location: 

Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge MA, 02138
JudyChicagoThis event will celebrate the launch of the Judy Chicago Portal with a discussion on the role of portals in providing access to feminist art archives. A keynote conversation with Judy Chicago will follow the panel discussion. Free and... Read more about Judy Chicago Portal Launch
2019 Oct 16

Notes Toward an Untitled Play

4:00pm

Location: 

Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge MA, 02138
ChristopherShinnIn this lecture, playwright Christopher Shinn RI ‘20 will examine disability representation in theater from psychoanalytic, critical theory, and historical perspectives. His research will lend itself to a new play... Read more about Notes Toward an Untitled Play
2019 Sep 26

Breaking the Noses on Egyptian Statues

6:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museums of Science and Culture, Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
BreakingNosesFocusing on the ancient world of the pharaohs and on the Late Antique world that emerged following Egyptian conversion to Christianity, Edward Bleiberg, Senior Curator, Egyptian, Classical, and Ancient Near Eastern Art, Brooklyn Museum, will examine... Read more about Breaking the Noses on Egyptian Statues
2019 Sep 12

Maintaining Heritage Language in Our Communities

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
GabriellaBadilloParticipate in a discussion about revitalizing languages and creating strong multilingual identities to mark the United Nations International Year of Indigenous Languages. Spend time with our presenters, watch short animations, view children’s... Read more about Maintaining Heritage Language in Our Communities
2019 Oct 18

ArtsBites: Every Ocean Hughes

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Office for the Arts, 74 Mt. Auburn Street

EOHTime for food and conversation! 

ArtsBites is the OFA round-table discussion series with undergraduate students and visiting artists. On October 18, we welcome Radcliffe Fellow, and interndisciplinary artist and writer Every Ocean Hughes, whose recent work includes performance,...

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2019 Oct 03

ArtsBites: Rhiannon Giddens

5:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Office for the Arts, 74 Mt. Auburn Street

GiddensTime for food and conversation! ArtsBites is the OFA round-table discussion series with undergraduate students and visiting artists. On October 3, we welcome the celebrated musician and activist ...

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