Humanities

2017 Jun 06

Spotlight on Collections: Thoreau's Notes on the Shipwreck of Margaret Fuller

3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

Houghton Library, Lowell Room

Presented by: Houghton Library
Admission: Exhibitions and events at Houghton Library are free and open to the public – no Harvard ID is necessary to view the exhibitions. 
Hours: Monday, Friday, Saturday: 9 AM-5 PM; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9 AM-7 PM
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Houghton Library recently acquired Thoreau’s manuscript notes on his exhaustive but fruitless Read more about Spotlight on Collections: Thoreau's Notes on the Shipwreck of Margaret Fuller

2017 May 08

Open House 75: Houghton Library Staff Select

Mon - Sat, May 8 to Aug 19, 9:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: 

Houghton Library, Edison and Newman Room

Presented by: Houghton Library
Admission: Exhibitions at Houghton Library are free and open to the public – no Harvard ID is necessary to view the exhibitions. 
Exhbition Runs: May 8-August 19, 2017
Opening Reception: May 16, 4 PM
Hours: Monday, Friday, Saturday: 9 AM-5 PM; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9 AM-7 PM
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2017 Apr 21

Music and the Bilingual Brain

7:00pm

Location: 

Fitzgerald Theatre, Cambridge Rindge & Latin School, 459 Broadway, Cambridge - enter through the side door (Cambridge Street)

Presented by: Harvard Museum of Natural History & Project LENS, in collaboration with the Cambridge Science Festival
Admission: Free and open to the public
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Project LENS is a Boston-based performance collaborative that seeks to reveal connections between music and other topics. The group’s diverse studies and passion for classical music Read more about Music and the Bilingual Brain

2017 Apr 13

Spend an Evening with Author Dava Sobel

4:15pm

Location: 

Knafel Center, Radcliffe Yard, 10 Garden St.

Presented by: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Admission: Free and open to the public; registration is now closed, but walk-in attendees are welcome if seating is available.
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The acclaimed author of "Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time," Dava Sobel will speak about her forthcoming book, "The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Read more about Spend an Evening with Author Dava Sobel

2017 Apr 04

Collapse The Distance: A Climate Change Storytelling Project

Tue - Mon, Apr 4 to May 15, 2:25pm - 2:25pm

Location: 

www.collapsethedistance.com

Presented by: Weatherhead Center and the Asia Center
Storytelling Project runs: April 4 to May 15, 2017
Opening Reception: April 6, 4:30–6:00 p.m.

Collapse The Distance: A Climate Change Storytelling Project

by Mattea Mrkusic

Kenneth I. Juster Fellow 2015–2016, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs; Harvard College 2017 Special Concentrator in Human Rights and the Environment.

Project and podcast available at www.collapsethedistance.com. Read more about Collapse The Distance: A Climate Change Storytelling Project

2017 Apr 06

Collapse The Distance: A Climate Change Storytelling Project

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Fisher Family Commons, CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge St

Presented by: Weatherhead Center and the Asia Center
Storytelling Project runs: April 4 to May 15, 2017
Opening Reception: April 6, 4:30–6:00 p.m.

Collapse The Distance: A Climate Change Storytelling Project

by Mattea Mrkusic

Kenneth I. Juster Fellow 2015–2016, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs; Harvard College 2017 Special Concentrator in Human Rights and the Environment.

Project and podcast available at www.collapsethedistance.com. Read more about Collapse The Distance: A Climate Change Storytelling Project

2017 Apr 27

Ingersoll Lecture with Marilynne Robinson: Old Souls, New World

4:30pm

Location: 

First Parish Church Cambridge, 1146 Mass Ave.

Presented by: Harvard Divinity School
Tickets: Event is free. Tickets Required. Limit of 2 tickets per person . Tickets valid until 4:15PM. Available by phone and internet for a fee. Call 617-496-2222 or reserve on line at www.boxoffice.harvard.edu
How to get tickets: The Harvard Box Office 617-496-2222

Pulitzer Prize winning author of Gilead and Housekeeping, Marilynne Robinson will deliver the Ingersoll lecture at Harvard Read more about Ingersoll Lecture with Marilynne Robinson: Old Souls, New World

2017 Mar 06

Houghton and the Presidents

Mon - Mon, Mar 6 to Jul 3, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

Houghton Library, Keats Room

Presented by: Houghton Library
Admission: Exhibitions at Houghton Library are free and open to the public – no Harvard ID is necessary to view the exhibitions. 
Exhbition Runs: March 6 - July 3, 2017
Hours: Monday, Friday, Saturday: 9 AM-5 PM; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9 AM-7 PM
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On January 20th, 2017, Donald J. Trump became the 45th President of Read more about Houghton and the Presidents

2017 Mar 31

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Series on Violence and Non-Violence: Claudia Rankine On "Whiteness"

4:00pm

Location: 

Room 210, Emerson Hall, 25 Quincy St.

Presented by: Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard
Admission: Free and open to the public. Seating is limited.
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Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Series on Violence and Non-Violence

Claudia Rankine

On "Whiteness"

Speaker

Claudia Rankine
Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry, Yale University
Author of Citizen: An American Lyric Read more about Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Series on Violence and Non-Violence: Claudia Rankine On "Whiteness"

2017 Mar 03

Topography of Loss: A Symposium on Doris Salcedo

10:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

Menschel Hall, Lower Level, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St.

Presented by: Harvard Art Museums and the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS)
Admission: Free and open to the public.
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This symposium brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines and institutions to discuss Doris Salcedo’s work within the contexts of political science, human rights, religion, philosophy and literature, and art history. Read more about Topography of Loss: A Symposium on Doris Salcedo

2017 Apr 06

Performance: Game Changers: Toni Stone

7:30pm

Location: 

Knafel Center, 10 Garden St.

Presented by: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Admission: Free and open to the public; registration required.
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The degree to which sports permeates societies and cultures has never been greater, making it a revealing lens through which to understand many contemporary issues. “Game Changers” is an exploration of the relationship between sports and gender in the United States and around the Read more about Performance: Game Changers: Toni Stone

2017 Mar 07

Arts and Ideas: Against Mastery: On Knowing and Not-Knowing in the Theater

6:00pm

Location: 

Thompson Room, Barker Center, Harvard Yard

Presented by: Mahindra Center at Harvard and the American Repertory Theater
Admission: Free and open to the public. Seating is limited.
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The Mahindra Center at Harvard and the American Repertory Theater present David Herskovits (Founder/Artistic Director, Target Margin Theater), “Against Mastery: On Knowing and Not-Knowing in the Theater.”