Using Virginia Woolf’s essay A Room of One’s Own as a jumping point, Barbara Haber, food historian and Lydia Shire, chef, restaurateur, and entrepreneur will discuss the connections among culinary history, women’s history, and...Read more about Does Food Have a Gender?
In her most recent publication, Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire (Hachette/Public Affairs Books, 2020), Rebecca Henderson lays out a pragmatic roadmap for how business can be an engine of prosperity, while also being a system that is...Read more about Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire
A’Lelia Bundles will read from her book Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker (originally titled On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker [Scribner, 2001]) and will...Read more about Book Talk: A'Lelia Bundles
Gish Jen will read from her new book The Resisters (Knopf, 2020) and will engage in discussion with Margot Livesey, a professor of fiction at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the author of...Read more about Book Talk: Gish Jen
Time for food and conversation! ArtsBites is the OFA round-table discussion series with undergraduate students and visiting artists. On February 13, we welcome writers Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman HLS '91. If you're interested in politics...
Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge MA, 02138
Nina 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
Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Writer and performance scholar Mady Schutzman will discuss her book project Behold the Elusive Night Parrot, a separate yet parallel work to Jonathan Berger's exhibition, both of which were informed by a two-year correspondence between the artist and writer. Free and open to the public. For additional...Read more about Perspectives on Performance: Mandy Schutzman
Harvard Graduate School of Education, 13 Appian Way, Cambridge, MA 02138
The 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
Gutman Library Gallery, 6 Appian Way, Cambridge, MA 02138
During 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