Special Event

Apr 09

Special Event: The People’s Hero? Jayaprakash Narayan Reconsidered

5:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Room S250

"The People’s Hero? Jayaprakash Narayan Reconsidered"

Speakers:

Mircea Raianu, Graduate Student Associate. PhD Candidate, Harvard History Department.

Benjamin Siegel, former Predoctoral Fellow, Harvard Academy for Area Studies. Assistant Professor of History, Boston University; former Graduate Student Associate, South Asia Institute.

Anand Vaidya, South Asian Studies Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard South Asia Institute; former Graduate Student Associate, South Asia Institute.

Lydia Walker, Graduate Student Associate. PhD Candidate, Harvard History Department; Graduate Student Associate, South Asia Institute.

Chair:

Carolien Stolte, Niels Stensen Postdoctoral Fellow, History Department, Harvard University; Assistant Professor of History, Leiden University.

Co-sponsored by the Harvard University South Asia Institute.

Apr 18

Harvard Latin American Weekend

8:00am to 7:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Kennedy School, John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, 79 John F. Kennedy Street

"Shaping the Identity of a Continent"

Co-sponsored by the Latin America Education Forum, Harvard Graduate School of Education.

For up-to-date information, please visit the conference website http://www.laefconference.com/. Please note that registration is required. The link for registration is http://www.laefconference.com/registration/

Apr 17

Harvard Latin American Weekend

7:30am to 8:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Graduate School of Education, Askwith Hall, 13 Appian Way

"Latin America Learns: Building Participation & Civic Engagement for the 21st Century"

Co-sponsored by the Latin America Education Forum, Harvard Graduate School of Education.

For up-to-date information, please visit the conference website http://www.laefconference.com/. Please note that registration is required. The link for registration is http://www.laefconference.com/registration/

May 02

Spaces, Scales and Routes: Region Formation in History and Anthropology

9:00am to 5:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Belfer Case Study Room (S020)

"Spaces, Scales and Routes: Region Formation in History and Anthropology"

In recent years, various regions have drawn growing interest in scholarly and popular debates. Clandestine migration overflows national borders along routes that often follow historical connections. Regionalist projects draw on pre-national pasts as they attempt to create supra-national political and economic formations. Infrastructural projects like pipelines, offshore mineral exploitation, highways, and telecommunication cables bind places and articulate stakes in ways that both reimagine the past and reconfigure the future on a vast scale. Yet, most academic analysis of these trends oscillate between local, national, and global scales of analysis. This conference seeks to examine the spaces, scales and routes of such dynamics by promoting a comparative approach to region formation. For a full agenda please see this link.

Contact:

Sarah Banse
sarahbanse@wcfia.harvard.edu

May 01

Spaces, Scales and Routes: Region Formation in History and Anthropology

9:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Belfer Case Study Room, (S020)

"Spaces, Scales and Routes: Region Formation in History and Anthropology"

In recent years, various regions have drawn growing interest in scholarly and popular debates. Clandestine migration overflows national borders along routes that often follow historical connections. Regionalist projects draw on pre-national pasts as they attempt to create supra-national political and economic formations. Infrastructural projects like pipelines, offshore mineral exploitation, highways, and telecommunication cables bind places and articulate stakes in ways that both reimagine the past and reconfigure the future on a vast scale. Yet, most academic analysis of these trends oscillate between local, national, and global scales of analysis. This conference seeks to examine the spaces, scales and routes of such dynamics by promoting a comparative approach to region formation. For a full agenda please see this link.

Contact:

Sarah Banse
sarahbanse@wcfia.harvard.edu

Apr 18

African Economic Development Conference

9:00am to 5:45pm

Location: 

CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Tsai Auditorium

"African Economic Development Conference: Past, Present, and Future"

WAHE will hold its inaugural conference on April 17 and 18, 2015. The interdisciplinary conference will bring together top scholars who study Africa from the perspectives of history, economics, political science, sociology, and anthropology. This conference is a follow-up to a similar conference held in Accra, Ghana, in the summer of 2010, which examined African poverty over the longue durée. Highly successful, the 2010 conference resulted in an edited volume on African Development in Historical Perspective, which will be launched during the April 2015 conference. WAHE hopes that this second meeting will generate similar intellectual energy, debate and cross-disciplinary discussion. All sessions, including the keynote, are open to the public. There is no registration for the conference. For a full agenda please see this link.

Contact:

Sarah Banse
sarahbanse@wcfia.harvard.edu

Apr 17

African Economic Development Conference

9:00am to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Tsai Auditorium

"African Economic Development Conference: Past, Present, and Future"

WAHE will hold its inaugural conference on April 17 and 18, 2015. The interdisciplinary conference will bring together top scholars who study Africa from the perspectives of history, economics, political science, sociology, and anthropology. This conference is a follow-up to a similar conference held in Accra, Ghana, in the summer of 2010, which examined African poverty over the longue durée. Highly successful, the 2010 conference resulted in an edited volume on African Development in Historical Perspective, which will be launched during the April 2015 conference. WAHE hopes that this second meeting will generate similar intellectual energy, debate and cross-disciplinary discussion. All sessions, including the keynote, are open to the public. There is no registration for the conference. For full agenda please see this link.

Contact:

Sarah Banse
sarahbanse@wcfia.harvard.edu

Apr 14

WCFIA Special Seminar

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Bowie-Vernon Room (K262)

“Food, Agriculture, and the Cost of Inaction: The Role of Science and Research in Narrowing the Inequality Gap”

Speaker:

Dr. Kanayo Nwanze, President, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

Chair:

Robert L. Paarlberg, Associate. Betty F. Johnson Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science, Wellesley College.

Contact:

Heather Conrad
hconrad@wcfia.harvard.edu

Mar 25

The Politickle Pickle: A Conversation on Indo-US Relations

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Longfellow Hall, 13 Appian Way, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Elliot Lyman Room

"The Political Pickle: A Conversation on Indo-US Relations"

Speaker:

Tanvi Madan, Fellow, Foreign Policy Program, The Brookings Institution; Director, The India Project, The Brookings Institution.

Co-sponsored by South Asia Institute, Harvard Graduate School of Education, and the Asia Center, Harvard University.

Contact:

sainit@fas.harvard.edu

Mar 09

Special Event: Crossing Indigenous Boundaries

4:30pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street

"Crossing Indigenous Boundaries: A Panel Discussion"

Speakers:

Bain Attwood, Professor, School of Philosophical, Historical & International Studies, Monash University.

Nicholas Bradley, William Lyon Mackenzie King Research Fellow, Canada Program. Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Victoria.

Philip Deloria, Carroll Smith-Rosenberg Collegiate Professor, Department of American Cultures, University of Michigan.

Moderator:

Maggie McKinley, Climenko Fellow, Harvard Law School.

Contact:

Nicholas Bradley
nbradley@wcfia.harvard.edu

Co-sponsored by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology; Harvard University Native American Program; the Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights with support from the Donald T. Regan Lecture Fund; the Committee on Australian Studies; the Department of English; and the Department of History, Harvard University.

Mar 13

Harvard Graduate Conference on International History (ConIH)

10:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

Center for European Studies, Busch Hall, Lower Level Conference Room

"Transitions: States & Empires in the Longue Durée"

For full details about the conference and the registration link, please visit the conference website.

Co-sponsored by the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History, the Department of History, the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, the Program on Global Society and Security, the South Asia Institute, and the Weatherhead Initiative on Global History.

Mar 12

Harvard Graduate Conference on International History (ConIH)

2:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Center for European Studies, Busch Hall, Lower Level Conference Room

"Transitions: States & Empires in the Longue Durée"

For full details about the conference and the registration link, please visit the conference website.

Co-sponsored by the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History, the Department of History, the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, the Program on Global Society and Security, the South Asia Institute, and the Weatherhead Initiative on Global History.

Mar 07

Weatherhead Initiative on Global History Conference

8:30am to 1:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Tsai Auditorium (S010)

"A History of Penal Regimes in Global Perspective, 1800-2014"

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Michel Foucault’s Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison (1975), the influential book that first opened a new line of inquiry into the study of the prison, the Weatherhead Initiative on Global History is planning a conference to spark a global conversation among researchers in the social sciences and humanities at work on the history of distinctive penal regimes. We are hosting over 25 speakers from all over the world - the complete program is available at http://wigh.wcfia.harvard.edu/content/conference-history-penal-regimes-g....

Sponsored by the Weatherhead Initiative on Global History, with support from the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies; the Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard University; the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University; the Harvard University Asia Center; and the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Harvard University.

Mar 06

Weatherhead Initiative on Global History Conference

8:30am to 5:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Tsai Auditorium (S010)

"A History of Penal Regimes in Global Perspective, 1800-2014"

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Michel Foucault’s Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison (1975), the influential book that first opened a new line of inquiry into the study of the prison, the Weatherhead Initiative on Global History is planning a conference to spark a global conversation among researchers in the social sciences and humanities at work on the history of distinctive penal regimes. We are hosting over 25 speakers from all over the world - the complete program is available at http://wigh.wcfia.harvard.edu/content/conference-history-penal-regimes-g....

Sponsored by the Weatherhead Initiative on Global History, with support from the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies; the Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard University; the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University; the Harvard University Asia Center; and the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Harvard University.

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