Past Events

  • 2013 Nov 07

    Lecture by chef Fabrizia Lanza

    7:00pm

    Location: 

    Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall

    Fabrizia Lanza, chef and owner of Anna Tasca Lanza Cooking School in Palermo, Sicily, is traveling to the US in November. Her lecture at Harvard will be on the relationship between Sicilian cuisine and the special Saint feast days celebrated throughout the year, with some photos and possibly a short video (a precursor to her documentary series in-the making). Funded by a grant from the Lauro De Bosis Committee

  • 2013 Nov 06

    An informal lunch with TRANSVERSAL poets

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    4th floor lounge of Boylston Hall

    All students, faculty, and staff from the RLL department are welcome to attend: An informal lunch with TRANSVERSAL poets: Malú Urriola (Chile), Roger Santivañez (Perú), Tamara Kamenszain (Argentina), and Washington Cucurto (Argentina)  

  • 2013 Nov 04

    Humanity Explored

    6:00pm

    Location: 

    Barker Center, Room 211

    Fred Ritchin (New York University)

  • 2013 Nov 02

    How Aesthetics Can Change the World

    5:30pm

    Location: 

    Arts@29 Garden St.

    A Workshop and Remarks by Geo Britto, the Political-Artistic Coordinator of the Center for the Theatre of the Oppressed (CTO).Geo Britto

  • 2013 Nov 01

    Memorial Service and Reception for Francisco Márquez Villanueva

    3:00pm

    Location: 

    Memorial Church in Harvard Yard

    The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures will pay tribute to the late Francisco Márquez Villanueva, Arthur Kingsley Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, Emeritus, in a memorial service to be held on Friday, November 1st, in the Memorial Church in Harvard Yard at 3:00 p.m., and a reception following in the Ticknor Lounge of Boylston Hall. On behalf of our colleagues, we invite you most warmly to join us for both events.  The memorial service will feature speakers particularly close to Paco Márquez’s intellectual, academic and human endeavors....

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  • 2013 Oct 31

    Shared Cultures or Parallel Universes? The Translation Programs of Constantinus Africanus and "Doeg ha-Edomi"

    6:00pm

    Location: 

    Room 114, Barker Center

    Monica Green (Arizona State University) Two translators, each working on his own, performed comparable feats at the end of the 11th and the end of the 12th century, respectively. Constantinus Africanus, coming from what is now Tunisia to southern Italy, translated at least two dozen Arabic medical works into Latin, for the first time making the medical thinking of the Islamicate world available in Latin. Then, about 100 years later, an anonymous Jewish convert whom we know only by his self-imposed epithet, “Doeg ha-Edomi,” did much the same thing, translating two dozen...

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  • 2013 Oct 31

    Catherine Millet, Writer and Art Critic

    5:00pm

    Location: 

    Room 133 Barker Center

    Catherine Millet is a French writer, art critic, curator, and founder and editor of the magazine Art Press, which focuses on modern art and contemporary art. She is the author of numerous books, among which her hugely successful memoirs, The Sexual Life of Catherine M. (2001).

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