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....
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...
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).
Co-sponsored by the Committee on Medieval Studies, Harvard Program in Folklore and Mythology, the Harvard Provostial Fund, the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, the Committee on the Study of Religion, and the Royal Gustav Adolf Academy (Uppsala). For more information, please refer to the conference website.
Newpoli is a Southern Italian Folk Music Ensemble. Founded in 2003, “Newpoli's music is an exciting journey through time, culture and musical styles. The South of Italy has a colorful past with influences from Africa, the Middle East and ancient Greece; all of these influences can be heard in traditional Southern Italian dance music and songs. Open to the Harvard community only. Funded by a grant from the Lauro De Bosis Committee.
Music Room, Rochanbeau House, 84 Prospect St, Providence, RI
The Department of Hispanic Studies, the Urban Studies Program and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies of Brown University present Justin Read, Associate Professor, Romance Languages and Literatures, SUNY Buffalo. For more information please contact: Hispanic_Studies @brown.edu.