Past Events

  • 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).

  • 2013 Oct 29

    OPEN HOUSE: A House with a Secret

    6:00pm

    Location: 

    Plimpton Room, Barker 133

    Matthew Mazzotta (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Open House transforms a house into an open air theater that seats one hundred people by having its walls and roof fold down.

  • 2013 Oct 25

    First Transatlantic Poetry Summit

    2:00pm

    Location: 

    At the CHAT (Center for the Humanities at Tufts University) 48 Professors Row, Medford, MA

    This event will last until 7:00pm.

  • 2013 Oct 24

    Newpoli Concert

    7:00pm

    Location: 

    Fong Auditorium

    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.

  • 2013 Oct 24

    Newpoli Dance Lab

    5:00pm

    Location: 

    Farkas Dance Studio

    Llimited to 35 students of Italian – admission by lotter].  Funded by a grant from the Lauro De Bosis Committee.

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