Events (Off-Campus)

Instituto Cervantes: Hacia la ciudad espléndida

By Michael Williams
October 16th, 2018 in Events Off-Campus.

La exploración científica del mundo hispánico americano en el siglo XVIII

By Michael Williams
October 12th, 2018 in Events Off-Campus.

Time: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Date:  10/22/2018
Location: RP 310, 1135 Tremont Street, Boston MA 02129
Contact: s.rich@northeastern.edu

La política ilustrada llevada a cabo en España durante el siglo XVIII concedió gran importancia a las nuevas disciplinas científicas que, como la botánica, estuvieron al servicio del proyecto de modernización de las estructuras económicas y sociales. Los sucesivos gobiernos de la monarquía borbónica hicieron un evidente esfuerzo por modificar las relaciones coloniales, con el proceso de reformas administrativas y con el envío a América de expediciones portadoras de la nueva ciencia, cuyas funciones económico-tecnológicas estaban dirigidas a la expansión comercial, al descubrimiento de materias primas y al establecimiento de nuevos mercados. Por una parte, el grandioso “laboratorio americano” serviría para resolver las grandes preguntas planteadas por la ciencia europea, forma y composición de la Tierra, sistematización de los seres vivos e imagen newtoniana del mundo. Por otra, el estudio de la naturaleza americana a través de numerosas colecciones sería el punto de partida para una explotación sistemática y utilitaria, en competencia con otras naciones imperiales como Francia e Inglaterra, que en ese momento de expansión europea buscaban nuevos territorios inexplorados en todos los mares de la Tierra.

 Please RSVP through our website: https://cssh.northeastern.edu/csgs/event/la-exploracion-cientifica-del-mundo-hispanico-americano-en-el-siglo-xviii/

 

Emily Apter – Unexceptional Politics After May ’68

By Michael Williams
October 11th, 2018 in Events Off-Campus.

“Voids in Events: Unexceptional Politics After May ’68”

Emily Apter (NYU)

  • Monday, December 3, 2018
  • 5:00 pm
  • Room 110 (Thompson Room), Barker Center, Harvard University
  • The France and the World Seminar, Mahindra Humanities Center

Situating May ’68 at the crux of debates around “theory and event,” (Badiou) or the “philosophical moment” (Patrice Maniglier, Louis Althusser’s “Philosophy as a Revolutionary Weapon”), the talk will view May ’68 through the lens of what Apter has termed in a recent book “unexceptional politics.” A kind of micro or “small p” politics, unexceptional politics is forged as a fluid paradigm in relation to Foucault’s notion of the microphysics of power, Deleuze and Guattari’s micropolitics of desire, Kris Manjapra’s concept of colonial entanglements, and the late Hayden White’s historical construct of the practical past, which refers to tactics of living, and archived memories, affects and dreams. The talk will conclude with an analysis of the artist Mary Kelly’s work “Circa 1968,” which foregrounds an iconic image from the days of demonstration, and raises the question of feminist legacies of ’68 in a material present both practical and unfinished.

 

New York – The Americas Poetry Festival

By Michael Williams
October 3rd, 2018 in Events Off-Campus.

In its fifth edition, The Americas Poetry Festival of New York (poetryny.com) honors the memory of Dominican poet Virginia Moore (1945-2011). Virginia lived in New York for more than fifty years and passed away leaving most of her literary works unpublished. TAPFNY is a multilingual poetry festival and writers’ conference organized by poets and professors Carlos Aguasaco, Yrene Santos, and Carlos Velásquez. This year TAPFNY will take place on October 10, 11 and 12. As in previous years, the venues will be: The City College of New York CWE, the Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site and Interpretive Center, the Consulate of Argentina in New York, and Instituto Cervantes NY. TAPFNY is currently sponsored by the Division of Interdisciplinary Studies of The City College of New York, Artepoetica Press, Escribana Books and Terraza 7 Live Music. This year, TAPFNY wishes to extend special thanks to Dutch Foundation For Literature, Latvian Literature Platform, and ASEDEU for their support. TAPFNY 2018 features 43 poets, representing 18 countries, and 5 languages.  Among the featured poets, TAPFNY 2018 includes Inga Pizāne [Latvia], Francisco X. Fernández Naval [Spain], Jeannette L. Clariond [Mexico], Edward van de Vendel [Netherlands], Carolina Chaves-O’Flynn [Colombia / USA], Indran Amirthanayagam [Sri Lanka / USA], Maryam Alikhani [Iran / USA], Isaac Goldemberg [Peru], Loren Kleinman [USA] and the mythical Nuyorican poet Jesús “Papoleto” Meléndez.

The program also includes 3 conferences by professor Jennifer Rathbun, professor and poet Rossy Evelin Lima, and the Spanish experimental photographer Maribel Longueira.  TAPFNY is free and open to the public.

For more information, go to the website.

Boston Ibero-American Film Festival

By Michael Williams
October 2nd, 2018 in Events Off-Campus.

French Cultural Center – Boston Book Festival

By Michael Williams
October 2nd, 2018 in Events Off-Campus.

Location:  French Cultural Center
Date:  Saturday, Oct. 13

For the fifth year in a row, the French Cultural Center is delighted to host the Boston Book Festival, co-presented with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S. and with the Regroupement des éditeurs franco-canadien

ABOUT THE BOSTON BOOK FESTIVAL

Since 2009, the Boston Book Festival celebrates the power of words to stimulate, agitate, unite, delight, and inspire by holding year-round events culminating in an annual, free festival that promotes a culture of reading and ideas and enhances the vibrancy of Boston.

For details of the schedule of events, see the website of the French Cultural Center.

French Cultural Center – Rescuing Notre-Dame de Paris

By Michael Williams
October 2nd, 2018 in Events Off-Campus.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 From 7:00 PM To 9:00 PM

At French Cultural Center  Get Directions

Join us for a passionate presentation on this iconic symbol of France. President Michel Picaud of the Friends of Notre-Dame de Paris and Mathias Sieffert of Harvard University will enlighten us on Notre-Dame’s unique and romantic history and its grave misfortune, including its infamous 1845 renovation and perilous situation today.

The panel will be followed by a cocktail reception with light refreshments.

For more information, go here.

Harvard – Bariza Khiari, Advisor to President Macron of France

By Michael Williams
September 26th, 2018 in Events Off-Campus.

Dear friends, it is an honor to invite you to join us for a great discussion with Bariza Khiari, Co-founder of President’s Macron En Marche and former Vice-President of the French Senate.

« Diversity and inclusion in France: from Algeria to the Elysée,
the journey of Bariza Khiari, President Macron’s Advisor

This event will take place on October 3rd at 4:30pm in the Harvard’s Center for European Studies Auditorium, 27 Kirkland Street in Cambridge.

Bariza Khiari is the former Vice-President of the French Senate and current President of the Islamic Culture Institute in Paris. She has recently been appointed by President Macron to represent France on the Board of the ALIPH Foundation aimed at promoting the protection of cultural heritage in conflict areas.

Through her own journey from her childhood in Algiers to the highest responsibilities in France, Bariza Khiari will examine the questions of diversity and inclusion in Europe, focusing on the status of Islam in France, the French left, as well as the “En Marche” movement and its impact on French and European politics. 

This discussion will be moderated by Arthur Goldhammer, specialist of French politics at Harvard University, and will be followed by a Q&A with the public.

Talk in French with consecutive English translation. This event is free and open to the public

More information here

RSVP by email to save a seat for the discussion as space is limited.
You can contact Nicolas Prevelakis for registration and questions at: prevelak@fas.harvard.edu

 

De algún tiempo a esta parte

By Michael Williams
September 24th, 2018 in Events Off-Campus.

El próximo día 15 de octubre el Observatorio ofrece una actividad relacionada con la literatura del exilio.  Será una lectura dramatizada de un texto de Max Aub, seguida de un debate en el que pueden participar los estudiantes. En este enlace está la información básica:

http://cervantesobservatorio.fas.harvard.edu/es/actividades/workshop/max-aub-de-un-tiempo-esta-parte-lectura-y-coloquio-con-esther-l%C3%A1zaro

Si quisieras tener más información sobre lo que se va a leer (no a representar), adjunto encontrarás un documento con la información complementaria. 

Additional information also available here.

Harvard – The Voyage Through Montaigne’s Ears

By Michael Williams
September 21st, 2018 in Events Off-Campus.

Thursday, September 27, 2018, 5:00pm, Room 133, Barker Center

Evan MacCarthy, West Virginia University

“The Voyage Through Montaigne’s Ears”

Renaissance Studies, Mahindra Humanities Center

http://mahindrahumanities.fas.harvard.edu/content/emvoyageem-through-montaignes-ears