Room S250, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Stree
Dr. Barakatullo Ashurov Visiting Scholar, NELC, Harvard University
Ol’ga Smirnova one of the eminent Russian Orientalist and specialist of Sogdian history and numismatics in one of her studies published in 1957 has highlighted two groups of Sogdian coins one of which had special iconographic difference. She has rightfully identified that this newly observed iconography was a cross and might have association with the Byzantine and hence Christianity. Given the paucity of data at that time she has not returned to the further investigation of these coins. However, in the...
Khaled El-Rouayheb, of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, presents: "The Liar Paradox in 15th Century Shiraz: The Exchange between Sadr al-Din al-Dashtaki and Jalal al-Din al-Dawani"
Isaiah Berlin: Philosopher of Freedom - (Film Screening)
*Co-sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies, Harvard University; and the Jews in Modern Europe Study Group, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
Judith Wechsler,Professor Emerita, Tufts University
"Isaiah Berlin: Philosopher of Freedom" is a 72 minute documentary film tracing the development of his ideas in the context of his life and times. The film presents this intellectual biography through interviews with Sir Isaiah, and filmed...
Barker Center,12 Quincy Street Room 133 (Plimpton Room) Cambridge, MA 02138
Redemption through Sin: The Biographical Background to Gershom Scholem's Most Famous Essay
* Co-sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies, Harvard University; the Jews in Modern Europe Study Group, the Harvard Colloquium for Intellectual History, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University; and the Jewish Cultures and Societies Seminar, Mahindra Humanities Center, Harvard University
David Biale,Emanuel Ringelblum Distinguished Professor of Jewish History, University of California, Davis and the Director of...
CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street Room S010, (Tsai Auditorium) Cambridge MA 02138
Boris Lanin and Alexandra Popoff: Vasily Grossman (1905-1964)
* Co-sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies at Harvard University and the Great Russian Jews That Shaped the World Panel Series and the Seminar on Russian and Eurasian Jewry, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University
Boris Lanin,Head of Literature and Professor at the Academy of Education of Russia
Boris Lanin was born in Baku to a Jewish-Russian family. Lanin served as a visiting professor at the Kennan Institute, the Woodrow Wilson...
Middle East Beyond Borders (MEBB) workshops resume this Fall 2018. As a reminder, “the MEBB workshop aims to foster an interdisciplinary community of scholars working on the past and present of the Middle East. It takes as its founding premise the idea that the “Middle East” as an object of inquiry must fundamentally engage notions of boundaries, mobility and transformation. Our goal is to offer a platform for collaboration and discussion to all Middle East scholars at Harvard, across a wide range of academic fields and disciplines.”