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After listening to Errol Morris talk about his craft this week at the Brattle, you might be inclined to hear what another legendary local filmmaker has to say on the subject. Frederick Wiseman will present this year's Radcliffe Institute's Julia S. Phelps Lecture in Art and the Humanities, a talk entitled "Shooting, Editing, And Reading A Documentary Film."
Anita Hill's new book, Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race, and Finding Home, probes the importance of the concept of home as a central element for the search for gender and racial equality through personal stories and anecdotes. She was at the Radcliffe Institute to discuss the themes in her new book, but audience members couldn’t resist the chance to engage with the author about her time at the center of a national political firestorm.
Anita Hill, a professor of social policy, law, and women’s studies at Brandeis University, urged Americans to closely examine social inequality and work to increase access to the “American Dream” in a lecture at the Radcliffe Institute.
The Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard acquired a much-thumbed copy of Elizabeth David's "Italian Food" with penciled notes in the margins and more notes on slips of paper attached with paper clips. The volume had belonged to Avis DeVoto, whom Knopf hired to Americanize Elizabeth David.
Fellow John Plotz reads "What Middletown Read"—a database project that tracks library readers in Muncie in the early 1900s—and writes about it.
WGBH's Callie Crossley discusses a new initiative out of Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute with Robert Sampson.
"Reimagining the City-University Connection," a symposium held October 21 at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, suggested ways academia can help the public sector make innovative use of data.