Elizabeth Loftus | The Memory Factory

May 14, 2015
Elizabeth Loftus, The Memory Factory

A lecture by Elizabeth F. Loftus, Distinguished Professor of Social Ecology and Professor of Law and Cognitive Science at University of California, Irvine.

In this lecture, Loftus shows us that people can be led to develop rich false memories for events that never happened. False memories look very much like true ones: they can be confidently told, detailed, and expressed with emotion.

Itai Yanai | The Society of Genes

May 13, 2015
Itai Yanai, The Society of Genes

Itai Yanai RI '15 explores the amazing cooperation and competition that go on in your genome and the strategy of survival for the society of genes.

Martha Hodes | Personal Responses to Lincoln’s Assassination

May 12, 2015
Martha Hodes, Personal Responses to Lincoln’s Assassination

Prize-winning historian Martha Hodes, a professor of history at New York University, explores the nation’s first presidential assassination on a human scale. Hodes is the first to delve into personal and intimate responses: of African Americans and whites, men and women, Yankees and Confederates, soldiers and civilians. Drawing on a remarkable range of diaries and letters from the spring and summer of 1865, including holdings at the Schlesinger Library, Hodes tells a story not only of shock and sorrow, but also of glee, anger, blame, and fear. Black freedom and the fate of the nation were at stake for everyone, whether they grieved or rejoiced when they heard the news.

Libraries | University As Collector

May 11, 2015
Libraries, University As Collector

Welcoming Remarks by Yukio Lippit, Faculty Director of the Humanities Program, Academic Ventures, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and Professor of History of Art and Architecture, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

Libraries

Moderated by Julie A. Buckler, Faculty Director of the Humanities Program, Academic Ventures, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and of Comparative Literature, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

6:56 "Advertising Insert, December 1849" 
Leah Price, Francis Lee Higginson Professor of English Literature, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

19:04 "'Leaving All to Younger Hands': How an Inscription in The History of Woman Suffrage Foretold the Future of Women's History" 
Susan Ware, Senior Advisor, Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

27:15 "A Record of Teaching from Circa 1700" 
Ann Blair, Henry Charles Lea Professor of History, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

38:33 "Collecting Words" 
Stephanie Sandler, Ernest E. Monrad Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

54:44 Q&A

The Collected Campus | University As Collector

May 11, 2015
The Collected Campus, University As Collector

The Collected Campus

Moderated by Yukio Lippit, Faculty Director of the Humanities Program, Academic Ventures, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and Professor of History of Art and Architecture, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

2:57 "The Collected Campus"Joseph Connors, Professor of History of Art and Architecture, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

21:21 "Harvard's Trees"
Michael Van Valkenburgh, Charles Eliot Professor in Practice of Landscape Architecture, Harvard Design School

37:12 "University Portraits"
Stephen Coit, Painter

50:00 Q&A

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich | University As Collector

May 11, 2015
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, University As Collector

Keynote Address

Introduced by Julie A. Buckler, Faculty Director of the Humanities Program, Academic Ventures, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and of Comparative Literature, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University 

2:00 "Harvard's 118-Year-Old Tortilla”
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, 300th Anniversary University Professor, Harvard University

32:01 Q&A

Art and Artifact | University As Collector

May 11, 2015
Art and Artifact, University As Collector

Art and Artifact

Moderated by Yukio Lippit, Faculty Director of the Humanities Program, Academic Ventures, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and Professor of History of Art and Architecture, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

3:13 "From the Philosophy Chamber: Harvard's Lost Collection, 1766–1831"
Ethan Lasser, Margaret S. Winthrop Associate Curator, Harvard Art Museums, Harvard University

18:17 "In the Interest of Science: 21st-Century Considerations of the Peabody Museum's 19th-Century Archaeological Collections through the Lens of an 8th-Century Maya Statue”
Barbara Fash, Director of the Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions Program, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University

28:09 "From the Margins of Paper Territories: Henry Popple's Map of the British Empire in America, 1733"
Jennifer L. Roberts, Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Professor of the Humanities; Harvard College Professor; and Chair of the Committee on Degrees in American Studies, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

41:59 "Max Beckmann in Tuxedo”
Joseph Koerner, Victor S. Thomas Professor of History of Art and Architecture, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

57:38 Q&A

Objects and Collections | University As Collector

May 11, 2015
Objects and Collections, University As Collector

Objects and Collections: Remarkable Case Studies

Moderated by Julie A. Buckler, Faculty Director of the Humanities Program, Academic Ventures, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and of Comparative Literature, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

3:31 "The Past, Present, and Future of Scientific Instruments Collecting"
Peter Galison, Joseph Pellegrino University Professor; Director, Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, Harvard University

13:60 "Treasures from the Long Road in China"
Francesca Bewer, Research Curator for Conservation and Technical Study Programs, Harvard Art Museums, Harvard University

28:26 "Collecting (Total) Theaters"
Jeffrey Schnapp, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of Comparative Literature, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and Faculty Director, metaLAB at Harvard; Faculty Codirector, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University

45:07 "Linking Collections Globally for Research and Education: The Digital Worm"
James Hanken, Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology, Curator in Herpetology, and Director, Museum of Comparative Zoology; Professor of Biology, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University

1:03:35 Q&A

Carol S. Steiker | Capital Punishment and American Law

May 5, 2015
Carol Steiker, Capital Punishment and American Law

Carol S. Steiker RI '15 aims to provide a better understanding of the roles played by the Constitution and the Supreme Court in the past, present, and future of the death penalty in America.

Silk Road Ensemble | Cultural Navigation

May 4, 2015
Silk Road, Ensemble featured in cultural navigation panel

A panel discussion with members of the Silk Road Ensemble: Cristina Pato (bagpipe), Sandeep Das (tabla), Joseph Gramley (percussion), and Hadi Eldebek (oud and percussion).

Moderated by Steve Seidel, Faculty Director, Arts in Education Program, Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Introduced by John Huth, Donner Professor of Science, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and Faculty Codirector of the Science Program, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.

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