Video and Audio
Radcliffe Institute fellow Ingrid Monson delivers a lecture about Neba Solo, Mali's superb balafonist, and the social and cultural history of Mali. Monson—the 2012–2013 Suzanne Young Murray Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute and the Quincy Jones Professor of African American Music at Harvard—is writing a book about Neba Solo titled "Kenedougou Visions."
Neba Solo presents a concert of his virtuosic xylophone music and his socially conscious lyrics. Playing with his brother, Siaka Traoré, Neba Solo debuts his most recent composition, which calls for peace in Mali. In his lyrics, one can trace the history of the political and social problems that led to the collapse of the Malian government in March 2012.
Alma Guillermoprieto RI '07 delivers the Schlesinger Library's 2012–2013 Maurine and Robert Rothschild Lecture.
"From Theater to Laboratory" with Markus Krajewski, Associate Professor of Media History, Bauhaus University, Weimar and Tiffany Stern, Professor of English, University College, Oxford University, moderated by Alex Csiszar, Assistant Professor of the History of Science, Harvard University
"Digital Annotation Tools" with David Karger, Professor of Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Bob Stein, Founder and Co-Director, Institute for the Future of the Book, and David Levy, Professor, Information School, University of Washington, moderated by Jeffrey Schnapp, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures; Director, metaLAB (at) Harvard; Director, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University
Closing Remarks by Geoffrey Nunberg, Adjunct Professor, School of Information, University of California at Berkeley with introduction by Diana Sorensen, Dean of Arts and Humanities; James F. Rothenberg Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of Comparative Literature, Harvard University
Welcome Remarks by Lizabeth Cohen, Dean, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; Leah Price '91, RI '07, Senior Advisor to the Humanities Program, and Ann Blair '84, BI '99, Senior Advisor to the Humanities Program
Presentation of the Online Exhibition of Notes in Harvard Libraries and Museums by Greg Afinogenov, PhD Candidate, Department of History, Harvard University
"The Past and Future of Note-taking" with Peter Burke, Emeritus Professor of Cultural History, University of Cambridge and Lisa Gitelman, Associate Professor of Media and English, New York University, moderated by David Hall, Bartlett Research Professor of New England Church History, Harvard Divinity School
John Mekalanos discusses the biology of cholera, driven by his investigations on the molecular genetics of the causative bacterial organism. With his many colleagues in Bangladesh, Haiti, and elsewhere, he has provided strong evidence for how this organism emerged as a human pathogen and has recently become more pathogenic, as well as for why epidemics begin and end so abruptly. He applied this knowledge to the construction of genetically stable cholera vaccines that have been successfully tested in the United States and Bangladesh.
The inaugural lecture by new Radcliffe Institute Dean Lizabeth Cohen RI '02 addresses a topic central to her work as a scholar of 20th-century American urban history.