Mauricio Pauly | Its fleece electrostatic (2012)

July 23, 2015
Mauricio Pauly, Its fleece electrostatic (2012)

Its fleece electrostatic (2012) for amplified violin and guitar pedals

Performed by Karin Hellqvist

Taken from the full concert "The Threshing Floor and Other Works (2012–2015)"
Live at the Knafel Center
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

Composed by Mauricio Pauly RI ’15

Latent (e)Scapes

July 14, 2015
Latent (e)Scapes by Christina Leigh Geros

Harvard Graduate School of Design student Christina Geros MAUD, MLA ’15 is the winner of the second Radcliffe Institute public art competition with her innovative design Latent (e)Scapes. Acrylic scapes are lit from within and below by internal LED lighting. Using a combination of infrared and ultrasound proximity sensors the scapes react to natural forces and the movement of pedestrians in the garden.

Latent (e)Scapes is located in the Wallach Garden of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. Night viewings are recommended to experience the full effect of this responsive art installation.

Radcliffe Day 2015 | Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

June 17, 2015
Radcliffe Day 2015, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Radcliffe Institute

On Radcliffe Day 2015, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, receives this year’s Radcliffe Medal, an award that is presented annually to an individual who has had a transformative impact on society.

Kathleen M. Sullivan JD ’81 engages Ginsburg in an expansive conversation that explores her work as an advocate and a jurist to advance equality and justice. Sullivan, a former professor of law at Harvard and Stanford and a former dean of Stanford Law School, is a partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP.

Featuring remarks from the retired associate justice David H. Souter '61, LLB ’66

Introduction by Lizabeth Cohen, Dean, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies, Harvard University

Radcliffe Day 2015 | The Roberts Court, from 2005 to Today

June 16, 2015
Radcliffe Day 2015, The Roberts Court, from 2005 to Today, Radcliffe Institute

Radcliffe Day 2015 began with a morning panel, “A Decade of Decisions and Dissents: The Roberts Court, from 2005 to Today,” moderated by Margaret H. Marshall EdM ’69, the former chief justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts and a senior research fellow and lecturer on law at Harvard Law School. She engages the following accomplished panelists in a comprehensive discussion:

Linda Greenhouse ’68, Knight Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law, Yale Law School, and former Supreme Court correspondent, the New York Times

Michael Klarman, Kirkland & Ellis Professor, Harvard Law School

Lauren Sudeall Lucas JD ’05, Assistant Professor of Law, Georgia State University College of Law

John F. Manning ’82, JD ’85, Bruce Bromley Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Introduction by Lizabeth Cohen, Dean, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies, Harvard University

View case summaries for background on the legal issues discussed.

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.

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

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