Past Events
& Exhibitions

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All Events & Exhibitions

23 Jun
2022

Title IX at 50: Progress Made and Challenges Ahead for Women’s Sports

Lectures

On the 50th anniversary of the passage of Title IX, we will celebrate the significant strides made in women’s athletics and discuss the inequities that remain. Current and former competitive athletes will reflect on advancements since 1972, share their personal experiences, and consider the best ways to push forward.

Date & Time Thursday, June 23, 2022
4 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

27 May
2022

Radcliffe Day 2022

Radcliffe Day

On Radcliffe Day 2022—Friday, May 27—we will award the Radcliffe Medal to Sherrilyn Ifill.
Each year on Radcliffe Day, the Institute awards the Radcliffe Medal to an individual who embodies our commitment to excellence, inclusion, and social impact. First awarded to Lena Horne in 1987, recent honorees include Dolores Huerta, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Melinda French Gates.

Date & Time Friday, May 27, 2022
10:30 AM ET
Location Radcliffe Yard OR Online on Zoom
10 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
11 May
2022

The Social Costs of Pretrial Detention

Fellows' Presentation

A presentation from 2021–2022 Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor Sandra Susan Smith

Date & Time Wednesday, May 11, 2022
12 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

10 May
2022

Charismatic Robots in Everyday Human Spaces

Lectures • HRI Science Lecture Series on AI

Heather Knight will present work from the Collaborative Humans and Robotics: Interaction, Sociability, Machine learning and Art (CHARISMA) robotics lab at Oregon State University. CHARISMA demonstrates the possibility of automated work and technology with everyday human communication and interactions.

Date & Time Tuesday, May 10, 2022
1 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

04 May
2022

The Time of Slavery: History, Memory, Politics, and the Constitution

Fellows' Presentation

A presentation from 2021–2022 Joy Foundation Fellow Ariela Gross

Date & Time Wednesday, May 4, 2022
12 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

29 Apr
2022

Telling the Truth about All This: Reckoning with Slavery and Its Legacies at Harvard and Beyond

Conferences & Symposia

Universities and other institutions around the world have begun to reckon with their ties to slavery and its enduring legacies. Such efforts have uncovered previously unknown or ignored histories of enslavement, financial ties to slavery, and support for racist ideologies. They have also called attention to the long history of Black leadership and resistance. Taking these histories as a starting point, this conference will consider how institutions can pursue sustained and meaningful repair.

Date & Time Friday, April 29, 2022
9:15 AM ET
Location Knafel Center OR Online on Zoom
10 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
27 Apr
2022

The Descendants (A Novel)

Fellows' Presentation

A presentation from 2021–2022 Radcliffe Fellow Ladee Hubbard

Date & Time Wednesday, April 27, 2022
12 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

21 Apr
2022

Who Is Policing the Police?

Lectures

This program will explore what real police accountability looks like and include the voices of current and former law enforcement officers, activists, and academics to ask the question: Who is policing the police?

Date & Time Thursday, April 21, 2022
4 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

20 Apr
2022

Making Race: Policy, Sex, and Social Order in the Early Modern French Empire

Fellows' Presentation

A presentation from 2021–2022 Radcliffe Institute Fellow Mélanie Lamotte

Date & Time Wednesday, April 20, 2022
12 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

19 Apr
2022

Inclusions: Envisioning Justice on Harvard’s Campus

Lectures

Inclusions–a participatory, student-generated art installation–serves as the inspiration for this conversation about the intersection of art, visual culture, and representation at Harvard. The discussion will foreground the perspectives of the Harvard student organizers and focus on how we can use art to envision justice collectively and translate these ideas to the immediate context of our own campus.

Date & Time Tuesday, April 19, 2022
5 PM ET
Location Smith Campus Center OR Online on Zoom
1350 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
13 Apr
2022

The Children Go (Novel in Progress)

Fellows' Presentation

A presentation from 2021–2022 Mildred Londa Weisman Fellow Lysley Tenorio

Date & Time Wednesday, April 13, 2022
12 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

11 Apr
2022

Out for Blood: Feminine Hygiene to Menstrual Equity (Exhibition Opening)

Lectures

Join us for a discussion featuring leading activists and scholars working toward menstrual justice. The program will open the exhibition Out for Blood: Feminine Hygiene to Menstrual Equity.

Date & Time Monday, April 11, 2022
4 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

08 Apr
2022

Lift Ev’ry Voice: Celebrating the Music of Black Americans

Performances

In honor of Eileen Southern, a pioneering scholar of Black music, the Aeolians of Oakwood University will join the Harvard Choruses and the Kuumba Singers of Harvard College in concert to premiere new works and celebrate the rich legacy of Black music in the US.

Date & Time Friday, April 8, 2022
7 PM ET
Location Sanders Theatre
45 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
07 Apr
2022

Black Music and the American University: Eileen Southern’s Story

Lectures

Join us for the second of two one-hour webinars exploring the legacy of Eileen Southern, author of The Music of Black Americans: A History and founder and editor of The Black Perspective in Music.

Date & Time Thursday, April 7, 2022
4 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

06 Apr
2022

The Impact of Gold Mining on the Feasibility of Malaria Elimination in the Amazon

Fellows' Presentation

A presentation from 2021–2022 Joy Foundation Fellow Caroline Buckee

Date & Time Wednesday, April 6, 2022
12 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

01 Apr
2022

To Laugh Is Human: Gender and Comedy

Conferences & Symposia

Are we entering a new age of comedy? As once marginalized voices take center stage, fresh comedic genres are challenging assumptions about who and what can be funny. Join us as comedians, academics, and activists share their surprising insights into gender and comedy and how laughter can deepen and transform our sense of humanity.

Date & Time Friday, April 1, 2022
9:30 AM ET
Location Knafel Center OR Online on Zoom
10 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
31 Mar
2022

To Laugh Is Your Only Job

Performances

Join us for a night of stand-up comedy featuring student comics from the Harvard College Stand-up Comic Society and the Harvard Undergraduate Feminist Comedy Collective. Through a series of individual sets, student performers will explore the intersection of gender and comedy—and keep us laughing in the process. The program will include a brief panel discussion and a Q&A with the audience.

Date & Time Thursday, March 31, 2022
7 PM ET
Location Knafel Center OR Online on Zoom
10 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
30 Mar
2022

Field Studies: Hierarchy, Power Dynamics, and the Human Narrative

Fellows' Presentation

A presentation from 2021–2022 Rieman and Baketel Fellow for Music Elizabeth A. Baker

Date & Time Wednesday, March 30, 2022
12 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

24 Mar
2022

Feeding the Nation: Michael W. Twitty on American Foodways and the History of Enslavement

Lectures

Michael W. Twitty will discuss his insights about the role of enslaved people in shaping American foodways, as well as the critical importance of including stories of the enslaved prominently in public history and historical interpretation.

Date & Time Thursday, March 24, 2022
4 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

23 Mar
2022

Women on the Frontlines of Revolution

Fellows' Presentation

A presentation from 2021–2022 Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor Erica Chenoweth

Date & Time Wednesday, March 23, 2022
12 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

22 Mar
2022

Equal Rights and Wrongs

Lectures

On the 50th anniversary of the US Senate’s passage of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), leading experts on constitutional law, politics, gender, and race will explore the complex history and legacy of the ERA, female citizenship, and America's rights tradition more broadly.

Date & Time Tuesday, March 22, 2022
4 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

10 Mar
2022

Artists Surviving and Thriving in Recent Times

Radcliffe on the Road

The upheaval of the past 2 years has acutely impacted artists’ careers and changed the ways in which they approach their work. In the next installment of our Radcliffe on the Road series, featuring Min Jin Lee RI ’19 and Ifeoma Fafunwa RI ’18, we will consider how artists have navigated the struggles and opportunities that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the forefront.

Date & Time Thursday, March 10, 2022
4 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

08 Mar
2022

The Quest for Ethical Artificial Intelligence: A Conversation with Timnit Gebru

Lectures • HRI Science Lecture Series on AI

Timnit Gebru will discuss why she founded the Distributed Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (DAIR) and what she hopes this interdisciplinary, community-based, global network of artificial intelligence (AI) researchers can accomplish.


Date & Time Tuesday, March 8, 2022
4 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

04 Mar
2022

Next in Climate Change: The Ethel and David Jackson Next in Science Program

Lectures • Next in Science

The speakers in “Next in Climate Change” will discuss emerging scientific research and multi-dimensional implications of climate change for people, society, and our planet.

Date & Time Friday, March 4, 2022
2 PM ET
Location Knafel Center OR Online on Zoom
10 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
02 Mar
2022

Understanding Our Heliospheric Shield: Laying the Groundwork to Predict Habitable Astrospheres

Fellows' Presentation

A presentation from 2021–2022 William Bentinck-Smith Fellow Merav Opher

Date & Time Wednesday, March 2, 2022
12 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom