Past Events
& Exhibitions

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All Events & Exhibitions

12 Jun
2024

Raising Our Ambitions for a Just Climate Future

Lectures

Join us for an interdisciplinary panel of Harvard Radcliffe Institute fellows to explore how leading researchers and policymakers are collaborating to raise our ambitions for climate action and climate justice.

Date & Time Wednesday, June 12, 2024
4 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

04 Jun
2024

Climate Justice and Mass Incarceration

Lectures

People who are incarcerated are disproportionately vulnerable to climate hazards, and this population is often ignored and/or excluded from conversations about climate change. Speakers will explore ways to address the potentially deadly challenges for those who are incarcerated.

Date & Time Tuesday, June 4, 2024
4 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

24 May
2024

Radcliffe Day 2024

Radcliffe Day

Each year, during Harvard University’s commencement week, the Institute awards the Radcliffe Medal to an individual who embodies its commitment to excellence, inclusion, and social impact. On Radcliffe Day 2024, we will award the Radcliffe Medal to Sonia Sotomayor.

Date & Time Friday, May 24, 2024
10 AM ET
15 May
2024

HOLD Opening Event

Radcliffe Institute Public Art Competition

Join us to celebrate the opening of a new installation by Harvard Graduate School of Design students Curry J. Hackett MAUD ’24 and Gabriel Jean-Paul Soomar MArch II ’24, MDes ’24, winners of the biennial Radcliffe Institute Public Art Competition.

Registration open
Date & Time Wednesday, May 15, 2024
3 PM ET
Location Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Garden, Radcliffe Yard
10 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
15 May
2024

Exhibition Tour: A Female Landscape and the Abstract Gesture

Gallery Events • A Female Landscape Gallery Series

Join us for a tour of A Female Landscape and the Abstract Gesture with interim curator of exhibitions Caitlin Julia Rubin.

Registration open
Date & Time Wednesday, May 15, 2024
1 PM ET
Location Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery, Byerly Hall
8 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
15 May
2024

Digital Amati: Digitally Curating and Studying the Italian Violin-Making Tradition

Fellows' Presentation

A presentation from 2023–2024 Rieman and Baketel Fellow for Music Harry Mairson

Date & Time Wednesday, May 15, 2024
12 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

08 May
2024

The Milk Paradox

Fellows' Presentation

A presentation from 2023–2024 Sally Starling Seaver Associate Professor Christina Warinner

Date & Time Wednesday, May 8, 2024
12 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

07 May
2024

Under What Conditions Is War Legal and Moral? A New History of the US Military in Afghanistan

Lectures • Julia S. Phelps Annual Lecture in the Arts and Humanities

This year's Julia S. Phelps Annual Lecture in the Arts and Humanities will be given by 2023–2024 Rita E. Hauser Fellow Matthieu Aikins.

Date & Time Tuesday, May 7, 2024
4 PM ET
Location Knafel Center OR Online on Zoom
10 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
06 May
2024

Farming the Future: Livestock's Leap to Net Zero

Lectures • Climate Change Science Lecture Series

Ermias Kebreab, world-renowned animal scientist and chair of the United Nations Technical Working Group on Feed Additives, will explore methane mitigation strategies that emphasize global and region-specific targets for addressing the climate crisis.

Date & Time Monday, May 6, 2024
4 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

02 May
2024

Creating Equitable and Innovative Solutions to the Climate Crisis

Radcliffe on the Road

Join Tomiko Brown-Nagin and an interdisciplinary panel of climate experts for a discussion about technological, political, and educational efforts to create equitable and innovative solutions to the climate crisis.

Date & Time Thursday, May 2, 2024
Location Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco
757 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
01 May
2024

De-poisoning Catalysts for Sustainable Chemical Processing

Fellows' Presentation

A presentation from 2023–2024 Edward, Frances, and Shirley B. Daniels Fellow Jane P. Chang

Date & Time Wednesday, May 1, 2024
12 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

30 Apr
2024

Audre Lorde, June Jordan, and a Homemade Field of Love

Lectures • Kim and Judy Davis Dean's Lecture in the Humanities

Alexis Pauline Gumbs will offer an ecofeminist exploration into how the works of Black feminist poets Audre Lorde and June Jordan can speak to our current climate crisis.

Date & Time Tuesday, April 30, 2024
4 PM ET
Location Knafel Center OR Online on Zoom
10 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
26 Apr
2024

Gender and Politics: Navigating Power and Perception

Conferences & Symposia

In a series of multidisciplinary, multiparty sessions, speakers will discuss the relationship between gender and elected office or other forms of political involvement; who gets heard in the political sphere; and the role of the media in gendered narratives.

Date & Time Friday, April 26, 2024
9 AM ET
Location Knafel Center OR Online on Zoom
10 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
25 Apr
2024

Gender and Politics: Keynote Conversation with Maura T. Healey

Conferences & Symposia

Join us for a keynote conversation and Q and A with Massachusetts Governor Maura T. Healey and Alison King.

Date & Time Thursday, April 25, 2024
4 PM ET
Location Knafel Center OR Online on Zoom
10 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
24 Apr
2024

Why Whales Sing and Dolphins Don't

Fellows' Presentation

A presentation from 2023–2024 Grass Fellow Eduardo Mercado III

Date & Time Wednesday, April 24, 2024
12 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

18 Apr
2024

Memory/Care/Work: Chassidy A. Winestock in Conversation with Melissa Messina and Holly Smith

Lectures

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition A Female Landscape and the Abstract Gesture, visiting curator Chassidy A. Winestock will join Holly Smith and Melissa Messina for a dialogue about the labor and care of working with art, archives, and collections.

Date & Time Thursday, April 18, 2024
4 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

17 Apr
2024

Student-led Tour: Rewrite, Organize, Remix: Visions of Feminist Organizing

Gallery Events • Rewrite, Organize, Remix Gallery Series

Join us for a student-led tour of the exhibition Rewrite, Organize, Remix: Visions of Feminist Organizing.

Registration open
Date & Time Wednesday, April 17, 2024
1 PM ET
Location Lia and William Poorvu Gallery, Schlesinger Library
3 James Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
10 Apr
2024

Intersectionality of Gender and Autism

Fellows' Presentation

A presentation from 2023–2024 Mary Beth and Chris Gordon Fellow Ruth B. Grossman

Date & Time Wednesday, April 10, 2024
12 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

09 Apr
2024

Exhibition Tour: A Female Landscape and the Abstract Gesture

Gallery Events • A Female Landscape Gallery Series

Join us for a tour of A Female Landscape and the Abstract Gesture with interim curator of exhibitions Caitlin Julia Rubin.

Registration open
Date & Time Tuesday, April 9, 2024
12 PM ET
Location Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery, Byerly Hall
8 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
08 Apr
2024

Creative Climate Action: Can Art Protect Us from Rising Seas?

Lectures • Kim and Judy Davis Dean’s Lecture in the Arts

Miami-based artist Xavier Cortada will discuss his innovative approach to stimulating public discourse and galvanizing action around sea level rise.

Date & Time Monday, April 8, 2024
4 PM ET
Location Knafel Center OR Online on Zoom
10 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
04 Apr
2024

Next in Science: James Webb Space Telescope

Lectures • Next in Science

In this Next in Science program, we will focus on exciting early results from the James Webb Space Telescope that have been capturing the public's imagination and revolutionizing our understanding of the earliest stages of cosmic evolution and the atmospheres of extrasolar planets.

Date & Time Thursday, April 4, 2024
2 PM ET
Location Knafel Center OR Online on Zoom
10 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
03 Apr
2024

Digging for Hope in Mexico: A Feminist Ethnography in the Land of Mass Graves

Fellows' Presentation

A presentation from 2023–2024 Perrin Moorhead Grayson and Bruns Grayson Fellow Rosalva Aída Hernández Castillo

Date & Time Wednesday, April 3, 2024
12 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

01 Apr
2024

Rewrite, Organize, Remix Opening Event

Lectures

This exhibition presents stories of groups that mobilized to name and challenge injustice. Program speakers will discuss how materials from the archives speak to the solidarity of past movements and moments and to the possibility of inspired change within our own.

Date & Time Monday, April 1, 2024
4 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

27 Mar
2024

Black Bell: A Quartet for the End of Time

Fellows' Presentation

A presentation from 2023–2024 Mary I. Bunting Institute Fellow Alison C. Rollins

Date & Time Wednesday, March 27, 2024
12 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

20 Mar
2024

The Art of Resistance: Sacred Visual Creations of New Orleans' African American Mardi Gras Maskers

Fellows' Presentation

A presentation from 2023–2024 Lillian Gollay Knafel Fellow Kim Vaz-Deville

Date & Time Wednesday, March 20, 2024
12 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom