Past Events
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02 Nov
2023

Responsibility and Repair: Legacies of Indigenous Enslavement, Indenture, and Colonization at Harvard and Beyond Evening Event

Conferences & Symposia

The opening session of the conference will feature a keynote by Dallas Goldtooth (Mdewakanton Dakota and Dińe), an activist, actor (Reservation Dogs, Rutherford Falls), organizer, writer, Dakota culture and language teacher, and founding member of the sketch comedy group, the 1491s.

Date & Time Thursday, November 2, 2023
7:30 PM ET
Location Knafel Center OR Online on Zoom
10 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
01 Nov
2023

Climate Justice Universities: Another Education Is Possible

Fellows' Presentation

A presentation from 2023–2024 Radcliffe-Salata Climate Justice Fellow Jennie C. Stephens

Date & Time Wednesday, November 1, 2023
12 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

25 Oct
2023

Gender Underground: A Trans History of Do-It-Yourself

Fellows' Presentation

A presentation from 2023–2024 William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Fellow Jules Gill-Peterson

Date & Time Wednesday, October 25, 2023
12 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

18 Oct
2023

Conversation with Sherrilyn Ifill

Lectures

The civil rights lawyer and scholar Sherrilyn Ifill will join dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin, dean of Harvard Radcliffe Institute, in conversation about the recent United States Supreme Court decisions on affirmative action and access to higher education.

Date & Time Wednesday, October 18, 2023
4 PM ET
Location Knafel Center OR Online on Zoom
10 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
18 Oct
2023

And Then They Vanished: A Hidden History of Mexico’s Disappeared

Fellows' Presentation

A presentation from 2023–2024 Shutzer Fellow Oscar Lopez

Date & Time Wednesday, October 18, 2023
12 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

14 Oct
2023

Water Stories with the Artist Atul Bhalla

Gallery Events

Join the curator Jinah Kim and the artist Atul Bhalla for a tour of Water Stories: River Goddesses, Ancestral Rites, and Climate Crisis and a discussion of the artwork I was Not Waving but Drowning II.

Registration open
Date & Time Saturday, October 14, 2023
1 PM ET
Location Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery, Byerly Hall
8 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
13 Oct
2023

Water Stories: Panel Discussions

Lectures

Artists whose works are represented in the Water Stories: River Goddesses, Ancestral Rites, and Climate Crisis exhibition will engage with scholars of religion, anthropology, and transnational studies to discuss aesthetic and spiritual experiences of water in the age of climate crisis.

Date & Time Friday, October 13, 2023
10 AM ET
Location Knafel Center OR Online on Zoom
10 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
11 Oct
2023

Memorials and the Cult of Apology

Fellows' Presentation

A presentation from 2023–2024 Frieda L. Miller Fellow Valentina Rozas-Krause

Date & Time Wednesday, October 11, 2023
12 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

11 Oct
2023

Solidarity! Exhibition Gallery Tour

Gallery Events • Solidarity! Gallery Series

Please join us for a tour of the Solidarity! Transnational Feminisms Then and Now exhibition led by our student guides and staff from the Schlesinger Library.

Registration open
Date & Time Wednesday, October 11, 2023
10 AM ET
Location Lia and William Poorvu Gallery, Schlesinger Library
3 James Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
03 Oct
2023

Feeding the Future: Food Sustainability and Climate Change

Conferences & Symposia

The 2023 Harvard Radcliffe Institute Science Symposium will explore the dilemma of addressing the global climate crisis while feeding the world’s population healthfully and equitably. How we produce, transport, prepare, and consume our food has direct implications for food access and security, as well as the future of the planet.

Date & Time Tuesday, October 3, 2023
9 AM ET
Location Knafel Center OR Online on Zoom
10 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
02 Oct
2023

Feeding the Future: Food Sustainability and Climate Change Opening Event

Conferences & Symposia

A keynote discussion with the Boston restaurateur Irene Shiang Li, cofounder and co-owner of Mei Mei Dumplings, will open Harvard Radcliffe Institute’s 2023 Science Symposium, "Feeding the Future: Food Sustainability and Climate Change."

Date & Time Monday, October 2, 2023
7 PM ET
Location Knafel Center OR Online on Zoom
10 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
22 Sep
2023

Solidarity! Exhibition Gallery Tour

Gallery Events • Solidarity! Gallery Series

Please join us for a tour of the Solidarity! Transnational Feminisms Then and Now exhibition led by our student guides and staff from the Schlesinger Library.

Registration open
Date & Time Friday, September 22, 2023
3 PM ET
Location Lia and William Poorvu Gallery, Schlesinger Library
3 James Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
20 Sep
2023

Talk to Me: Two Nations, Coup, and Democracy

Fellows' Presentation

A presentation from 2023–2024 Walter Jackson Bate Fellow Rich Benjamin

Date & Time Wednesday, September 20, 2023
12 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

18 Sep
2023

Water Stories: River Goddesses, Ancestral Rites, and Climate Crisis Opening Event

Lectures

In this opening discussion for the exhibition, Water Stories: River Goddesses, Ancestral Rites, and Climate Crisis, the exhibition curator and faculty director Jinah Kim will engage in conversation with the art historian Yukio Lippit and Radcliffe’s curator of exhibitions, Meg Rotzel.

Date & Time Monday, September 18, 2023
4 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

15 Aug
2023

Book Talk with Katherine Turk

Lectures • Virtual Radcliffe Book Talks

This installment of our 2023 summer Book Talk series will feature Katherine Turk RI ’19, author of The Women of NOW: How Feminists Built an Organization that Transformed America (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2023). 

Date & Time Tuesday, August 15, 2023
4 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

08 Aug
2023

Book Talk with V.V. Ganeshananthan

Lectures • Virtual Radcliffe Book Talks

This installment of our 2023 summer Book Talk series will feature V.V. Ganeshananthan RI ’15, author of Brotherless Night (Random House, 2023).

Date & Time Tuesday, August 8, 2023
4 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

25 Jul
2023

Book Talk with Jarvis R. Givens

Lectures • Virtual Radcliffe Book Talks

This installment of our 2023 summer Book Talk series will feature Jarvis R. Givens RI ’21, author of School Clothes: A Collective Memoir of Black Student Witness (‎Beacon Press, 2023).

Date & Time Tuesday, July 25, 2023
4 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

11 Jul
2023

Book Talk with Ann-Christine Duhaime

Lectures • Virtual Radcliffe Book Talks

The 2023 summer Book Talk series will begin with Ann-Christine Duhaime RI ’16, author of Minding the Climate: How Neuroscience Can Help Solve Our Environmental Crisis (Harvard University Press, 2022).

Date & Time Tuesday, July 11, 2023
4 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

21 Jun
2023

Predicting Mosquito-Borne Disease Transmission in a Rapidly Changing World

Lectures • Climate Change Science Lecture Series

Disease ecologist Courtney Murdock will focus on understanding the climate variables that influence mosquito-borne disease transmission.

Date & Time Wednesday, June 21, 2023
3 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

17 Jun
2023

The Moving Parts (&) Tour with the Artist Mary Lum

Gallery Events • The Moving Parts (&) Gallery Series

Join the artist Mary Lum and the curator Meg Rotzel for a tour and discussion of the exhibition The Moving Parts (&).

Date & Time Saturday, June 17, 2023
1 PM ET
Location Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery, Byerly Hall
8 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
16 Jun
2023

The Moving Parts (&): Gallery Tour with Meg Rotzel (June)

Gallery Events

Join the curator Meg Rotzel for a tour and discussion of commissioning the exhibition The Moving Parts (&), and making of the artist’s book.

Date & Time Friday, June 16, 2023
4 PM ET
Location Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery, Byerly Hall
8 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
13 Jun
2023

Poetry Reading and Discussion with Anthony Cody

Lectures • Roosevelt Poetry Readings

Anthony Cody is the author of two collections of poetry. His most recent collection is The Rendering (Omnidawn, 2023). Anthony’s debut collection, Borderland Apocrypha (Omnidawn, 2020), was winner of the 2018 Omnidawn Open Book Prize, selected by Mei-mei Berssenbrugge. 

Date & Time Tuesday, June 13, 2023
4 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

08 Jun
2023

More or Less in Common: Environment and Justice in the Human Landscape

Lectures • Climate Change Science Lecture Series

The climate crisis is a matter of environmental as well as historical injustice. Human geographer Garrett Dash Nelson will explore the uneven distributions of harm, responsibility, vulnerability, and power, in both historical and local perspective.

Date & Time Thursday, June 8, 2023
1 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom

26 May
2023

Radcliffe Day 2023

Radcliffe Day

On Radcliffe Day 2023—Friday, May 26—we will award the Radcliffe Medal to Ophelia Dahl to honor her work advancing global access to healthcare and championing the rights of the poor.

Date & Time Friday, May 26, 2023
10 AM ET
Location Radcliffe Yard OR Online on Zoom
10 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
17 May
2023

Tell Me Everything

Fellows' Presentation

A presentation from 2022–2023 Robert G. James Scholar Fellow Homeira Qaderi

Date & Time Wednesday, May 17, 2023
12 PM ET
Location Online on Zoom