Obesity: It’s More Complex than You Think | Fatima Cody Stanford

April 10, 2018
Obesity: It’s More Complex than You Think by Fatima Cody Stanford

As part of the 2017–2018 Epidemics Science Lecture Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Fatima Cody Stanford (2:20), a leading expert on obesity, challenges the notion that weight regulation can be determined by a simple equation applied to all persons equally and instead explores the impact of the environment and the role our brains and bodies play in the complex processes of weight regulation.

Introduction by Janet Rich-Edwards, faculty codirector of the science program, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; associate professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School; and associate professor, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Layli Long Soldier | WHEREAS

April 4, 2018
Layli Long Soldier presents WHEREAS

The poet and artist Layli Long Soldier presents WHEREAS, a poetry reading (6:26) and discussion featuring Nick Estes (45:24).

Introductions by
Daniel Carpenter, faculty director of the social sciences program, Radcliffe Institute, and Allie S. Freed Professor of Government, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Nick Estes, fellow, Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History, Harvard University; cofounder, the Red Nation

This event is part of the Roosevelt Poetry Readings at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and is cosponsored by the Harvard University Native American Program (HUNAP). The Roosevelt Poetry Readings are made possible by a donor gift that helps bring poets of recognized stature to the Institute.

Citizen Indigenous

April 3, 2018
Citizen Indigenous

Leading members from the Oneida Nation, Citizen Potawatomi Nation, and United Houma Nation of Louisiana discuss vital issues of tribal citizenship in Indian Country. By exploring topics such as constitutional reform, tribal enrollment, blood quantum, and descendancy, the speakers discuss the many different ways Native tribes and nations define, grant, and express indigenous citizenship.

FEATURING
Norbert Hill (Oneida Nation) (40:08), former director of education, Oneida Nation of Wisconsin; founder, Winds of Change, American Indian Science and Engineering Society, and The American Indian Graduate Magazine, American Indian Graduate Center; Lifetime Achievement Award, National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering

Olivia Hoeft (Oneida Nation) (10:00), associate product marketing manager, Google; former Miss Oneida, 2014–2015

Tesia Zientek (Citizen Potawatomi Nation) (21:07), director, Department of Education, Citizen Potawatomi Nation

Moderated by N. Bruce Duthu (United Houma Nation of Louisiana) (8:15), Samson Occom Professor of Native American Studies and Frank J. Guarini Associate Dean of the Faculty for International Studies & Interdisciplinary Programs, Dartmouth College

Introduced by
Sean O'Donnell, associate director of Academic Ventures, Radcliffe Institute

Shelly Lowe (Navajo) (2:01), executive director, Harvard University Native American Program

PANEL DISCUSSION (1:01:24)
AUDIENCE Q&A (1:11:14)

This program was cosponsored by the Harvard University Native American Program and the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development's Honoring Nations program.

Thankfull

April 2, 2018
Bill of Sale for Thankfull

In this first installment of Unboxing History, Marlin Kann—an AP US history teacher at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School who wants to broaden his students' understanding of history—marvels at a creased and weathered document from 1803 that held the fate of a 23-year-old woman. The simple, soundless video, to which we have added voiceover, is one of dozens that Kann shot as he opened archival library boxes in hopes of demystifying archival work students of history. 

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UNBOXING HISTORY: This series of short videos explores the riches of the Radcliffe's Schlesinger Library, which is widely regarded as the foremost collection on the history of women in the United States. The simple footage is captured as archives are unboxed by historians and others. UNBOXING HISTORY gives you a front row seat as we explore historic documents and objects.

“Memories from Resistance” | Sophie Hochhäusl

March 20, 2018
“Memories from Resistance” by Sophie Hochhäusl

As part of the 2017–2018 Fellows' Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Sophie Hochhäusl RI '18 presents "'Memories from Resistance': Women, War, and the Forgotten Work of Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky, 1919–1989." By charting Schütte-Lihotzky's work, including her political activism, Hochhäusl's talk highlights new networks of exchange and expertise among women, along with the agency of social movements in design histories.

Hochhäusl is an architect and architectural historian whose scholarly work centers on modern architecture and urban culture in Austria, Germany, and the United States with a focus on environmental history, women and gender studies, and the history of social movements. She is an assistant professor of modern architecture in the Department of History of Art and Architecture at Boston University and the 2017–2018 Frieda L. Miller Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.

Total History: Alexander the Great to the End of the World | Paul J. Kosmin

March 20, 2018
Total History: Alexander the Great to the End of the World by| Paul J. Kosmin

As part of the 2017–2018 Fellows' Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Paul J. Kosmin RI '18 presents "Total History: Time, Empire, and Resistance from Alexander the Great to the End of the World," which introduces some ideas on Seleucid time reckoning. Before the Seleucid Empire and the development of numbered years, historical time was measured in only three ways: by unique events, by annual offices, or by royal life cycles.

Kosmin is the John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University. His research focuses on the political and cultural history of the east Mediterranean and west Asia during the Hellenistic period—the last three centuries BCE between Alexander the Great's conquest of the Persian empire and the total Roman dominance of the Mediterranean. He is the 2017–2018 Joy Foundation Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.

The Difficult Miracle: The Living Legacy of June Jordan

March 12, 2018
The Difficult Miracle, The Living Legacy of June Jordan

In celebration of the 15th anniversary of the arrival of the papers of June Jordan at the Schlesinger and the 75th anniversary of the Library's founding, this panel discussion features scholars, poets, and activists exploring the many facets of Jordan's work.

Featuring
Solmaz Sharif (14:56), poet; lecturer, Creative Writing Program, Stanford University

Imani Perry (29:51), Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies, Princeton University

Mariame Kaba (47:08), founder and director, Project NIA

Moderated by
Joshua Bennett, director, June Jordan Fellowship Program, Center for Justice at Columbia University; 2016-2019 junior fellow, Society of Fellows, Harvard University

Introductions by
Jane Kamensky, Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation Director, Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute, and professor of history, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Kenvi Phillips (7:06), curator for race and ethnicity, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University

This is a Schlesinger Library 75th anniversary event.

Reading Population History from Our Genomes | Ziheng Yang

March 1, 2018
Reading Population History from Our Genomes, Ziheng Yang

As part of the 2017-2018 Fellows' Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Ziheng Yang RI '18 presents "Reading Population History from Our Genomes:
Markov Chain Monte Carlo under the Coalescent," covering Bayesian statistical inference and multispecies coalescent models—and the exciting things that result from putting them together.

Ziheng Yang is the R.A. Fisher Professor of Statistical Genetics at University College London and the 2017–2018 Helen Putnam Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute of Harvard University. Yang's research interests include molecular evolution, population genetics, computational biology, and computational statistics. He develops statistical methods and computer software for comparative analysis of genetic sequence data. He has published around 200 scientific papers and two books.

Anne Louise Oaklander | Small Fibers, Big Pain: New Research on Fibromyalgia and Small Fiber Neuropathy

February 27, 2018
Anne Louise Oaklander, Small Fibers, Big Pain: New Research on Fibromyalgia and Small Fiber Neuropathy

As part of the 2017-2018 Epidemics Science Lecture Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Anne Louise Oaklander presents her lecture "Small Fibers, Big Pain: New Research on Fibromyalgia and Small Fiber Neuropathy," in which she discusses her new findings about unexplained chronic pain-such as that associated with fibromyalgia and Gulf War syndrome-and explains how damage to small nerve endings can lead to chronic fatigue, nausea, and even brain fog.

Introduction by Janet Rich-Edwards, faculty codirector of the science program, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; associate professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School; associate professor, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Abdul El-Sayed | The Epidemic of Poverty: The Government Imperative

February 27, 2018
Abdul El-Sayed, The Epidemic of Poverty: The Government Imperative

As part of the 2017-2018 Epidemics Science Lecture Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the physician and epidemiologist Abdul El-Sayed plots the evolution of his career—from helping to rebuild the Detroit Health Department following the city's municipal bankruptcy to his run for governor of Michigan.

Introduction by Janet Rich-Edwards, faculty codirector of the science program, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; associate professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School; associate professor, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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