State Presence at Border Crossings in the Modern World | Beth A. Simmons

March 22, 2019
State Presence at Border Crossings in the Modern World by Beth A. Simmons

As part of the 2018–2019 Fellows' Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Beth A. Simmons RI '19 shares her work on a continuously evolving project that attempts to document and explain the paradox of hardening international borders between states in an era of globalization.

Beyond Words | Tattoos And Perfume

March 20, 2019
Beyond Words, Tattoos And Perfume

"Beyond Words: Gender and the Aesthetics of Communication"

This conference, presented by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, explores the aesthetics of communication, focusing particularly on how we communicate through the body—how we make ourselves look and smell, move and sound. Spotlighting diverse topics to probe how bodily communication engages the senses in ways that are often profoundly gendered.

TATTOOS AND PERFUME
Chandler Burr (4:28), Author, The Emperor of Scent: A True Story of Perfume and Obsession (Random House, 2002) and The Perfect Scent: A Year Inside the Perfume Industry in Paris and New York (Picador, 2009); Former Perfume Critic, T: The New York Times Style Magazine

Dominique Holmes (18:51), Tattoo Artist; Author, The Painted Lady: The Art of Tattooing the Female Body (Ryland Peters & Small, 2013)

Moderator: Diana Sorensen RI '11, James F. Rothenberg Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and Professor of Comparative Literature, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

PANEL DISCUSSION (33:19)
AUDIENCE Q&A (41:31)

Beyond Words | Animal Communication

March 20, 2019
Beyond Words, Animal Communication

"Beyond Words: Gender and the Aesthetics of Communication"

This conference, presented by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, explores the aesthetics of communication, focusing particularly on how we communicate through the body—how we make ourselves look and smell, move and sound. Spotlighting diverse topics to probe how bodily communication engages the senses in ways that are often profoundly gendered.

ANIMAL COMMUNICATION
Richard O. Prum (3:33), William Robertson Coe Professor of Ornithology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University

Zarin Machanda (18:34), Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Tufts University

Moderator: Aniruddh D. Patel, 2018–2019 William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; Professor of Psychology, Tufts University

PANEL DISCUSSION (35:13)
AUDIENCE Q&A (39:13)

Beyond Words | Social Robots

March 20, 2019
Beyond Words, Social Robots

"Beyond Words: Gender and the Aesthetics of Communication"

This conference, presented by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, explores the aesthetics of communication, focusing particularly on how we communicate through the body—how we make ourselves look and smell, move and sound. Spotlighting diverse topics to probe how bodily communication engages the senses in ways that are often profoundly gendered.

SOCIAL ROBOTS
Susan C. Bennett (1:48), Original Voice, Apple's Siri; Voice Actor

Noelle LaCharite (11:57), Lead of Developer Experience for Applied AI, Microsoft

Cynthia Breazeal (26:53), Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences in the MIT Media Lab and Codirector of the Center for Future Storytelling, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Founder and Chief Scientist, Jibo, Inc.

Moderator: Elena Leah Glassman, Stanley A. Marks and William H. Marks Assistant Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

PANEL DISCUSSION (44:58)
AUDIENCE Q&A (50:50)

Beyond Words | Keynote: “Fashioning Identity” | Valerie Steele

March 20, 2019
Beyond Words, Keynote: “Fashioning Identity”, Valerie Steele

"Beyond Words: Gender and the Aesthetics of Communication"

This conference, presented by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, explores the aesthetics of communication, focusing particularly on how we communicate through the body—how we make ourselves look and smell, move and sound. Spotlighting diverse topics to probe how bodily communication engages the senses in ways that are often profoundly gendered.

KEYNOTE: FASHIONING IDENTITY
Valerie Steele, Director and Chief Curator, Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology

AUDIENCE Q&A (30:17)

Beyond Words | ASL Signing

March 20, 2019
Beyond Words, ASL Signing

"Beyond Words: Gender and the Aesthetics of Communication"

This conference, presented by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, explores the aesthetics of communication, focusing particularly on how we communicate through the body—how we make ourselves look and smell, move and sound. Spotlighting diverse topics to probe how bodily communication engages the senses in ways that are often profoundly gendered.

ASL SIGNING
Jacqueline Emmart (1:39), Nationally Certified ASL Interpreter; Health Access Advocate

Rosa Lee Timm (15:51), Deaf Performance Artist

Moderator: Amy Szarkowski, Attending Psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry and Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

PANEL DISCUSSION (31:37)
AUDIENCE Q&A (40:25)

Beyond Words | Framing Remarks

March 20, 2019
Beyond Words, Framing Remarks

"Beyond Words: Gender and the Aesthetics of Communication"

This conference, presented by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, explores the aesthetics of communication, focusing particularly on how we communicate through the body—how we make ourselves look and smell, move and sound. Spotlighting diverse topics to probe how bodily communication engages the senses in ways that are often profoundly gendered.

WELCOME
Tomiko Brown-Nagin, Dean, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; Daniel P.S. Paul Professor of Constitutional Law, Harvard Law School; and Professor of History, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

INTRODUCTION (5:05)
Shigehisa Kuriyama, Faculty Director of the Humanities Program, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and Reischauer Institute Professor of Cultural History, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

FRAMING REMARKS (8:25)
John Durham Peters, María Rosa Menocal Professor of English and of Film & Media Studies, Yale University

AUDIENCE Q&A (23:33)

Beyond Words | Dance

March 20, 2019
Beyond Words, Dance

"Beyond Words: Gender and the Aesthetics of Communication"

This conference, presented by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, explores the aesthetics of communication, focusing particularly on how we communicate through the body—how we make ourselves look and smell, move and sound. Spotlighting diverse topics to probe how bodily communication engages the senses in ways that are often profoundly gendered.

DANCE
Ayodele Casel, Dancer and Choreographer; 2018–2019 Artist-in-Residence, Harvard University

Antoine Hunter, Founder and Artistic Director, Urban Jazz Dance Company and Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival; Former President, Bay Area Black Deaf Advocates

Moderator: Jill Johnson, Senior Lecturer on Theater, Dance & Media, Dance Director of the Harvard Dance Center, and Artistic Director of the Harvard Dance Project, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

AUDIENCE Q&A (1:01:30)

CLOSING REMARKS (1:12:58)
Shigehisa Kuriyama, Faculty Director of the Humanities Program, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and Reischauer Institute Professor of Cultural History, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

The Reproducibility Crisis in Historical Perspective | Nicole C. Nelson

March 19, 2019
The Reproducibility Crisis in Historical Perspective by Nicole C. Nelson

As part of the 2018–2019 Fellows' Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Nicole C. Nelson RI '19 encourages both scholarly and public discussions about notions of scientific fact in the wake of a recent phenomenon wherein scientists have found many supposedly stable findings to be difficult to replicate upon subsequent investigation.

Liturgy Matters | Katie Bugyis

March 19, 2019
Liturgy Matters by Katie Bugyis

As part of the 2018–2019 Fellows' Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Katie Bugyis RI '19 shares research from her current book project, "Liturgy Matters: Benedictine Women's Communities in Medieval England," which reclaims the materiality of Benedictine nuns' liturgical practices by viewing these women as "technologists" who transformed—and were transformed by—their sensual engagement with the objects they created, acquired, handled, and treasured.

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