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This video introduces the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute, which is the premier library on the history of women in America. The Schlesinger is one of Harvard’s special collections libraries, which means its holdings are largely unique and include such materials as diaries, letters, journals, manuscripts, photo albums, organizational records, and home videos. The Schlesinger Library holds the papers of remarkable individuals—pioneers and leaders in many fields—as well as ordinary women and families. These collections, open to the public, offer worlds of discovery for students, faculty members, and other researchers.
The writer Garth Risk Hallberg explores the affinities between the modern social novel and the modern city. From Dickens’s London to Richard Wright’s Chicago, from the Paris of Les Misérables to the Boston of The Bostonians, the two have developed in parallel. But for a novelist, the relationship goes deeper than content.
(50:05) Following his lecture, Hallberg participates in a conversation with the novelist Claire Messud RI '05, a senior lecturer on fiction at Harvard University. Messud’s books include The Woman Upstairs (Knopf, 2013), and The Emperor’s Children (Knopf, 2006).
Moderated by Lizabeth Cohen, dean of the Radcliffe Institute and the Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies, a 20th-century urban historian whose book, Making a New Deal: Industrial Workers in Chicago, 1919–1939 (Cambridge University Press, 1990), won the Bancroft Prize in American History.
This is a 2016–2017 Kim and Judy Davis Dean’s Lecture.
Opening discussion for Calm. Smoke Rises Vertically, an exhibition by the artist Wendy Jacob.
Working with vibrating walls, a live-streaming weather report, and architectural models from schools for the blind, the exhibition explores sensory experience through different modes of perception.
Hansel Bauman, University Architect, Executive Director of Campus Design and Construction, and Director of the DeafSpace Project, Gallaudet University
Kim Charlson, Executive Director of Perkins Library, Perkins School for the Blind
Wendy Jacob RI ‘05, Independent Artist
Yukio Lippit, Johnson-Kulukundis Family Director of the Arts at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and Professor of History of Art and Architecture in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University
As part of the 2016–2017 Fellows’ Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Dimitrios Psaltis ’17 explores Einstein's General Theory of Relativity and its implication for black holes and neutron stars. Psaltis is one of the key members of the Event Horizon Telescope, which will obtain the first-ever picture of an astrophysical black hole.
Psaltis is a professor of astronomy and physics at the University of Arizona and is the 2016–2017 Shutzer Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute
Sports permeate our society. From the inspiring to the infuriating, athletes and teams have a broad reach. This conversation of experts from business, journalism, and academia looks at the extent of such influence and illuminates the connections among sports, marketing, and gender. Speakers consider how gender affects the ways athletes are represented and how sports are promoted through data analysis, advertising campaigns, and the media.
Lizabeth Cohen, dean, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies, Department of History, Harvard University
(12:17) Jessica C. Gelman ’97, MBA ’02, chief executive officer, KAGR (Kraft Analytics Group)
(21:48) Daniel Peterson ’02, resident scholar in journalism, Lowell House, Harvard University; director of content, AdmitHub; and former editor, ESPN Boston
(37:56) Shira Springer ’97, columnist on women's sports, Boston Globe; contributor on sports and society, NPR and WBUR
(6:25) Janet Rich-Edwards ’84, SD ’95, 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, Harvard University
Panel Discussion (47:08)
This discussion was presented as part of the Harvard Alumni Association’s Women’s Weekend program.
Bruno Latour speaks about the concept of sovereignty in connection with the work of Ulrich Beck and others and discusses his recent work on the mythological personage of Gaia in the contexts of globalization, climate change, the crisis in the European Union, migration, and other developments.
Latour’s remarks are followed by a conversation moderated by Homi K. Bhabha, the Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities and director of the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard. The discussion involves Latour; Diane Davis, the Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism and chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design; and Peter Galison RI ’10, the Joseph Pellegrino University Professor and director of the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments at Harvard.
Introduction by Lizabeth Cohen, dean, Radcliffe Institute, and Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies, Department of History, Harvard University
This event was cosponsored by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard’s Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Seminar on Violence and Non-Violence.
As part of the 2016–2017 Fellows’ Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Jon Stewart ’17 examines Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel’s Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion, specifically his accounts of Buddhism, Hinduism, Zoroastrianism, and the Egyptian religion.
Lizabeth Cohen, Dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
FRAMING REMARKS (6:43)
John Huth, Donner Professor of Science, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and Faculty Codirector of the Science Program, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
EARLY LIFE IN THE OCEANS
(10:58) Moderator: Chris Bowler, CNRS Director of Research, Institut de Biologie de l'École Normale Supérieure, and 2016–2017 Grass Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advance Study
(13:18) David Emerson, Senior Research Scientist and Associate Director for Bacteriology, Provasoli-Guillard National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
(34:55) Peter R. Girguis, Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University
PANEL DISCUSSION (54:22)
THE ROLE OF OCEANS IN CLIMATE
(1:12) Moderator: Amala Mahadevan, Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and 2014–2015 Fellow, Radcliffe Insitute for Advanced Study
(6:26) Maureen E. Raymo, Lamont Research Professor and Director, Lamont-Doherty Core Repository, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
(24:33) Rebecca Woodgate, Senior Principal Oceanographer and Associate Professor of Oceanography, University of Washington
(45:20) Lynne D. Talley, Distinguished Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego
PANEL DISCUSSION (1:07:58)
IMPACT OF SEA-LEVEL RISE ON GREATER BOSTON
(0:05) Moderator: John Huth, Donner Professor of Science, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and Faculty Codirector of the Science Program, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
(2:11) Ellen Douglas, Graduate Program Director, School for the Environment, and
Associate Professor of Hydrology, University of Massachusetts Boston