Video and Audio
The acclaimed author of Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time (Walker, 1995), Dava Sobel speaks about her new book, The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars (Viking, 2016), which tells the story of the women who worked at the Harvard College Observatory from the late 1800s through the mid-1900s.
A Schlesinger Library Event
This is a 2016–2017 Kim and Judy Davis Dean's Lecture
As part of the 2016–2017 Fellows’ Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Zaid Jabri RI ’17 presents "Chamber Music," a collection of compositions from 2008 to 2016.
(0:12) Glyptos 2 (2010) for flute, clarinet, trumpet, violin, piano, double bass, and tape
Commissioned by Brunel University London and premiered during the inaugural concert for the Institute for Contemporary Middle Eastern Music
(8:40) Fluctus (2016)* for oud, bass clarinet, and string quartet
Commissioned by the Egyptian Contemporary Music Ensemble (ECME) and premiered during the Heritage and Modernity festival in Cairo, Egypt
(23:22) Solo for Cello (2012)
Commissioned by Athil Hamdan
(31:40) Variations on (r)Evolution (2016)* for mezzo soprano, violin, and piano
Text by Yvette Christianse; premiered at the Beethovenfest Bonn, in Germany
(45:17) In Memoriam Solhi Al Wadi (2008) for clarinet, string quintet, and tape
Commissioned by the Syrian Trust for Development and premiered by the Damascus Festival Chamber Players at the Damascus Opera House in Damascus, Syria
Jabri is the 2016–2017 Rieman and Baketel Fellow for Music at the Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University
GENDER, SPORTS, AND HEALTH/WELLNESS
Brian Hainline (6:34), senior vice president, Sports Science Institute; chief medical officer, National Collegiate Athletic Association; clinical professor of neurology, NYU School of Medicine and Indiana University School of Medicine
Travis T. Tygart (20:42), chief executive officer, US Anti-Doping Agency
Parissa Safai (37:55), associate professor, Faculty of Health, York University
Moderated by Cheri A. Blauwet (1:09), assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital/Brigham and Women’s Hospital; 2004 Paralympic gold medalist (800m, track and field)
PANEL DISCUSSION (53:51)
AUDIENCE Q&A (1:04:52)
Laila Ali (5:18), four-time undefeated super-middleweight boxing world champion, fitness and wellness expert, and author
Christine Brennan (7:00), national sports columnist, USA Today; commentator, ABC News, CNN, PBS NewsHour, and NPR's Morning Edition; author
Introduction by Yukio Lippit, Johnson-Kulukundis Family Faculty Director of the Arts, Radcliffe Institute; professor of history of art and architecture, Harvard University
AUDIENCE Q&A (39:43)
GENDER, MEDIA, AND POPULAR CULTURE
Michael Messner (7:18), professor of sociology and gender studies, University of Southern California
Rachael Miyung Joo (24:30), assistant professor of American studies, Middlebury College
Kavitha A. Davidson (37:34), writer, espnW; contributor, ESPN the Magazine and ESPN.com
Moderated by Mary Jo Kane (1:15), professor in the School of Kinesiology, Director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, University of Minnesota
PANEL DISCUSSION (54:18)
AUDIENCE Q&A (1:05:01)
CLOSING REMARKS AND RECEPTION (1:23:17)
Janet Rich-Edwards, faculty codirector of the science program, Academic Ventures, Radcliffe Institute; associate professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School; associate professor, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
This panel discussion followed the staged reading of scenes from the play Toni Stone by the playwright Lydia R. Diamond RI ’13, directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian, director-in-residence, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, and based on the book Curveball: The Remarkable Story of Toni Stone, the First Woman to Play Professional Baseball in the Negro League by the historian Martha Ackmann RI ’09.
The staged reading was not recorded.
Martha Ackmann (2:27), journalist and author, The Mercury 13: The True Story of Thirteen Women and the Dream of Space Flight and Curveball
Lydia R. Diamond (6:06), playwright, Huntington Theatre Company/Broadway's Stick Fly and Smart People
Nambi E. Kelley (11:50), actor (role of Toni Stone)
Megan Sandberg-Zakian (8:15), director-in-residence, Merrimack Repertory Theatre
Moderated by Sean O’Donnell, associate director of Academic Ventures, Radcliffe Institute
AUDIENCE Q&A (26:55)
Lizabeth Cohen, dean, Radcliffe Institute; Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies, Department of History, Harvard University
WHO GETS TO PLAY?
Donna A. Lopiano (15:22), president, Sports Management Resources; former chief executive officer, Women’s Sports Foundation
Anita L. DeFrantz (29:58), member, International Olympic Committee; former president, LA84 Foundation; 1976 Olympic bronze medalist (rowing)
Stephanie Wheeler (43:36), head coach, women’s wheelchair basketball, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign; 2004 and 2008 Paralympic gold medalist (women’s wheelchair basketball)
Moderated by Susan Ware (10:55), general editor, American National Biography
PANEL DISCUSSION (59:05)
AUDIENCE Q&A (1:25:43)
As part of the 2016–2017 Fellows’ Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, A.K. Burns RI ’17 provides a definition of negative space as something unfixed: it's dynamic, changeable, and—ultimately—free to form and reform, making it an exciting space to explore.
Burns is the 2016–2017 David and Roberta Logie Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.
In this lecture, Jane Kamensky (7:36), the Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation Director of the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America and a professor of history in the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences, looks at the era of the American Revolution through the eyes of the British-American painter John Singleton Copley.
Introduction by Lizabeth Cohen, dean of the Radcliffe Institute and Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies at Harvard University
The poet Major Jackson RI ’07 reads selected poems from across his catalogue that share a recurring theme: urban renewal.
Introduction by Julie A. Buckler, the faculty director of the humanities program at the Radcliffe Institute and Samuel Hazzard Cross Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and of Comparative Literatures in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University
This event is part of the Roosevelt Poetry Readings at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The Roosevelt Poetry Readings are made possible by a donor gift that will help bring poets of recognized stature to the Institute.