Arts and Humanities

2016 Mar 21

Book launch: The Logic of Disorder. The Art and Writings of Abraham Cruzvillegas

7:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South S-020 (Belfer Case Study Room), 1730 Cambridge St.

Artist Abraham Cruzvillegas will discuss the new book, The Logic of Disorder: The Art and Writings of Abraham Cruzvillegas, in conversation with art historians Benjamin Buchloh and Robin Greeley. Available through Harvard University Press, this edited volume presents Cruzvillegas’s seminal writings for the first time to the English-speaking world. Accompanied by critical studies from Greeley, Claudio Lomnitz (Columbia University) and Mark Godfrey (Tate Modern), The Logic of Disorder puts on full display Cruzvillegas’s...

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2016 Feb 18

Oral History Initiative: A Conversation/Reading with Raúl Zurita

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Houghton Library, Harvard

Join us as renowned Chilean poet Raúl Zurita communes with his translator Anna Deeny in a conversation that will explore the trajectory of his life and his poems: including his family history, his activism after the coup, his friendships with such poets as Nicanor Parra, and his battle with Parkinson’s disease, etc. Their wide-ranging conversation will be interspersed with readings from relevant passages of his poetry. The conversation will be conducted in Spanish, with English translation provided. The event is dedicated to the memory of C.D. Wright (1949-2016).

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2016 Feb 25

Culture for Harmony: Arts, Culture & Crime Prevention in Mexico

1:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Wasserstein Hall (WCC), Milstein West B, Harvard University

The Harvard University’s Mexican Students Association present a photography exhibit of the Community Collective of San Pablo del Monte, entitled "Mexico: Culture for Harmony" which will be open between February 14 -27, 2016.

An opening ceremony will be hosted on February 25th (see schedule below).

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2016 Apr 21

DRCLAS Graduate Student Speaker Series: Pablo Ziegler Master Class

1:30pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Lowell Hall

Speaker: Pablo Ziegler, Argentine pianist and composer

Grammy award-winner and pianist to the late Astor Piazzola, Pablo Ziegler will give a lecture demonstration and master class with undergraduate students enrolled in TDM 149DA: Argentine Tango: Culture, Music, and the Dance, taught by DRCLAS GSA Thomas Wisniewski and Introduction to Latin American Studies: Modernity, Culture and Politics, taught by Prof. Mariano Siskind (RLL).

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2016 Mar 23

RFK Visiting Professor in Latin American Studies Lecture - Raúl Zurita: Sky Below

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South S-010 (Tsai Auditorium), 1730 Cambridge St.

Through a bilingual poetry reading and lecture, Raúl Zurita, Chile’s renowned poet and Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professor, along with Anna Deeny, his translator and anthologist, will explore the trajectory of his works, and engage in dialogue with the audience.

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2016 Apr 29

Bate-Papo (Portuguese conversation practice)

3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South S-216 (Resource Room), 1730 Cambridge St.

Practice your Portuguese and discuss Brazil and other Portuguese-speaking countries and cultures at this informal roundtable.  Everyone is welcome!

2016 Feb 26

Bate-Papo (Portuguese conversation practice)

3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South S-216 (Resource Room), 1730 Cambridge St.

Practice your Portuguese and discuss Brazil and other Portuguese-speaking countries and cultures at this informal roundtable.  Everyone is welcome!

2016 Mar 04

Cuba Studies Program: "Guerrillas de comunicación en Cuba: Clash y artes de resistencia"*

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South S-216 (Resource Room), 1730 Cambridge St.

Speaker: Victor Fowler, Cuban writer and Visiting Fellow, Afro-Latin American Research Institute, Harvard University

*Talk conducted in Spanish

Cuban writer Victor Fowler, a Visiting Fellow at the Afro-Latin American Research Institute in 2015-16, explored the contradictions...

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2016 Feb 04

Brazil Studies Program: "The Legacy of Slavery: Tales of Gender and Racial Violence in Machado de Assis"

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South S-050, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Sidney Chalhoub, Professor of History, Harvard University

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Machado de Assis, widely regarded as the most important Brazilian novelist of all time, dealt with the themes of slavery and racism throughout his literary career. He wrote stories about the...

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