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  • Monday, April 21, 2014 - 12:46
    Writers in the Parlor connects accomplished novelists and story writers with students.
  • Monday, April 21, 2014 - 08:47
    Written by Beth Bayley, Byzantine Archives Assistant All the talk about the Monuments Men and the role that Dumbarton Oaks played in World War II (as illustrated in our blog post about Harvard’s American Defense Group) got ICFA staff thinking about what else might be in our archives from that era. The following is another … Continue reading →
  • Monday, April 21, 2014 - 06:41
    History professor Robert Allison shares the origins and evolution of an iconic Massachusetts holiday.
  • Monday, April 21, 2014 - 06:33
    Instructor and psychologist Shelley Carson discusses whether madness and creativity are linked.
  • Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 06:49
    The OFA Arts Leaders reception featured the Silk Road Ensemble and a glimpse at the power of global arts and conversation.
  • Friday, April 18, 2014 - 17:00
    Surekha Davies, assistant professor of history at Western Connecticut State University, spoke Thursday evening at the Harvard Science Center about how scholarly texts and the work of cartographers helped to mold the perceived boundaries between humans, monsters, and animals.
  • Friday, April 18, 2014 - 16:38
    A Cambodian filmmaker, now a Scholar at Risk at Harvard, looks back at “Enemies of the People,” his documentary on Cambodia’s killing fields of 1975-79.
  • Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 16:49
    In a book event this week, Werner Sollors talked about the tumult of physical and spiritual survival amid the ruins of post-WWII Germany.
  • Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 12:06
    We’ve been thrilled, surprised and occasionally befuddled by the tremendous (and often tremendously thoughtful) attention being paid to Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century. Early discussion has been profitably contentious, with voices from across the political spectrum, and we look forward to seeing the conversation develop further, especially as Piketty continues to speak about the book this month in the US and UK. For now, though, we’ve noticed a few persistent misreadings—...
  • Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 09:53
    Think of the MSO as a hybrid: with the power of a larger orchestra and the expressiveness of a chamber group.