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  • 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.
  • Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 17:53
    At the Harvard Art Museums, a long-hidden mural is both an example of the true fresco technique and a dramatic reflection of the times. It will be on permanent display when the museums reopen this fall.
  • Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 08:43
    Office for the Arts Dance Program sets the stage for emerging choreographers to consider science and movement.
  • Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 12:28
    Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra and the Harvard University Choir collaborate on early music concert for the Easter season.
  • Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 10:10
    Harvard mourns the passing of Fred Ho '79, saxophonist, composer and political activist.
  • Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 09:15
    Over the past 150 years, various groups of Americans have resisted taxation as a form of protest, acting out their anger towards the state over the issues of who should be taxed, how much, and why. In American Tax Resisters, historian Romain Huret highlights the moral, social, and political dimensions to this strain of dissent, which has been integral in the shaping of American political economy. On this American tax day, we asked Huret a few questions about those who’ve manifested their...