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2017 Apr 30

The Magic of Java

2:00pm

Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 0213

Shadow theater and live music, popular highlights of the Javanese village at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, come to the galleries of the Peabody Museum! Enjoy a contemporary performance based on The Magic Flute, featuring intricate leather puppets and the sonorous gong-chime instruments of Harvard's Javanese-style gamelan orchestra, led by Jody Diamond with musicologist Hayley Fenn and theater director Mitchell Polonsky. Touch beautiful hand-painted puppets, play the instruments, and sample coffee from the islands of Indonesia.  

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2017 Apr 25

Seeing and Seeing through Museum Exhibits: Lessons from Cape Town and Washington, D.C.

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Race, Representation, and Museums Lecture Series

How do implicit understandings and assumptions about race and ethnicity become embedded in museum exhibitions? How can museums and exhibitions reproduce, challenge, or help transform those understandings and other “rhetorics of value”? Corinne Kratz will use recent exhibitions in Cape Town, South Africa, and Washington, D.C., to consider these questions, examining components such as exhibition content and design, and reviewing particular historical moments that have brought these questions to the fore.

Free and...

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2017 Apr 28

All the World Is Here Gallery Talk

11:30am

Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Co-Curator Diana Loren will lead a talk in the newly opened exhibition, All the World Is Here: Harvard’s Peabody Museum and the Invention of American Anthropology. In a beautifully restored gallery, see an astonishing array of over 600 objects from Asia, Oceania, and the Americas. Together they trace the early history of the museum’s collections and the birth of American anthropology. Visitors will enter the world of a late 19th-century museum and be transported into the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition where Frederic Putnam, the second Peabody Museum director, presented the...

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2017 Apr 11

Museums in Tanzania: History, Transformation, and Impact

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA 02138

2017 Hallam L. Movius, Jr. Lecture and Reception

Tanzania has a record of more than three million years of human history and diversity, including fossil remains, footprints, and stone toolkits of early humans and hominin ancestors, from sites such as Laetoli, Olduvai Gorge, and Peninj. The National Museum of Tanzania supports the preservation of the country’s rich natural and cultural diversity through scientific research, education, and public outreach programs. Audax Mabulla will discuss the history of the museum and the innovative policy changes it is implementing to promote an...

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2017 Apr 06

Anxieties about Race in Egyptology and Egyptomania, 1890–1960

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Despite ideals of scientific and scholarly objectivity, both Egyptologists and non-specialists have often projected their own racial anxieties onto ancient Egypt. Recurrent attempts to prove that the ancient Egyptians were white or black, for example, reveal more about modern societies than about ancient Egypt. Donald Reid will discuss the history of how such debates have played out among Western and modern Egyptian scholars, artists, and writers, and how interpretations of ancient Egypt are intertwined with personal values.

Free and open to the public. Free parking at ...

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2017 Mar 04

Songs Found in Dream: Talea Ensemble - Free Concert

8:00pm

Location: 

John Knowles Paine Concert Hall

The Fromm Players at Harvard have assembled one of the nation’s foremost new music groups, TALEA ENSEMBLE, for two free concerts, “Songs Found in Dream,” in John Knowles Paine Concert Hall on the Harvard University campus. The Friday program features George Lewis’s Mnemosis, Gerard Grisey’s Talea and James Dillon’s New York Triptych. On Saturday, hear Brian Ferneyhough’s Incipits, Rand Steiger’s A Menacing Plume, Liza Lim’s Songs found in dream, and the world premiere of Hans Tutschku’s ...

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2017 Mar 03

Songs Found in Dream: Talea Ensemble - Free Concert

8:00pm

Location: 

John Knowles Paine Concert Hall

The Fromm Players at Harvard have assembled one of the nation’s foremost new music groups, TALEA ENSEMBLE, for two free concerts, “Songs Found in Dream,” in John Knowles Paine Concert Hall on the Harvard University campus. The Friday program features George Lewis’s Mnemosis, Gerard Grisey’s Talea and James Dillon’s New York Triptych. On Saturday, hear Brian Ferneyhough’s Incipits, Rand Steiger’s A Menacing Plume, Liza Lim’s Songs found in dream, and the world premiere of Hans Tutschku’s ...

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2017 Apr 12

E-mail Management

10:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

Lamont Library Forum Room

Objective: This workshop will introduce methods for gaining control of e-mail and managing it according to Harvard records policies as well as provide tips on how to organize your e-mail.

Length: 1 1/2 hours

Who should attend: All employees who want to effectively manage their e-mail.

What you will learn

  • Methods of controlling e-mail
  • The application of the General Records Schedule to e-mail
  • Examples of types of e-mails with their appropriate retentions
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2017 Mar 29

Out of Sight: Off-Site Records Storage

10:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

Lamont Library, Room B-30

Objective: This workshop will present the step-by-step process of sending records to off-site storage at the Records Center. We cover everything from how to assemble and pack a box to how to complete the deposit paperwork.

Length: 1 hour

Who should attend: Employees who have not yet sent records to storage as well as anyone in charge of packing and depositing boxes who would like a refresher course.

What you will learn

  • How to identify records eligible for storage
  • How to...
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2017 Mar 15

Trash or Treasure: Guidance on Retaining Office Records

Repeats every month on the 24 of May until Wed May 24 2017 .
10:00am to 11:30am

10:00am to 11:30am

Location: 

Lamont Library, Room B-30

Objective: Have you ever wondered, "How long do I need to keep my office records? Can I throw them away when I am done with them?" This workshop provides tools and advice to help you determine how long to keep your records and what to do when you no longer need to hold onto them. Whether you feel like you’re drowning in information or you're concerned that you're keeping records too long or not long enough, this workshop is for you.

Length: 1 1/2 hours

Who should attend: All employees who want to effectively...

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2017 Feb 01

O&I at Longwood Medical Area

Repeats every month on the 15 of February until Wed Feb 15 2017 .
11:00am to 1:30pm

11:00am to 1:30pm

Location: 

Harvard School of Dental Medicine, 190 Longwood Avenue (REB entrance

For large orders and orders for trolley passes and Body Mechanics vouchers, please order online in advance by 3pm on Tuesday and request LMA pick up.

Outings & Innings is an internal Harvard University service for staff, faculty, retirees, students and some other Harvard affiliates that offers a dynamic menu of (1) date-specific event tickets for a wide variety of performing arts (music, dance, theater) and professional sports, (2) anyday tickets for movies, museums and seasonal attraction. O&I also...

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2017 Jan 25

O&I at Longwood Medical Area

11:00am to 1:30pm

Location: 

Kresge Cafeteria @ Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

For large orders and orders for trolley passes and Body Mechanics vouchers, please order online in advance by 3pm on Tuesday and request LMA pick up.

Outings & Innings is an internal Harvard University service for staff, faculty, retirees, students and some other Harvard affiliates that offers a dynamic menu of (1) date-specific event tickets for a wide variety of performing arts (music, dance, theater) and professional sports, (2) anyday tickets for movies, museums and seasonal attraction. O&I also...

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