2018 May 30

    Passports: Lives in Transit

    Repeats every day until Sun Aug 19 2018 .
    (All day)


    Houghton Library, Harvard Yard, Harvard University, Cambridge

    This exhibition conceives of passports as the ruins of a modern dream now in terminal crisis – the dream of a globalized world. Drawing on the collections of Harvard Library, Passports: Lives in Transit addresses this major contemporary issue through the lens of passports, visa applications, and other documents associated with noteworthy nineteenth- and twentieth-century travelers, émigrés and refugees. Also on view, items of personal significance to a Harvard student telling a story of Latino immigration to the U.S., as well as a site-specific multimedia art installation of...

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    Daughter of the Cold War


    CGIS South Building, Room S050, Harvard University Campus, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge

    Grace Kennan Warnecke's memoir is about a life lived on the edge of history. Daughter of one of the most influential diplomats of the twentieth century, wife of the... Read more about Daughter of the Cold War

    Palace Walls


    Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Ave, Cambridge
    Four Day Program For Students in Grades 3-4
    Explore art using old and new technologies to learn more about life in ancient kingdoms.... Read more about Palace Walls

    The Wrong Family Holocaust Story: Survival of Polish Jews in Stalin's Russia


    CGIS South Building, Belfer Case Study Room (Room S020), Harvard University Campus, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge

    Ellen G. Friedman’s presentation centers on the largely unknown story of Polish Jews who were saved from Hitler by Stalin. This story is at the center of her new book, The Seven, A Family Holocaust Story. Of the 3.3 million Jews in Poland before WWII, only about 350,000 survived, most of them by being banished to remote areas in the USSR. The reasons for the obscurity of this Holocaust narrative relate to its being the “wrong” story. Not about concentration camps, this story was buried by historians and by Polish Jews, themselves, who felt they were low on the “hierarchy of...

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