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La exploración científica del mundo hispánico americano en el siglo XVIII


This talk will be conducted entirely in Spanish.   La política ilustrada llevada a cabo en España durante el siglo XVIII concedió gran importancia a las nuevas disciplinas científicas que, como la botánica, estuvieron al servicio del proyecto de modernización de las estructuras económicas y sociales. Los sucesivos gobiernos de la monarquía borbónica hicieron un…
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Holbrook Robinson String Quartet


To mark my fiftieth and last year at Northeastern, I will present some of my music for string quartet on October 19 at 3:30 at Northeastern’s magnificent Fenway Center at 77 St. Stephen St. The concert will consist of my first string quartet, followed by 8 independent short movements. It will last about one hour…
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Aurelio Martinez Concert


THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT   Singer-songwriter, guitarist and percussionist, Aurelio Martinez aka AURELIO, is one of Central America’s most gifted performers. Born in Honduras, the artist is known for his powerful and evocative voice. He is a major tradition-bearer of the Garifuna culture and music and he is considered nowadays as the Cultural Ambassador…
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May ’68 Film Festival: La Chinoise


Join us for a special screening of La Chinoise as part of the May ’68 Film Festival in partnership with the French Cultural Center and Harvard University. This screening will take place at Northeastern University and will be followed by a discussion lead by director and actor Dennis Berry. Find out more about the May ’68…
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Improvisation and Diasporic Memory—a performance lecture


In this performative lecture, dance artist Alicia Díaz will engage in an improvised dialogue with percussionist Héctor “Coco” Barez informed by the relationship between the solo dancer and the subidor, the lead drummer in the Puerto Rican bomba. Integrating contemporary dance vocabulary with references to the traditional Puerto Rican music and dance form, Díaz and…
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CANCELLED: To the Mountaintops: Film Presentation and Discussion Forum


*This event has unfortunately been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience.* Join the Asian Studies Program and CITIZENARTS for a presentation and discussion of the documentary To The Mountaintops, a comparison of the surging dynamics of China and India — the world’s largest authoritarian and democratic state. In a corner of our planet, side-by-side, are two of…
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Whiplash: How to Survive a Faster Future?


“Theorizing the Global Future” Speaker Series Event Jeff Howe is an assistant professor at Northeastern University. A longtime contributing editor at Wired magazine, he coined the term crowdsourcing in a 2006 article for that magazine. In 2008 he published a book with Random House that looked more deeply at the phenomenon of massive online collaboration. Called Crowdsourcing: How the Power…
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From Ayón to Zombies: A Look at Cuban Culture


Join Professor Alan West-Durán for the launch of his newest book, “Cuba: A Cultural History.” Professor West-Durán will read and discuss an excerpt from his book, with a Q&A session to follow. Alan West-Durán is an Associate Professor of Cultures, Societies and Global Studies. Born in Cuba and raised in Puerto Rico, he is a…
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