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  • Adorno's Aesthetic Theory (Martin Jay) May 1, 2019 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Center For European Studies, 27 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA We are now approaching the 50th anniversary of Aesthetic Theory (first published posthumously in 1970), the final masterpiece of the philosopher and social theorist Theodor W. Adorno. This lecture contributes to the semester-long series of scholarly presentations that reflect on the legacy and actuality of this major work. Speaker: Martin Jay (The University of California at…
  • Saskia Coenen Snyder: Like Dewdrops in the Waving Grass: Diamonds, Jews, and Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Trade May 2, 2019 at 4:45 pm – 6:15 pm Harvard University, Adolphus Busch Hall, 27 Kirkland Street, Hoffmann Room, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA Saskia Coenen Snyder, Associate Professor of Modern Jewish History and the Associate Director of the Walker Institute of International and Area Studies at the University of South Carolina, ColumbiaAfter the discovery of diamond deposits in South-Africa in 1869, the extraction, trade, manufacturing, and consumption of diamonds intensified spectacularly. The combination of booming supplies, growing bourgeois…

Upcoming Events

  • Adorno's Aesthetic Theory (Martin Jay) May 1, 2019 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Center For European Studies, 27 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA We are now approaching the 50th anniversary of Aesthetic Theory (first published posthumously in 1970), the final masterpiece of the philosopher and social theorist Theodor W. Adorno. This lecture contributes to the semester-long series of scholarly presentations that reflect on the legacy and actuality of this major work. Speaker: Martin Jay (The University of California at…
  • Saskia Coenen Snyder: Like Dewdrops in the Waving Grass: Diamonds, Jews, and Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Trade May 2, 2019 at 4:45 pm – 6:15 pm Harvard University, Adolphus Busch Hall, 27 Kirkland Street, Hoffmann Room, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA Saskia Coenen Snyder, Associate Professor of Modern Jewish History and the Associate Director of the Walker Institute of International and Area Studies at the University of South Carolina, ColumbiaAfter the discovery of diamond deposits in South-Africa in 1869, the extraction, trade, manufacturing, and consumption of diamonds intensified spectacularly. The combination of booming supplies, growing bourgeois…