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Off-Campus Events

Boston Public Library

“Latino Life” Booklist
Check out recent books concerning the Latino experience, available online and at all library locations, as part of the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Spanish-English Language Exchange
Every Saturday from 12:00 pm to 1:45 pm
Connolly Branch
English speakers can learn Spanish and Spanish speakers can learn English in this fun, informal conversation class.

More information on any of these events can be found on the Boston Public Library Events Calendar.

French Cultural Center

Future events can be found on The Events Page at the French Cultural Center/Alliance Française Boston.

Harvard Film Archive

Please check the Full Film Series for the most updated schedules.

Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Introductory tours in French occur every Wednesday at 11:15 am.
Introductory tours in Spanish occur at 6:30 pm on the first Wednesday of each month.

Boston University

For future events, please check the BU Department of Romance Studies Site.

Boston College

For future events, please check the BC Romance Languages and Literatures Calendar.

Harvard University

Fabrizio Gifuni event flyerFabrizio Gifuni's award-winning theater
Italian actor and playwright Fabrizio Gifuni will come to Harvard, as part of the Cambridge Edition of the Edinburgh Gadda Prize.

Film Screening: Gifuni in Conversation
Sunday, April 26 4:00-7:00 pm
Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy St

Gadda Goes to War
Monday, April 27 5:00-7:00 pm
Science Center Theater C, 1 Oxford St
small reception to follow

For future events, please check the Harvard Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.


Information Networks & Celebrity in Enlightenment France
Tuesday, April 14 at 4:00–7:00 pm in E51-095

GIORA STERNBERG - Oxford University (UK): “Manipulating Information in the Ancien Régime: The View from the Provinces” — In the old regime of information – as in more modern media revolutions – centralization was only one part of the story. Studying the politics of information in the provinces, this talk argues, does not just refocus or complement the view from Paris or Versailles. It also demonstrates how peripheral actors could build and deploy knowledge-bases to subvert that view along with the designs of their ‘central’ counterparts.

ANTOINE LILTI - École des hautes études en sciences sociales (France): “Private Lives, Public Figures: The Invention of Celebrity in the Eighteenth Century” — Celebrity is often presumed to be a very recent phenomenon. Antoine Lilti argues, on the contrary, that celebrity culture had its origins in the eighteenth century. In London as in Paris, the new conditions of urban life, the multiplication of new public media and the growing sense of an authentic self, contributed to feed the public’s fascination for the personalities and private lives of public figures. Writers like Voltaire, actors like Garrik, and even scientists and politicians became famous in new ways. But for some of them, celebrity happened to be a very painful experience, that stressed the ambivalences of the public.

This event is co-sponsored by the Harvard Humanities Center Seminars in Eighteenth-Century Studies and History of the Book.

For future events, please check The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures Events page.

Suffolk University

For future events, please check Suffolk University Modern Theatre Events page.

Tufts University

For future events, please check The Department of Romance Studies News and Events.

Wellesley College

For future events and information, please check The French Department website and Facebook page, The Italian Studies website and Facebook page, and The Spanish Department website and Facebook page.

Yale University

For more events, please check the Department of French Calendar, the Italian Department News and Events Page and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Calendar.