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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

French Pastry Workshop Series
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
French Cultural Center
Master the techniques of French pastry! Francophonie Special: Mhancha aux amandes et Tarte au sirop d'érable

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

Heinz Bluhm Memorial Lecture Series 2015:
Boston/Cambridge and the Making of American Gothic
Thursday, March 26, 2015

5:30 p.m., Stokes S195 Auditorium
Professor Jan Ziolkowski, Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Medieval Latin and Director of the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Harvard University

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

Harvard University

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


French Law and Crimes against Humanity: The Crooked Path of Memory and Justice
Monday, March 16 at 5:30 pm in 14E-304
RICHARD J. GOLSAN - Distinguished Professor of French, Texas A&M University
Over the years, the French have attempted to come to terms with the crimes and criminal moments in the nation’s past through highly-visible trials in the late 1980s and 1990s (such as of Nazi Klaus Barbie, or Vichy officials Paul Touvier and Maurice Papon), and through passage of the so-called “memorial laws” (beginning with the Gayssot Law in 1990). What began as an often-problematic legal effort to do justice to unpunished perpetrators and accomplices of the Nazi Final Solution has expanded to become an indictment of events and practices on a global scale that, according critics, criminalize French and European history and endanger the historian seeking to establish historical truth.

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.