The History of Drag
Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

The History of Drag

Join us for a public conversation with historian Joe E. Jeffreys to discuss the long and fascinating history of drag, from Greek and Elizabethan stage, to 19th century Vaudeville, to 1990's nightclubs to RuPaul's Drag Race and beyond...

Immediately following the event, Joe Jeffreys will be joined by drag star Coco Peru to explore in more depth the cultural legacy of drag and how it is changing today.

This event is free and open to the public. 

About Joe E. Jeffreys

Joe E. Jeffreys is a drag historian. His drag-happy video work has been awarded funding from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and the Jerome Foundation and screened at museums, galleries and festivals worldwide including the Tate Modern in London, the Façade Video Festival in Bulgaria, and The Museum of Arts and Design. He has published in book anthologies, encyclopedias, the popular press and academic journals from Time Out New York and The Village Voice to The Drama Review, Theatre History Studies and Women & Performance. Jeffreys has taught theatre studies at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Drama Department, Purchase and Stony Brook University. He has served on the board of directors for Dirty Looks, the committee for PS 122’s Ethyl Eichelberger Award and worked as dramaturg for numerous downtown and off-Broadway productions including the world premiere of Tennessee Willam’s last full length play, In Masks Outrageous and Austere

You can find some of Jeffreys video work at https://vimeo.com/joejeffreys

 

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Fatal Discord: Erasmus, Luther and the Fight for the Western Mind
Apr
18
6:00 PM18:00

Fatal Discord: Erasmus, Luther and the Fight for the Western Mind

Join us for a public conversation with Michael Massing, the author of Fatal Discord: Erasmus, Luther and the Fight for the Western Mind which explores the enduring fault line in Western thinking between Christian humanism and evangelical Christianity. Massing describes how the introduction of new ways of reading the Bible set loose social and cultural forces that helped shatter the millennial unity of Christendom and whose echoes can still be heard today. 

 

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Action and Reaction: The Ideology of Conservatism
Apr
10
7:00 PM19:00

Action and Reaction: The Ideology of Conservatism

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Join us for a public conversation with Corey Robin about the ideology of conservatism, which he argues is "not a commitment to limited government and liberty—or a wariness of change, a belief in evolutionary reform, or a politics of virtue" but is fundamentally a "meditation on—and theoretical rendition of—the felt experience of having power, seeing it threatened, and trying to win it back.”  

The event will be held Tuesday April 10 at 7pm at Andover Chapel at Harvard Divinity School. 

 

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The Living and the Dead: The Protestant Reformation 500 Years After Luther
Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

The Living and the Dead: The Protestant Reformation 500 Years After Luther

2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, which began with an obscure monk posting 95 arguments against church corruption. From there spread a blaze that changed Europe and elsewhere forever. But in what ways is the Reformation still with us? How is the very way we think today still being shaped by 16th century theologians? Come find out in a public conversation with Harvard Divinity School's Michelle Sanchez on Thursday, November 16th at 7pm at the Harvard Dudley House.

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