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2017 Sep 26

Islamic Africa Seminar: Book Discussions

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S450, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA

The Islamic Africa Seminar will be discussing the book Colonialism by Proxy: Hausa Imperial Agents and Middle Belt Consciousness in Nigeria and the introduction of Intermediaries, Interpreters and Clerks. Please join us for a fruitful discussion on Muslim intermediaries in Colonial Africa. All disciplines and backgrounds are welcome. Lunch will be served. Please email Iman Mohamed (imm862@g.harvard.edu) to RSVP, for...

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2017 Nov 16

Mahindra Humanities: Book History: The Novel and its Working Methods—a workshop

6:00pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall Lower Library, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

 

Rachel Buurma, Swarthmore College

Petra McGillen, Dartmouth College

Simon Reader, City University of New York

The Novel and its Working Methods: A Workshop

Abstracts

Rachel Buurma (English, Swarthmore College)
"The Preparation of the Victorian Novel"

What might we gain from thinking about the composition of novels and the criticism of them as more similar than different? Following Roland Barthes’s “The Preparation of the Novel...

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2017 Sep 20

Center for the History of Medicine: From Riding Breeches to Harvard - Presentation in honor of Linda James Benitt given by Lady Long Rider, Bernice Ende, Great-Niece of Linda James.

3:30pm

Location: 

Minot Room, 5th Floor Countway Library Harvard Medical School 10 Shattuck Street, Boston MA

Image of Linda James Benitt on a horseJoin us for an evening discussion on the life and career of Linda Francis James Benitt, the first female graduate of the Harvard T.H. Chan...

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2017 Nov 14

Semitic Museum: Egypt’s Old Kingdom: The Latest Discoveries at Abusir South

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA
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Free Public Lecture

Miroslav Bárta, Professor, Czech Institute of Egyptology

Abusir, the “Place of Osiris,” is a necropolis (burial site) near the Old Kingdom’s city of Memphis, known for its pyramids and sun temples. In this lecture, Miroslav Bárta...

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2017 Dec 06

Peabody Museum: All the World is Here - Anthropology on Display at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA
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Free Public Lecture

Ira Jacknis, Research Anthropologist, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley

The 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago was the first American fair to feature...

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2017 Nov 30

Peabody Museum: “Let the Indian Paint His Own Picture”: Alice Fletcher and Cultural Representation Paradoxes

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA
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Free Public Lecture

Robert Baron, Folk Arts Program Director, New York State Council on the Arts

Pioneering Peabody anthropologist Alice Fletcher researched and advocated for Native Americans at a time...

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2017 Nov 01

Peabody Museum: Day of the Dead Museum Open House and Evening Celebration at the Peabody Museum

4:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA
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Special Event

Remember and celebrate your departed loved ones at this year’s Día de los Muertos altar, savor traditional Mexican hot chocolate and pan de muerto, and enjoy a presentation by Harvard Professor Davíd Carrasco as part of this festive...

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2017 Oct 09

Peabody Museum: Zooarchaeology Laboratory Open House

12:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA

Special Event (all ages)

Enjoy a behind-the-scenes visit to a major museum lab that helps archaeologists identify excavated animal bones. Are the bones from an ancient human occupation site or last year’s picnic? Researchers will demonstrate techniques using skeletons of modern animals. This is a popular event for school-age children. If you have found a bone in your backyard, bring it with you and have it identified!

Regular museum admission rates ...

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2017 Sep 19

Peabody Museum: Cracking Bones, Gnawing Flesh, and Pondering Hearts: Body, Mind, and Medicine in Ancient Mesopotamia

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

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Ulrike Steinert, Research Associate, Babylonian Medicine, Department of History and Cultural Studies, Freie Universität Berlin

The human body has not changed significantly during recorded history–we share sensory...

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