Elsewhere at Harvard

2017 Nov 01

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

Location: 

11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA
4:00pm to 8:00pm

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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 evening...

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2017 Oct 11

Peabody Museum: Tales of Hopi Pottery: The Legacy of Historic Museum Collections

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA
6:00pm

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Lea S. McChesney, Curator of Ethnology, Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, The University of New Mexico

Harvard’s Peabody Museum houses an extraordinary collection of historic Hopi pottery (c. 1400–1900 CE), collected in...

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2017 Oct 09

Peabody Museum: Zooarchaeology Laboratory Open House

Location: 

11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA
12:00pm to 4:00pm

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 apply.

2017 Sep 19

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

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA
6:00pm

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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 faculties...

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2017 Sep 18

Peabody Museum: Two Ways of Knowing: Creating Ancient Maya History through Inscriptions and Archaeology

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA
6:00pm

 

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Simon Martin, Associate Curator and Keeper of Collections, American Section, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Scholars...

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2018 Feb 05

Program on the Study of Capialism: Presentations by Tim Barker and Samantha Payne

Location: 

MOVED to Basement Seminar Room, Robinson Hall, 35 Qunicy Street
4:00pm

Tim Barker, Ph.D. Candidate in History, Harvard University
“How to Pay for the War: The Political Economy of Military Keynesianism in the United States, 1945-1979”

Samantha Payne, Ph.D Candidate in History, Harvard University
“The Last Atlantic Revolution: Emancipation and Reconstruction in the U.S. and Latin America”

2017 Nov 20

Program on the Study of Capialism: The United States as a Developing Nation: The Political Origins of Modern American Capitalism

Location: 

Robinson Hall Lower Library, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA
4:00pm

Noam Maggor, Postdoctoral Associate, Cornell University, and Stefan Link, Assistant Professor of History, Dartmouth College  

“The United States as a Developing Nation: The Political Origins of Modern American Capitalism”   

 

Commentator: Shaun Nichols, College Fellow in History, Harvard University

2017 Oct 23

Program on the Study of Capitalism: Primal Capital: Money and the Microfoundations of Keynes's General Theory

Location: 

Robinson Hall Lower Library, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA
4:00pm

2017 Oct 24

Weatherhead Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar: Japan's Imperial Household and Abdication: The Contemporary Controversy in Historical Perspective

Location: 

CGIS Knafel K262, 1737 Cambridge St. Cambridge, MA
12:30pm to 2:00pm

Speaker:

Ken RuoffProfessor of History and Director of the Center for Japanese Studies, Portland State University.

Discussant:

Andrew GordonExecutive Committee; Faculty Associate. Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History, Harvard University; Victor and William Fung Acting Director, Harvard University Asia Center (2016-2017).

Contact:

Jenni Ting
wting@wcfia.harvard.edu

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2017 Oct 13

Weatherhead Economic History Workshop: The Costs of Patronage: Evidence from the British Empire

Location: 

Littauer Center, M16, 1805 Cambridge Street
2:00pm to 3:30pm

Speaker:

Guo XoAssistant Professor of Economics, Hass School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.

Contact:

Gia Petrakis
gpetrakis@fas.harvard.edu

Chairs:

Eric ChaneyFaculty Associate. Assistant Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Harvard University.

Melissa DellFaculty Associate. Assistant Professor of Economics, Department of...

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2017 Oct 10

Weatherhead Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar: Why the Fishhead Faces Left and Other Tales: Learning from Food Workers in Japan

Location: 

CGIS Knafel K262, 1737 Cambridge St. Cambridge, MA
12:30pm to 2:00pm

Speaker:

Merry WhiteProfessor of Anthropology, Boston University.

Contact:

Jenni Ting
wting@wcfia.harvard.edu

Moderator:

Susan PharrDirector, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations; Senior Adviser, Executive Committee; Faculty Associate; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics, Department of Government, Harvard University.

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