Elsewhere at Harvard

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 of massive...

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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 evening...

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2017 Oct 11

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

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

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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

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 apply.

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 faculties...

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2017 Sep 18

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

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

 

Image of Myan Temple2017 Tatiana Proskouriakoff Public Lecture and Reception

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

4:00pm

Location: 

MOVED to Basement Seminar Room, Robinson Hall, 35 Qunicy Street

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

4:00pm

Location: 

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

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

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