Events

HMSC fall 2016 program guide

Peabody Museum Lectures, Events, & Exhibitions

All events are free and open to the public, except where noted below. All lectures are at the Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St., Cambridge, except where noted below.

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Magnus Fiskesjö

Date: 

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Race, Representation, and Museums Lecture Series 

Magnus Fiskesjö, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Cornell University

Date: 

Monday, March 6, 2017

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Davíd Carrasco, Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of the Study of Latin America, Harvard Divinity School and the Department of Anthropology, Harvard University

Brian D. Farrell, Director, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies; Professor of Biology, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University

 

J. Lorand Matory

Date: 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Race, Representation, and Museums Lecture Series

J. Lorand Matory, Lawrence Richardson Professor of Cultural Anthropology and Director, Sacred Arts of the Black Atlantic Project, Duke University

Lee D. Baker

Date: 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Race, Representation, and Museums Lecture Series

Lee D. Baker, Dean of Academic Affairs for Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Mrs. A. Hehmeyer Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Duke University

Christopher Dean

Date: 

Monday, March 27, 2017

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Race, Representation, and Museums Lecture Series

Christopher Dean, Emeritus Professor of Anatomy, Division of Biosciences and Professorial Research Associate, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University College London

Date: 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Location: 

See website for details: www.hmsc.harvard.edu

Okwui Enwezor, Director, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany; Artistic Director, 56th Venice Biennale

John Akomfrah, OBE, Artist and Filmmaker

The Harvard Museums’ fourth annual Curatorial Innovation program will feature an evening with Okwui Enwezor and John Akomfrah, in which they will explore contemporary exhibition-making and the future of museum display. Particular attention will be paid to exhibits that cross disciplines and link the worlds of art and science.

Donald Reid

Date: 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Race, Representation, and Museums Lecture Series

Donald Reid, Professor Emeritus, Department of History, Georgia State University; Affiliate Professor, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, University of Washington

The National Museum of Tanzania

Date: 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA 02138

2017 Hallam L. Movius, Jr. Lecture and Reception

Audax Z. P. Mabulla, Director General, The National Museum of Tanzania

Date: 

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

At last you get to play with your food! Meet archaeologists and use your observational skills to compare ancient wild plant and animal species to modern ones. Taste, process, and handle new and old world ingredients from favorite foods like pizza, french fries, and chocolate cake, and learn how they became the staples of the American diet we enjoy today. 

Family drop-in activity. Free and open to the public. Recommended for ages 9 and older.
Presented in collaboration with the Cambridge Science Festival

 
Corinne Kratz

Date: 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Race, Representation, and Museums Lecture Series

Corinne Kratz, Professor Emerita, Department of Anthropology and Institute of African Studies and Director, African Critical Inquiry Program, Emory University; Research Associate, Museum of International Folk Art

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