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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Most Peabody talks are recorded. See Past Events.

 

Barbara Natterson-Horowitz
Date: Mar 05, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street

Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, and Co-Director, Evolutionary Medicine Program, UCLA; Visiting Professor, Department of Human and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University

Photo courtesy Randall White
Date: Mar 20, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge

New European Discoveries

Randall White, Professor, Department of Anthropology, New York University

Amazing Archaeology at Harvard sphinx
Date: Mar 24, 2018 at 1:00 pm to at 4:00 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Teotihuacan image via Shutterstock by Francky38
Date: Mar 29, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street. Cambridge

Deborah L. Nichols, William J. Bryant 1925 Professor of Anthropology; Chair, Latin America, Latino, and Caribbean Studies, Department of Anthropology, Dartmouth College

Photo by Carlo Maley
Date: Apr 04, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street. Cambridge

Athena Aktipis, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology; Lincoln Professor, Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics; Director, Cooperation and Conflict Lab, Arizona State University

Photo courtesy George Yepes
Date: Apr 10, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street.

Excavations of the Great Aztec Temple

Eduardo Matos Moctezuma, Archaeologist and Author

Photo by Joshua Bell
Date: Apr 18, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street. Cambridge, MA

A Natural History of Cell Phones

Joshua A. Bell, Curator of Globalization, Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution

Model of habitations and forts, Massachusetts and southern New England. PM 06-23-10/66309. Courtesy Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology.

Date: Apr 22, 2018 at 10:00 am to at 12:00 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Zoe Eddy (Wendat-Huron, Mohawk), Graduate Student in Archaeology, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University

Native Americans built different types of homes to address
the challenges of widely varied environments. In this program, families will explore ancient engineering while constructing simple models of a sod house, a wetu, a plank house, and a tipi, and they will have the opportunity to compare Native American homes in the museum exhibit dioramas.

Studio portrait of an Aymará Indian of La Paz, Bolivia by Ricardo Villaalba, c. 1870. Hand-colored carte de visite. PM 2004.29.10557. Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology. ©President and Fellows of Harvard College
Date: Apr 24, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street. Cambridge, MA

Anthropology, Photography, and the Power of Imagery

Melissa Banta, Projects Curator, Weissman Preservation Center, Harvard Library Museum Associate, Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, Harvard University