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.

SIGN UP for news of our events and behind-the-scenes activities. (Emails are sent approximately once a month with occasional program updates.) See all the latest Harvard Museums of Science and Culture (HMSC) Program Guide to lectures, events, and exhibitions by clicking the Program Guide image. As one of the Harvard Museums of Science and Culture, Peabody Museum programs are included, as well as programs for the Harvard Museum of Natural History, the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, and the Harvard Semitic Museum.

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Courtesy of Museo Tumbas Reales de Sipán
Date: Sep 26, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Free Public Lecture

Jeffrey Quilter, William and Muriel Seabury Howells Director of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology; Senior Lecturer on Anthropology, Harvard University 

Shutterstock photo by Camdiluv
Date: Oct 03, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Panel Discussion. Free and open to the public. 

Laura Kubzansky, Lee Kum Kee Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences; Co-Director, Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 

Jukka-Pekka Onnela, Associate Professor of Biostatistics, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 

Kasisomayajula “Vish” Viswanath, Lee Kum Kee Professor of Health Communication; Co-Director, Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 

Zooarchaeology Lab Open House. Photo by Tony Rinaldo.
Date: Oct 09, 2017 at 12:00 pm to at 4:00 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Special All Ages Event 

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!

Pueblo Sa'lakwmana ceramic effigy pitcher.
Date: Oct 11, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

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

Border wall photo by Ieva Jusionyte
Date: Oct 17, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Free Public Lecture

Ieva Jusionyte, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Social Studies, Department of Anthropology and Committee on Degrees in Social Studies; Faculty Associate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University

Marigolds by Vasmila. Shutterstock.
Date: Nov 01, 2017 at 4:00 pm to at 8:00 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

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 of music and community.

Marigolds by Vasmila. Shutterstock.
Date: Nov 04, 2017 at 12:00 pm to at 4:00 pm
Location:
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Family Event

Maya Hieroglyphic Stairway, Copan, Honduras. Photo by Barbara Fash.
Date: Nov 08, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Free Public Lecture

Barbara Fash, Director, Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions Program and the Gordon R. Willey Laboratory for Mesoamerican Studies, Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

Alice Fletcher with two Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) women at the Winnebago Agency, 1888.
Date: Nov 30, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Free Public Lecture

Ophiacodon uniformis, MCZ 1366
Date: Dec 05, 2017 at 5:00 pm
Location:
Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Come mingle with fellow members at this behind-the-scenes member event. Explore the exhibits after hours, enjoy seasonal refreshments, and use your generous holiday member discount on unique gifts from the Shop at HMNH.

This year’s event will feature special behind-the-scenes tours of the Museum of Comparative Zoology’s vertebrate paleontology collections. Members will see MCZ’s new state-of-the-art storage facility, view rare fossils, and hear museum staff discuss their work with these collections.

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