Events

1893 Chicago World's Fair anthropology display. Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution Archives.
Date: Dec 06, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Free Public Lecture

Ira Jacknis, Research Anthropologist, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley

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.

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

Facebook Livestream will be available

Robert Baron, Director, Folk Arts Program, New York State Council on the Arts

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

Day of the Dead by Tony Rinaldo
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

Day of the Dead by David Barron
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

Información en español

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. Come dressed as a catrina or a catrín and participate in the costume contest at 7:00 pm. See the full schedule below.

Date: Oct 17, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Location:
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

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

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

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!

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

Panel Discussion

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 

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