HMSC spring 2019 program guide

Peabody Museum Lectures, Events & Tours

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.

Tours by Harvard student guides are available during the fall and spring. Be sure to check the tour schedule. 

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Most Peabody talks are recorded. See Past Events.


Historic map of Australia
Date: Oct 29, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Public Lecture

Philip Jones
Senior Curator in Anthropology, South Australian Museum, and
Affiliate Lecturer, Department of History, University of Adelaide

Date: Nov 02, 2019 at 12:00 pm to at 4:00 pm
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology,11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge

Family Event

Live music, Oaxacan wood carving, and festive decorations help to make this a joyful event designed to remember and welcome back the spirits of loved ones. Decorate a sugar skull (additional $6 fee); sip spicy chocolate; make papel picado (cut paper banners), cempasúchil flowers, and other artwork; and write a message in any language you choose to place upon the community altar. The community altar art will be created by students at the Rafael Hernández Dual Language School in Boston.