Past Events - 2011

Peabody Museum Lectures, Events, & Exhibits - 2011

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. If you missed a lecture, check here for a free audio download.


January 15

Noon-1:30 pm or 2:30-4:00 pm

Family Program

Family Fun Saturday Amazing Aztecs

$5 per child with Peabody Museum admission. Advance reservations required.


February 10

5:30 pm

Lecture

To Write or Knot? Another Route to Record Keeping in the Ancient Americas

Gary Urton, Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Anthropology, Harvard University


February 17

5:30 pm

Tatiana Proskouriakoff Award Lecture

The Ajaw’s Own Words: Oration and Royal Testimony in Ancient Maya Texts

David Stuart, Linda and David Schele Professor of Mesoamerican Art and Writing, University of Texas at Austin
 


February 19

Noon-4:00 pm

Family Program

Family Fun Saturday School Vacation Discovery Room

Free with Peabody Museum admission.


February 23-26

Noon-4:00 pm

Family Program

Family Fun Saturday School Vacation Discovery Room

Free with Peabody Museum admission.


February 24

5:30 pm

Lecture

The Living Sign: Maya Hieroglyphs and Vitalized Writing

Stephen Houston, Dupee Family Professor of Social
Sciences, Brown University


 

March 2

5-7 pm

Exhibition Opening and Reception

House of Love: Photographic Fiction, Dayanita Singh
 


March 10

5:30 pm

Hallam L. Movius, Jr. Lecture

The Evolution of Big-Game Hunting: Protein, Fat, or Politics?

John D. Speth, Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Anthropology and Curator of North American Archaeology in the Museum of Anthropology, University of Michigan


March 19

Noon-1:30 pm or 2:30-4:00 pm

Family Program

Family Fun Saturday Curious About Cuneiform

$5 per child with Peabody Museum admission. Advance reservations required.


March 24

5:30 pm

Lecture

Adopting and Adapting Writing in Native Nations of the Northeast

Lisa Brooks, Assistant Professor of History and Literature and of Folklore and Mythology, Harvard University
 


March 27

4-6 pm

Book Launch

The Road to Ruins

Ian Graham, author


March 29

5:30 pm

Gordon R. Willey Lecture

The Teotihuacan Cosmogram and Polity: Update on the
Sacred City and its Three Monuments

Saburo Sugiyama, Professor, International Cultural Studies, Aichi Prefectural University & School of Human Evolution and Social Change


April 7

5:30 pm

Lecture

War of Words: Rethinking Plains Indian "Ledger Art"
 

Castle McLaughlin, Associate Curator of North American Ethnography, Peabody Museum


April 14

5:30 pm

Lecture

Excavating the Great Aztec Temple:Achievements and Perspectives

Eduardo Matos Moctezuma, General Coordinator, Great Aztec Temple Project


April 16

Noon-4:00 pm

Family Program

Family Fun Saturday School Vacation Discovery Room

Free with Peabody Museum admission.


April 20

5:30 pm

Lecture

A Brief History of the Spectre of the Internet and the Death of Writing

Matthew Battles, author, Library: An Unquiet History
 


April 28

5;30 pm

Lecture

The Preservation and Importance of Inscriptions

Barbara Fash, Director, Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions, Peabody Museum
 


May 21

Noon-1:30 pm or d 2:30-4:00 pm

Family Program

Family Fun Saturday Wall Art Stories

$5 per child with Peabody Museum admission. Advance reservations required.


June 18

1:00-3:00 pm

Family Program

Family Fun Saturday Give Me Shelter

Free with Peabody Museum admission.


 
 

 

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