Past Events - 2012

Peabody Museum Lectures, Events, & Exhibits - 2012

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


Family Program Special Performance

Monkey King

Peabody Members $2, Non-members $5

January 26

5:30 pm


"Stuff by the Yard: Campus Materials Management"

Robert Gogan, Manager, Recycling and Waste Services, Harvard University

February 9

5:30 pm

Trash Talk Lecture

"Terrible and Charismatic Waste: A Close Reading of Ocean Plastics"

Max Liboiron, ABD, Department of Media, Culture and Communication,
New York University; Regional Co-Director of the Plastic Pollution  Coalition

February 18

Noon-4:00 pm

Family Program

Mexican Flag Day Discovery Room

Free with Peabody Museum admission.

February 21-25

Noon-4:00 pm

Family Program

Mexican Flag Day Discovery Room

Free with Peabody Museum admission.

February 23

5:30 pm

Gordon R. Willey Lecture

"Maya and the Idea of Empire: A View from the Field"

David Freidel, Professor of Archaeology, Washington University in St.  Louis


February 29

5:30 pm

Trash Talk Lecture

"Waste Ecologies: Waste is Natural and Necessary, So How Do We Design Our Future?"

Pierre Belanger, Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design

March 17

5:30 pm

Family Program

Fabulous Flutes, Marvelous Music Discovery Room

Free with Peabody Museum admission.

 March 22


Hallam L. Movius Jr. Memorial Lecture

"Recent Discoveries in the Altai: Issues on the Evolution of Homo Sapiens" (in Russian with translation)

Anatoly Derevianko, Head, Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian Branch, Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography

 March 29


Musical Evening

"Music of the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands: Performance & Talk" Cosponsored with the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard

José Cuellar, Professor emeritus of Latina/Latino Studies, College of Ethnic Studies, San Francisco State University

 April 5


Trash Talk Film Clips and Discussion

"Garbage City and the Informal Economy"

Co-sponsored by Outreach Center at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Semitic Museum, Harvard University

 April 11



"Dr. Loco" and ZUMIX

 April 19


Trash Talk Lecture

"Tornadoes, Twin Towers, and Hurricanes: 20 Years of Urban Disaster Clean-up"
Ben R. Turner, President, and Patrick McMullen, Executive Vice  President, CFO, & Treasurer, Phillips and Jordan, Inc.

 April 20-21


Drop-in Family Event

Trash Tales Discovery Room

 April 21


Earth Day Recycling Fun

Special off-site program

 April 24


Lecture and Tasting

"Man Food Fire: The Evolution of Barbecue" by Steven Raichlen





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