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

Lecture

"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

 

Performance

"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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