Past Events - 2014

Peabody Museum Lectures, Events, & Exhibits

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.


Thursday, February 20, 6:00 pm

Public Lecture

"Lost Cities and Landscapes in the Heart of the Assyrian Empire"
Jason Ur, John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University

Tuesday, April 29, 6:00 pm

Hallam L. Movius, Jr.  Public Lecture and Reception

"Between the Caves: Landscape Archaeology of the Paleolithic in the French Central Pyrenees"

Margaret W. Conkey, Professor Emerita, Department of Archaeology, University of California, Berkeley

Archaeology Now lecture series

Wednesday, April 30

Public Lecture

"Worldly Worlding: Curating the Imaginal Fields of Science and Art"

Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, former Artistic Director, dOCUMENTA(13); Edith Kreeger Wolf Distinguished Visiting Professor of Art Theory & Practice, Northwestern University

Harvard Museums' Seminar on Innovative Curatorial Practice
Co-sponsored by the Harvard Art Museums and the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture

Friday, May 2

Arts First Public Exhibition Tour

The Legacy of Penobscot Canoes: A View from the River

Castle McLaughlin, Museum Curator of North American Ethnography and Co-Curator of The Legacy of Penobscot Canoes

Thursday, May 8

Public Lecture

"Volcanoes, Climate Change, and Modern Human Migrations across Africa"

Christian Tryon, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Harvard University

Thursday, May 22

Exhibition Opening and Book Signing

Shadows of Shangri-La: Nepal in Photographs

Saturday, June 21

Special Event

Summer Solstice Celebration: Night at the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture

Thursday, September 25, 4:30 pm

Closing Seminar and Reception

The Edges and Beyond: Shedding Light on Shangri-La


Thursday, October 2, 6:00 pm
Public Lecture and Book Signing

Saving Lemurs from Extinction: Conservation in Action

Patricia Chapple Wright, Professor of Anthropology, Stony Brook University

Sunday, October 5 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Special Event for All Ages

Amazing Archaeology Fair at Harvard University

Monday, October 13 12:00-4:30 pm
Special Family Event

Zooarchaeology Laboratory Open House

Saturday, November 1, 6:00–9:00 pm 
Special Event

Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead Evening Celebration

Advance tickets required

Sunday, November 2, 12:00–4:00 pm
Special Family Event

Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead Family Event

Thursdays, 1pm–4pm September 11 –November 13

Harvard Yard Archaeology Project excavations (weather permitting)

Anthropology 1130 students excavated in the Yard this Fall further documenting the 1650 Harvard Indian College. More about the Project.  Download the 2014 brochure

Thursday, November 6, 1:30 pm
Results Day, Harvard Yard Archaeology Project

Students of Anthropology 1130 show and discuss the findings of the 2014 excavation season. Harvard Yard outside Matthews Hall.

Thursday, November 6, 6:00 pm 
Public Lecture

Beautiful and Deadly: The Arts of War
Steven LeBlanc, Curator, Arts of War: Artistry in Weapons across Cultures, Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

Tuesday, November 18, 6:00 pm
Public Lecture

Protecting the Ash Tree: Wabanaki Diplomacy and Sustainability Science in Maine
Darren Ranco (PhD Social Anthropology, Harvard University), Chair of Native American Programs, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Coordinator of Native American Research, University of Maine


















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