Past Events

  • 2017 Feb 17

    Italian Archaeological Research in the Kassala Province, Sudan


    Barker Center Room 230, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge
    5:00pm to 7:00pm

    The region of Kassala in Eastern Sudan has not been explored by archaeologists until the early 1980s, when the Oriental University, Naples (Italy), started an archaeological project in the Gash Delta as part of an investigation about possible contacts between the Nile Valley and the highlands in northern Ethiopia and Eritrea in late prehistoric and early historical time. On the results of these investigations it is now possible to outline the dynamics of peopling in the region from the 6th millennium BCE to the 2nd millennium CE.

  • 2017 Feb 16

    The genetic history of plague: From the stone age to the 18th century via the Roman Empire


    Barker Center: Thompson Room, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge
    5:30pm to 6:05pm

    Prof. Dr. Johannes Krause, Director of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, Germany, will speak on “The genetic history of plague: From the stone age to the 18th century via the Roman Empire” as part of the “What’s New in the Fall of the Roman Empire” Lecture Series, co-hosted by SoHP, the Department of History, and Department of the Classics.

  • 2017 Feb 13

    Polynesian Voyaging Society


    Sheerr Room, Fay House, 10 Garden Street Cambridge, MA 02138


    Lecture by Kaleomanuiwa Wong, Navigator, Polynesian Voyaging Society

    Introduction by John Huth, Codirector of the science program at the Radcliffe Institute and Donner Professor of Science in the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

  • 2017 Feb 08

    The Site of Umm Al-Aqarib


    Semitic Museum, Room 201 6 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA

    The Harvard History and Archaeology of Ancient Near Eastern Societies Workshop presens a lecture by: Haider A. Oraibi Almamori State Board of Antiquities and Heritage, Iraq

  • 2017 Feb 06

    International Economics Workshop: Trade, Merchants and Lost Cities of the Bronze Age


    Littauer Center, 1805 Cambridge Street, M15
    2:30pm to 4:00pm


    "Trade, Merchants and Lost Cities of the Bronze Age"


    A. Kerem CosarAssociate Professor, University of Virginia

    Co-sponsored by the Department of Economics, Harvard University.


    Cynthia Gomez


    Pol AntràsFaculty Associate. Robert G. Ory Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Harvard University.

  • 2016 Dec 08

    Understanding Human Variation: Then and Now


    Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA


    Race, Representation, and Museums Series Lecture 

    Maryellen Ruvolo, Professor of Human Evolutionary Biology, Department of Human Evolutionary Biology; Affiliate Member of the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University; Associate Member of the Broad Institute of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University