Past Events

  • 2017 Apr 24

    History, Archaeology, and Ecology in the Galápagos Islands


    Tozzer 203, 21 Divinity Ave, Cambridge MA 02138


    Dr. Peter W. Stahl (Department of Anthropology, University of Victoria) will present his research in Ecuador: "History, Archaeology, and Ecology in the Galápagos Islands"

  • 2017 Apr 23

    The Natural History of Your Favorite foods


    Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, 11 Divinity Ave, Cambridge MA 02138
    10:00am to 12:00pm


    Family drop-in activity  

    At last you get to play with your food! Meet archaeologists and use your observational skills to compare ancient wild plant and animal species to modern ones. Taste, process, and handle new and old world ingredients from favorite foods like pizza, french fries, and chocolate cake, and learn how they became the staples of the American diet we enjoy today. 

    Free and open to the public. Recommended for ages 9 and older.
    Presented in collaboration with the Cambridge Science Festival


  • 2017 Apr 20

    Conference - The Sacred Image Between Revealing and Concealing: New Directions in the Interpretation of the Sacred in Ancient and Medieval Art


    Naumburg Room, Fogg Museum, 32 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138
    (All day)

    A two-day international symposium highlighting new research on the interpretation of the sacred in ancient and medieval art, with a keynote address by François Lissarague (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris) and presentations by Milette Gaifman (Yale University), Jeffrey Hamburger (Harvard University), John Hamilton (Harvard University), Henriette Hofmann (University of Basel), Pierre-Alain Mariaux (University of Neuchâtel), Ioannis Mylonopoulos (Columbia University), Laura Nasrallah (Harvard University), Felipe Pereda (Harvard University) Verity Platt (Cornell …

  • 2017 Apr 15

    Film Screening - "The Destruction of Memory"


    Armenian Museum of America, Adele & Haig Der Manuelian Galleries, 65 Main Street Watertown, MA 02472


    Museum are partnering to present a film screening of Tim Slade’s The Destruction of Memory on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 2:00 PM.

    The event will include the screening and a panel discussion with Tim Slade, Andras Riedlmayer of Harvard University, and Joesph Greene of the Semitic Museum, and will be held as the Museum’s annual Genocide commemoration event for 2017.

  • 2017 Apr 13

    Constructing the social world: from home remodeling to a new social order


    Haller Hall, Room 102, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Mark Laidre, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, Dartmouth College.Of any animal species, Homo sapiens makes perhaps the most radical changes to its surrounding environment. This powerful capacity for ‘niche construction’ is intimately linked to a suite of seemingly unique adaptations, including strong reliance on social learning, habitual tool use, sophisticated communication, and high levels of cooperation among non-kin.

  • 2017 Apr 06

    Anxieties about Race in Egyptology and Egyptomania, 1890–1960


    Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge MA 02138


    Race, Representation, and Museums Lecture Series

    Donald Reid, Professor Emeritus, Department of History, Georgia State University; Affiliate Professor, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, University of Washington