Humanities

  • 2020 Feb 27

    The Ancient Maya Response to Climate Change: A Cautionary Tale

    6:00pm

    Location: 

    Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
    TurnerMayaAncient Maya civilization—known for its cities, monumental architecture, ceramics, hieroglyphic writing, and advanced understanding of mathematics and astronomy—suffered a major demise between the tenth and eleventh centuries. The causes continue to be investigated and debated. Paleoenvironmental research over the past twenty years... Read more about The Ancient Maya Response to Climate Change: A Cautionary Tale
  • 2020 Feb 29

    Dig into Dinner

    1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Location: 

    Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
    DigIntoDinnerA special event for children ages 4–8. Explore the new Resetting the Table exhibition, starting at the dinner table set for a party. Family-friendly activities about what we eat will be set up throughout the gallery: drop in for smell stations, Play-Doh® desserts, games with prizes, and a raffle of dinner for... Read more about Dig into Dinner
  • 2020 Mar 04

    Radcliffe Open Studios

    6:00pm

    Location: 

    Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery, Byerly Hall, 8 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
    RadcliffeOpenStudios2020Join the Radcliffe Institute for a special event during which fellows across the creative arts open their studio doors to reveal their creative processes. Learn more about the music, film, artworks, performances, and books that Radcliffe’s community of artists have under way in Byerly Hall. Participating... Read more about Radcliffe Open Studios
  • 2020 Mar 05

    The Khufu Boat

    6:00pm

    Location: 

    Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
    KhufuBoatIn 1954, Egyptian archaeologist Kamal el-Mallakh discovered a 144-foot ship buried next to the Great Pyramid of Giza. The Khufu boat—one of the oldest-known planked vessels from antiquity—was interred in honor of Khufu, the pharaoh who built the Great Pyramid. Bob Brier, Senior Research Fellow, Long Island University,... Read more about The Khufu Boat
  • 2020 Mar 23

    Seeing Citizens: Picturing American Women’s Fight for the Vote

    Mon - Sat, Mar 23 to Oct 3, 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Location: 

    The Lia and William Poor Gallery, Schlesinger Library, 3 James Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
    SuffrageThis exhibition presents the images that leading activists wanted the public to see—and some that they wanted to hide. White suffragists portrayed themselves as elite, educated, and moral women. Some aspects of their campaign assured skeptics that the amendment would preserve white supremacy and pose no challenges to the... Read more about Seeing Citizens: Picturing American Women’s Fight for the Vote
  • 2020 Apr 25

    Diving with a Purpose: A Fifteen-Year Odyssey

    2:00pm to 3:30pm

    Location: 

    Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    AJJonesDiving with a Purpose is an organization dedicated to the documentation and protection of African slave trade shipwrecks and the maritime history and culture of African Americans. Jay Haigler and Albert José Jones will share a documentary on the organization’s work and recent discoveries. They will discuss the importance of...

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