Humanities

2020 Mar 19

Does Food Have a Gender?

6:00pm

Location: 

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

DoesFoodHaveAGenderTHIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. 

Food is an indispensable part of culture and a symbol of profound social and political realities. Using Virginia Woolf’s essay A Room of One’s Own as a jumping point, Barbara Haber,...

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2020 Apr 17

A Fascination with Writing on Things: The Materiality of Texts in the Middle Ages

5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Forum Room, Lamont Library, 11 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
LudgerLiebIn this lecture, Professor Ludger Lieb will introduce the Heidelberg Collaborative Research Center (SFB) 933 project Material Text Cultures. Focusing on the close links between written texts, material artifacts and related practices, he will reframe reading as only one, and not always the most important practice in... Read more about A Fascination with Writing on Things: The Materiality of Texts in the Middle Ages
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 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 Feb 18

Fermentophone: Meet the Artist

10:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA 02138
fermentophoneFermentophone is a musical instrument played by live bacteria and yeast. It’s also an edible art installation that brings you closer to the microbes that help create some of our favorite foods and drinks. Meet artist Joshua Pablo Rosenstock and learn about his inspiration for this project during an informal conversation. Free... Read more about Fermentophone: Meet the Artist
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
2019 Dec 11

The Lost Book of Moses: The Hunt for the World’s Oldest Bible

4:00pm

Location: 

Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge MA, 02138
ChananTigayChanan Tigay is an award-winning journalist and nonfiction writer who has covered the Middle East, 9/11, and the United Nations for such outlets as AFP, the Atlantic, GQ, and the New Yorker. In this lecture, Tigay will talk about his first book, The Lost Book of Moses: The Hunt for the World’s... Read more about The Lost Book of Moses: The Hunt for the World’s Oldest Bible
2019 Dec 03

The Call of Migratory Things

4:00pm

Location: 

Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge MA, 02138
NinaMcconigleyNina McConigley, award-winning author of the short-story collection Cowboys and East Indians, will discuss her upcoming novel titled The Call of Migratory Things. With the landscape of the American West as the framework of this different kind of pioneer narrative, the novel... Read more about The Call of Migratory Things
2019 Dec 05

African Twilight: Vanishing Ceremonies of the African Continent

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Center for African Studies, 1280 Massachusetts Avenue, 3rd Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138
AfricanTwilightThis lecture will feature highlights from African Twilight, a fifteen-year study and visual homage to the vanishing traditions of the continent. Angela Fisher and Carol Beckwith sought out remote communities to record sacred ceremonies, celebrating Africa’s powerful art forms and boundless creativity. The... Read more about African Twilight: Vanishing Ceremonies of the African Continent
2019 Dec 11

HMSC Member Night at the Museums

5:30pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Museum of Natural History, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
HMSCMemberNightWander the museum after hours, enjoy seasonal treats, and go behind the scenes to see objects not currently on exhibit. Members will also receive a special 25% discount at the gift shop during the month of December. Museum membership and reservation required. For membership, reservations, and additional information,... Read more about HMSC Member Night at the Museums

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