Echoes of Their Wings
The Life and Legacy of the Passenger Pigeon
Attend the Harvard Museum of Natural History's author talk and book signing, Echoes of Their Wings with Joel Greenberg on Sunday, March 9 at 2:00 pm. The passenger pigeon once rules the skies of North America, numbering in the billions and comprising upwards of 25% of the region's bird population in the mid-1800s. By 1914, however, the species was extinct--a downfall hastened by America's growing hunger for land development and hunting. Author and naturalist Joel Greenberg will discuss how the passenger pigeon's extinction may inform today's conservation decisions. Author talk and book signing will be held in the Harvard Museum of Natural History galleries and is included with museum admission.
Intimate Inquiries, Public Displays: Situating Anatomy in Renaissance Italy
Join the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments (CHSI) for their upcoming lecture Intimate Inquiries, Public Displays: Situating Anatomy in Renaissance Italy on Thursday, March 13 at 6:00 pm in the Pfizer Lecture Hall located in the Mallinckrodt Chemistry Building. In association with the new CHSI exhibition, Body of Knowledge: A History of Anatomy, Dr. Katharine Park will explore the many contexts in which bodies were opened in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Italy. While dissection was part of university training for physicians and surgeons, similar practices took place in churches, monasteries, hospitals, and private homes, testifying to a broad interest in the human interior within the context of art, medicine, religion, and law. Lecture is free and open to the public.