Past Events

  • 2015 Mar 28

    Go Wild! Connecting Kids with Nature

    2:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street

    Special event and book signing with Scott Sampson, Vice President of Research and Collections and Chief Curator Denver Museum of Nature & Science

    Connecting people, especially children, with nature is crucial to their health and the health of places they call home.... Read more about Go Wild! Connecting Kids with Nature

  • 2015 Mar 26

    The Allure of Collecting Arms and Armor

    6:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street

    Public lecture with Donald J. LaRocca, Curator, Department of Arms and Armor, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    From dynastic armories and curiosity cabinets to Gothic Revival castles, private collections, and modern museums, armor and weapons have been methodically collected, studied, and preserved for their artistic and historical importance, beginning in the sixteenth century and continuing to the present day.... Read more about The Allure of Collecting Arms and Armor

  • 2015 Mar 24

    Written in Stone: Reading Earth's Library of Planetary History

    6:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street

    Evolution Matters Lecture Series with Andrew H. Knoll, Fisher Professor of Natural History, Departments of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University

    We live on a mature planet shaped by four billion years of evolution and environmental change.... Read more about Written in Stone: Reading Earth's Library of Planetary History

  • 2015 Mar 12

    Volcanic Winter, Population Bottlenecks, and Human Evolution

    6:00pm

    Location: 

    Peabody Museum, Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street

    2015 Hallam L. Movius, Jr. lecture and reception with Stanley H. Ambrose, Professor of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    The eruption of the Mount Toba supervolcano in the Indonesian island of Sumatra 74,000 years ago brought about an era of severe environmental degradation that decimated populations of Neanderthals and modern humans.... Read more about Volcanic Winter, Population Bottlenecks, and Human Evolution

  • 2015 Mar 10

    North America's Shale Gas Resources

    6:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street

    Public lecture with John H. Shaw, Chair, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences; Harry C. Dudley Professor of Structural and Economic Geology; and Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University

    Over the last decade, natural gas extracted from shale rock formations (shale gas) has become an important source of energy in North America.... Read more about North America's Shale Gas Resources

  • 2015 Mar 09

    Crossing Indigenous Boundaries

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street

    Special event and reception with Bain Attwood, Professor, School of Philosophical, Historical & International Studies, Monash University; Nicholas Bradley, Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Victoria; Philip Deloria, Carroll Smith-Rosenberg Collegiate Professor, Department of American Culture, University of Michigan

    Harvard Visiting Faculty Bain Attwood, Nicholas Bradley, and Philip Deloria provide perspectives on global issues in the study of Indigeneity, a vibrant and growing discipline that is used to study Indigenous communities around the globe.... Read more about Crossing Indigenous Boundaries

  • 2015 Mar 05

    The Revolution in Plant Evolution

    6:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street

    Evolution Matters Lecture Series with Pamela Soltis, Distinguished Professor and Curator, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida

    Today’s digital technologies enable museums to “unlock” their cabinets and share their treasures online.... Read more about The Revolution in Plant Evolution

  • 2015 Feb 24

    Natural History Collections and Evolution

    6:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street

    Evolution Matters Lecture Series with James Hanken, Professor of Biology, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology; Curator in Herpetology; Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology; and Director, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University

    Billions of plant and animal specimens are found in natural history collections around the world.... Read more about Natural History Collections and Evolution

  • 2015 Feb 19

    The Origins of Maya Civilization: New Insights from Ceibal

    6:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street

    Gordon R. Willey lecture and reception with Takeshi Inomata, Professor and Agnese Nelms Haury Chair, School of Anthropology, University of Arizona, and Daniela Triadan, Associate Professor, School of Anthropology, University of Arizona

    In the 1960s, Gordon Willey and a team of Harvard archaeologists led the investigation of Ceibal, a Maya site in Guatemala.... Read more about The Origins of Maya Civilization: New Insights from Ceibal

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