History of Social Sciences

2017 Mar 27

Piltdown Man, the Missing Link: Exposing the Motives and Methods behind a 100-Year-Old Hoax

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

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

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Christopher Dean, Emeritus Professor of Anatomy, Division of Biosciences and Professorial Research Associate, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University College London

In 1912, British paleontologist Arthur Smith Woodward and amateur antiquarian...

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2017 Mar 21

Fabricating the Authentic: Presenting Anthropology at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

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

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Lee D. Baker, Dean of Academic Affairs for Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Mrs. A. Hehmeyer Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Duke University

Frederic Ward Putnam, one of the Peabody Museum’s...

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2017 Mar 07

Marx, Freud, and the Gods Black People Make: European Social Theory and the Real-Life “Fetish”

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

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

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J. Lorand Matory, Lawrence Richardson Professor of Cultural Anthropology and Director, Sacred Arts of the Black Atlantic Project, Duke University

Since the early-modern encounter between African and European merchants on the Guinea Coast, the term “fetish...

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2017 Apr 06

Mahindra Center Keynote Panel: Technical Landscapes: Aesthetics and the Environment in the History of Science and Art

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Location TBA

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Peter L. Galison
Joseph Pellegrino University Professor, Harvard University
Title: What Are Technical Lands?

Caroline A. Jones
Professor, Department of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
...

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2017 Feb 23

Future of Food: Meeting Future Food Needs: The Global Food System Under Climate Change

5:00pm to 6:30pm

Shenggen Fan
Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

Understanding the challenges associated with reliably providing food and nutrition in the context of a growing population and changing climate is integral when considering the global food system. The Future of Food Lecture Series, organized by the Harvard University Center for the Environment, highlights the interactions between agriculture and climate and their consequences for health and stability in an ongoing series of discussions with speakers from...

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2017 Feb 24

Weatherhead Center Conference: Global Food+ 2017

12:30pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Tsai Auditorium (S010)

Global Food+ 2017 is an event open to all that will feature an afternoon of “speed talk” presentations by two dozen top scholars in the Boston area. This event will highlight current research findings at the important nexus between food, agriculture, health, society, and the environment.

The twenty-four presenters include scholars from a wide range of disciplines, including anthropology, economics, political science, history, sociology, engineering, biology, and environmental sciences. Each will deliver a seven-minute summary of his or her most recent research...

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