Events

    Film Screening & Panel Discussion: The Cinema of Patience: Reflecting on N!ai, the Story of a !Kung Woman

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    Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

    Thirty years after its release, N!ai, the Story of a !Kung Woman remains an exemplar of ethnographic filmmaking. Directed and edited by John Marshall and Adrienne Miesmer, the film documents the life of N!ai, a Ju/hoan woman and the harsh realities of apartheid in 1980s Namibia, and it presents an intimate portrait of life in one of the last hunting and gathering communities. In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of Documentary Educational Resources, this program will explore the film’s importance to the preservation of intangible culture, and Marshall’s influence on...

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    Ancient Brews Rediscovered and Re-Created

    Location: 

    Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

    Patrick E. McGovern, Scientific Director, Biomolecular Archaeology Project for Cuisine, Fermented Beverages, and Health, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology; Adjunct Professor of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania

    The makers of the earliest fermented beverages must have marveled at the “magical” process by which mixtures of wild fruits, honey, and cereals produced mind-altering drinks. In this special event, Patrick McGovern will venture back to the origins of brewing in the ancient world. Drawing on archaeology,...

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    2018 Dec 24

    Exhibition: Kalahari Perspectives: Anthropology, Photography, and the Marshall Family

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    Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, 11 Divinity Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
    Repeats every day until Sun Mar 31 2019 .
    (All day)

    In the 1950s, the Cambridge-based Marshall family launched a groundbreaking effort to document the rapidly changing lives of Kalahari hunter-gatherers in Southern Africa. Explore the complex photographic history and the power of images to create and break stereotypes.

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    Weekday Guided Tours

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    Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Boston

    Enjoy a free guided tour of the Arnold Arboretum landscape with a knowledgeable docent. Tours are appropriate for adults and last approximately 90 minutes. History, highlights of the landscape, seasonal interest and more!

     

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    2018 Nov 26

    Exhibition: Adam and Eve

    Location: 

    University Teaching Gallery, Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138
    Repeats every day until Sun Jan 06 2019 .
    (All day)

    For most of history, humans expressed ethical ideas through stories, and of all these the story of Adam and Eve has been perhaps the most powerful... Read more about Exhibition: Adam and Eve

    2018 Jul 25

    Passports: Lives in Transit

    Location: 

    Houghton Library, Harvard Yard, Harvard University, Cambridge
    Repeats every day until Sun Aug 19 2018 .
    (All day)

    This exhibition conceives of passports as the ruins of a modern dream now in terminal crisis – the dream of a globalized world. Drawing on the collections of Harvard Library, Passports: Lives in Transit addresses this major contemporary issue through the lens of passports, visa applications, and other documents associated with noteworthy nineteenth- and twentieth-century travelers, émigrés and refugees. Also on view, items of personal significance to a Harvard student telling a story of Latino immigration to the U.S., as well as a site-specific multimedia art installation of...

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    Daughter of the Cold War

    Location: 

    CGIS South Building, Room S050, Harvard University Campus, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge

    Grace Kennan Warnecke's memoir is about a life lived on the edge of history. Daughter of one of the most influential diplomats of the twentieth century, wife of the... Read more about Daughter of the Cold War

    Palace Walls

    Location: 

    Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Ave, Cambridge
    Four Day Program For Students in Grades 3-4
     
    Explore art using old and new technologies to learn more about life in ancient kingdoms.... Read more about Palace Walls

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