Video Presentations

October 20, 2016

Lecture Series: What's New in the Fall of the Roman Empire

Kyle Harper, Professor of Classics and Letters, Senior Vice President and Provost, University of Oklahoma

"Nature Did It: Romans, Ecology and the Global History of Infectious Disease"

Event sponsored by the Initiative for the Science of the Human Past at Harvard.

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October 11, 2016

Douglas H. Erwin, Curator of Paleozoic Invertebrates, Smithsonian Institution

"Contingency, Chance and Determinism in Deep History"

Event sponsored by the Initiative for the Science of the Human Past at Harvard, and the Departments of History, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, and Philosophy at Harvard University.

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September 28, 2016

David Christian, Macquarie University

"Australian History in Deep Time"

Event sponsored by the Initiative for the Science of the Human Past at Harvard University, the Australian Studies Committee and the Departments of Anthropology and History at Harvard University, The Australian Centre for Indigenous History, and Australian National University.

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December 7, 2015

John Hines, Professor of Anglo-Saxon Archaeology & Old English, Cardiff University

"Radiocarbon, Statistics and Archaeology: Building a scientific chronological framework for Early Anglo-Saxon England and its implications."

Event sponsored by the Initiative for the Science of the Human Past at Harvard and the Medieval History Workshop in the Department of History, Harvard University.

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November 11, 2015

For Photos, Link to event page

Paul A. Mayewski (U. of Maine), Michael McCormick (Harvard, SoHP), Pascal Bohleber (U. of Maine), Andrei Kurbatov (U. of Maine), Alexander More (Harvard, SoHP), Nicole Spaulding (U. of Maine), Matthew Luongo (Harvard College '17)

"2,000 Years of European Climate: First Results from the SoHP Historical Ice Core Project"

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October 5, 2015

David Reich (Harvard HMS/SoHP): "Toward a New History and Geography of Human Genes Informed by Ancient DNA” with comments by Nick Patterson (Broad Institute Harvard/MIT)

For Photos, see the event listing

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April 14, 2015

“Environments, Genes, Archaeology, and the End of Prehistory: Discussion of the Making of the Middle Sea” A Round Table by the SoHP at Harvard University

Speaker(s):
Cyprian Broodbank, Emma Dench, Michael Herzfeld, Nick Patterson, Daniel Lord Smail, Jason Ur

Hosted by: Michael McCormick

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPGU7RxTkNw

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October 8, 2014

Yale University
The Yale Working Group in Climate and History

“Connecting Roman and Medieval climate and Historical Change: Five Challenges for the 21st Century”

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0PWjxs-wXI

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November 1, 2013

The Encounter of Science and History Inaugural Conference

Link to event page: http://sohp.fas.harvard.edu/blog/announcement-inaugural-conference-harvard-initiative-science-human-past

  1. Introduction:

Michael McCormick and Alan Garber

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqyrakvVK8s

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2. Evolutionary Forces in Humans and Pathogens:

Pardis Sabeti  Link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrbtKT8TvUQ

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3. Ancient and Medieval Climate Change and the Future of Humanity:

Michael McCormick  Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E421Zbq0U0s

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4. Mixture between Highly Differentiated Populations in India, 1900-2400 years ago:

David Reich Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fk2is4FqpiU