Prof. Dr. Johannes Krause, Director of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, Germany, will speak on “The Genetic History of Plague: From the Stone Age to the 18th Century via the Roman Empire” as part of the “What’s New in the Fall of the Roman Empire” Lecture Series, co-hosted by SoHP, the Department of History, and Department of the Classics. The presentation is scheduled for Thursday, February 16th from 5:30 pm- 6:45 pm in the Barker Center: Thompson Room (12 Quincy Street, Cambridge).
Dr. Michael Dee is currently at the Centre for Isotope Research, University of Groningen, The Netherlands, and recently completed a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship at the University of Oxford / Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit. The workshop will be chaired by Noreen Tuross, Landon T. Clay Professor of Scientific Archaeology, Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, with comments by Douglas J. Kennett, Professor of Environmental Archaeology, Pennsylvania State University; Irwin Shapiro, Timken University Professor, Department of Astronomy, Harvard University; and Christian Alexander Tryon, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University. Further information for this interdisciplinary workshop is attached.... Read more about Dr. Michael Dee, University of Groningen: "Solar Storms, Tree Rings and Astrochronology: New Radiocarbon Research from Oxford"
The Initiative for the Science of the Human Past at Harvard, in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History (Jena, Germany), announces an opportunity for recent and graduating seniors and Master’s students to participate in a Symposium scheduled at Harvard University on Saturday, October 29th, 2016.