Video Presentations

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April 11, 2018

MHAAM Lecture

"'Death by Contact: Ancient Pathogen Genomes from Epidemics in Early Mexico"


Johannes Krause, Director, Department of Archaeogenetics,
Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History and Co-Director, MHAAM

 

Event sponsored by the Max Planck-Harvard Research Center for the Archaeoscience of the Ancient Mediterranean (MHAAM); the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, and the Standing Committee on Archaeology, Harvard University.

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February 15, 2018

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

"'The Archaeology of Poverty: How poor were Roman peasants?  Did they get poorer?"


Kimberly D. Bowes, 
Associate Professor of Classical Studies, University of Pennsylvania
 

Event sponsored by the Initiative for the Science of the Human Past at Harvard, Department of the Classics, Department of History.

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November 16, 2017

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

"'An Early Islamic Agricultural Revolution?' New light on the transformation of agricultural and irrigation technologies in Late Roman and Islamic Near East"


Gideon Avni,
Head of the Archaeological Division,
Israel Antiquities Authority; Lecturer, Institute of Archaeology, Hebrew University
 
Event sponsored by the Initiative for the Science of the Human Past at Harvard, Department of the Classics, Department of History.

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October 14, 2017

TEDxHarvard College

"Science and the Future of the Human Past"


Prof. Michael McCormick,
Francis Goelet Professor of Medieval History
Chair, Science of the Human Past
 

Event sponsored by TEDxHarvard College

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October 10, 2017

MHAAM Inaugural Workshop
 

MHAAM is made possible with the support of the Institute for Aegean Prehistory (INSTAP); the President of the Max Planck Society; the Goelet-Berkowitz Fund to support the Science of the Human Past; the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, Germany; the Initiative for the Science of the Human Past at Harvard (SoHP); the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University; and individual contributors to SoHP.

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February 2, 2017

SoHP Radiocarbon Workshop

"Solar Storms, Tree Rings and Astrochronology: New Radiocarbon Research from Oxford"


Dr. Michael Dee, Centre for Isotope Research, University of Groningen
 

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

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February 17, 2017
 

MHAAM Workshop Introduction

Mark C. Elliot, 
Vice Provost for International Affairs and Mark Schwartz Professor of Chinese and Inner Asian History, Harvard University
Michael McCormick, 
Francis Goelet Professor of Medieval History, Harvard University; Director at Harvard, MHAAM; Chair, Initiative for the Science of the Human Past at Harvard
Malcolm Wiener, 
The Institute for Aegean Prehistory (INSTAP)
 

Event sponsored by the Max Planck-Harvard Research Center for the Archaeoscience of the Ancient Mediterranean.

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February 16, 2017

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

"The Genetic History of Plague: From the Stone Age to the 18th Century via the Roman Empire"


Johannes Krause,
Director, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena, Germany
 

Event sponsored by the Initiative for the Science of the Human Past at Harvard, Department of the Classics, Department of History.

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October 20, 2016

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

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


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

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

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October 11, 2016

"Contingency, Chance and Determinism in Deep History"


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

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.
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

  1. Introduction:

Michael McCormick,
Francis Goelet Professor of Medieval History
Chair, Science of the Human Past

Alan Garber

 

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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,
Francis Goelet Professor of Medieval History
Chair, Science of the Human Past
 

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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