Video Presentations

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February 2, 2017

SoHP Radiocarbon Workshop

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

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

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

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March 30, 2017

SoHP Workshop

"Reccopolis Revealed: Recent Archaeological Discoveries in the Visigothic Royal City"

 

  • ​​​​​​​Joachim Henning, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main

  • Michael McCormick, Harvard University

  • Lauro Olmo Enciso, Universidad de Alcalá

Event sponsored by the Initiative for the Science of the Human Past at Harvard, Universidad de Alcalá, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, with the support of the Goelet-Berkowitz Fund for the Science of the Human Past.

 

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February 17, 2017

 

Introduction: Max Planck-Harvard Research Center for the Archaeoscience of the Ancient Mediterranean (MHAAM)

 

  • 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 Weiner, 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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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