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Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

November 2019

Caspian: The Elements

November 12 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until February 17, 2020

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Chloe Dewe Mathews Caspian: The Elements is a new exhibit featuring the evocative imagery of Chloe Dewe Mathews, the 2014 recipient of the Peabody Museum’s Robert Gardner Fellowship in Photography. The exhibit documents her extraordinary five-year journey through the contested borderlands of the Caspian Sea, and reveals the essential role played by elemental materials like oil, rock, and uranium in the practical, artistic, spiritual, and therapeutic aspects of daily life. Caspian: The Elements is a powerful photographic narrative that explores…

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Resetting the Table: Food and Our Changing Tastes

November 16
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On view November 16, 2019–November 28, 2021
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology On view November 16, 2019–November 28, 2021 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138 This new exhibit will explore food choices and eating habits in the United States, including the sometimes hidden, but always important, ways in which our tables are shaped by cultural, historical, political, and technological influences. One dinner served in 1910 will form the centerpiece—literally—of Resetting the Table. The historical and cultural roots of the foods on the menu, and the privileged…

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The Future of Immortality: Remaking Life and Death in Contemporary Russia

November 20 @ 6:00 pm
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Anya Bernstein John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University The international transhumanist movement believes that humans can harness science and technology to transcend their physical and mental limitations. Some of its practitioners support cryonics and the creation of robotic bodies for future “consciousness transfer.” Drawing from her ethnographic work among Russian transhumanists and her recent book—The Future of Immortality (Princeton University Press, 2019)—Anya Bernstein will discuss the religious and philosophical roots of transhumanism…

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