Past Events

  • 2017 Apr 06

    Anxieties about Race in Egyptology and Egyptomania, 1890–1960


    Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street

    Photo of Donald Reid

    Donald Reid, Professor Emeritus, Department of History, Georgia State University; Affiliate Professor, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, University of Washington

  • 2017 Mar 20

    Celebrate Nowruz!


    Harvard Semitic Museum, 6 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA
    5:30pm to 7:00pm

    Special Event

    Please join us as we mark the Persian New Year and the beginning of spring at our annual Nowruz celebration!

    Featuring traditional food, drink, music and a presentation of Nowruz customs, including the haft seen table. 

    Free and open to the public.

    Sponsored by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Islamic Studies Program and the Harvard Semitic Museum.  

  • 2017 Feb 15

    Free Tour: The Houses of Ancient Israel


    Harvard Semitic Museum, First Floor Gallery, 6 Divinity Avenue
    12:30pm to 1:00pm

    Explore the Harvard Semitic Museum with a free half hour gallery tour of The Houses of Ancient Israel: Domestic, Royal, Divine. Learn about an ancient Near Eastern agricultural society as you view a full scale replica of an Iron Age Israelite home.