O.C. Marsh Evening Lecture Series

The O.C. Marsh Evening Lecture Series can be accessed by 1866 Society Members and those who have purchased or renewed a Museum membership at the Zallinger Fellows, Ostrom Fellows, or Marsh Fellows level. Click here to purchase online. Please contact Chris Renton at Christopher.renton@yale.edu or 203.432.8837 with any questions regarding this program and upcoming speakers. We hope to see you at the next lecture!


Fall Semester 2018


The Origins of Art and Music: Excavations in the Paleolithic Caves of Southwestern Germany

Thursday, September 13, 2018, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm

With Nicholas Conard


Complimentary cocktail reception to follow


World-renowned archaeologist Nicholas Conard’s discovery of a six- centimeter mammoth ivory gurine pushed the origin of figurative art back thousands of years. The “Venus of Hohle Fels,” sculpted over 40,000 years ago, is the earliest depiction of a human being ever found. Conard, director of the Department of Early Prehistory and Quaternary Ecology at University of Tübingen, will discuss his ongoing efforts to uncover our species’ earliest creative inspiration, production, and pursuits. 





Natural History, Genomes, and Robots

Wednesday, October 10, 2018, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm

With Casey Dunn


Complimentary cocktail reception to follow


Be transported through deep evolutionary time across relationships in the animal tree of life with Casey Dunn, the new curator of the Peabody’s Division of Invertebrate Zoology. Integrating the Museum’s collections, international fieldwork, and Yale lab research, Dunn will detail his e orts to answer 19th century questions with 21st century methods and technologies, using the fascinating species just added to the Peabody’s vast invertebrate zoology collections. 




Peabody in the Field: Papua New Guinea

Thursday, November 8, 2018, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm

With Kristof Zyskowski


Complimentary cocktail reception to follow


Experience a journey along a transect of pristine rainforest few scientists have entered, much less surveyed. Kristof Zyskowski, Collections Manager for Ornithology, has returned from his latest expedition with stories to tell. This firsthand account of Peabody eldwork, featuring stunning photographs, connects you to the globe-spanning exploration that remains a hallmark of the Museum’s mission. 







Yale Peabody Museum Holiday Party


Monday, December 17, 2018, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm




Join curators and sta at the Peabody’s annual holiday celebration and enjoy festive food, drink, music, and activities. 




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