Directors

Prof. Johannes Krause
Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History
Director Department of Archaeogenetics

Prof. Michael McCormick
Harvard University
Department of History

Prof. Philipp W. Stockhammer
Ludwig Maximilians University Munich
Institute for Prehistory and Early History Archeology and Provincial Roman Archeology
Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History

Prof. David Reich
Harvard Medical School
Department of Genetics

Contact

Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History
Johanna Allner
+49 3641 686-610

Harvard University, Department of History
Lisa Lubarr
+1 617-496-3905

MHAAM Young Investigator Symposium

Date:
Wednesday, October 11, 2017:  9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Location:
Robinson Hall Lower Library, 35 Quincy Street (Harvard Yard), Cambridge, MA, USA

The Max Planck-Harvard Research Center for the Archaeoscience of the Ancient Mediterranean (MHAAM), a collaboration between The Initiative for the Science of the Human Past at Harvard (SoHP) and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, Germany (MPISHH) announces an opportunity for recent and graduating seniors and Master’s students to participate in a Symposium scheduled at Harvard University on Wednesday, October 11th, 2017.  Students will have an opportunity to present cross-disciplinary research which utilizes modern scientific tools and knowledge to illuminate the history of humanity, and to network with other students and faculty members similarly engaged, including Prof. Michael McCormick (Harvard University, Department of History), Prof. Dr. Johannes Krause (MPISHH), David Reich (Harvard Medical School, Department of Genetics), Prof. Dr. Philipp Stockhammer (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), and other leaders in the field.  An interest in the Ancient Mediterranean is desirable but not indispensable.

For students coming from outside the Boston/Cambridge area for the October 11th Symposium, a limited number of awards of up to $500 to defray lodging and travel costs are available.  Students interested in applying for the Symposium should arrange to send a letter of application, along with an abstract of research to be presented, a CV, an academic transcript, and a letter of recommendation, to be submitted by September 27th at the latest to sohpchair@fas.harvard.edu

 

New MHAAM PhD Fellowship Opportunity

The Symposium will also present a new PhD Fellowship opportunity for the 2018-2019 academic year and beyond.  MHAAM is expecting to offer up to three 5-year fully-funded PhD fellowships for study and research on the science of the human past.  PhD degrees have been or will be awarded through Harvard University, notably in the following departments:

  • The Archaeology Program within the Anthropology Department
  • History
  • Human Evolutionary Biology
  • Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
  • Additional Departments Forthcoming

Candidates for the Fellowship will apply for admission to one of these Harvard University PhD Programs to be considered eligible for this full funding opportunity through the Max Planck-Harvard collaboration.  Applicants must specify their interest in the MHAAM Fellowship Program at the top of the application, and must additionally send a copy of the application to sohpchair@fas.harvard.edu, or via mail to:

Lisa Ransom Lubarr
Harvard University
Robinson Hall M-03
35 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA  02138

Inquiries can be sent to: sohpchair@fas.harvard.edu

For more information, click here.

 
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