Young Investigator Symposium on the Science of the Human Past at Harvard University

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. Dr. Johannes Krause (MPISHH), Prof. Michael McCormick (Harvard University, Department of History), Prof. 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