How Rome Became Byzantium: New Light from DNA, Ice Cores, and Harvard’s Science of the Human Past, lecture by Michael McCormick (Harvard University), American School of Classical Studies at Athens and Zoom, May 4, 2023, 7:00 pm (Greece / 12:00 PM (EDT)
Michael McCormick is the Francis Goelet Professor of Medieval History at Harvard University, Director of the Max Planck - Harvard Research Center for the Archaeoscience of the Ancient Mediterranean, and chair of Harvard’s Initiative for the Science of the Human Past. Under this cross-disciplinary Initiative, historians and archaeologists work together with scientists and other scholars and apply scientific tools resulting in breaking new ground in the study of the human past. Understanding migration and human health history through DNA analysis, compiling a Digital Atlas of Roman and Medieval Civilization, or studying ice cores to assess human-climate interactions over two millennia are some examples of the Initiative’s pioneering research directions.
Advance registration required for Zoom participation.