When:
Thursday, Dec 06, 2018 6:00p -
7:00p

Where:
Geological Lecture Hall
24 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Admission:
FREE

Categories:
Lectures & Conferences

Event website:
https://chsi.harvard.edu/event/lecture-hunt-human-nature-cold-war-america

Erika Milam, Professor of History, Princeton University


After World War II, evolutionary scientists began rethinking their views on humanity’s past. What if human history was not merely a cooperative struggle against a harsh environment? What if violence and war were normal states of existence, punctuated by brief moments of peace? These are the questions Erika Lorraine Milam explores in her new book, Creatures of Cain: The Hunt for Human Nature in Cold War America. She will discuss how anthropologists and zoologists during the Cold-War era struggled to reconcile humanity’s triumph as a species with the possibility that this success might be rooted in our capacity to kill one other.

Lecture & Book Signing. Free and open to the public.


Presented by the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments and Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology.


Free event parking available at 52 Oxford Street Garage


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