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Great Lecture Series

Great Revolutionaries

The 2021-2022 Great Lecture Series will focus on Great Revolutionaries. Throughout history, there have been outstanding leaders and change-makers that have guided societies through times of great difficulty and triumph.

Live Streaming Option Available

A speaker giving a lecture in the Harrison Auditorium.

Explore the stories behind a diverse mix of revolutionaries who brought dramatic change to their societies from ancient times to today. Highlights include the first king to unify Egypt, a queen of the British Celtic Iceni tribe who led an uprising against the conquering forces of the Roman Empire, and a leader in the current quest for Native American rights.

Great Revolutionaries is revolutionary in and of itself: for the first time, the Great Lecture Series offers a hybrid model to safely welcome guests back into the Museum. Claim a comfortable seat in the newly restored, reduced capacity Harrison Auditorium, with plenty of space for social distancing, or watch online through our live streaming service. All in-person attendees must attest to their full vaccination to participate. Please refer to our Plan Your Visit page for additional safety information.

Series Subscription
$125 General Admission
$72 Member
$45 Virtual
$40 Virtual Member

Individual event tickets available through the listings below.


Great Lecture Series Events

Nov

3

MANSA MUSA

A Revolutionary view of Education & Wealth In 14th Century Mali

Wednesday | November 3 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm ET



Dec

1

Emiliano Zapata From Many Angles

Wednesday | December 1 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm ET



Jan

5

Narmer

The First King of Upper and Lower Egypt?

Wednesday | January 5 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm ET



Feb

2

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s Indian Revolution

Fighting Caste, Gender, Sexuality and Forging a New Womanhood

Wednesday | February 2 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm ET



Mar

2

Octavian, Mark Antony, and Cleopatra at the Battle of Actium

Wednesday | March 2 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm ET



Apr

6

Tribal Sovereignty and Indian Self-Determination

Wednesday | April 6 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm ET



May

4

“Conquer or Die”

Boudica’s Revolt of 60-61 AD

Wednesday | May 4 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm ET



Jun

1

The Museum Itself as Revolutionary Icon

Wednesday | June 1 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm ET



Make a night of it with activities before and after each lecture!
4:00-6:00pm Soup and sandwiches in the Café
4:30pm Special Daily Dig by a graduate student or Museum specialist (complimentary)
5:00-8:00pm Museum galleries remain open

Contact

Learning and Public Engagement Department
215.898.2680