University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Great Lectures Series at the Penn Museum

Focus: Migration

Public Classroom

Following the successful fall 2017 Public Classroom on Science and Race: History, Use and Abuse, the Penn Museum offers a new, free evening series of classes, this time with a focus on migration—the movement of people from one place to another. People choose to migrate for economic, social, political, and environmental reasons. Migration impacts both the place left behind and the place where migrants settle. Come out for the Public Classroom, where you can engage with leading experts in panel discussions and Q&A time, supplemented with suggested readings, as we explore contemporary migration patterns in the Middle East, Africa, and Central America to learn more about migration patterns as well as the human circumstances that propel movement. Details to come in late August; check back soon!

Go to the Public Classroom


Each class includes discussions on race through the lens of anthropology, biology, genetics, sociology, philosophy, and law as well as collection workshops presenting the Samuel Morton human cranial collection, reading materials, and other resources. Sign up for one, several, or all classes.

The first Public Classroom series from the fall of 2016 is available online; additional series will be scheduled.


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