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                            NEW! Visiting Professor Series

Reuniting Science, the Humanities, and Undergraduate Education in a Research University: the science of the human past at harvard 


Private room reserved for an intimate three course dinner & discussion with Professor Michael McCormick, Medieval History at Harvard University



Guests will have the unique opportunity to become students again by attending a special presentation by Prof. McCormick during the dinner. Guests will also have the opportunity to ask questions and get to know more about Prof. McCormick's work, while dining with him, during the course of the evening. Guests are requested to head to the small, private room in the back of the hall, reserved exclusively for this event.



mccormick_michael_200x300Prof. Michael McCormick


Born on the banks of the Erie Canal, Michael McCormick received his Ph.D. from the Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium) in 1979. He has been at Harvard since 1991, where he is the Goelet Professor of Medieval History and chairs the Initiative for the Science of the Human Past.


Professor McCormick has pioneered scientific approaches to studying the fall of the Roman Empire and the origins of Europe. His books include the prize-winning Origins of the European Economy (2002) and Charlemagne’s Survey of the Holy Land (2011); he led the first multi-proxy scientific and historical reconstruction of climate under the Roman Empire (Journal of Interdisciplinary History 43 (2012)). 


He has been awarded grants by the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung, the Gerda Henkel Stiftung, the Max-Planck- Institut für europäische Rechtsgeschichte, etc. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation honored him with its Distinguished Achievement Award ($1.5m) in 2002. A dedicated teacher and mentor to Harvard undergraduates, our students, participants in HAA tours, and the general public prize the liveliness of his engaging presentations.


Event Details

Friday, April 20
6:30pm - 9:30pm

Event capacity: 20



6:30 PM 
7:00 PM
Dinner and talk by Prof. McCormick
9:00 PM
After-dinner mingling



First Course: Choose one

Deviled Eggs Bacon, Chives

Kale Ceasar Salad Grated Parmesan, house-made ceasar dressing, pain di mie croutons


Entree: Choose one

Rib-eye steak Grilled 12oz Angus Rib-Eye, roasted garlic-herb butter, grilled asparagus

Tavern Burger Sharp cheddar, caramelized onions, aioli, fries

Buddha Bowl (Vegetarian option available) Grilled marinated chicken (v: sub with mushrooms), quinoa, farro, kung pao brussels sprouts



Seasonal cheesecake



A glass of preferred drink is included in the price. Choices include Pinot Noir, Sauv Blanc, and non-alcoholic options. 



Stock in Trade (back room)
2036 Lombard Street
San Francisco, 94123

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Ticket Info

Members $45, Non-Members: $60

Registration deadline: Thursday, April 19


Organizer Info

Upasna Sharma, HCSF, and the HAA 





Friday, 04/20/18 at 6:30pm - 9:30pm | iCal


Stock in Trade
2036 Lombard Street
San Francisco, CA 94123

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