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
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.
Individual event tickets available through the listings below.
Great Lecture Series Events
A Revolutionary view of Education & Wealth In 14th Century Mali
Wednesday | November 3 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm ET
Emiliano Zapata From Many Angles
Wednesday | December 1 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm ET
The First King of Upper and Lower Egypt?
Wednesday | January 5 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm ET
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
Octavian, Mark Antony, and Cleopatra at the Battle of Actium
Wednesday | March 2 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm ET
Tribal Sovereignty and Indian Self-Determination
Wednesday | April 6 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm ET
“Conquer or Die”
Boudica’s Revolt of 60-61 AD
Wednesday | May 4 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm ET
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|