The Peabody Museum’s new Faculty Executive Committee convenes today, bringing together more than a dozen professors and administrators to help create an ethos of social responsibility and accountability for the museum to descendent communities.
Chaired by anthropology professor Matthew Liebmann, the interdisciplinary committee of 14 will prioritize ethical stewardship of the Peabody collections, and it will examine the ways in which the museum collections can provide opportunities for self-reflection/reconciliation of Harvard’s history. It will also pay particular attention to issues surrounding the physical care and storage of the collection.
Members of the committee, which will advise Peabody director Jane Pickering and report to FAS Dean Claudine Gay, are: Dean of Social Science Lawrence D. Bobo
Members of the committee, which will advise Peabody director Jane Pickering and report to FAS Dean Claudine Gay, are: Dean of Social Science Lawrence D. Bobo, James Duncan Phillips Professor of Early American History Joyce Chaplin, History professor Philip Deloria; John Cowles Research Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology Peter Ellison; John E. Hudson Professor of Archeology and Acting Chair of the Department of Anthropology Rowan Flad; Associate Provost for Arts and Culture Lori E. Gross; Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz Professor of and Chair of the History of Science, and Professor of African and African American Studies Evelynn M. Hammonds; Chair of Human Evolutionary Biology Joseph Henrich; Assistant professor of History of Art and Architecture and Shutzer Assistant Professor at Radcliffe Shawon Kinew; FAS Dean for Administration and Finance Leslie Kirwan; Director of Undergraduate Studies and Senior Lecturer in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Caroline Light; G. Gordon Watts Professor of Music and Professor of African and African America Studies Kay Kaufman Shelemay; and Professor of Anthropology and of South Asian Studies Ajantha Subramanian.