Surekha Davies, assistant professor of history at Western Connecticut State University, spoke Thursday evening at the Harvard Science Center about how scholarly texts and the work of cartographers helped to mold the perceived boundaries between humans, monsters, and animals.
A Cambodian filmmaker, now a Scholar at Risk at Harvard, looks back at “Enemies of the People,” his documentary on Cambodia’s killing fields of 1975-79.
In a book event this week, Werner Sollors talked about the tumult of physical and spiritual survival amid the ruins of post-WWII Germany.
At the Harvard Art Museums, a long-hidden mural is both an example of the true fresco technique and a dramatic reflection of the times. It will be on permanent display when the museums reopen this fall.
Megan Marshall ’77 was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for “Margaret Fuller: A New American Life” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013), her richly detailed biography of the 19th-century author, journalist, and women’s rights advocate who perished in a shipwreck off New York’s Fire Island.
On Friday, a Harvard religious studies group — the only one to focus on faith traditions from the African diaspora — hosts a conference to investigate the varieties of love: devotion, intimacy, and ecstasy.
A wide range of scientific testing indicates that a papyrus fragment containing the words “Jesus said to them, my wife” is an ancient document, dating between the sixth to ninth centuries C.E. Its contents may originally have been composed as early as the second to fourth centuries.
Empathy, Rowan Williams argued in his first Tanner Lecture, is a tool for seeing the self.
Keynote speaker Professor Giuliana Bruno will launch the Harvard Film and Visual Studies Department’s inaugural graduate conference, April 10-12 at the Carpenter Center, with a discussion of her new book, “Surface: Matters of Aesthetics, Materiality, and Media.”
Shakespeare scholar Stephen Greenblatt addressed the comforts of tragedy at the Cambridge Public Library.
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Historians will gather at Harvard on April 11 to mark the 200th anniversary of the Congress of Vienna.
“Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan spoke with Harvard President Drew Faust about the origins and evolution of the show.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Harvard fellow Ron Suskind talks about connecting with his autistic son through Disney films.
The 8th Floor was proud to host a social event on Sunday, March 23, attended by President Jimmy Carter and by his grandson, Georgia State Sen. Jason ...
GSAS doctoral students create an exhibit to feature personal albums, photographs, postcards, and maps from Harvard’s rich trove of 20th-century propaganda related to Italy’s late participation in the colonial “scramble for Africa.”
Unbound Visual Arts, a nonprofit based in Allston-Brighton, has organized an exhibit in the Harvard Allston Education Portal.
During the historic “Blizzard of 1978,” Edmund Morris forced open the door of his snowed-in Cambridge hotel and made his way across the quieted Harvard ...
Emancipation, said scholar of African America Ira Berlin in a Harvard lecture series, was not a moment in history, but a century-long movement that preceded the Civil War.
Harvard College freshman Benjamin Lee is the winner of the 2014 Hofer Prize for Collecting Books or Art for his assembly of the history, artwork and ...
At an early age, Linda Gordon traded her passion for dance to study history. Today, the accomplished author and historian is spending the year at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study working on a book about social movements in the 20h century.