HarvardX’s MOOC “The Book” uses technology to mine ancient texts and bridge the modern and the medieval.
A growing Harvard collection documents life and propaganda in the controversial, short-lived Asian state of Manchukuo.
A new collection of materials donated to Harvard Library from the José María Castañé Foundation is keenly focused on major conflicts and transformative events of the 20th century, including the Russian Revolution, the two World Wars, the Spanish Civil War, and the Cold War.
A Harvard undergrad learns by doing, digging through a Roman historical site during a summer excavation program.
Summer Summits: Notes from further afield, a new initiative at the Carpenter Center, is bringing voices in contemporary art to Harvard for a live travelogue of stories, relics, musings, and photographs from escapades near and far.
Schlesinger Library receives letters from African-American servicewomen grateful for hair products that eased their lives while on assignment.
A Harvard Law School scholar reflects on the legacy of the 800-year-old Magna Carta.
A group of students from China, Japan, and the United States — including four from Harvard — grappled with ethical concerns in a discussion led by Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government Michael Sandel.
Nishin Nathwani ’15 spent a gap year backpacking in India; an advocate for outsiders, eventually he decided to give college a try.
A historian, digital library pioneer, and champion of books, Robert Darnton will depart Harvard early this summer, giving up his post as University Librarian to resume a life of full-time scholarship.
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With help from a Harvard grant and a class on the ancient Near East, Harvard students are re-creating casts of Mesopotamian masterpieces.
To mark the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, Martha Hodes’ new book offers firsthand accounts from the days following the murder.
Scholars from across Harvard will convene at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study on Friday for a symposium called “University as Collector” that will explore the importance of universities as collecting institutions.
A historian’s new book outlines the little-known role of black Americans in international campaigns to ban nuclear weapons.
Two lectures launched a yearlong celebration of Widener Library, which turns 100 this June.
Filmmaker Stanley Nelson Jr. took part in a question-and-answer session with Harvard President Drew Faust as part of the William Belden Noble Lectures.
Professor Carlo Ginzburg of UCLA will deliver Harvard’s Tanner Lectures starting April 15.
“Confronting Violence,” an April 9-10 conference at the Radcliffe Institute, will explore how activism and cultural change can affect public policy and reduce violence. It includes an exhibit, “Confronting Violence: Critical Approaches to American Comics and Video Games,” which can be viewed through April 17.
A historian’s photographs expose the sedimentary layers of Cuba, a country in flux.
A symposium will investigate what makes us human, and go beyond philosophy to do it.