While the daily news conveys a world beset by horrific acts of terrorism, brutal civil war, and frequent mass shootings, Professor Steven Pinker brought a hopeful message to a talk at Emerson Hall, saying global violence is actually in decline.
Delivering the second Provostial Lecture of the Mahindra Humanities Center at Menschel Hall on Tuesday, University Provost Alan Garber ’76 made a compelling case for the continuation of this tradition, in academia, careers, and beyond.
At the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Futurefarmers combines art with agriculture, work with whimsy.
Speaking at Duke University, Harvard President Drew Faust praised scholar John Hope Franklin, citing his dedication to helping create the field of African-American history, and to reminding the nation of its troubled past and present.
The website of the Colonial North American Project so far includes 150,000 images of diaries, journals, notebooks, and other rare documents from the 17th and 18th centuries.
Cambridge’s Old Burying Ground is the final resting place of Harvard presidents and paupers alike, and has centuries of tales to tell.
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.
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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.
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.