Harvard scholars reflect on the lyricism, the language and the legacy of the national anthem “The Star-Spangled Banner” on its 200th anniversary.
Eleven Harvard undergraduates worked closely with Harvard faculty and administrators this summer as part of the Summer Humanities and Arts Research Program. The second-year program connects students seeking research opportunities in the arts and humanities with Harvard scholars and experts looking for help.
A look back at Harvard’s role in World War I, from the men and women who entered as volunteers after the first shot was fired to the thousands of graduates and students who joined the fighting in the American phase of the conflict.
A new exhibit at the Business School illustrates the rise in America of artful, profit-making, culture-shaking advertising from 1865 to 1910.
Students in two spring courses combined library and museum visits with digital tools to produce exhibits about the Middle Ages — one in Houghton Library and the other online.
In November 2013, Harvard received 23 takedown notices from Elsevier, a publisher of academic journals. A takedown notice is a request from a copyright ...
Electronic images can be poor substitutes for images in print—one reason why art and architecture scholars continue to rely heavily on print publications ...
A collaborative project of the libraries of the Seven Sisters schools, including Radcliffe’s Schlesinger Library, received a planning grant from the ...
Rossi Lamont Walter Jr. ’14 graduates with a passion for dance, the history of science, and Jewish culture. He plans to help others see and develop their strengths.
Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev spoke at Harvard about her work with exhibit “dOCUMENTA (13," launching a new annual program on curatorial practice.
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If a single illuminated manuscript can give a glimpse of the art, literature, religion and history of Western culture during the Middle Ages, imagine what ...
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.
In a book event this week, Werner Sollors talked about the tumult of physical and spiritual survival amid the ruins of post-WWII Germany.
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.
Historians will gather at Harvard on April 11 to mark the 200th anniversary of the Congress of Vienna.
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.”
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 ...