While many of their peers were relaxing, a handful of Harvard students spent their summer immersing themselves in Viking history on a remote Danish island.
Students in a new class on feminism learned about unsung leaders in the struggle for women’s rights.
As the bicentennial nears for the birth of Henry David Thoreau, it’s clear that Harvard College influenced the churlish naturalist far more than he would have admitted, author says.
From 1993 to 1999, historian Frank Kidner traveled to Syria to document and study the the country's classical ruins, taking over 9,000 photographs of the architecture, topography, and people.
Harvard curator Edouard Kopp launched a workshop to illuminate the tricky terrain of the fine art market.
A new exhibit marking JFK’s centennial includes an audio file believed to be the earliest voice recording of the future president.
As Harvard’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology turns 150, a new exhibit highlights its pioneering efforts and the legacy of its cultural history.
A discovery of the Declaration in the south of England set a pair of researchers on a two-year journey into American history.
A cross-disciplinary exhibit at the Harvard Museums of Science and Culture uses a wide array of artifacts to examine the role of “Scale.”
A required course for classics concentrators at Harvard, “Regional Study of Sicily” student writer Matthew DeShaw says it is “unlike any other class I have taken.”
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To honor Mexico’s renowned archaeologist Eduardo Matos Moctezuma, Harvard will launch the Eduardo Matos Moctezuma Lecture Series in the fall. In an interview, he discussed the Aztecs, a topic on which he’s among the foremost experts.
Miguel Garcia '17 found meaning and salvation in his humanities studies after a bout with mental illness forced him to take a sabbatical in his Junior year.
“Heard at Harvard” is a new podcast series from the Harvard Gazette featuring lively, timely conversations with leading scholars on topics in art, culture, science, politics, and more.
María Luisa Parra teaches a course that caters to students of Latino heritage who spoke Spanish at home but never had formal instruction in the language.
A Wintersession course studied compassion and suffering through the lenses of dance, music, and science.
The Harvard Museum of Natural History is taking on names — both common and scientific — together with companion institutions in a series of new installations that introduce the public to the color and complexity of appellations.
Native American potters offer hands-on insights into centuries-year-old artistry.
Harvard philosopher Tommie Shelby talks about his new book, “Dark Ghettos: Injustice, Dissent, and Reform.”
When someone makes a racially charged comment or joke, how would you respond? Research led by Harvard sociologist Michèle Lamont says your answer may very well depend on the group to which you belong.
New Dumbarton Oaks humanities fellowship mixes study and career preparation.
In winning Phi Beta Kappa’s 2016 Ralph Waldo Emerson Award for “The Murder of William of Norwich,” E.M. Rose, a visiting scholar at Harvard, found recognition by illuminating the real history behind an imaginary event.
A new library exhibit will explore the 350-year-old relationship between the U.S. military and Harvard University.
The Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments’ Special Exhibition Gallery takes visitors back to the golden age of radio.
Harvard physicist John Huth took some time off from chasing subatomic particles in Geneva to trace his ancestors’ Alpine trek through persecution back to the valleys they called home.
A group of avant-garde women involved in Boston’s community radio scene in the 1970s and ’80s gathered for a soulful reunion that showcased the feminist movement.
A Harvard Divinity School lecturer says that to understand where the University is, it’s important to see where it’s been.
Artemis Joukowsky worked with Ken Burns on a documentary about his grandparents, Waitstill and Martha Sharp, who helped hundreds escape Nazi death squads in from 1939 to 1940.
Harvard scholars weigh in on Bob Dylan’s Nobel for literature
Historian Annette Gordon-Reed outlined disparities between “Hamilton” the sensation and Hamilton the man in a student-sponsored talk.
The Harvard Summer Program in Freiburg, Germany, seeks to broaden the outlook of 20 Harvard students, each of whom is paired with a German student from the University of Freiburg, though a combination of classroom teaching, excursions to important sites in the region, and exposure to the town and its people.
Harvard wordsmiths Jill Abramson and Steven Pinker answered questions from the Gazette to mark National Punctuation Day.
Two graduates and a student of the Divinity School have found an audience with their podcast “Harry Potter and the Sacred Text,” about reading the famous series through a spiritual lens.
The 100th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prizes brought leading lights from journalism and the arts to Harvard to reflect on accountability and the abuse of power.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The rich legacy of Dumbarton Oaks exists as much in its spectacular gardens as in the pages of the rare books kept inside the historic ...
Venice marks the 500th anniversary of its Jewish ghetto with a staging of Shakespeare’s “Merchant of Venice” and a mock trial involving Ruth Bader Ginsberg, appealing its famous verdict.
The Harvard Lampoon’s creative irreverence on full display in exhibit marking its 140th anniversary
Peruvian archaeologist Luis Castillo spoke at Harvard about how the discovery of several burial sites of female priestesses along the northern coast of Peru are changing notions about the roles of women in ancient civilizations.
A Harvard-backed expedition working in Israel has carried out the first-ever excavation of a Philistine cemetery.
A Q&A with Jill Lepore, Harvard professor of history and author of “Joe Gould’s Teeth.”
With more than 25 languages offered each semester, the African Language Program at Harvard is the world’s foremost.
The Gazette visited the Weissman Preservation Center to see how conservators preserve Harvard’s rare and unique collections.
Harvard Business School (HBS) and BBC Radio 4 have worked together to produce the first episode of “The Global Philosopher,” a program hosted by Harvard political philosopher Michael J. Sandel.
Four lectures focusing on Hannah Arendt, the political theorist best known for coining the phrase “the banality of evil” when she wrote about the trial of Nazi architect Adolf Eichmann for The New Yorker in the early '60s, will be held March 9 and 30 and April 6 and 20 at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies.
Harvard sophomore finds support for his concentration in Ancient History (Greek and Roman), which allows him to pursue his passions “while maintaining marketability in an increasingly competitive world.”
The Radcliffe Institute will host “Ways with Words: Exploring Language and Gender,” a conference on March 3-4 that explores the interplay of gender, language, and why Facebook now offers three pronouns.
Harvard is behind the re-creation of a chair from a 4,500-year-old tomb.
Cartoonist, children’s book author, and songwriter Sandra Boynton will present a fast-paced audiovisual retrospective of her work on Feb. 23, part of the Askwith Forum series.
A selection of Mount Auburn Cemetery's evocative funerary sculptures and monuments is the subject of a new book by Meg Winslow and Harvard’s Melissa Banta.
For the English Department’s Gwen Urdang-Brown, crossword puzzles have always been a family affair. The first crossword puzzle appeared in the New York World newspaper on Dec. 21, 1913. (Dec. 21 is now recognized as Crossword Puzzle Day.)
Charles Follen (1796-1840), 10-year Harvard professor, is remembered for bringing holiday tradition from Germany