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.
Nikolai Vasenin, a Russian soldier who fought with the French Resistance, was born in December 1919 and died in December 2014. His story — courage, ...
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.
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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.
Harvard course uses the game of soccer to explore the complexity of the humanities.
In an age of bits and bytes and pixels and text on screens, Harvard Design Magazine — relaunched in a new format last year ― fervently embraces the thingness of print, the quotidian actuality of paper and ink.
“Exiled by the sound of the lash” from the slaveholding state of South Carolina, the Grimké sisters came North before the Civil War with rule-breaking ideas on slavery’s wrongs and women’s rights. They represented an antebellum moment in which “women became political.”
Escaped slave and abolitionist Lewis Hayden’s work goes on, through the students who receive the scholarship established in his name at Harvard Medical School.
Historian Richard Dunn talks about his new book, a sweeping historical analysis of life on two plantations in Jamaica and Virginia across the final decades of slavery.
Experts on World War I gathered for a conference on the “great seminal catastrophe” of the 20th century.
A new exhibition at Harvard’s Loeb Music Library, containing items from the Harvard Theatre Collection in Houghton Library, offers visitors a disturbing look at the racist history and enduring legacy of blackface minstrelsy.
A new Harvard-wide seminar program, slated for three years, takes on a constellation of interdisciplinary issues around violence and nonviolence.