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.
Creative writing lecturer Paul Yoon talks to the Gazette about his new book, "The Mountain," and about his process, teaching, and the thinking behind his new story collection.
A portrait by the French painter Jean-Honoré Fragonard helps highlight the loans that Harvard makes with other art institutions.
Harvard neurologist Howard Weiner is winning praise as a film director for his feature “The Last Poker Game.”
Harvard Professor Emeritus Lawrence Buell reflects on the lasting importance of Henry David Thoreau’s “Walden” on the 200th anniversary of the author’s birth.
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.
More than 100 people attended a free performance by 10 hip-hop and soul artists, featuring a full rendition of Warren Center Fellow Tef Poe’s latest album, “Black Julian.”
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Dawoud Bey’s photographs of the keystone, changing neighborhood of Harlem are part of a new Cooper Gallery exhibit.
As Harvard’s Theater, Dance & Media specialty turns 2 this spring, it graduates its first concentrators.
"Arrabal," a new American Repertory Theater show with a book by Harvard graduate John Weidman explores the brutal years of Argentina’s military dictatorship through tango and music.
A new exhibit at Harvard Art Museums re-creates the Philosophy Chamber, located in Harvard Hall in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology curator Ilisa Barbash talks about her book “Where the Roads All End: Photography and Anthropology in the Kalahari.”
Graduate student La’Toya Princess Jackson ’19 presents her original ballet, “Vanity Lane,” during DanceFest at Arts First.
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.
Diane Paulus honors Harvard’s legacy of artists with an evening of entertainment.
A photo gallery examines the Harvard Theatre Collection , which was founded in 1901, making it one of the oldest collections of its kind in the world.
Since 1992, Arts First has had a profound effect on more than just the students who go on to become professional artists.
Partnership between the University and the Allston-Brighton community has shaped a world of creativity and inspiration at the Harvard Ed Portal.
Maximum fuss is a matter of course for Harvard history professor and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore.
Six writers at risk discussed their work during an event at Harvard.
Performed entirely in silence, the modern dance piece "Catalogue (First Edition)" perfectly complemented the library and museum stages where noise is kept to a minimum.
A discovery of the Declaration in the south of England set a pair of researchers on a two-year journey into American history.
In Carpenter Center discussion, musicians Amanda Palmer and Damon Krukowski talk about what's been lost in the transition from analog to digital recording.
William Forsythe dance work will be the first live performance at Harvard’s Widener Library.
A cross-disciplinary exhibit at the Harvard Museums of Science and Culture uses a wide array of artifacts to examine the role of “Scale.”
In visit to Harvard, Ken Burns previews part of his film designed to "unpack" the Vietnam War.
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.”
Acclaimed jazz vocalist Cassandra Wilson is at Harvard this week to work with students and share her insights and experiences in music.
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.
At a lunchtime talk at Harvard Law School, writer Gish Jen discussed her latest book, “The Girl at the Baggage Claim: Explaining the East-West Culture Gap,” making the case for the sociological and cultural patterns that influence many aspects of identity.
Some inroads finally may be happening for women in jazz, which traditionally has been a man’s musical world.
Terence Davies, director of the new Emily Dickinson biopic "A Quiet Passion" talks with The Gazette about his challenges in making movies, his artistic kinship with Dickinson, and what drew him to her deeply internal, isolated life.
American artist Winslow Homer’s evocative oil painting “Summer Night,” depicting a scene along the Maine coast, is on loan to the Harvard Art Museums from the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. The local museums’ director Martha Tedeschi, a Homer scholar, discussed the artist and his work.
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.
In the current political climate, using humor as a legitimate form of discourse is on par with scholarly essays and newspaper op-eds.
“Analogia I” by Victor Grippo is one of the Harvard Art Museums’ many works by artists who were redefining the global artistic landscape in the second half of the 20th century. The piece incorporates a series of potatoes connected to electrodes and a meter that registers the energy they produce.
Viola Davis was honored by the Harvard Foundation as Artist of the Year during the 32nd annual Cultural Rhythms Festival.
Radcliffe Fellow and Boston Globe critic Jeremy Eichler is working on two books examining music and memory against the backdrop of World War II.
Ahead of a Harvard visit, Pulitzer Prize winner Jennifer Egan talks about the research behind her forthcoming historical novel, “Manhattan Beach.”
Harvard scholars weigh in on the range of factors that have made “Casablanca” one of the most beloved movies in history.
Composer-pianist Nicholas Britell ’03 will celebrate with Harvard friends this weekend as his score for “Moonlight” competes for the Oscar for best original score.
Megan Marshall ’77 talks about the personal and scholarly perspective behind her new biography of the poet Elizabeth Bishop.
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.
Director Michael Wilson is bringing Tennessee Williams’ “Night of the Iguana” to the American Repertory Theater with an all-star cast.
Harvard Professor Elisa New's Gen Ed course, “Poetry in America,” attracts students from across disciplines.