Houghton Library recently acquired its 3,000th American item, the typescript of an unproduced James Baldwin play — a rich tangle of the author’s obsessions in need of a scholar’s clarifying touch.
A symposium will investigate what makes us human, and go beyond philosophy to do it.
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.
The new Murty Classical Library of India from Harvard University Press, aiming for 500 volumes over the next century, will reveal to the world a “colossal Indian past” of multilanguage literary history from as far back as two millennia.
Three exhibits at the Harvard Graduate School of Design's Gund Hall represent different facets of how design learning gets done.
First-generation students bring lessons to Harvard ― of resilience, perseverance, and of talent’s universality.
“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.”
Experts on World War I gathered for a conference on the “great seminal catastrophe” of the 20th century.
A new Harvard-wide seminar program, slated for three years, takes on a constellation of interdisciplinary issues around violence and nonviolence.
With Harvard experts helping, clever and dynamic Mexico City is dealing with global megacity challenges like traffic and housing, and could be a template for a flexible, functioning urbanism of the future.
The Harvard Film Archive is launching a retrospective of the work of Robert J. Flaherty, a pioneer in documentary film. "Folklore and Flaherty: A Symposium on the First Irish-Language Film" will be held on Feb. 19 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Harvard Film Archive.
Harvard had a role in creating Mexico’s decade-old comprehensive health plan for the poor — and now University researchers are helping close stubborn gaps in breast-cancer care.
The Harvard Semitic Museum, hosting a retrospective exhibit on its long history and founder David Gordon Lyon, is refurbished, reordered, and increasingly ready for the future.
Harvard’s Sacvan Bercovitch, an influential scholar of Puritan America, dies at 81.
Humanities 10, a new two-semester offering, is a big class on the big books, with time out for small seminars.
The long-running Harvard Chiapas Project, led by the popular Evon Vogt, represented Harvard’s first sustained bi-national academic link to the Republic of Mexico.
From the 7-year-old terrified by “King Kong” to the 89-year-old still bravely stepping out on stage, Angela Lansbury reflects on her 70 years in show business.
Stage, screen, and television icon Angela Lansbury, at 89, makes her second visit to Harvard, for a screening of a film at the Harvard Film Archive.
Two Harvard affiliates are launching a Boston-area program of talks, videos, and discussion over the implications of 43 “disappeared” students in Mexico.
Organizing and canvassing for anti-slavery petitions by women from 1833 to 1845 was a transformational training ground for suffragettes and other social activists following the Civil War.
Pusey Library exhibit “Lives of the Great Patriotic War” is a multimedia glimpse at surviving Jewish veterans whose presence in the Red Army is a little-known story.
In an urban landscape that was once the most polluted in the world, a new Mexico City-Harvard alliance will look at the impact of two decades of progressive public policy, and what remains to be done.
Interview with Professor Laurel Thatcher Ulrich as part of the Experience series.
There are more than 1,200 Harvard graduates in Mexico, a well-connected group that rises to high positions and has an appetite for good works.
Harvard students discuss their summer of research in Mexico, where they gained new insights, developed fresh confidence, and realized they wanted to return.
Harvard’s relationship to Mexico is deep, diverse, and longstanding. Here’s an overview of those connections.
Harvard University’s early buildings hugged the ground; after two centuries, the campus began to soar.
Harvard’s Woodberry Poetry Room uncovered forgotten audio from a 1953 conference on the novel, including the confident voice of the newly famous Ralph Ellison.
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.
Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard, a free and open portal for the University’s peer-reviewed literature, is drawing more worldwide downloads than ever.
Harvard President Drew Faust welcomed to campus the Warrior-Scholar Project, an academic boot camp for veterans thinking of applying to college, while Professor Harvey C. Mansfield Jr. introduced the students to the two works he considers seminal to understanding American politics.
A new exhibit at the Business School illustrates the rise in America of artful, profit-making, culture-shaking advertising from 1865 to 1910.
Interview with Professor Stephen Greenblatt as part of the Experience series.
A roundup of capsule stories and photos surrounding Harvard’s 363rd Commencement.
Henry Hacker, a lifelong collector, earned his third degree at 71, in museum studies at the Harvard Extension School.
The Graduate School of Design’s Natalia Gaerlan, a world-class athlete who has earned a master’s in urban planning, studies how green infrastructure can protect coastal cities.
After leaving Brazil at age 11 for the United States, Eric Westphal ’14 learned English and started climbing life’s ladder, culminating as an honors graduate.
Harvard is immersed in understanding the world and improving it. Here’s how the University is making a difference now, and likely will do so in the next decade, in five key fields.
A new class at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, “Design Competitions,” used the academic setting this semester to look at a competitive activity familiar (and exhausting) to architects and planners worldwide.
A new exhibit, “Body of Knowledge,” offers a five-century foray through the culture and history of anatomy and dissection, from the days of autopsies in private homes to the present debate over using digital ways to study the body without saws and knives. The exhibit will offer a special viewing May 3, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., for the Harvard Arts First Festival.
A new course on how oceans are “urbanizing” underscores a decade-long Harvard theme: that cities have to cope with the multiple challenges of water — of there being too much or too little.
A Cambodian filmmaker, now a Scholar at Risk at Harvard, looks back at “Enemies of the People,” his documentary on Cambodia’s killing fields of 1975-79.
Harvard President Drew Faust answered a wide range of student questions in an open meeting hosted Wednesday by the Harvard Undergraduate Council.
In a book event this week, Werner Sollors talked about the tumult of physical and spiritual survival amid the ruins of post-WWII Germany.
Johnston Gate, Harvard’s main portal since it was finished in 1889, is getting a landscaping facelift to celebrate its 125 years.
Historians will gather at Harvard on April 11 to mark the 200th anniversary of the Congress of Vienna.
Experts came together at Radcliffe to peer into the future of digital library collections.
Two teams of students at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design provided a close look — part celebration, part cerebration — at two house designs that won international competitions.
In an inaugural exhibition from the Harvard University Archives, staffers bring a few dozen awesome oddities into the light of day.
Harvard’s Busch-Reisinger Museum opened in 1903 as the Germanic Museum, but since then, in a restless shifting of fates that characterizes many museums, has experienced displacements in space, role, and identity.