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.
A team of students from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, just back from Japan, took home first prize in an international competition for solutions to sustainable recovery in a region of Japan devastated by a triple disaster in 2011.
“Fortunes of the Western,” a new series at the Harvard Film Archive, draws back the curtain on the golden age of Westerns following World War II. The series continues through March 22.
A new take on Black History Month at Harvard initiates a conversation about evolving black identity, through the lenses of Africa and art history.
Harvard’s Villa I Tatti, a treasure of Italian Renaissance scholarship since 1961, has launched an oral history site on its origins with Bernard Berenson, Class of 1887, and its transition from villa to a center for scholars.
Harvard is marking the 10th anniversary of a revolutionary financial aid program that eliminates the cost of the College for those in need, and reduces it for struggling middle-class families.
Photographer and arts historian Deborah Willis launches the Hutchins Center’s spring series of noontime lectures with a look at modern artists and their radical, racial alterations of iconic art.
A visit by a master of traditional Japanese carpentry launches an unusual Harvard exhibit of tools, techniques, and woods that have been used for centuries.
Master’s degree students in architecture present thesis topics in a traditional daylong January event that draws critical crossfire and praise.
On Sunday, the eve of the national holiday for Martin Luther King Jr., an authority on King’s preaching will deliver a sermon at Harvard on behalf of the martyred icon of civil rights, who had deep ties to Harvard and to New England.
A final class exhibit at the Harvard Graduate School of Design shows off prototypes of things you might find in the library of the future.
Harvard had a role in the creation of a few of the holiday season’s most durable carols and light tunes, including the haunting English words to “O Holy Night.”
On most days, around noon, Richard Griffin ’51 makes his way from the Malkin Athletic Center to the café at Dudley House. Griffin was once a Jesuit priest, and Harvard’s Roman Catholic chaplain during the tumultuous years 1968 to 1975, a time of campus antiwar protests and social upheaval.
From urban wind farms to school gardens and better rice cultivation, a crush of capstone projects presented this week at Harvard Extension School offer strategies for slowing down environmental ills.
Long, tall, short, and small, the signatures of the famous are housed in many Harvard albums and archives.
A Scholars at Risk panel investigates the universal uses of narrative and the hard-wired human need for storytelling.
“Trans Arts” was a two-hour panel Wednesday of poets, critics, and performers who in some cases identify with the gender opposite from the bodies into which they were born.
A Pusey Library exhibit, “Dining and Discontentment,” is just one of many at Harvard that illustrate the power of investigating material artifacts in order to understand the past.
Harvard faculty and graduate students lectured, organized, and moderated in big ways throughout a four-day annual meeting in Boston of the History of Science Society.
At the Battle of Gettysburg, Harvard men faced Harvard men, as 11 Union soldiers and three Confederates were killed.
On the eve of a glamorous auction of a 1640 “Bay Psalm Book,” Harvard puts its own rare copy on view at Houghton Library.
Five from Harvard remember where they were when President John F. Kennedy was killed on Nov. 22, 1963, and what effect the shooting had on their lives.
In the shadow of an old battlefield, three panelists recounted the July 1863 charnel house of Gettysburg, the November address that gave the death toll there a national purpose, and the need for “new birth of freedom” today.
At a UNESCO ceremony in Paris, Harvard literary scholar Homi K. Bhabha underscored the global need for a “new humanism” that peacefully connects a culturally diverse world.
A Davis Center photo exhibit — wrenching and frank — brings back the 872-day Siege of Leningrad through the eyes of women who survived it.
A Harvard conference will emphasize the rising influence of landscape architects in airport design and decommissioning.
Harvard is part of planning for a long-term project to digitize documents related to Colonial North America, and has partners from a growing coalition of libraries in the United States and Canada.