With help from a Harvard grant and a class on the ancient Near East, Harvard students are re-creating casts of Mesopotamian masterpieces.
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.
Eleven Harvard undergraduates worked closely with Harvard faculty and administrators this summer as part of the Summer Humanities and Arts Research Program. The second-year program connects students seeking research opportunities in the arts and humanities with Harvard scholars and experts looking for help.
Bob Brier of Long Island University traced the history of “Egyptomania” in a Harvard talk.
French Egyptologist Alain Zivie, a visiting scholar at the Semitic Museum, told a Harvard audience of his discovery of the tomb of Thutmose, who he believes is the artist who created the iconic bust of Queen Nefertiti.
Innovation, whether it’s large, small, solo, or institutional, is an increasingly important part of Harvard, a university working to maintain its clearly defined sense of self and at the same time evolve to meet future needs.
In the inaugural lecture of a series organized by Harvard’s Digital Futures consortium, data-publishing entrepreneur Eric Kansa lays out a case for archaeology to “get on the map” of disciplines sharing data widely on the Web.
The Temple of Amun-Ra at Karnak isn’t the most famous ancient site in Egypt — that honor goes to the Pyramids at Giza — but newly developed reconstructions using 3-D virtual reality modeling make clear its architectural importance and rich history.
French Egyptologist Marc Gabolde offered a different interpretation of the DNA evidence on King Tut’s lineage in a talk at Harvard’s Science Center.
What if you could enter a decorated tomb chapel in a Giza pyramid, descend down an ancient burial shaft, or see 5,000-year-old inscriptions come to life—without ever having to travel?
Harvard’s Program in General Education aims to tie what students learn at the College to the lives they will lead after graduation. A hit with both students and faculty, Gen Ed has expanded to more than 400 courses in less than three years, and now includes some of the most popular classes on campus.
Smitten as a boy with the wonders of ancient Egypt, archaeologist Peter Der Manuelian deep into excavations but also wedded to the Web.
In science and medicine and across the humanities, Harvard has a legacy of transformative intellectual breakthroughs.
Peter Der Manuelian Philip J. King Professor of Egyptology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
As Harvard’s Gen Ed curriculum expands, it’s drawing ever-widening interest from students and faculty after its first year.
The following faculty members have been named full professors with tenure in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences: Stephen Burt, Peter Der Manuelian, David Howell, Martin Puchner, and Gu-Yeon Wei.