28 stories tagged ‘Schlesinger Library’
The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study today announces the launch of a new Blackwell Family digitization project supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). The $150,000 grant funds a two-year project to digitize five Blackwell [...]
A film and a discussion at Radcliffe's Schlesinger Library highlight Girls Rock Camp, which teaches girls and young women during summer sessions to find their inner musicians, shed some inhibitions, and celebrate themselves.
Harvard’s newly acquired Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection is the largest of its kind in the world, centuries of art, literature, and popular culture artifacts related to the chief avenues to altered states of mind: sex and drugs.
A Q-and-A with Lizabeth Cohen, new dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
An extensive archive at the Schlesinger Library illuminates the life and work of Julia Child, whose writings and TV show brought the world of French cuisine to the American masses.
Kip Tiernan BI ’89, founder of Rosie’s Place and the Greater Boston Food Bank and co-founder of Community Works and the Poor People’s United Fund, gave her papers to the Schlesinger Library in 2006 so that scholars and citizens can learn more about how and why she pursued her passion for social justice. That was [...]
Scholars and professionals involved with the labor movement, workplace law, and social policy gathered at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study to honor the life of alumna Clara Schiffer on behalf of working women, and to explore the legacy and prospects of working women.
Barbara J. Grosz, dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, will step down at the end of this academic year. She will spend next year at Stanford University before returning to the Harvard faculty.
Before Annie Leibovitz and Margaret Bourke-White, there was Jessie Tarbox Beals (1870–1942). A pioneer of photojournalism in the late 1880s and early 1900s, Beals is recognized as the first woman photographer hired on a newspaper staff. In 1902, after she had proven herself as an accomplished freelance photographer (and taught her husband the trade), Beals [...]
A two-day conference on gender examined various dimensions to empowering the lives of women in developing nations.
Two professors shake up Harvard’s museum collections with a new course and exhibit that aim to challenge the ways in which tangible things are classified in traditional categories.
The late great Zora Neale Hurston belted out a juke joint song called “Halimufack”: You may leave and go to Halimufack, but my slow drag will bring you back. Hurston’s singing was just one of many offerings at the Radcliffe Institute’s celebration of Black History Month on Feb. 23. In her tinny voice—Hurston was a [...]
A weeklong seminar at the Radcliffe Institute examines cookbooks through the centuries, and what they say about the practices, resources, and cultures of their times.
Library cataloger Marilyn Morgan is writing a book about American women and their bathing suits, and what that says about early 20th century cultural norms.
Four women keep a meticulous diary of their stay on Great Brewster Island in July of 1891. The diary, which is filled with illustrations and photographs, was purchased by the Schlesinger Library in 1999.
On the hot day of July 15, 1891, four women set off for the adventure of a lifetime in Boston Harbor. For nearly two weeks the quartet — well-educated, upper-class women from the Lowell area — “roughed it” in a quaint yet ramshackle cottage on remote Great Brewster Island, a place they considered “an enchanted isle.”
The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America invites Harvard undergraduates to make use of the library’s collections with competitive awards of up to $2,500 for relevant research projects. Preference will be given to applicants pursuing research in the history of work and the family, community service and volunteerism, culinary arts, or women’s health. The research may be in connection with a project for academic credit, but is not required.
The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America invites Harvard undergraduates to make use of the library’s collections with competitive awards of up to $2,500 for relevant research projects.
The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America invites Harvard undergraduates to make use of the library’s collections with competitive awards of amounts up to $2,500 for relevant research projects.
SCHLESINGER LIBRARY TO SPONSOR SUMMER SEMINAR ON GENDER HISTORY GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS AVAILABLE TO HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL MEMBERS
Hysen trumpets ‘No Vote, No Voice’ before NASS, Undergrad grants available through Schlesinger Library, ‘Visions of Spring’ seeks artists
Kate Loosian is a senior project manager with Harvard Real Estate Services, where she keeps an educated eye on building renovations at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. (She has a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Notre Dame.)
Money. Race. Health. War. That list of potent topics summarizes the first four years of conferences on gender sponsored by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. This year’s gender conference (April 12 and 13) added a fifth topic: food, which by some accounts has elements of all the others combined.
Twentieth century American historian Susan Ware will lead another workshop group. She's an independent scholar who has written several biographies, including one of Earhart. At the Radcliffe Institute from 1997 to 2005, Ware was editor of volume five of the biographical dictionary "Notable American Women."
The March 15 application deadline for “Writing Past Lives: Biography as History” — the Schlesinger Library’s summer seminar on gender history — is fast approaching. Established scholars, writers, and advanced graduate students in U.S. history and gender studies are invited to apply.