A Scholars at Risk panel investigates the universal uses of narrative and the hard-wired human need for storytelling.
A Harvard professor leads a team of editors to create a third edition of an erudite, Earth-circling “Norton Anthology of World Literature.”
A fond look back at the memorable events of Harvard's 375th year.
Stephen Greenblatt, the John Cogan University Professor of the Humanities, was awarded the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction for “The Swerve: How the World Became Modern.”
The story of 15th-century book hunter Poggio Bracciolini and his rediscovery of Lucretius’ “On the Nature of Things” was captured by Cogan University Professor Stephen Greenblatt in his National Book Award-winning account, “The Swerve: How the World Became Modern.”
Families of third-year undergraduates flocked to campus March 2-3 for the College’s Junior Parents Weekend. The annual program, which features tours, lectures, student performances, and advice on life after Harvard, drew nearly 600 students and more than 1,500 of their guests to Cambridge this year.
All-star Harvard faculty members at “Harvard Thinks Big” dazzled and provoked their audience in 10-minute talks Thursday that framed major questions about happiness, stem cell growth, runaway obesity, and the exploding American prison population.
Rummaging through worm-eaten layers of parchment at a monastery in southern Germany in 1417, the scribe Poggio Bracciolini discovered a poem titled “De Rerum Natura,” or “On the Nature of Things,” by the Roman philosopher Titus Lucretius Carus. On that day, according to Professor Stephen Greenblatt, history swerved and modernity began.
More than a masterful artist, Albrecht Dürer strongly influenced 16th-century science with cartographic and anatomical work that gets little attention from art historians.
“The Swerve: How the World Became Modern,” Harvard Professor Stephen Greenblatt’s book describing how an ancient Roman philosophical epic helped pave the way for modern thought, has won the National Book Award for nonfiction.
“On the Nature of Things,” a poem written 2,000 years ago that flouted many mainstream concepts, helped the Western world to ease into modernity, author Stephen Greenblatt recounted.
In this wave-making book, Cogan University Professor Stephen Greenblatt takes into account “On the Nature of Things,” an eerily modern poem by the ancient Roman writer Lucretius, which helped shape the great thinkers of the Renaissance, even if fewer than three copies of the poem were known to exist at the time.
In science and medicine and across the humanities, Harvard has a legacy of transformative intellectual breakthroughs.
Stephen Greenblatt Cogan University Professor
Ten professors in Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences have been named Walter Channing Cabot Fellows.
The University gets ready to celebrate its classic values, as well as its recent innovative momentum in the sciences, public service, diversity, internationalism, and the arts. Oct. 14 will be the launch of the official 375th anniversary.
The Scholars at Risk network is made up of 194 universities in 23 countries, and based at New York University. It was founded in 1999 by University of Chicago legal scholar Jacqueline Bhabha, who now is the Jeremiah Smith Jr. Lecturer in Law at Harvard Law School and the University adviser on human rights education.
A new book by scholar Stephen Greenblatt probes topics that the playwright pushed to their limits: beauty and the cult of perfection, murderous hatred, the exercise of power, and artistic autonomy.
Harvard issues a call for nominations in an annual quest to offer one-year fellowships to “scholars at risk” who face persecution in their native countries.
The relocation of the Silk Road Project to Harvard space in Allston is just the latest indicator that the University is expanding its commitment to the arts as a pivotal source of creativity.
Cogan University Professor Stephen Greenblatt will join seven other distinguished artists and writers to be inducted into the 250-member American Academy of Arts and Letters next month.
In 1998 cellist Yo-Yo Ma took to the road, and a growing number of people have followed him.