Feejee Mermaid offers haunting image at Harvard's Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology.
A new exhibit marking JFK’s centennial includes an audio file believed to be the earliest voice recording of the future president.
“Heard at Harvard” is a new podcast series from the Harvard Gazette featuring lively, timely conversations with leading scholars on topics in art, culture, science, politics, and more.
A Wintersession course studied compassion and suffering through the lenses of dance, music, and science.
Native American potters offer hands-on insights into centuries-year-old artistry.
The Harvard Summer Program in Freiburg, Germany, seeks to broaden the outlook of 20 Harvard students, each of whom is paired with a German student from the University of Freiburg, though a combination of classroom teaching, excursions to important sites in the region, and exposure to the town and its people.
Two graduates and a student of the Divinity School have found an audience with their podcast “Harry Potter and the Sacred Text,” about reading the famous series through a spiritual lens.
A Harvard-backed expedition working in Israel has carried out the first-ever excavation of a Philistine cemetery.
With more than 25 languages offered each semester, the African Language Program at Harvard is the world’s foremost.
The Gazette visited the Weissman Preservation Center to see how conservators preserve Harvard’s rare and unique collections.
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Harvard is behind the re-creation of a chair from a 4,500-year-old tomb.
For the English Department’s Gwen Urdang-Brown, crossword puzzles have always been a family affair. The first crossword puzzle appeared in the New York World newspaper on Dec. 21, 1913. (Dec. 21 is now recognized as Crossword Puzzle Day.)
Drawn from a series of family correspondence, letters, diaries, and journals, a new exhibit at the Schlesinger Library offers firsthand accounts of men, women, soldiers, and slaves caught up in the Civil War.
Harvard scholars reflect on the lyricism, the language and the legacy of the national anthem “The Star-Spangled Banner” on its 200th anniversary.
At an early age, Linda Gordon traded her passion for dance to study history. Today, the accomplished author and historian is spending the year at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study working on a book about social movements in the 20h century.
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.
Michael Kimmelman of The New York Times talks about the importance of public space, his role as a critic, and the art and beauty of architecture. Kimmelman spoke at the Radcliffe Institute on Feb. 6.
Harvard University Press delivers the flavor and idiosyncrasies of our spoken language in a new online version of the acclaimed “Dictionary of American Regional English.”
A revealing exhibit at the Schlesinger Library charts the evolution of Betty Friedan’s seminal work “The Feminine Mystique.” What began as a college reunion survey morphed into a treatise that looked deeply into gender, power, and sexuality.
With the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address near, five Harvard scholars offered their views on the history, language, and legacy of Abraham Lincoln’s short but searing speech.
Students digging in Harvard Yard may have found remnant evidence of Indian College, one of Harvard’s earliest buildings.