The Gazette asked a group of Harvard professors to talk about a book from their student days that has since gained in resonance or meaning.
The possibilities of pop-ups far exceed peekaboo with paper. Take a look through the gallery to see where examples pop up across Harvard’s libraries.
A look at notable work by Harvard authors in 2015 wouldn’t be complete without their own best reads of the year.
An émigré physician at Harvard Medical School has written a book about the multitude of anatomy-based English expressions.
Unfulfilled as a lawyer, Robin Kelsey took a leap and began a career in photography and teaching. Today he leads Harvard’s Department of History of Art and Architecture.
A historian, digital library pioneer, and champion of books, Robert Darnton will depart Harvard early this summer, giving up his post as University Librarian to resume a life of full-time scholarship.
Author chronicles how a system in which Myanmar’s elephants were made half-captive likely has ensured their survival.
In 1944, the young and gifted creators of ‘On the Town’ quietly stirred diversity into their groundbreaking musical, Professor Carol Oja recounts in her new book.
The massive, complex Harvard Depository provides almost instant access to vast stores of knowledge.
In his new book, “The Royalist Revolution: Monarchy and the American Founding,” Professor of Government Eric Nelson focuses on abuses of the British Parliament, rather than the actions of the crown, as the central force behind the Revolution.
Harvard fellow Adam Tanner talks about his new book, “What Stays in Vegas: The World of Personal Data — Lifeblood of Big Business — and the End of Privacy as We Know It.”
Max Bazerman, a leadership and applied behavioral psychology expert at HKS and HBS, writes that successful leaders must seek out what they don’t know to overcome the human tendency to turn a blind eye to unethical behavior.
Keynote speaker Professor Giuliana Bruno will launch the Harvard Film and Visual Studies Department’s inaugural graduate conference, April 10-12 at the Carpenter Center, with a discussion of her new book, “Surface: Matters of Aesthetics, Materiality, and Media.”
Three Harvard faculty members divulge an influential book in this installment of Harvard Bound.
“The Monuments Men,” a based-on-a-true-story World War II action film that opens in theaters Friday, depicts an international team of middle-aged art experts in uniform who are racing to liberate priceless art from the Nazis. Many of the real-life team members were Harvard-trained.
A Q&A with science Professor Lisa Randall, author of a new book explaining the significance of the Higgs boson, and why its discovery matters.
Faculty members share highlights from the reading life.
In a new polemic, Harvard Kennedy School Professor Thomas Patterson calls for sweeping changes to the education of journalists and the practice of journalism.
Professor Joshua Greene talks about his new book, “Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them.” What makes an issue like abortion or Israeli-Palestinian relations seem insurmountable, he said, can be chalked up, in part, to brain wiring.
Two new books from Harvard Health Publications are aimed at people who have more than normal levels of anxiety and depression but fall short of clinical definitions.
Many modern chronic diseases result from mismatches between how our bodies evolved to be used and how we use them today, Harvard evolutionary biologist Daniel Lieberman writes in a new book.
Jonathan Womack, a media technician at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, took home the grand prize at the Hollywood Book Festival for his sci-fi novel “A Cry for a Hero.”
Award-winning author and Harvard Professor Jill Lepore will talk about her latest title, “Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin,” on Sept. 10 at the Radcliffe Institute.
HBS Professor Joseph Badaracco trains students for the complexities of the business world by examining great works of literature.
James Wood, Harvard professor and New Yorker critic, talked to the Gazette about his new book, "The Fun Stuff," losing himself in music, and a looser approach to fiction.
Harvard Kennedy School staffer Matthew Salesses has published "I'm Not Saying, I'm Just Saying," a novel in flash fiction.
Historian Diane McWhorter, a Harvard fellow, finds a surprising nexus between the racial segregation of Birmingham, Ala., in the early 1960s and some of the attitudes of the Third Reich.
HBS Professor Clayton Christensen has built a storied career by, as he puts it, telling business leaders not what to think, but how to think about running their companies. In the two years since suffering a stroke, he’s tackled two other equally ambitious tasks: relearning how to speak, and teaching the rest of us how to think about making the best of our lives.
Author Rajesh Parameswaran kicked off this year’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study’s series of fellow presentations with a discussion that included readings from his well-received debut work, as well as a passage from his novel in progress.
In “The Mansion of Happiness: A History of Life and Death,” Professor Jill Lepore shows, with wit and wisdom, that our existential anxieties are anything but new.
“Literacy and Mothering: How Women's Schooling Changes the Lives of the World's Children” by Robert A. LeVine, Sarah LeVine, Beatrice Schnell-Anzola, Meredith Rowe, and Emily Dexter has won the 2013 Eleanor Maccoby Award by the American Psychological Association.
Free-market thinking now pervades most facets of everyday life. In “What Money Can’t Buy,” rock-star lecturer and philosopher Michael Sandel asks readers to consider what they really value — and whether some things shouldn’t come with a price.
Eight professors were named 2012 Cabot Fellows to honor their excellent publications.
We asked several Harvard authors to talk about something different, not what’s in their books but where and how they write them. Here’s what they said.
“Ruin Nation: Destruction and the American Civil War,” a book by Megan Kate Nelson, has recently been published by the University of Georgia Press.
The American Philosophical Society awarded the Jacques Barzun Prize for the best book in cultural history published in 2010 to Amabel B. James Professor of History Peter E. Gordon.
The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International has selected Donna Hicks’ “Dignity: The Essential Role It Plays in Resolving Conflict” as the recipient of its 2012 Educators Award.
HBS professor’s experiments and book show the advantages of workplace teams getting together to share responsibility for down time, while keeping productivity high.
A program at Widener Library rescues vulnerable holdings from its 65 miles of shelves by linking alert students with Harvard authorities on conservation and digitization.
Among these recent titles by Harvard writers, there’s something for everyone.
Fact-fussy readers help author to remember that a novel’s “air of reality” is among its supreme virtues.
Child psychiatrist Nancy Rappaport follows up her 2009 memoir that explored her mother’s suicide with a user-friendly guide for teachers dealing with behaviorally challenged students.
Anne Fadiman, a Harvard Overseer and author of “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down,” explored the many varieties of book lover with a Cambridge Public Library audience on April 1.
In his new book, “Guantánamo: An American History,” lecturer Jonathan Hansen uncovers the rich and controversial history of an American empire on the tip of Cuba.
Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences Emeritus Ezra F. Vogel has won the 2012 Lionel Gelber Prize for his book “Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China.”
On the tricentennial celebration of Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s birth, the author and philosopher is being honored with an exhibition of his works at the Houghton Library. “Rousseau and Human Rights” continues through March 23.
Professor Maya Jasanoff is one of three finalists for the $50,000 George Washington Book Prize for “Liberty’s Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World,” published by Knopf.
For his new book, Robert Sampson studied the Second City’s ups and downs for 15 years to outline patterns for many modern American cities.
“Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China,” by Ezra F. Vogel, published by Belknap Press/Harvard University Press, has been shortlisted for the 2012 Lionel Gelber Prize.
In his new book, noted historian Niall Ferguson sees Europe and America as facing a profound crisis of confidence in what the future holds.