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Homi K. Bhabha

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Nobel Prize-winning Toni Morrison enjoyed a sustained standing ovation before beginning her first Charles Eliot Norton Lecture. Speaking from a wheelchair, she described her return to Harvard as “comforting,” then launched into the human tendency “to separate and judge those not in our pact.”

Slavery’s chilling shadow

In her first Norton Lecture, novelist Toni Morrison quotes standard historical passages to drive home the depths of evil

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A panel of experts met in early May for “The Humanities and the Future of the University.” Convened by the Mahindra Humanities Center and funded by the Office of the President, the discussion explored ways of reviving interest in the reflexive and analytical disciplines that make up humanistic study.

Mapping the future

Reports tackle issues, concerns involving strengthening the humanities in a scientific age

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