History

  • Subscribe via RSS
  • Section

    All
    Admissions
    Arts
    Flyby
    Magazine
    Media
    News
    Opinion
    Sports
  • Type

    All
    Image
    Widget
    Gallery
    Video
    Flash Graphic
    Map
    Article
    Topic Page
On Modes of Jewish Intellectual Life
History

Historian Takes Fresh Look at Two 20th Century Jewish Intellectuals

Berkeley historian Martin E. Jay employed a wide array of “unusual” metaphors to compare Walter Benjamin and Isaiah Berlin in front of a crowded audience in the Center for European Studies on Monday.

Echelman string sculpture
Visual Arts

Painting the Town: Boston's Big Art

Public art is getting bigger in Boston. Throughout Beantown, artists are taking to the streets, creating large-scale works that encourage citizens to embrace the city’s public spaces.

Japan and its Surrounding Islands
Politics

Japan and its Surrounding Islands

Alexis B. Dudden speaks at CGIS about the history of Japan and its surrounding islands on Tuesday afternoon. The event was sponsored by the Weatherhead Center for International affairs and the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies and Korea Institute.

Japan and its Surrounding Islands
Politics

Japan and its Surrounding Islands

Alexis B. Dudden speaks at CGIS about the history of Japan and its surrounding islands on Tuesday afternoon. The event was sponsored by the Weatherhead Center for International affairs and the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies and Korea Institute.

Japan and its Surrounding Islands
Politics

Japan and its Surrounding Islands

Alexis B. Dudden speaks at CGIS about the history of Japan and its surrounding islands on Tuesday afternoon.

Japan and its Surrounding Islands
Politics

Historian Discusses Pacific Ocean Territorial Disputes

Alexis Dudden explained how new ocean laws are leading to renewed territorial debates over far-flung islands in the East China Sea during a seminar Tuesday.

Peabody
Museums

Earth Movers

Archaeology is alive and kicking in the Boston area. At Harvard, a hands-on course in the Anthropology Department allows students to dig up artifacts in their own backyard. Meanwhile, the City of Boston Archaeology Program gives volunteers an opportunity to engage with the city’s historical legacy.

Sex Scandal
History

Harvard Histories: Scandal in the Yard

In four centuries, much has changed. And yet, though tomato basil ravioli soup has waxed and male-only Puritan minister training has waned, one thing has remained the constant since Harvard’s inception: the University’s penchant for news-making scandal.

Scottish Watch
Student Groups

Scotland Referendum Divides Harvard's Britons

Harvard undergraduates and faculty members were as divided as the Scottish electorate going into Thursday’s referendum on Scotland’s independence.

Indian College Excavations
History

Indian College Excavations

Harvard archaeologists begin the 4th excavation season in front of Matthews Hall, which also belonged to the Indian College in the 17th Century.

scene-12-years-a-slave
Visual Arts

scene-12-years-a-slave

A scene from Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave."

django unchained scene
Visual Arts

django unchained scene

A scene from Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained."

civil war era family
Visual Arts

civil war era family

A Civil War era family.

django unchained scene
Visual Arts

Script Doctors

Behind virtually every historical film, there are consultants that have worked with the production team to help shape the look and the content of the movie. Harvard professors have helped directors to achieve a certain level of historical accuracy, but are also proponents of artistic freedom.

Events

On Sanders Stage, New Yorker Cartoonist Illustrates Power of Comics

With words and images, Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Art Spiegelman illustrated the history of comics and his own career as a cartoon artist at Sanders Theatre Friday evening.

Echelman string sculpture
Visual Arts

Painting the Town: Boston's Big Art

Boxes
Columns

ISIL is Not the End of the World

Difficulty Defining
Columns

The Difficulty of Defining Difficulty

Reshuffling the Caseload
College

Unloading the Ad Board