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Harvard Weissman's Conservators Protect Objects of the Past
Research

Harvard Weissman's Conservators Protect Objects of the Past

John Harvard's Foot
Student Life

John Harvard's Foot

Every day, tourists rub the foot of the John Harvard statue for good luck and pose for photos, oblivious to what Harvard students do to the statue late at night.

Wadsworth House
On Campus

Wadsworth House

Tourists gather around Wadsworth House as military veteran Specialist J. Holden Gibbons begins a historical military tour of the Harvard campus.

Historical Military Tour
On Campus

Historical Military Tour

Specialist J. Holden Gibbons, a U.S. military veteran, discusses historical aspects of Harvard’s campus.

Holden Chapel
On Campus

Holden Chapel

Holden Chapel was featured as part of a historical military tour led by military veteran Specialist J. Holden Gibbons.

Meyer Gate
On Campus

Meyer Gate

Students rush through Meyer Gate, featured as part of a historical military tour led by military veteran Specialist J. Holden Gibbons. George von Lengerke Meyer, Class of 1879, was named secretary of the Navy in 1909 by President William Howard Taft.

“Why Disciplines Persist”
On Campus

Photos of the Day (11/10/2015)

Meyer Gate
History

Student Veterans Give Harvard Military History Tour

To commemorate Veterans Day, current Harvard students who have previously served in the U.S. Armed Forces led official “Harvard Military History” tours that centered on the University’s and its affiliates’ association to American wars.

 Senior Thesis Writers’ Conference
History

Senior Thesis Writers’ Conference

Veronica Wickline ’16, a history concentrator, presents her thesis topic on empowered widows in the Late Roman Empire at the Senior Thesis Writers’ Conference on Thursday afternoon in the basement of Robinson Hall.

Niall Ferguson Speaks on Kissinger
On Campus

Niall Ferguson Speaks on Kissinger

Center for European Studies research associate Mary Sarotte speaks with History professor Niall Ferguson about his Henry Kissinger biography Kissinger: Volume 1. 1923-1968: The Idealist at the JFK Jr. Forum Wednesday night.

Niall Ferguson Speaks on Kissinger
FAS

Ferguson Discusses Politics and Kissinger Biography

History professor Niall C. Ferguson said last month that he will leave Harvard for Stanford’s Hoover Institution after what he said has been “12 wonderful years.”

Student Groups

At Harvard Law School, Students Call for Change of Seal

A new student movement at Harvard Law School is organizing to change the seal at the school, which the students argue represents and endorses a slaveholding legacy.

Connecting Justice and History
College

Connecting Justice and History

History professor Caroline Elkins shares a picture of a confidential document she found while working as an expert witness in a legal case brought by Kenyan independence movement participants against the British government. Her work on the case exemplified how historical research can contribute to the progress of contemporary social and political developments.

Connecting Justice and History
Museums

Photos of the Day (10/14/2015)

Music

Hutchins Center

W.E.B. DuBois’s face greets me as soon as I step off the elevator and into the Hutchins Center. His mural on the wall is my first indication of the work that happens here, and I’m instantly aware that I’m stepping into a very special space. The W.E.B. DuBois Research Institute is the “anchor” of the Hutchins Center, according to Executive Director Abby Wolf, and DuBois’s perceptive and trailblazing spirit lives on in the aims of this place.

Special Teams
Football

In Photos: The Game

Crimson-UC Crossfire Debate
College

The Back of the UC Ballot

Helicopter over Harvard
Crime

In Photos: Bomb Threat Shakes the Yard

College

A.D. Club ‘Strongly’ Opposes Membership Changes