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On Coins and Architecture
History

On Coins and Architecture

In the lower level of Menschel Hall at the Harvard Art Museums, Stefan Ritter, a professor of classical archaeology at Ludwig-Maximilian University, narrates a slideshow displaying ancient roman coins. Central to the presentation was the debate among modern historians as to whether the images seen on the coins were actually real.

Student Life

Conversations: Keeping Up with the Cobbler

“I’ll die in this shop,” Soillis says with a grin.

Bayonet Drill
Scrutiny

ROTC Archival Images

College

New Civil War Course Finds its Footing Among Various Disciplines, Venues

In a partnership between the A.R.T. and the History and Literature Department, "Staging the Civil War" navigates literary, theater, and archival sources to bring a new perspective to the Civil War.

College

Snow Days by Concentration

Now that everyone has frolicked sufficiently, snow days have become a time for learned contemplation. FM considers how students of various concentrations can best use their time off.

A Few Questions with Jeffrey DeLaurentis
Politics

7 Q's With Jeffrey DeLaurentis

Following the historic announcement on Dec. 17 that diplomatic relations would be restored between the U.S. and Cuba, Jeffrey DeLaurentis, chief of mission of the U.S. Interests Section in Cuba, recently sat down with Fifteen Minutes for a conversation about U.S. foreign policy toward Cuba.

Books

Tome Raider

Dan C. Hazen, Ph.D., has recovered books from the battlefield. While working for a Nicaraguan library in the 1980s, Hazen led a team to salvage political documents from local government buildings overtaken by the Contras. Storming into offices whose occupants had been exiled, the archivists attracted some suspicion.

Harvard Bookstore
Books

Professors Make Case for ‘Long-Term’ History

During the talk, the authors emphasized taking long-term perspectives in the study of history, rather than focusing on brief moments in time.

University Hall Closed for Veterans Day
Central Administration

Faculty Unanimously Passes Motion Asking Corp. To Reverse Health Benefits Changes

A tense back and forth between administrators defending the policy changes and FAS professors, who loudly applauded each other after each statement condemning the policy, followed the introduction of the motion.

The Secret History of Wonder Woman
Books

Lepore Unmasks Wonder Woman’s Feminist Origins

Wonder Woman soared as a feminist icon in the early twentieth century, argued American History professor Jill M. Lepore on Thursday.

Food and Drink

The Other John

John the Orange Man began selling fruit in Harvard Square in 1858, about a decade after he immigrated to Cambridge to escape the Irish potato famine. He worked in the Square until his death following an operation in 1906, and during that period, saw the erection of 26 university buildings, and made the acquaintance of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and Theodore Roosevelt. In 1891, the Boston Daily Globe dubbed him “the most popular man at Harvard.”

History

Brevities

A MEETING of the Harvard Nine was held on Friday, January 16, to fill the vacancy caused by the departure of their Captain, Mr. White, for Europe. The meeting resulted in the choice of Mr. C. T. Tyler, '74, as Captain, and of Mr. A. G. Hodges, '74, as Secretary.

History Is Everything
History

History Is Everything

Professor Maya Jasanoff introduces the event "History is Everything, Everything is History" that featured six other speakers in Emerson hall on Wednesday.

Civil War Exhibition
History

Civil War Exhibition

Visitors amble around historic artifacts of the Civil War era showcased on Wednesday in the Knafel Center. The opening of the 'What They Wrote, What They Saved: Personal Civil War' exhibition showed history enthusiasts rare diaries and letters written by ordinary people in the 1850's.

The Grand Unveiling
History

The Grand Unveiling

Speakers introduced the new exhibition to be showcased in Knafel Center on Wednesday. The opening of the 'What They Wrote, What They Saved: Personal Civil War' exhibition showed history enthusiasts rare diaries and letters written by ordinary people in the 19th century.

Central Administration

In Op-Ed, Law Profs Call for University Governance Changes

Jeffrey K. McDonough Artwork
Scrutiny

Not a 9-to-5 Job

Advising Programs Office Under Construction
College

Freshman Advising: Under Construction

Van Gogh's "Self-Portrait Dedicated to Paul Gauguin"
Visual Arts

Portrait of the Artist: Behind Van Gogh's 'Self-Portrait Dedicated to Paul Gauguin'