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College

Reading List of Flagship Humanities Course Evolves

In extending the length of the class, the professors added a wider selection of books to the syllabus, which they tweak slightly each year.

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On Campus

Protest as Poetry at the “Migration and the Humanities” Conference

​The Feb. 8 and 9 “Migration and the Humanities” conference, organized by the Mahindra Humanities Center, set out to illustrate a point: that the humanities are a powerful way of understanding the modern migratory experience.

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Harvard Offers Gullah for Second Semester

​Gullah, a largely oral, African-American creole first taught at Harvard in the fall, is now being offered for a second semester.

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Edouard Duval-Carrié

Edouard Duval-Carrié, a Haitian-born American painter, gives a talk about his art for the Hutchins Center’s Fall Colloquium at the Barker Center Wednesday afternoon.

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Humanities Division

Harvard Plans Arts Facilities in Allston

The proposed “ArtLab” will house an audio recording studio, sound editing stations, and performance spaces.

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FAS

Arts and Humanities Dean Forms Undergraduate Committee

The committee will work to more directly engage undergraduates, Dean of Arts and Humanities Robin Kelsey said last week.

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FAS

Hist & Lit to Offer Ethnic Studies

Undergraduates concentrating in History and Literature will now be able to specialize in an ethnic studies field.

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College

English Department Diversity Course Requirement Approved

English concentrators will soon be required to enroll in a course featuring authors who may have been excluded in the past for their race, gender, or sexuality.

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Professors on Committee Examining Slavery Plan Conference

“We need to engage this, not just to be better historians,” Beckert said of Harvard's ties to slavery. “We need to acknowledge this history as a way to be able to move forward.”

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FAS

Professors Fear Loss of Federal Arts, Humanities Funding

Professors and administrators are bracing for the potential elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Student Life

From the Lectern to the Loudspeaker

Recent events—most notably, President Donald Trump's election—have stirred an activist's sensibility in some Harvard professors.

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Humanities Division

English Department Proposes Diversity Requirement

The English Department proposes new requirements for curricular diversity.

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College Life

Humanities 10 Students Spend Wintersession with 'Ulysses'

While many relished the last week of their winter vacation, 24 enthusiastic students returned to campus a week early for a Wintersession course on James Joyce’s “Ulysses.”

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College

The Most Savage Q-Guide Comments of 2016

If you're looking for another way to procrastinate in the course search for this semester, check out these Q-Guide comments. Some are hilarious, some are desperate, and some are just truly disturbing.

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'Groundbreaking' Architectural Historian James Ackerman Dies at 97

​James S. Ackerman, a Harvard architectural historian who specialized in Renaissance architecture, died Dec. 31 in Cambridge. He was 97.

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