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Barker Center
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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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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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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.

The Protest Lecturer
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.

Barker Center
Humanities Division

English Department Proposes Diversity Requirement

The English Department proposes new requirements for curricular diversity.

Students Crowd Humanities 10a Lecture
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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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.

Humanities Division

'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.

Scholars at Risk
Humanities Division

Scholars at Risk

Beekan Erena in the library of The Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, which hosted him as a Scholars at Risk Fellow last year.

Scholars at Risk
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Scholars at Risk

Mahmoud Hariri working at his desk in the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative office as a current Scholars at Risk fellow.

Professor Homi K. Bhabha
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Professor Homi K. Bhabha

Homi K. Bhabha is Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities and Director of the Mahindra Humanities Center.

Professor Homi K. Bhabha
Humanities Division

Traversing Crossroads

As director of the Mahindra Humanities Center, professor Homi Bhabha has promoted efforts to adopt an interdisciplinary approach, to bring together Harvard affiliates with different interests and backgrounds, and to make the humanities relevant to current events.

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Phi Beta Kappa Selects ‘Senior 48’ for Class of 2017

In total, 48 seniors will be inducted into the oldest undergraduate honor society in the United States, joining the 24 students selected last spring.

Danielle Allen on "Waking Up"
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Danielle Allen on "Waking Up"

Safra Center for Ethics Director Danielle S. Allen read from her op-ed published in the Washington Post today in reflection on the recent presidential election. She spoke at a Mahindra Center event where fellow scholars Jill Lepore and David I. Laibson ’88 also shared their takes on Trump’s election.