Humanities Division

Honoring Frank Gehry
Visual Arts

Gehry First Architect to Receive Harvard Arts Medal

Kicking off the 24th annual Arts First Festival, Frank O. Gehry became the first architect to receive the annual Harvard Arts Medal from University President Drew G. Faust in a ceremony Thursday.

Wisdom in the Seminar Room
Humanities Division

Wisdom in the Seminar Room

Shakespeare: His Collected Works
College

Shakespeare: His Collected Works

The Houghton Library exhibit “Shakespeare: His Collected Works,” which features a wide array of collections about the playwright from Harvard and around the world, will come to and end this month.

Theater

TDM Concentrators Await Funding for New Magazine

Concentrators in Theater, Dance and Media are seeking funding for a new student publication that will showcase the work of students involved in campus performing arts.

Marketing The Humanities
Advising

Marketing The Humanities

Members of a Harvard College alumni panel gather with freshmen in the Barker Center to discuss financial opportunity for those choosing to pursue a degree in the humanities. During Harvard’s Advising Fortnight, departments across the college host numerous events to attract potential concentrators.

Marketing The Humanities
Advising

Marketing the Humanities

A number of events over Advising Fortnight fit into the larger trend of job-oriented marketing within the Arts and Humanities as many concentrations seek to attract more students and address their career concerns through an increase in job-focused advising events, alumni interactions, and published materials.

FAS

Classics Department Encourages Pre-Meds to Consider Concentrating

​When picturing a pre-med undergraduate, one tends to think of students pouring over p-sets, staring into microscopes, and stirring beakers. And while those activities certainly apply to the experiences of pre-med students at Harvard, some additionally choose to explore another area: Classics.

College

Robin Kelsey to Head Arts and Humanities Division

Robin Kelsey, chair of the Department of History of Art and Architecture, will become the Dean of the Arts and Humanities division of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences starting in July.

FAS

VES Would House Doctoral Program With Proposed Merger

The undergraduate-only Department of Visual and Environmental Studies could formally house its own graduate program for the first time in 50 years, should the Faculty of Arts and Sciences approve a proposed merger between VES and the Standing Committee on the Ph.D. in Film and Visual Studies.

Toni Morrison Delivers the First of Her 2016 Norton Lectures
College

Toni Morrison Delivers the First of Her 2016 Norton Lectures

Toni Morrison, award winning author and 2016 Norton Lecture Series speaker, kicked off her talk this Wednesday with an address entitled “Romancing Slavery.”

Eliot House All-Gender Bathroom Defaced
Religion

Photos of the Day 03.02.16

On Campus

Novelist Colm Tóibín Speaks With Claire Messud at 'Writers Speak'

Novelist Colm Tóibín talked with Harvard English professor Claire Messud at "Writers Speak," presented by the Mahindra Humanities Center.

Conan C. O’Brien ‘85 Speaks in Sanders Theatre
College

With Faust, Conan Discusses Liberal Arts, Comedy Career

During an afternoon advertised as a “wide-ranging conversation about arts and education,” Faust asked O’Brien what the humanities had done for his career, and the late-night legend responded in turn—but not without sarcasm.

College

'Technical Difficulties' Delay Expos Sectioning for Freshmen

The system designed to assign Expos sections experienced “unexpected technical difficulties” late Saturday night, pushing sectioning into the following evening.

Creative Writing Theses
Humanities Division

Number of Creative Thesis Writers Doubles

Twenty seniors are currently working on creative theses—double the number of students who wrote them in 2013.