Humanities Division

Harry Potter and the Sacred Text
College

Harry Potter and the Sacred Text

Assistant Chaplain Vanessa M. Zoltan speaks to a discussion facilitator about the Weasley twins in“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” during a meeting of the Humanist Hub discussion group “Harry Potter and the Sacred Text”.

Science and Cooking
College

Photos of the Day 09.21.16

Louis Menand
FAS

English Prof. Louis Menand Receives National Humanities Medal

Harvard English professor and Pulitzer-winning writer Louis Menand will receive the National Humanities Medal for his writings on cultural history.

15 Professors of the Year

15 Professors of the Year

From Robobee creators to Latino studies pioneers, these are FM's picks for the 15 Professors of the Year.

A Working Group for Asian American Studies
College

Asian American Studies Gains Traction

Asian American Studies has historically seen little representation at the College, but this fall students can take at least four courses in the field, offered roughly a semester after a group of undergraduates began pushing for more awareness in the discipline.

Arts and Humanities Dinner
Office of Career Services

Arts and Humanities Dinner

Freshmen and sophomores raise their hands to answer a question during a dinner hosted by the Office of Career Services Tuesday evening as part of the Arts & Humanities Dinner Series.

Local 26
College

Photos of the Day 09.07.16

women who leave illustration 2
FAS

The Women Who Leave

A combination of formal processes and informal forces disadvantage women on the FAS tenure track, pushing some to leave before they come up for tenure review.

Humanities Division

Daniel Aaron, Pioneer in American Studies, Dies at 103

Daniel Aaron, a professor at Harvard and an academic who helped develop the field of American Studies, died Saturday at Mt. Auburn Hospital at the age of 103 because of pneumonia complications.

Native Peoples, Native Politics
Harvard Law School

Forging A Path for Native American Studies

Though offerings in Native American studies at Harvard are few and far between, a small number of committed students and faculty are dedicated to maximizing the resources available to them, and hope to see more opportunities in the future.

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.