Recently, national news outlets have declared a crisis of the humanities. But at Harvard, the plot gets more complicated. The challenges facing Harvard's humanities necessitate changes to course offerings far more than the core of the humanistic enterprise.
The Semitic Museum on Divinity Ave., home to the Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations department and the Ashkelon excavation along with its museum galleries, remains open as an elevator is added to the building this year.
Professor William G. Dever gives a talk on archaeological evidence supporting the existence of the biblical King Solomon. Professor Dever, a distinguished archaeologist with extensive experience excavating in Israel and the Near East, presented slides and discussed recent excavations of Solomonic temples and cities.
If it had not been for the new architecture studies track in the History of Art and Architecture department, Benjamin Lopez ’15 would have been “pretty ready to transfer” out of Harvard.