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Romance Languages

Expert on Brazilian Cultural History Dies

Romance Languages and Literatures professor Nicolau Sevcenko, who died in mid-August, is fondly remembered by his colleagues.


Amid Shrinking Enrollment, Romance Languages and Literatures Plans To Redesign Curriculum

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures is exploring a variety of approaches to make the department appear more relevant to students.

Humanities Division

Open House Showcases New Hispanic Research Center

The Instituto Cervantes, a non-profit created by the Spanish government, operates branches in over 20 countries with 54 centers in total. The institute's Harvard branch focuses on research of the Spanish language in the United States.


Same Story, New Book: Repackaging Humanities at Harvard

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.

On Campus

That Pesky Language Requirement was Just as Pesky in 1955

Every week, The Crimson publishes a selection of articles that were printed in our pages in years past.


Sommer Highlights Cultural Agency at Allston Ed Portal

In a speech that drew mixed reactions from an audience of about 30 Allston-Brighton residents, Romance Languages and Literatures Professor Doris Sommer described art’s potential for social empowerment both in the community and internationally at the Allston Education Portal Tuesday evening.


Panel Discusses Challenges of Translation

Scholars face an ethically fraught task in translating a text from one language into another, panelists agreed during a Monday afternoon discussion about translation held in Emerson Hall.




Concentration Satisfaction: Class of 2012

As freshmen enter the second week of Advising Fortnight, Flyby presents a complete set of data from the Class of 2012's concentration satisfaction ratings. For all freshmen looking to narrow down the list of potential concentrations, sophomores or juniors curious about their chosen concentrations, and seniors reflecting on their undergraduate careers, here are the stats from last year's graduating seniors on how satisfied they were with their respective concentrations. Check out our four interactive graphs showing overall satisfaction rates among Humanities, Natural Sciences, SEAS, and Social Sciences concentrators in the Class of 2012.

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Romance Languages

Ace Your Interview

I learned the hard way that there is more to an interview than just answering questions; interviews are full of social norms like punctuality and shaking hands. So that others may learn from my mistakes, I have broken down some of the less obvious complexities of the standard interview.

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Romance Languages

Studying the Uncommon

In the seventeenth century, Harvard students were required to take three years each of Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek, and Syriac as well as demonstrate fluency in Latin as part of their graduation requirements, according to The Crimson.

Food and Drink

In the 1930s, Calls for Less Alcohol and More Good Grammar

Every week, The Crimson publishes a selection of articles that were printed in our pages in years past.


Epps Leaves Romance Studies, WGS for Cambridge

Bradley S. Epps, director of undergraduate studies in romance studies and director of graduate studies in women, gender, and sexuality, will leave Harvard to chair the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Cambridge Univ. starting in 2013.


Yugoslavian Oral History Project Removed from Science Center

While the death of Osama Bin Laden earlier this month prompted an outpouring of enthusiasm from students in the Yard, it had unexpected ramifications elsewhere at Harvard. The day after the celebration, a Yugoslavian oral history project titled "Transition: Transposition" that was located in a Science Center elevator was confused for a radical and dangerous response to the terrorist leader's death.

Facebook at Puzzle Day

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Visual Arts

Intelligent Design: Negotiating the Identity of the Architecture Track

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Script Doctors

Harvard vs. Yale

Freshman Survey Part V: A Look at New Haven