The universe of higher education often bemoans a "crisis" in the humanities, with supposedly dwindling numbers and few job prospects. At Harvard, humanities concentrators face a crisis of choice, attempting to balance their passions with factors like stability and employment. For Harvard graduates, the question is not so much whether you’ll get a job with a humanities degree—it’s where.
The Harvard College Library and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures are creating an archive to preserve materials related to the January attack on French humor magazine Charlie Hebdo and the aftermath of the shooting.
Fabrizio Gifuni performs Gadda Goes to War in the Science Center Monday evening. The performance was the final event in a three day series sponsored by The Lauro De Bosis Foundation and Tony Crolla, Vittoria Group Edinburgh.
Former United States professional soccer player Landon T. Donovan engages in a discussion with students in Fong Auditorium Wednesday afternoon as part of Romance Studies 109: The Global Game.
Texts by Miguel de Cervantes rest on a table as speakers recite work by the Spanish writer during a Cervantes Marathon in the Barker Center Arts Cafe on Wednesday evening. The Instituto Cervantes Observatorio and Department of Romance Languages and Literatures hosted the event.
Assistant Professor Daniel A. Oteiza reads a section of Don Quijote during a Cervantes Marathon in the Barker Center Arts Cafe on Wednesday evening. The Instituto Cervantes Observatorio and Department of Romance Languages and Literatures hosted the event.
While several languages at Harvard offer separate tracks for more experienced speakers, others do not divide students into different tracks, leaving some students struggling to catch up to their more experienced peers.
Occupying old buildings, adapted residential homes, and shared spaces, several departments in the social sciences and arts and humanities divisions must use every available inch of office space in order to accommodate instructors, classrooms, and events.
The endorsement statement expressed support for the movement, citing individualized attention for undergraduates and professional development for graduate students as benefits of smaller sections.
As she tries to wrap her lips around the hard consonants of the English language, my grandmother fumbles with my small Nike garments. Turning them over and over, she attempts to enunciate the lone word in her English lexicon without much success.
“It sounds like a thyroid condition,” says Doner. “Oddly enough, it’s not.”
Romance Languages and Literatures professor Nicolau Sevcenko, who died in mid-August, is fondly remembered by his colleagues.
The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures is exploring a variety of approaches to make the department appear more relevant to students.
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.
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.