Classics


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.


New Territory: Pathways and Barriers to a Harvard Major

Some students feel underprepared to study certain fields—especially those in the humanities—because they were not exposed to them in high school or lacked the resources to explore them on their own.


The Humanities at Work

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.


Students Crowd Humanities 10a Lecture

"I am delighted to see the students that are interested in this important pathway into the study of the humanities, and we will continue to do our best to support it," said Arts and Humanities Dean Diana Sorensen. Students crowded into Fong Auditorium on Thursday morning to attend the first lecture of Humanities 10a: A Humanities Colloquium: From Homer to Descartes.


Alison Simmons Introduces Humanities 10a

Philosophy professor Alison Simmons introduces students to Humanities 10a. The two-semester course serves as an introduction to the study of the humanities and can now fulfill the College’s expository writing requirement.


Advising Fortnight - Classics

Freshmen students talk to faculty and current Classics concentrators about the department. The advising session was part of Harvard’s Advising Fortnight, a series of advising events aiming to inform freshmen about potential concentrations.


The Power of Place

Eleni Bastea, of the University of New Mexico, shares personal anecdotes and poems as part of her lecture on identity and homeland in the Aegean. She spoke Monday afternoon in Harvard Hall.


The Power of Place

Eleni Bastea, of the University of New Mexico, shares personal anecdotes and poems as part of her lecture on identity and homeland in the Aegean. She spoke Monday afternoon in Harvard Hall.


The Power of Place

Eleni Bastea, of the University of New Mexico, shares personal anecdotes and poems as part of her lecture on identity and homeland in the Aegean. She spoke Monday afternoon in Harvard Hall.


Venn Diagram: Nagy and Nas

Recently, Harvard announced the Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellowship in honor of the acclaimed rapper, Nas. Classics Professor Gregory Nagy teaches “The Ancient Greek Hero,” a popular course now offered on edX. This is their intersection.


Native American’s Latin Poem Surfaces

A new Harvard study of a Native American’s eighteenth-century Latin poem reveals new details about colonial-era education at Harvard and substantiates otherwise unconfirmed accounts of the academic success of Benjamin Larnell, the last Native American student in Harvard’s colonial era.


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.


'The Ancient Greek Hero' Comes to edX

When CB22x: “The Ancient Greek Hero” debuts as one of edX’s first humanities courses this spring, the class will face an entirely new set of challenges than those faced by its quantitative predecessors.


Portrait for Office

Cabot House classics concentrator Michael E. Cowett '13 is campaigning for the Republican State Committee. Cowett has spoken at two forums and plans to have a press release and make calls to voters this coming week.


GSAS Dean To Step Down, Citing Health Concerns

Allan M. Brandt announced Thursday that he will be stepping down from his role as dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences due to health considerations stemming from a recently diagnosed illness.


Classics Professor Defends Middle School Latin Program

Classics Professor Richard F. Thomas joined students, parents, and other Massachusetts professors yesterday evening at a public hearing at F.A. Day Middle School, urging the Newton Public School Committee to reconsider the implementation of a proposed budget that would eliminate Latin courses at the middle school level.


Atlas to the Text

Loyalty to authorial intent and desire for creativity are two of the many irreconcilable imperatives for translators.


Classics Department Faces Faculty Gaps

Faced with the recent departure of about a quarter of its faculty, the Classics Department expects that it will take several years to fill the positions, according to Classics Department Chair John M. Duffy.


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