History and Literature
Alex Corey is an award-winning educator and currently serves as a Lecturer in History and Literature at Harvard University.
Despite Decrease in Concentrators, Students and Faculty Alike Defend the Humanities
Of the 18 concentrations in the Arts and Humanities division, 10 have experienced significant decreases in numbers of concentrators, six remained relatively steady, and two saw slight increases between 2015 and 2019.
Students Protest, Pen Open Letter In Response to Professor’s Tenure Denial
Roughly 50 students staged a sit-in at University Hall Monday evening to protest the tenure denial of Romance Languages and Literatures associate professor Lorgia Garcia Peña and to call on Harvard to create a formalized ethnic studies program.
Why I Declared 2019: Humanities
To get some perspective on concentration declaration, we asked Flyby sophomores studying the humanities why they declared.
Students Lobby University to Tenure Latinx Studies Professor
More than a dozen students have launched a letter-writing campaign in support of Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literature and History and Literature Lorgia Garcia Peña’s bid for tenure.
Panelists Discuss Combatting Wrongful Convictions, Reforming the Criminal Justice System
Legal experts and criminal justice reform advocates gathered in Tsai Auditorium to discuss mitigating wrongful convictions in the United States criminal justice system Monday evening.
Roberta A. Kaplan to Speak at Harvard Law School Class Day
Kaplan, who graduated from the College with a degree in History and Literature, is notable for successfully representing Edith Windsor in the Supreme Court case United States v. Windsor in 2013.
Harvard Students Rally for Ethnic Studies Outside Alumni Conference
More than 50 Harvard students gathered outside the Charles Hotel Friday afternoon to demand the University create a formalized ethnic studies program.
Why I Declared: Humanities Edition
Last but certainly not least, Flyby sophomores planning studies in Humanities fields share their declaration process.
History and Literature Increases Ethnic Studies Offerings
This semester, students concentrating in History and Literature can take a course on fashion and slavery—and receive credit toward the concentration’s newly-created Ethnic Studies track.
Hist & Lit to Offer Ethnic Studies
Undergraduates concentrating in History and Literature will now be able to specialize in an ethnic studies field.
History and Literature Seniors Submit Theses
Drained after months of work, seniors at the College are beginning to finish their theses, and History and Literature concentrators turned in their works this week.
History and Literature Lecturer Kevin Birmingham delivers the department’s spring lecture, “Treason is a Form of Obscenity,” to students at the Barker Center Thursday.
Students Use New Hist and Lit Field to Explore Ethnic Studies
The Modern World field allows students to more easily explore topics such as migration and diaspora at a time when many students have been calling for increased ethnic studies course offerings and an ethnic studies department.
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.
Vampire Vibes: The Dark Side of Modern Culture
Bettina Stoetzer, assistant professor at MIT, lectures on German literature to the audience. Last Friday, an interdisciplinary conference called "Vampire Vibes: The Dark Side of Modern Culture" was held on problematics of identity, deviance, and power in modern history, literature, and media.
History and Literature Changes Concentration Offerings
In response to changing student interests, the History and Literature department has offered new fields of study and more specific subfields, allowing for greater flexibility in students’ studies.
Dominance of Western Perspectives Troubles the Social Sciences
American and Western European foci and schools of thought continue to dominate social science fields at Harvard, frustrating some students and faculty even as other perspectives and methods grow.
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.
Hist and Lit Concentrators Near Thesis Completion
Hist. and Lit. concentrators will celebrate submitting senior theses on Friday with champagne, cookies, and camaraderie.
New Civil War Course Finds its Footing Among Various Disciplines, Venues
In a partnership between the A.R.T. and the History and Literature Department, "Staging the Civil War" navigates literary, theater, and archival sources to bring a new perspective to the Civil War.
Gillett Assumes Role as Lowell Interim Dean
Rachel A. Gillett, an assistant director of studies for the Committee on Degrees in History and Literature, became interim House dean on Nov. 3 after the current dean took a maternity leave.
How Wonder Woman Got into Harvard
Jill Lepore, David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History, delivers a lecture titled "How Wonder Woman Got into Harvard" at the Knafel Center on Thursday night. Lepore's lecture accompanied the recent release of her newest book, titled "The Secret History of Wonder Woman".
The Secret History of Wonder Woman
Jill Lepore, David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History, looks up at her presentation, titled "How Wonder Woman Got into Harvard". Lepore's lecture at the Knafel Center accompanied the recent release of her newest book, titled "The Secret History of Wonder Woman."
Beatnik at the Barker
Breaking news: the dream of the ’90s is alive in our very own Barker Café. On Oct. 16, hipster Harvard students and professors were finally relieved of their pent-up anguish and at last given a quality coffee stop besides the distressingly mainstream Lamont Café or pricey Square establishments.