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IOP Event on China
IOP

Chen Jian Discusses Zhou Enlai at JFK Jr. Forum

Chen Jian, a history professor at Cornell University, discussed his upcoming biography of Zhou Enlai — the first Premier of the People's Republic of China — examining Zhou's role in Chinese political history, during a talk at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum Monday evening.

Robinson Hall
History

Robinson Hall

Robinson Hall houses the History department, which launched a campaign promoting introductory-level classes to freshmen and non-concentrators this semester.

Robinson Hall
College

Responding to a ‘Crisis in the Humanities,’ Harvard History Dept. Rebrands

Most notably, this fall the department rolled out a new series of “foundations” courses geared toward freshmen and students outside the concentration, including those attempting to fulfill the General Education program’s new Social Sciences distributional requirement.

Bacow Inauguration
Race

Harvard Has 'The Law on Our Side' in Lawsuit Over Photos of Slaves, Bacow Says

University President Lawrence S. Bacow said in an interview Friday that he is confident Harvard is on the right side of the law in a suit alleging that Harvard unlawfully possesses and profits off two photographs of American slaves that are believed to be the oldest of their kind in existence.

Robinson Hall
College

Harvard Finishes Eight-Month Renovation of Robinson Hall

The University has finished an eight-month renovation of Robinson Hall, one of the last buildings in Harvard Yard that was not wheelchair accessible. The construction project added an elevator, modernized offices and classrooms in the building, and relocated the bathrooms.

A Freshly Printed Declaration
History

A Freshly Printed Declaration

Gary Gregory holds up his completed colonial print of the Declaration of Independence.

Colonial Print Master
History

Colonial Print Master

Gary Gregory uses colonial ink balls to ink his type at the Printing Office of Edes & Gill in Boston. Gregory, a salesman turned modern-day colonial print master, founded this colonial printing museum and exhibit in 2010.

Old Burial Ground
History

Revolutionary War Soldiers, Freed Slaves Buried By Yard May Finally Receive Headstones

Ever since a small plaque caught his eye, Hill, a digital filmmaking major, has been doing research in the hopes of finding the exact spot where the two men are buried.

Old Burial Ground
History

Old Burial Ground

The Old Burying Ground, located on Massachusetts Avenue and Garden Street, opened around 1636.

Robinson Hall
History

Robinson Hall to Undergo Accessibility-Focused Renovation

The changes will include the installation of an elevator that accesses each floor of the building as well as the addition of new restrooms and renovation of existing ones.

Gitlin
Scrutiny

Gitlin

Todd A. Gitlin '62

HLS Library
Harvard Law School

Law School Bicentennial Hosts Senators and Other Notable Alums

Five U.S. senators, former U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch ’81, and federal judge Merrick B. Garland ’74 joined six Supreme Court Justices at Harvard Law School this weekend.

Memorial Hall
Scrutiny

Our Own Little War

Harvard doesn’t have a Robert E. Lee, or a John C. Calhoun. Even so, questions of Civil War remembrance and Southern heritage crop up in Cambridge every so often.

Master of Plaster
Museums

Semitic Museum Hopes to Break Mold with Sphinx Casting

Scholars and students have labored over resin and molds with to bring a piece of the Great Sphinx—or at least a facsimile of it—to Cambridge.

Robinson Hall
FAS

History Department Courses Incorporate Digital Tools into Curriculum

“Soon people won’t even identify digital history as something different, because it will be so ingrained as part of the way people study history,” Gabriel Pizzorno said.

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