History


Zachary B. Nowak

Zachary B. Nowak, a lecturer in the Department of History, who teaches a popular class on Harvard history, was stunned when he heard of the existence of the KKK at the University.


Charles L. Greenblatt

Charles L. Greenblatt ’52 pictured during his Harvard undergraduate years. Greenblatt was then a spokesperson for the Society of Minority Rights, a student club that condemned the 1952 cross burning in Harvard Yard.


Harvard History Professor Presents Life and Legacy of John F. Kennedy '40 at IOP Event

Harvard History professor Fredrik Logevall presented his research on the political development of former President John F. Kennedy ’40 while he was a student at Harvard College at a virtual Harvard Kennedy School forum Tuesday.


Harvard Faculty Sign Open Letter Calling for Trump’s Impeachment

Twelve Harvard faculty joined more than 300 American historians and legal scholars in signing an open letter calling for President Donald J. Trump to be impeached for the second time in his presidential term.


Harvard Professors Sign Letter Supporting President Trump’s Impeachment

Twenty-five Harvard faculty joined more than 1,500 historians to sign an open letter Monday denouncing President Donald J. Trump’s “numerous and flagrant abuses of power” and calling for his impeachment.


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.


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.


Robinson Hall

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


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.


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.


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

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


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