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Humanities Division

Arts and Humanities Inclusion
Humanities Division

Arts and Humanities Affiliates Discuss Inclusion In Wake of ‘Hateful’ Message Sent to Faculty Member

Dean of Arts and Humanities Robin E. Kelsey held a town hall Tuesday to discuss inclusion and belonging, and update division affiliates on the investigation into a “hateful” message delivered to a Harvard faculty member last month.

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.

Barker Center
FAS

Gay Announces Plans to Hire New Ethnic Studies Faculty

Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay will hire three to four senior faculty to specialize in Asian American, Latinx, and Muslim American studies during the upcoming academic year, the University announced Monday.

VES Library
FAS

VES Library

The fourth floor of Sever Hall houses the Visual and Environmental Studies department's film library. The Faculty of Arts and Sciences will discuss a potential change to the department's name.

Construction on Lamont
FAS

Creative Writing Program Receives Record Number of Applications, Moves into Lamont

For the second year in a row, a record number of students applied to and enrolled in the English department’s creative writing workshops. This spring, the program includes 24 workshops — another all-time high — in both fiction and non-fiction disciplines.

A Conversation with Cornel West
College

Cornel West to Teach Intro to African American Studies After 18-Year Break

Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy Cornel R. West ’74  will return to teaching African and African American Studies 10: “Introduction to African American Studies” this semester after 18 years away from the course.

Mahindra Humanities Award
Central Administration

Author J.M. Coetzee Receives Inaugural Mahindra Award for the Humanities

The ceremony included an appearance by University President Lawrence S. Bacow and a discussion among 11 distinguished humanities scholars.

Emerson Hall
Humanities Division

Philosophy Department Holds Conference on Incarceration and Reentry

University Professor Danielle S. Allen, who gave opening remarks at the conference, said it is vital to canvass the topic of reentry in order to accomplish criminal justice reform.

Popular Course Enrollment
College

Popular Course Enrollment

Popular Course Enrollment
College

Popular Course Enrollment

Maxwell Dworkin
FAS

CS100 Seeks to Bridge Tech and Humanities

Unlike CS50, however, basic coding knowledge and an online application were both required to enroll in Malan’s latest offering.

Barker Center
FAS

Creative Writing Program Offers Science Writing, 'Journalism in the Age of Trump'

The Creative Writing Program is expanding its course offerings this academic year, particularly to include a wider variety of nonfiction workshops.

Transcript Project Presentation
Visual Arts

Six Undergrads Win Inaugural ‘Transcript Project’

To participate in the inaugural Transcript Project, a contest for undergraduates, students submitted a piece of work that reflected on their academic experiences at Harvard not captured by their grades.

Transcript Project Presentation
Humanities Division

Transcript Project Presentation

Dean of the Arts and the Humanities division, Robin E. Kelsey, presents the winners of the Transcript Project, a college initiative announced earlier this semester.

Unionization High Chart
Features

Polling Shows Strong Union Support Among Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences Students

Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences students were much more likely to vote to unionize in Harvard’s election last week than were Sciences and Engineering and Applied Sciences students.

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