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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.

Art Exhibit
Visual Arts

'Like Fire in the Middle' of Harvard Yard: Baldwin-Inspired Sculpture Draws Viewers

The installation was inspired by James Baldwin’s 1964 text “Nothing Personal," published at the height of the Civil Rights movement. The artist, Teresita Fernández, said the nation still struggles with issues Baldwin exposed.

Barker Center

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.

Governor Gina Raimondo

Gina M. Raimondo ’93 Recalls Harvard as Formative

Raimondo, a Democrat and the first female governor of the Ocean State, fondly remembers her time at Harvard.

Sarah Lewis
Social Sciences Division

‘A Leader of Growing Stature in the Art World’: Sarah Lewis Makes Her Mark

Lewis holds a joint assistant professorship in the Department of History of Art and Architecture and the Department of African and African American Studies.

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.

Jesse D. McCarthy

McCarthy Hired as English, African and African American Studies Assistant Prof

"Jesse McCarthy stood out unequivocally as the hottest new star on the horizon,” the Chair of the African and African American Studies wrote of the new hire.

Barker Center

At Advising Fortnight, Humanities Admins Seek Students Amid Falling Interest

Thirty-one of the 67 events included in this year’s iteration of Advising Fortnight—an annual program—focused on concentrations that fall under the arts and humanities umbrella.

Barker Center
Humanities Division

Arts and Humanities Juniors Prepare Senior Thesis Proposals

With fewer than two months remaining in the spring semester, many juniors across arts and humanities concentrations are gearing up to submit senior thesis proposals.

Barker Center

Demand For Creative Writing Classes Reaches All-Time High

​The English Department received a record number of applications to its creative writing program this academic year, according to the program’s director.

Humanities Division

In Fourth Year, TDM Continues Modest Growth

Theater, Dance, and Media, in its fourth year as Harvard’s youngest concentration, is searching for new faculty members and diversifying its curriculum as it grows.

Farkas Hall
Visual Arts

Theater, Dance, and Media Sees Doubled Concentrators

The number of students concentrating in Theater, Dance, and Media—Harvard's youngest concentration at four years old—has almost doubled over the past three years.

Barker Center

Reading List of Flagship Humanities Course Evolves

In extending the length of the class, the professors added a wider selection of books to the syllabus, which they tweak slightly each year.

Kazuo Ishiguro

Professor Studies Book Exteriors

​While most English professors are largely concerned with what’s inside a book, David J. Alworth studies a text’s exterior.

New Dean of Arts and Humanities at Barker Center
Student Life

Harvard Deans Launch ‘Transcript Project'

Khurana and Kelsey announced the creation of the Transcript Project, a creative competition for students to reflect on their course choices and academic trajectory.