Humanities & Arts

“Edifying and Beautiful”

Botanical illustrations on display at Harvard’s rare book library

by Jack R. Trapanick

Mechanical Intelligence and Counterfeit Humanity

Reflections on six decades of relations with computers

by Harry R. Lewis

Alison Simmons

A philosopher on perception, the canon, and being “a minded thing” 

by Nina Pasquini

Vision and Justice

How photographs promote social justice

by Nina Pasquini

The DNA of World Literature

A new Norton Anthology, edited by Harvard’s Martin Puchner, reimagines the global literary tradition. 

by Nina Pasquini

The “Dangers and Duties that Lie Ahead”

Drew Giplin Faust and Tracy K. Smith at the Phi Beta Kappa Exercises

by Lydialyle Gibson

An Interfaith Answer to Campus Tensions

Discussing religious pluralism at Harvard Divinity School 

by Lydialyle Gibson

Radcliffe Institute Announces 2024-2025 Fellows

Scholars will pursue interdisciplinary research on climate change, the Supreme Court, and more. 

by Nina Pasquini

Artificial Intelligence in the Academy

Harvard symposium assesses the new technology.

by Jonathan Shaw

A New Chapter for Harvard Arts

The Office for the Arts turns 50, and its longtime director steps down.

by Lydialyle Gibson

A Shakespearean Romance

Fifty Years with The Riverside Shakespeare

by Cynthia Lewis