Humanities & Arts


Picasso at War

Harvard Art Museums exhibit on depictions of combat and revolution

by Nina Pasquini

Tom Hyry

What Harvard's special collections librarian has learned from athletics, activism

by Max J. Krupnick

Shakespeare’s Uncanny Presence

Marjorie Garber explores the bard’s influence on the Bloomsbury Group.

How Revolutions Happen

Robert Darnton on the origins of the French Revolutionary temperament

The GOP’s Return to Ideas?

Proposing a new Republican platform

by Max J. Krupnick

How Not to Write about Minorities

Viet Thanh Nguyen urges moving beyond the “sob story.”

by Max J. Krupnick

#MeToo Meets Mt. Olympus

A new play at the A.R.T. provides a modern take on ancient mythologies   

by Max J. Krupnick

Bringing Art to Life

Cecilia Zhou’s approach to makeup, protest, and science

by Max J. Krupnick

Marla Frederick Named Dean of Harvard Divinity School

The scholar of the African American religious experience will become dean January 1.

by Jonathan Shaw

Speaking Volumes

Glimpsing Harvard’s East Asian language materials collection

by Nell Porter Brown

Tracing the Enslaved to Modern Descendants

A new technique for connecting ancient DNA to living relatives may have implications for institutions with legacies of slavery.

by Jonathan Shaw