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Durba Mitra

Photograph courtesy of Durba Mitra

Research

Harvard’s first professor appointed solely in gender studies

9.7.18

event poster for the wiseman lectures

Courtesy of the Mahindra Humanities Center

Documentarian Frederick Wiseman is the first filmmaker to deliver a Norton Lecture.

2.1.18

Bryan Stevenson

Photograph by Tia Chapman

“I don’t think slavery ended in 1865 I think it just evolved. I think it turned into decades of terrorism and violence and lynching.”

12.13.17

Fred Moten
Photograph by Robert Adam Mayer

Fred Moten’s subversive black-studies scholarship

January-February 2018

Adam Aja, assistant curator at the Harvard Semitic Museum, works with three volunteers to make the resin cast of the Dream Stele of King Thutmose IV.

Click the arrow on the right for images of the replica and original Stele.

Courtesy of the Harvard Semitic Museum

A replica of the Dream Stele, part of Egyptologist Peter Der Manuelian’s efforts to revitalize the museum

11.8.17

The cover of the January-February 1986 issue of Harvard Magazine

 A Harvard botanist investigates mystic potions, voodoo rites, and the making of zombies.

10.31.17

Claudine Gay, social science dean and Cowett professor of government and of African and African American studies

Photograph by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Public Affairs and Communications

The initative includes interdisciplinary conversation, annual symposia, and a postdoc program. 

10.17.17

Sunil Amrith

Courtesy of the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

A faculty member and two GSD affiliates are honored.

10.11.17

Bob Dylan in 1965. Already, the classical world was starting to influence his writing.

Photograph from Granger

In a new book, classicist Richard Thomas explores Bob Dylan’s literary ties to ancient Greece and Rome.

November-December 2017