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Lapis lazuli pigment entrapped within the dental calculus on the lower jaw of a medieval woman.

Photograph by Christina Warinner

Research

Tracing lapis lazuli provides evidence that women were directly involved in creating medieval illuminated manuscripts.  

1.9.19

Durba Mitra

Photograph courtesy of Durba Mitra

Harvard’s first professor appointed solely in gender studies

September-October 2018

Image gift of Laurence K. Marshall and Lorna J. Marshall ©President and Fellows of Harvard College, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. PM# 2001.29.641

Family snapshots of living off the land, in the Kalahari

September-October 2018

Gerald López on a pedestrian bridge two blocks from his childhood home in East Los Angeles. For him, rebellious lawyering is not just a legal theory, but a way of being.

Photograph by Coral von Zumwalt

Gerald López’s radical theory—and practice

September-October 2018

The worrisome distribution of the fruits of American economic growth

8.24.18

A 1944 map of the beaches of Iwo Jima, donated by a Harvard staff member who served in the U.S. assault on the island 

Courtesy of the Harvard Map Collection

Maps can be applied to straightforward ends; they can also be fanciful, surprising, or plain weird. 

8.17.18

Photograph by SARINYAPINNGAM/iStockPhoto

The “glass ceiling” in the operating room

8.8.18

Robert Reid-Pharr

Courtesy of Robert Reid-Pharr

The CUNY scholar will become the first senior faculty hire for the program, which has added new members in recent years.

6.29.18

Raj Chetty

Photograph courtesy of the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Chetty is a global leader in research on inequality and social mobility.

6.21.18