August 26, 2016
GSAS is pleased to announce several significant enhancements to the standard funding packages offered to PhD students in FAS-based humanities and social science programs (see list of affected departments below). These modifications are a direct...
July 7, 2016
How innovative methods and contemporary concerns are helping humanities scholars re-envision the past and imagine the future.
February 12, 2016
Whether researchers are studying the cosmos for signs of life or investigating the motivations behind political formation (or lack thereof), they seem driven by the same impulse: to seek out others. Considering why is the province of philosophers,...
September 17, 2015
While Allan Brandt, the Amalie Moses Kass Professor of the History of Medicine and professor in the Department of the History of Science, was serving as dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, he took his high school–aged son on visits to...
May 4, 2015
History of the Committee on the Study of Religion Harvard owes its existence to the study of religion. In 1636, endeavoring to assure that the next generation of ministers in the fledging American colonies were properly educated, the “Great and...
January 24, 2015
How a connection between Harvard’s faculty of arts and sciences and the Uffizi gallery helps graduate students make great discoveries.
January 6, 2015
Austin Lee Campbell thinks a lot about dying. No, Campbell doesn’t plan to shuffle off his mortal coil any time soon. A hospital chaplain, Campbell is on emergency call to comfort grieving families and to pray at the bedsides of dying patients as...
December 4, 2014
One student’s take on the interdisciplinary nature of religious study
November 19, 2014
​ How one student is using cloth to tell the story of the “triangular trade” that moved humans, crops, and goods between Africa, the Americas, and Europe from the 16th to 19th centuries By the time he started his PhD in the Department of African and...

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