May 2, 2017
There was an old lady who sowed her extra seeds on deserted lands every spring…Whenever she was out in the village, I often found her carefully examining the surroundings to look for anything that could be potentially useful: each piece of land,...
March 16, 2017
Written above the door of Funlayo Wood’s office is the Yoruba proverb Iwa l’ewa , “character is beauty.” For those in the Yoruba religion Iwa l’ewa is more than just a proverb, it is their highest goal. Character,...
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...
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