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Articles: Research

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

Research

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

10.31.17

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

John Wang’s installation “100+ Years at 73 Brattle,” winner of Radcliffe’s biennial art competition 

Photograph by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe Institute

John Wang ’16, winner of Radcliffe’s public art competition, reflects on art and historical perspective. 

9.28.17

Danielle Allen

Courtesy of Kris Snibbe/Harvard Public Affairs and Communications

Allen’s new book excoriates both the justice system and a parallel universe of gang rule. 

9.8.17

The world’s most famous fruit-plucking: detail from Hugo van der Goes, The Fall (after 1479)

Painting detail from Bridgeman Images

Stephen Greenblatt explores the myths and meanings of Adam and Eve.

September-October 2017