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Articles: Research

Illustration of human torso with affected organs highlighted

Illustration by Darrel Rees


Researchers studying 95 million Medicare records find new fine-particle impacts in the blood, gut, skin, kidneys, and other organs.


Our editors curate their favorite literary stories in Harvard Magazine.


Tommie Shelby, chair of African and African-American studies 
Photograph by Melissa Blackall 

Speakers discuss history, progress, hope, and home. 


A bright and colorful historical map of Boston with details of streets, buildings, and green spaces

Click on arrow at right to view image gallery
(1 of 5) Edwin Olsen and Blake Clark, The Colour of an Old City: A Map of Boston, Decorative and Historical, 1926
Map courtesy of the Harvard Map Collection

An exhibition maps the making of a metropolis.


An original eighteenth-century colonial map of Jamaica

Vincent Brown adapted several eighteenth-century maps of Jamaica to create his own narrative map of Tacky’s Revolt. 
Map courtesy of Vince Brown



Vincent Brown writes war, empire, and slaves’ agency into the history of Atlantic slavery.

March-April 2020

Photograph of Elisa New

Elisa New began teaching online humanities courses in 2013.
Photograph by Rose Lincoln/Harvard Public Affairs and Communications

Literature professor Elisa New spearheads an online poetry course for talented students in underserved high schools.

March-April 2020

An official Houghton envelope with the words: "Memorandum regarding Eliot Hale letters, instructions enclosed."

"I'd seen this thing sitting on a shelf in the vault for years," curator Leslie Morris says: the Houghton envelope containing a sealed envelope and instructions from T.S. Eliot. Image courtesy of Houghton Library/Harvard University

A bombshell letter from modernist poet T.S. Eliot, 50 years after his death


Photograph of art historian Shawon Kinew

Shawon Kinew
Photograph by Stu Rosner

Connecting European Old Masters with the new landscape of art history 

January-February 2020

Photograph of Professor Eric Nelson, seated, wearing a coat and tie

Eric Nelson

Photograph by Jim Harrison

Eric Nelson says John Rawls led modern philosophy astray.

November-December 2019