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Research

New research proves that couples should spend money to increase quality time spent together.

2.14.18

Silhouette by Joseph Cranston Jones from The Tree Named John by John B. Sale, The University of North Carolina Press, 1929

The power and legacy of African-American folktales

March-April 2018

Theresa McCulla in the archives center of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Photograph by T.J. Kirkpatrick

A historian tracks the craft-beer boom, and the evolution of American taste.

March-April 2018

Alain Locke in an undated photograph

Photograph courtesy of Moorland-Spingarn Research Center/Howard University

Rediscovering Alain Locke and the project of black self-realization

March-April 2018

event poster for the wiseman lectures

Courtesy of the Mahindra Humanities Center

Documentarian Frederick Wiseman is the first filmmaker to deliver a Norton Lecture.

2.1.18

Bryan Stevenson

Photograph by Tia Chapman

“I don’t think slavery ended in 1865 I think it just evolved. I think it turned into decades of terrorism and violence and lynching.”

12.13.17

Fred Moten
Photograph by Robert Adam Mayer

Fred Moten’s subversive black-studies scholarship

January-February 2018

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