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Articles: Research

Drawing of a distant solitary figure walking alone toward the horizon along a narrowing path of light edged on both sides by darkness

Illustration by Francescoch/iStock


As the country isolates, are we all alone?


A photograph of art historian Cassandra Albinson next to a photograph of a portrait of the Marquise de Pompadour applying pink rouge to her cheeks

Cassandra Albinson

Photograph by Stu Rosner; Painting: Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour (1750) by François Boucher/Courtesy of the Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Charles E. Dunlap

A curator takes a fresh look at portraits of aristocratic European women.

January-February 2021

In a year like no other, read a selection of Harvard Magazine stories on the forces that will shape the presidential election outcome. 


Photograph of the cover of To Make Their Own Way in the World: The Enduring Legacy of the Zealy Daguerreotypes

Photograph by Fabrizio Amoroso/Aperture

Confronting “some of the most challenging images in the history of photography”


Headshot portrait of Mayra Rivera

Mayra Rivera

Photograph by Steph Stevens

How apocalyptic narratives help make sense of the modern world

November-December 2020

Black-and-white photograph of Karl Puchner in 1937 with his wife, young son, and a tiny, barely visible swastika button on his jacket

In a June 1937 photo, Karl Puchner posed with his wife and son Günter—and a tiny swastika button, which his younger son discovered years later by using a magnifying glass.

Photograph courtesy of Martin Puchner

A German American scholar is unsettled by an ancestor’s secret.

November-December 2020

Red graphic which reads At Home with Harvard: Sounds of Music


A selection of our stories on musicians, composers, conductors, music scholars, and more 


At Home with Harvard: Library Treasures

Our coverage of Harvard’s libraries, more relevant than ever in an online world


Photograph of Professor Noah Feldman at House impeachment hearings, December 4, 2019

Professor Noah Feldman arrives to testify during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the constitutional grounds for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, December 4, 2019.

Photograph by Jacquelyn Martin/Associated Press

Harvard Law School professor Noah Feldman’s constitutionalism is a branch of the humanities.

September-October 2020