After years dedicated to shedding light on the work of the late Harvard Egyptology Professor George A. Reisner, Class of 1889, Peter D. Manuelian ’81 will become the first egyptology professor at Harvard since his predecessor’s death 68 years ago.
The hiring of a new Chinese Language Program director for the upcoming academic year remains uncertain for the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, according to Department Chair Wilt Idema.
History Professor Nancy F. Cott testified on Tuesday in a federal case against California's Proposition 8—which currently restricts same-sex marriage within state borders—to provide an overview of the various marriage restrictions in American history.
Ihor Ševčenko once said that some historians, in their compulsion to ponder the same questions repeatedly, were like mindless dogs who urinated on the same tree in a forest—leaving other trees unexplored for no specific reason. But according to one colleague, this metaphor—called Ševčenko's law—did not apply to Ševčenko himself, who never sought to follow just one trail, both as a historian and a man.
Jonathan Lear, professor at the University of Chicago, speaks about how “becoming human is not that easy” yesterday in Lowell Lecture Hall as part of this year’s Tanner Lecture series. The event attracted a wide range of audience members, including University President Drew G. Faust.