In her latest work, Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin, Jill Lepore brings Benjamin Franklin's sister and her story out of history’s fog and into the open.
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A researcher at the Schlesinger Library read an archive of letters about pornography sent to Ms. Magazine in the 1980s, and shares what he learned about sex, feminism, and the connection between a magazine and its readers.
Marilyn Morgan, of the Radcliffe Institute's Schlesinger Library, teaches a Harvard Summer School course, “Gender, Food and Culture in American History," that explores the library's collections and cultural stereotypes around what we eat and who we are.
Monday was the 93rd anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. To celebrate the achievement, the Schlesinger Library at Harvard's Radcliffe Institute, has been promoting its recently digitized collection of posters from the women's suffrage movement.
John Huth, a professor of physics at Harvard and a faculty associate at the Radcliffe Institute, writes about the lost art of way-finding and the importance of rooting knowledge in understanding.
Lindy Hess, who led the Radcliffe Publishing Course, and shaped the careers and publications of countless people - including Radcliffe Institute fellows - passed away in July 2013 in Cambridge, MA.
Harvard's historic Fay House at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study achieves LEED Gold certification.
Radcliffe Institute staff members Jessica Brilli and Paraison Francois honored as 2013 Harvard Heroes
Failure "is the most exacting teacher and defines your path to success," said actress and activist Jane Alexander, receiving the Radcliffe Medal. Her talk followed a panel, "From Artist to Audience," moderated by the A.R.T.'s Diane Paulus on Radcliffe Day 2013.
The Boston Globe highlights Radcliffe Day and the address by actor and advocate Jane Alexander on the importance of creativity and support for the arts.