Unraveling a Brutal Custom

Harvard Gazette
Friday, December 9, 2011
Photo by Katherine CohenPhoto by Katherine Cohen

While at Radcliffe, Laurel Bossen and Melissa Brown, in collaboration with anthropologist Hill Gates, are writing a book on female labor and foot binding in early 20th century China. 

Words from Wiseman

Harvard Gazette
Monday, December 5, 2011
Photo by Kris SnibbePhoto by Kris Snibbe

Frederick Wiseman spoke before a packed audience, delivering the Julia S. Phelps Annual Lecture in Art and the Humanities, at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

Shooting, Editing, and Reading a Documentary Film

The Boston Phoenix
Thursday, December 1, 2011

After listening to Errol Morris talk about his craft this week at the Brattle, you might be inclined to hear what another legendary local filmmaker has to say on the subject. Frederick Wiseman will present this year's Radcliffe Institute's Julia S. Phelps Lecture in Art and the Humanities, a talk entitled "Shooting, Editing, And Reading A Documentary Film." 

Anita Hill looks back, and ahead

Harvard Gazette
Monday, November 21, 2011
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Anita Hill's new book, Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race, and Finding Home, probes the importance of the concept of home as a central element for the search for gender and racial equality through personal stories and anecdotes. She was at the Radcliffe Institute to discuss the themes in her new book, but audience members couldn’t resist the chance to engage with the author about her time at the center of a national political firestorm.

Anita Hill Talks Social Inequality

The Harvard Crimson
Friday, November 18, 2011

Anita Hill, a professor of social policy, law, and women’s studies at Brandeis University, urged Americans to closely examine social inequality and work to increase access to the “American Dream” in a lecture at the Radcliffe Institute.

Importing Italian Cuisine

The New York Times
Friday, November 18, 2011

The Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard acquired a much-thumbed copy of Elizabeth David's "Italian Food" with penciled notes in the margins and more notes on slips of paper attached with paper clips. The volume had belonged to Avis DeVoto, whom Knopf hired to Americanize Elizabeth David. 

This Book Is 119 Years Overdue

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Fellow John Plotz reads "What Middletown Read"—a database project that tracks library readers in Muncie in the early 1900s—and writes about it.

The City-University Connection

Monday, November 14, 2011

WGBH's Callie Crossley discusses a new initiative out of Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute with Robert Sampson. 

Where Town Meets Gown

Harvard Gazette
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Photo by Kris SnibbePhoto by Kris Snibbe

The city-university connection, long an important relationship able to
 spark innovation, promote collaboration and research, and transform lives on a broad scale, was the focus of a symposium at Harvard's Radcliffe Institute. 

Harvard and Boston: City-University Connection

Harvard Magazine
Thursday, October 27, 2011
From left to right: Robert J. Sampson, Nancy E. Hill, Stephen Raudenbush, Sarah Glover, Catherine Snow, and Carol R. Johnson Photo by Tony RinaldoFrom left to right: Robert J. Sampson, Nancy E. Hill, Stephen Raudenbush, Sarah Glover, Catherine Snow, and Carol R. Johnson Photo by Tony Rinaldo

Robert Sampson and Margaret Weir examine the relationships between universities and municipalities in the Boston metropolitan area at a Radcliffe Institute conference.