None of us will ever know what it's like to be another person, which is what makes a new performance art project at Harvard so fun to consider. Conceived by performance artist and Radcliffe Institute fellow David Levine, it's called "Character Analysis," and features actors who study ordinary people and go out into the world, behaving like the person they're trying to become.
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Radcliffe research partner William Simmons, who is working with Radcliffe fellow Elise Adibi this year, examines "Queer formalism" in painting.
Radcliffe Institute fellow David Levine recruited trained actors to study—and become—ordinary people. Did they succeed?
Boston Globe features Elise Adibi's work: "The suggestion that the paintings are not simply what you see, but what you otherwise sense, underlines the intimate, nuanced experience of engaging with any worthy work of art: Keep your senses open."
Phyllis Rose '64, PhD '70 has designated her annuity to benefit the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, which houses one of the finest collections of resources for research on the history of women in America. “I do not know of another project like the Schlesinger,” she says.
Boston Globe interviews playwright and director Sean Graney RI '14 about his project to adapt all 32 Greek tragedies into a 12-hour theatrical event.
Fellow Ray Jayawardhana, hailed as "the new dean of popular science," will explain the implications of neutrino research. The quest to find the neutrino is the subject of Ray Jayawardhana's new book.
Julie Orringer, a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute, spoke on the ability of novels to convey truths through fiction in a lecture. Orringer discussed the ways in which writers blend history with their own speculation and inventions into a cohesive story.
Julie Orringer RI '14 is working on a novel about Varian Fry, a Harvard graduate who saved more than 2,000 artists and anti-Nazi activists in occupied France during WWII.
Where can you find the area's best under-the-radar film series? The Schlesinger Library Film Series with an emphasis on American women's history.