Nancy Pelosi: “At Last We Have a Seat at the Table”

Harvard Magazine
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Nancy Pelosi. Photo by Stephanie Mitchell, Harvard Staff PhotographerNancy Pelosi. Photo by Stephanie Mitchell, Harvard Staff Photographer

In a candid and lively conversation at Radcliffe, Nancy Pelosi discussed topics ranging from the thrill of being at Kennedy’s inauguration to the importance of raising the minimum wage, of family and work balance, and of affordable, quality childcare to enable women to work outside the home.

The Radcliffe Campaign Launches

Harvard Magazine
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Dean Lizabeth Cohen and Harvard President Drew Faust. Photo by Tony RinaldoDean Lizabeth Cohen and Harvard President Drew Faust. Photo by Tony Rinaldo

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study launched The Radcliffe Campaign, its part of the University’s new capital campaign, with events in Radcliffe Yard.

Radcliffe Institute Will Seek $70 Million in Campaign

Harvard Crimson
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Sidney R. Knafel. Photo by Tony RinaldoSidney R. Knafel. Photo by Tony Rinaldo

Dean Lizabeth Cohen unveiled the Institute’s fundraising priorities, which emphasize collaboration across the University, increased engagement between Radcliffe fellows and Harvard students, and the diversification of programming and research funding.

As Complex as a Toy

Harvard Gazette
Friday, October 25, 2013
Tadashi Tokieda. Photo by Rose Lincoln, Harvard Staff PhotographerTadashi Tokieda. Photo by Rose Lincoln, Harvard Staff Photographer

Fellow Tadashi Tokieda's project at the Institute involves inventing, collecting, and studying toys that have intriguing scientific behaviors, and sharing the toys and the science with the public.

Columnist Gail Collins Discusses Shifting Views on Women in America

Harvard Crimson
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Photo courtesy of Harvard CrimsonPhoto courtesy of Harvard Crimson

Gail Collins argued in a lecture titled after her recent book, When Everything Changed, that the Civil Rights movement, the advent of the birth control pill in the 1960s, and the economic slump of the 1970s were crucial in shifting American society's views on women.

Gail Collins on “When Everything Changed”

Harvard Magazine
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Photo by Rose Lincoln, Harvard Staff PhotographerPhoto by Rose Lincoln, Harvard Staff Photographer

New York Times columnist Gail Collins spoke at the Radcliffe Institute about When Everything Changed, the causes and effects of changes in American society for women between 1960 and today.

Surrogate Subjectivity with Radcliffe’s David Levine AM ’96

Harvard Arts Blog
Monday, October 7, 2013
Photo by Tony RinaldoPhoto by Tony Rinaldo

Through his fellowship, David Levine is pursuing Character Analysis, an experiment in which volunteers are paired with actors over a period of three months so the actors can “acquire” the participants’ subjectivity.

On Closer Inspection, Not Such a Plain Jane

Harvard Gazette
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Jill Lepore. Photo by Rose Lincoln, Harvard Staff Photographer

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.

Letters to Ms. Magazine

The New Yorker
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Ms. Magazine Cover - Is Another Woman's Sexuality Another Woman's Pornography?

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.

Food, Gender, Culture

Harvard Gazette
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
"Best Toast I Ever Had," 1939, from Culinary Pamphlet collection, Hilda Worthington Smith Papers/Schlesinger Library"Best Toast I Ever Had," 1939, from Culinary Pamphlet collection, Hilda Worthington Smith Papers/Schlesinger Library

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.

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