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
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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

A Harvard Summer School course, “Gender, Food and Culture in American History," explores the Schlesinger Library's collections and cultural stereotypes around what we eat and who we are.

Historical Posters Show the Arguments for Women's Suffrage

Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Image courtesy Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe InstituteImage courtesy Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute

To commemorate the anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, the Schlesinger Library at Harvard's Radcliffe Institute has been promoting its digitized collection of posters from the women's suffrage movement.

Losing Our Way in the World

The New York Times
Sunday, July 21, 2013

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.