Cott's leadership led to closer ties with the Radcliffe Institute, the Harvard faculty, and scholars. Photo by Kathleen DooherCott's leadership led to closer ties with the Radcliffe Institute, the Harvard faculty, and scholars. Photo by Kathleen Dooher

12 Years Leading the Schlesinger Library

Nancy F. Cott's leadership led to closer ties with the Radcliffe Institute, the Harvard faculty, and scholars.

Miguel Syjuco. Photo by John GoodmanMiguel Syjuco. Photo by John Goodman

Writing a World

Miguel Syjuco RI '14 imagines a developing island nation.

Linda Gordon in the Pforzheimer Reading Room of the Schlesinger Library. She began using the library during her first academic job, at UMass Boston, and wrote four books relying on its resources. Photo by Jessica ScrantonLinda Gordon in the Pforzheimer Reading Room of the Schlesinger Library. She began using the library during her first academic job, at UMass Boston, and wrote four books relying on its resources. Photo by Jessica Scranton

Linda Gordon: Democratic Storyteller

Gordon's recent books, including a biography of Dorothea Lange, reach new readers.

Bill Pirl. Photo by Joshi RadinBill Pirl. Photo by Joshi Radin

Rethinking End-of-Life Care

Radcliffe fellow Bill Pirl wants oncologists to discuss dying with their patients. 

Science and Ethics: A Panel Discussion

The Ethics of an Engineered Life

Scientists are becoming increasingly able to synthesize life—but should they?

Gender and Fiction: A Panel Discussion

Gender and Fiction: A Turning Point in the 21st Century?

This year women won the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, and the Booker Prize.

Photo by Tony RinaldoPhoto by Tony Rinaldo

“A Searching Member of Homo sapiens”: Dale Peterson

At Radcliffe, Dale Peterson RI ’14 is writing an account of several young people who worked at Jane Goodall’s research site in East Africa during the late 1960s.

Photo by Stephanie MitchellPhoto by Stephanie Mitchell

Wearing Technology

Sleep, epilepsy, and depression might all someday be better understood through wearable sensors, said MIT's Rosalind Picard in a Radcliffe Institute talk.

Photo by Tony RinaldoPhoto by Tony Rinaldo

This Man Cares About Buildings (and Music and Art and Public Spaces)

From Zuccotti Park to Tahrir Square, argues Michael Kimmelman, the fabric of the city is a stage for social action and an object of civic debate.