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The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University—known as Harvard Radcliffe Institute—is one of the world’s leading centers for interdisciplinary exploration. We bring students, scholars, artists, and practitioners together to pursue curiosity-driven research, expand human understanding, and grapple with questions that demand insight from across disciplines.

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How Roe Got to Be Roe

Schlesinger Library holdings document long, pitched dispute over abortion in archival documents, photos, letters, voices of women. In October, the Schlesinger Library will host an exhibition titled The Age of Roe: The Past, Present, and Future of Abortion in America, with an eponymous conference to follow in the spring. Sign up for our events newsletter at the bottom of this page to learn more about these upcoming happenings as more information becomes available.

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By the Numbers

Fellows 1,209
Radcliffe fellowships awarded since the Institute’s founding
Public Events 49,855
Number of people to attend Harvard Radcliffe Institute public events (virtually and in person) since fall 2020
Schlesinger Library Collections 898,715
Pages of historical material digitized and made available to researchers since 2015
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Harvard Radcliffe Institute Announces 2022–2023 Fellows

The Harvard Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program offers scholars and practitioners in the humanities, sciences, social sciences, and arts—as well as writers, journalists, and others—a rare opportunity to pursue their work in a vibrant interdisciplinary community. From robotic fish to a novel-in-progress inspired by Amelia Earhart, the 2022–2023 class of fellows will come from 14 countries to pursue an incredible range of important projects.

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Report of the Presidential Committee on Harvard & the Legacy of Slavery

The report of the Presidential Committee on Harvard & the Legacy of Slavery documents the University’s ties to slavery—direct, financial, and intellectual—and offers seven recommendations that will guide the work of reckoning and repair now beginning.

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The work of the artist and fellow Alexandra Bell can currently be seen in the @mfaboston exhibition LIFE Magazine and the Power of Photography. In addition to drawing from the magazine’s picture and paper archives, the exhibition features immersive contemporary “moments” by artists who interrogate news media through their practice. The exhibitions closes next Monday, January 16.

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Bruno Correia had his aha moment at 21. He was three unhappy years into a chemistry degree in Portugal and thinking about abandoning the field when his professor flashed a picture of a protein structure on a computer screen. “Just the sheer beauty of the object itself is something I could not let go,” he remembers. Now, developing new ways to study protein structure is at the heart of much of Correia’s research. Read "Powered by Proteins" in the Fall 2022 issue of Radcliffe Magazine (link in bio). 📷 by Lou Jones

#bioengineering #proteins #workhorsesoflife #MaSIF #immunesystem #Harvard #RadcliffeInstitute #FellowshipProgram
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In Midwood, the poet Jana Prikryl mines dreams, recollections, and personal epiphanies to meditate on midlife. Read a Q and A with the author, "Exploring Liminality," in the Fall 2022 issue of Radcliffe Magazine (link in bio). 📷 by Willamain Somma

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