Radcliffe Institute
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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 1,111
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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Highlights: Women, Gender, and Society

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What environment helps a researcher or scholar learn to dissolve disciplinary boundaries and think in new ways? According to the astronomer Merav Opher, someplace like the Radcliffe Fellowship Program, where scholars, artists, and practitioners come together to think differently about their work. Think a Radcliffe fellowship in the sciences could be right for you? Start the application process today—the deadline for science fellowships are fast approaching! Click on "Become a Harvard Radcliffe Institute Fellow" via the link in our bio.

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Welcome, fellows! Today had some big first-day-of-school energy, and we can’t wait to see what the year holds in store.

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Are you a Harvard undergraduate student interested in engaging with high school youth on topics like gender and leadership, social movements, and civic engagement/social change? If so, we encourage you to apply to be an Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) mentor! ELP is a youth leadership development program partnering local high school sophomores with current Harvard undergraduates in a mentoring relationship. Together, mentees and mentors challenge limited conceptions of who can be a leader as they build critical skills to drive positive change. ELP aims to spark dialogue that leads to real-world impact, empowering those who might not traditionally view themselves as leaders. Want to learn more? Head to our Linktree and click on "Join the Emerging Leaders Program" for details, including info session times and application materials. 📷 Evgenia Eliseeva Image: A diverse group of students, mostly young women, pose outside in Radcliffe Yard, smiling and waving at the camera.

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