Emerging Storylines

@RadInstitute
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Items from the Papers of Pin Pin T'An Liu, who earned a master's degree in English literature from Radcliffe in 1938: a carefully preserved envelope; an undated photograph that includes her grandfather (at left, standing); and a 1943 newspaper article. The Library hopes to build on its Asian American collections in the years to come.Items from the Papers of Pin Pin T'An Liu, who earned a master's degree in English literature from Radcliffe in 1938: a carefully preserved envelope; an undated photograph that includes her grandfather (at left, standing); and a 1943 newspaper article. The Library hopes to build on its Asian American collections in the years to come.

Radcliffe conference will highlight the Schlesinger Library's effort to build Asian American collections.

Giving Voice to the Heart

Harvard Gazette
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Reviewers have praised Chaya Czernowin's opera, "Heart Chamber," describing it as "overwhelming and touching in an unfamiliar way." Czernowin is the Rieman and Baketel Fellow for Music at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Photo by Christopher McIntoshReviewers have praised Chaya Czernowin's opera, "Heart Chamber," describing it as "overwhelming and touching in an unfamiliar way." Czernowin is the Rieman and Baketel Fellow for Music at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Photo by Christopher McIntosh

A new opera by Harvard professor Chaya Czernowin RI '20 voices the conflicted inner thoughts of a couple falling in love.

Radcliffe Fellow Talks Technological Advancement, Privacy, and Ethics

The Harvard Crimson
Friday, December 6, 2019
Photo by Tony RinaldoPhoto by Tony Rinaldo

Computer scientist Francine Berman RI '20 discussed the need for data policy that promotes the public good and protects consumer security.

15 Reading Recommendations from Radcliffe’s 2019–2020 Fellows

Thursday, December 5, 2019

A selection of 2019–2020 Radcliffe fellows share books that inspired their research, activated their imaginations, and sparked their enjoyment. 

Angela Davis in Black and White and Gray

Harvard Gazette
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Photo of Angela Davis' class at Claremont College, 1975 (detail). Courtesy of Schlesinger LibraryPhoto of Angela Davis' class at Claremont College, 1975 (detail). Courtesy of Schlesinger Library

A new exhibit at Radcliffe, curated from Angela Davis' personal archive, chronicles the life of a complicated activist and scholar.

The Turkeys of Harvard

Harvard Gazette
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
A turkey stands at attention near a Harvard bus stop. Photo by Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff PhotographerA turkey stands at attention near a Harvard bus stop. Photo by Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer

Wild birds roam many parts of the campus, including Radcliffe Yard. We're talking turkeys. Wild turkeys.

A Renewed Focus on Slavery

Harvard Gazette
Friday, November 22, 2019
"As a scholar of law, inequality, and the long Civil Rights movement, I am deeply interested in issues related to slavery and its legacy," said Tomiko Brown-Nagin, who will lead the committee. Photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer"As a scholar of law, inequality, and the long Civil Rights movement, I am deeply interested in issues related to slavery and its legacy," said Tomiko Brown-Nagin, who will lead the committee. Photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer

A new University-wide initiative deepening the exploration of Harvard’s historical ties to enslavement is difficult but vital work, says the program chair, Radcliffe Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin.

Harvard Explores Slavery Connections Further

Harvard Magazine
Friday, November 22, 2019
In 2017, then-Harvard president Drew Faust and Harvard Law School professor Annette Gordon-Reed unveiled a monument dedicated to people enslaved by law school benefactor Isaac Royall Jr. Photo by Jon Chase/Harvard Public Affairs and CommunicationsIn 2017, then-Harvard president Drew Faust and Harvard Law School professor Annette Gordon-Reed unveiled a monument dedicated to people enslaved by law school benefactor Isaac Royall Jr. Photo by Jon Chase/Harvard Public Affairs and Communications

President Lawrence S. Bacow announces an “initiative on Harvard and the legacy of slavery,” overseen by a faculty committee led by Radcliffe Institute dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin.

Radcliffe Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin to Lead Slavery Initiative at Harvard

@RadInstitute
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Tomiko Brown-Nagin, dean, Radcliffe Institute; Daniel P.S. Paul Professor of Constitutional Law, Harvard Law School; and professor of history, Harvard University. Photo by Melissa BlackallTomiko Brown-Nagin, dean, Radcliffe Institute; Daniel P.S. Paul Professor of Constitutional Law, Harvard Law School; and professor of history, Harvard University. Photo by Melissa Blackall

A new Harvard committee charged with addressing the legacy of slavery on campus will build on the momentum created by Radcliffe's “Universities and Slavery: Bound by History” conference.

Bacow Announces Initiative to Study Harvard's Ties to Slavery

Thursday, November 21, 2019
Massachusetts Hall houses the University president's office. Photo by Kai R. McNameeMassachusetts Hall houses the University president's office. Photo by Kai R. McNamee

President Lawrence S. Bacow announced the creation of a University-wide initiative to address and further research the school’s ties to slavery.

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