“A sounding line, or lead line, is a length of rope with a weight, or plummet, attached to one end. This apparatus is an ancient tool, still in use today, that measures the depth of water. Here, the words ‘lead line’ and ‘plummet’ suggest a creative journey into uncharted depths of intellectual discovery.”
Sixty years after the founding of the first fellowship program at Radcliffe, Meredith Quinn builds on the strengths of her predecessors to begin the program’s next phase.
Each year, the Radcliffe Professorships program helps recruit leading scholars to the Harvard community and allows new faculty members to focus on independent research as they take part in the Radcliffe Fellowship Program during their first years at Harvard.
As experts in their fields of study, Radcliffe Institute faculty directors develop innovative programming across the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences that engages researchers, students, and the public.
An unlikely musical about suffrage and a discussion mark the Library’s 75th anniversary.
The world is full of visual stimuli. And the way we experience them isn’t just the stuff of comic book art, but the essence of life itself, according to Scott McCloud.
NPR’s Ofeibea Quist-Arcton speaks at Radcliffe on seeking the untold narratives of African women.
Henrietta Leavitt's countless hours at Harvard mapping the stars are central to understanding the universe. The exhibit Measure shows how her efforts helped unlock mysteries of the cosmos.
How much does the Supreme Court matter for social change? It is very important, but maybe not quite as important as you think, argued Radcliffe Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin at the Institute’s most recent Radcliffe on the Road event, at the Harvard Club of New York. Here, excerpts from her talk.
Nicole C. Nelson RI '19 examines scientists’ assumptions about the natural world and how those play into their research. At Radcliffe, she’s taking a deep dive into a scientific reproducibility crisis in which many findings, as it turns out, are not what they seem.