Lost Person Behavior | Lost and Found Science Symposium

December 1, 2014
Lost Person Behavior from the Lost and Found Science Symposium


Introducer: Alyssa A. Goodman, Professor of Astronomy, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

Robert Koester, Technical Instructor, Virginia Department of Emergency Management; Visiting Fellow, Kingston University (United Kingdom)
"Look in the Right Place"

Technology and the Future | Lost and Found Science Symposium

December 1, 2014
Technology and the Future from the Lost and Found Science Symposium


Moderator: Margo I. Seltzer, Herchel Smith Professor of Computer Science, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Hiawatha Bray, Technology Writer, the Boston Globe
"Right About Here: How We Finally Mastered the Art of Location"

George Hobbs, Research Scientist, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (Australia)
"Pulsars as a Future Navigational Aid for Terrestrial and Space Travel"

Civil War Exhibition Opening Remarks

November 21, 2014
Civil War exhibition opening remarks

Remarks for the exhibition opening for What They Wrote, What They Saved: The Personal Civil War at the Schlesinger Library by Drew Gilpin Faust, president of Harvard University and Lincoln Professor of History at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences; and Kathryn Allamong Jacob, Johanna-Maria Frænkel Curator of Manuscripts at the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America; with introduction by Lizabeth Cohen, Dean of Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies at Harvard University.

Ned Blackhawk | Sand Creek Massacre

November 21, 2014
Ned Blackhawk on the Sand Creek Massacre

An excerpt from a lecture by historian Ned Blackhawk at the Radcliffe Institute about the Sand Creek Massacre, one of the most infamous and violent moments in North American indigenous history. On a cold winter morning in 1864, approximately 700 US Civil War cavalry from Colorado and New Mexico territories attacked a band of peaceful Cheyenne and Arapaho villagers. The atrocities the soldiers committed caused national outrage. 

Blackhawk was a member of the Northwestern University study committee that investigated the massacre, and particularly the role of Colorado Territorial Governor John Evans.

This event at the Radcliffe Institute is part of the Initiative on Native and Indigenous Peoples.

Susanne Åkesson | Sea Turtle Navigation

November 20, 2014
Susanne Åkesson on Sea Turtle Navigation

Susanne Åkesson is a professor and principal investigator at the Centre for Animal Movement Research, Lund University (Sweden). This excerpt about sea turtle navigation is from her lecture “Animal Navigation: Where Do They Go and How Do They Find Their Way?” which was part of the Radcliffe Institute's “Lost and Found: A Science Symposium about Navigation.”

What They Wrote, What They Saved

October 6, 2014
What They Wrote, What They Saved

What They Wrote, What They Saved: The Personal Civil War opens on October 15, 2014, and runs through March 20, 2015.

The exhibition will be on view on the first floor of the Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe Institute during regular library hours: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dale Peterson and the Ghosts at Gombe

August 11, 2014
Hugh. Photo courtesy of Geza Teleki

Dale Peterson, who writes books about nature, evolution, animals, and people who work with animals, worked on a new book as a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute. Here he discusses the focus of that book, which takes place at Jane Goodall’s research site from 1967 to 1969. Peterson is interested in the complex social relationships that developed among the people working in this isolated piece of African forest and the surprising relationships that emerged between some of the people and the animals they studied.

Students Working with Leading Thinkers: Radcliffe Research Partnerships

June 18, 2014
Students Working with Leading Thinkers

The Radcliffe Research Partners program gives undergraduates a chance to learn from some of the world's best minds by matching them with leading artists, scholars, scientists, and professionals for an experience that students have called “rewarding,” “unique,” and “amazing.” Harvard College students work side by side with a Radcliffe Institute fellow in a mutually beneficial partnership: fellows act as mentors while students provide research assistance, acquire valuable research skills, and participate in the Institute’s rich intellectual life.

Radcliffe Day 2014

May 30, 2014
Radcliffe Day 2014

On Radcliffe Day, we reflect on the past, savor the present, and imagine the future, by awarding Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust with the 2014 Radcliffe Medal and by presenting panel discussions that draw on the Institute's broad range of intellectual commitments and its diverse community.

Radcliffe Day 2014 | Gender and the Business of Fiction

May 30, 2014
Radcliffe Day 2014 panel, Gender and the Business of Fiction

Who reads? Who writes? Who reviews? Who wins prizes? In this panel moderated by Gish Jen, Ann Hulbert, Claire Messud, and Elisabeth Schmitz discuss how gender influences what counts as literature and how literary fiction is reviewed and received.