Do the Humanities prepare students for Law School?
Absolutely. Studying the Humanities cultivates writing and communication skills that are critical in the law where ideas must be presented in an effective and understandable manner. In addition to exposing students to thoughtful ways of looking at society, coursework in the Humanities prepares students for the volume of reading and writing they will encounter in law school.
Worldmap, a web map application developed with public and private financing by Harvard’s Center for Geographic Analysis, is designed to make spatial and historical data easier to discover and explore. Suzanne Blier, Professor of Fine Arts and of African and African American Studies, oversees the faculty steering committee.
metaLAB, a research and teaching unit at Harvard University, is dedicated to exploring and expanding the frontiers of networked culture in the arts and humanities. Hosted by the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, metaLAB is founded on the belief that many of the key research challenges and opportunities of our era — fundamental questions regarding experience in a connected world, democracy and social justice, the boundaries between nature and culture — transcend divisions between the arts, humanities, and sciences; between the academy, industry, and the public sphere; between theoretical and applied knowledge.
Bilgi University in Istanbul is the setting for the second session of The Institute for World Literature. The month-long summer program was created to explore the study of literature in a globalizing world and to provide participants with a grounding in the core questions and skills that tie together the breadth of scholarship on world literature.
The Mellon School of Theater and Performance Research was founded at Harvard University in 2010 to create a forum in which scholars in and around theater studies can gather to exchange ideas and research. The program offers faculty and advanced graduate students who study theater and performance the opportunity to learn from leading scholars in the field in an intensive two-week summer seminar.
Home to an unparalleled collection of 20th and 21st century English-language poetry materials, the Woodberry Poetry Room features a circulating collection of poetry monographs and anthologies, an encyclopedic array of poetry journals and magazines, a landmark collection of audio recordings, and the Blue Star collection of rare manuscripts, chapbooks and ephemera.
Harvard’s Arts @ 29 Garden is a new space intended to support and enable creativity, collaboration, experimentation and art-making amongst faculty, students and visiting artists. Arts @ 29 Garden is influenced by art-making across the campus and beyond; it encourages, gathers, connects and provides space for projects and classes involving imagining, innovating, and employing new ideas, forms and technologies in the arts.