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The Division of Arts & Humanities is one of the four academic divisions of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences at Harvard University. Led by Dean Robin Kelsey, the Shirley Carter Burden Professor of Photography and Dean of Arts & Humanities, the Division is made up of fifteen departments, four interdisciplin­ary undergraduate degree programs, and multiple secondary fields. We also oversee a number of Centers and interdisciplinary initiatives. The faculty, staff, and students that make up the Division are dedicated to pursuing and promoting the wonders and values of aesthetic and humanistic learning. We strive to cultivate an inclusive community of curious, intrepid, compassionate, and socially engaged learners.

Recent A&H News

Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities Homi Bhabha was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

Teju Cole, the Gore Vidal Professor of the Practice of Creative Writing in the Department of English, has been elected as a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the Alphonse Fletcher, Jr. University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, has been awarded the PEN/Audible Literary Service Award.

Sarah Elizabeth Lewis, Associate Professor of History of Art & Architecture and of African & African American Studies, has been selected as the winner of the 2022 Arthur Danto/American Society for Aesthetics Prize for her paper, “Groundwork: Race and Aesthetics in the Era of Stand Your Ground Law.” A symposium in Professor Lewis’s honor will be held at the 2022 APA Eastern Division meeting in Baltimore, MD.

Assistant Professor of English Anna Wilson was awarded a 2021-22 Mellon Fellowship for Assistant Professors. She will spend the year at the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ.

For more news read our quarterly A&H Newsletters!

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Why Study Arts & Humanities

Follow four Harvard undergraduates as they discuss their motivation for pursuing a concentration in the Arts & Humanities. At Harvard, the arts and humanities cover all of the various ways people express, define, and understand themselves and the world.

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