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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

Two Arts & Humanities faculty members have been named Harvard College ProfessorsDeidre Lynch, Ernest Bernbaum Professor of Literature in the Department of English, and Sean Kelly, Teresa G. and Ferdinand F. Martignetti Professor of Philosophy.

Walter Channing Cabot Fellowships were awarded to six Arts & Humanities faculty members this year. The award is in recognition of their achievements and scholarly eminence in the fields of “literature, history or art, as such terms may be liberally interpreted.”

For more news read our quarterly A&H Newsletters!


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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