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  • Monday, September 29, 2014 - 15:41
    In his new book, “The Royalist Revolution: Monarchy and the American Founding,” Professor of Government Eric Nelson focuses on abuses of the British Parliament, rather than the actions of the crown, as the central force behind the Revolution.
  • Monday, September 29, 2014 - 09:16
    Written by Fani Gargova, Byzantine Research Associate, and Rona Razon, Archivist Continue reading →
  • Friday, September 26, 2014 - 15:33
    A new gallery at the Harvard Art Museums will display art from various other University institutions.
  • Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 16:40
    We continue our digitization of 19th-century French opera with a set of vocal scores from the lengthy catalogue of Fromental Halévy (1799-1862). As a student of Cherubini at the Paris Conservatoire, Halévy twice won the second prize in the Prix de Rome, followed in 1819 by the premier prix. After his return to Paris, Halévy took a teaching position in […]
  • Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 15:33
    In June, thanks to the support of a grant from the Getty Foundation, we had the remarkable opportunity to bring nearly two dozen curators, technologists, and scholars to Cambridge for two weeks of coinvention, discovery, and reflection on the possibilities of putting data and media to work in museum collections. Although conceived as an engagement […]
  • Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 11:44
    "Finding Neverland" actor Carolee Carmello offers advice, insights and a master class.
  • Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 16:22
    In Huck’s Raft, his award-winning 2004 history of American childhood, historian Steven Mintz traced four hundred years of history to reveal both how much has changed in the American experience of youth and how much has remained surprisingly stable. Now, with The Prime of Life, which we’ll publish in the spring, Mintz turns to adulthood, putting the profound transformations we see today into new perspective by exploring how past generations navigated the passage to maturity. Below, he takes the...
  • Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 14:15
    Guest post written by Raquel Begleiter, Research Associate for the Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library (DOML) Libraries, books, papyrus fragments—these are a few of my favorite things. The value of each has always been obvious to me as a researcher. Until recently, though, I did not realize that archives and well-executed archival practices can also serve as invaluable tools for research. Continue reading →
  • Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 13:45
    This fall, the Knight Foundation issued an open call for ideas in the form of a new News Challenge. (In 2011, metaLAB and Media and Place Productions were lucky enough to win such a challenge in support of development of Zeega.) The foundation is seeking an answer to the question: how might we leverage libraries as […]
  • Monday, September 22, 2014 - 14:54
    A new exhibit at the Houghton Library, “InsideOUT: Contemporary Bindings of Private Press Books,” showcases artistic and innovative approaches to the traditional craft of bookbinding, reminding viewers that books are not just text.