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African American History, Culture and Digital Humanities

Mellon Foundation Awards $2M to Advance Black Studies and Digital Humanities

Grant will expand research and mentor-training programs.

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School of Music, School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies, The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

2019–20 Season at The Clarice Announced

Performances explore themes around gender, diversity and politics.

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I wanted to set myself apart in the journalism job market as a history major. I use my history degree every single day at my job. What I really learned in my classes was critical reading skills, the ability to analyze and the ability to write clearly. And those skills are invaluable in the workplace.

Amber Ferguson '14, Video Editor, Washington Post

In ARHU, you’re learning about how people interact with the world and each other. My goal is to build things that people are going to use. Just technology knowledge can only go so far. You have to understand how people are going to use them to be truly successful.

Ozzie Fallick '14, Software Engineer, Google

Cross-cultural communication is one of the most important skills that I learned at ARHU, and I use it to engage and inform the community in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean about our events, exchanges and any other information that supports our key policy priorities in the region. ARHU gave me the tools to understand why in diplomacy, it’s as much about what you say as how you say it.

Krystle Norman '08, Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State

I had always loved art, but I never knew you could make a career out of it until I studied abroad in Rome. There, I took a full course load of art courses and learned all about the factors of being an art professional. It was life-changing. Now I feel lucky that I’m doing something that I’m so passionate about.

Laura Sheridan Raiffe '09, Regional Account Manager, Christie's Fine Arts

One of the most important things I got out of my ARHU experience is my ability to parse arguments, think critically and see multiple sides of an issue. Being in law school, it’s important to do that—it’s a skill I use every day. Not a class goes by, not a case gets read that this skill doesn’t come into play.

AJ Clayborne '13, Student, Harvard Law School

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The research and creative works of our faculty, students and alumni are setting the agenda for transformative dialogue about the value of the arts and the humanities in the world today.

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What does research look like in the arts and humanities?

A couple of examples to answer this persistent question.

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