Argyro Nicolaou speaks about the treatment of migration in the Mediterranean Sea and her native Cyprus in film, art and literature, and how this research fits with her work for an upcoming exhibit at the MOMA in New York City. "I consider my work one way of using the humanities to respond to politics," says Nicolaou who received a CES Dissertation Research Grant and completed her Ph.D. in comparative literature in 2019.
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Peter Gordon, Amabel B. James Professor of History and CES resident faculty, co-chairs the Harvard Colloquium for Intellectual History. CES spoke to him about the colloquium, his discipline, and the enduring legacy of Theodor Adorno.
Charles Maier the Leverett Saltonstall Research Professor and CES resident faculty, retired in May, bringing to a close more than 50 years of teaching at Harvard. We spoke to him about his career at a changing university, what he’ll miss, what he won’t, and what he’s doing next.
At Commencement, German chancellor Angela Merkel urges students ‘to embrace new beginnings.’
Students from Germany, who may barely remember when Angela Merkel wasn't chancellor, share their thoughts as she visits. Karl Oskar Schulz '22, who served as research assistant to Daniel Ziblatt and CES program assistant also shares his perspective.
One day before her Commencement address, members of the CES community, including Resident Faculty Charles Maier and Senior Fellow Sigmar Gabriel, reflect on Chancellor Angela Merkel's contributions as a world leader.
Over more than a century, the connections have spanned everything from curriculum reform to art collections to trans-Atlantic fellowships
Sara Bobok '19 traveled to her native Hungary on a CES Senior Thesis Grant to hear what motivates young people. She won the prestigious Hoopes Prize for her senior thesis, which was guided by CES Director Grzegorz Ekiert and CES Affiliate Nikolas Prevelakis, among others. Featured here as one of Harvard's stellar graduates, read what motivates Sara and what she plans next.
Three CES Senior Thesis Grant Recipients Sara Bobok, Emily Brothers and Julia Fine were awarded the prestigious Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize for their outstanding research. These students spent their junior summer in Europe to conduct research for their senior thesis and were nominated by their advisors including Maya Jasanoff, CES Resident Faculty, and Nicolas Prevelakis, CES Local Affiliate.
"The church embodies a civilization, and had it been erased from the earth ... the loss would have been irretrievable," says Art Goldhammer in a moving tribute in The Nation. (Photo Credit: Reuters / Benoit Tessier)