Professor Katharina Piechocki’s work on cartographic humanism is featured in a lively interview published online by the Stanford Humanities Center, at the close of her term in residence this past academic year as a Fellow of the Center. The interview is available at:
Homi Bhabha's keynote lecture "The Internal Emigrant: or, Who Is at Home in the Humanities?" on July 6, 4:30-6pm, at the Harvard-Yenching Auditorium, and the other IWL lectures by David Damrosch, Gisèle Sapiro, Mariano Siskind, and Rebecca Walkowitz, as well as the IWL panels on publishing and the job market are free and open to the public.
For a complete schedule of these events, as well as the lecture titles, please check out the IWL website:
Harvard's Provost Alan Garber and Dean of FAS Mike Smith have appointed Karen Thornber the new Victor and William Fung Director of the Harvard University Asia Center, and Chair of the Council on Asian Studies (currently about 70 faculty members from across Harvard), effective July 1. Professor Thornber will be the first woman and first faculty member from the humanities to direct the Center and chair the Council.
The Sophia Freund Prize is awarded annually to the highest-ranking senior or seniors in Harvard College. Colton's perfect 4.0 average made him one of five recipients this year, the only one in Humanities.
We are delighted to announce that two valued colleagues, Professors Françoise Lionnet and Mariano Siskind, have joined our department, continuing the active connection between Comparative Literature and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.