Drawing by Rene Descartes



Two perspectives on time

An anthropological poet and a physics-oriented philosopher tackle a basic structure of human experience.
 A drawing from Leonardo's skull studies of 1489.


alumna profile


Christine Zappella Papanastassiou explores color in the history of art—and in the brain.
Monica Do and Erik Zyman are among the five junior faculty members in the Department of Linguistics.


young faculty focus

Generative research

Producing sentences and identities with Linguistics junior faculty
A painting that Daisy Rockwell created for the cover of a book she translated into English


humanities in the world

Do they say “dude” in India?

Daisy Rockwell, winner of the International Booker Prize, on the subtleties of literary translation

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in memoriam
Janel M. Mueller (1938-2022)

Remembering Janel M. Mueller

Scholars share their memories and gratitude.
dean’s message
Anne Walters Robertson, Dean of the Division of the Humanities

From the Dean

Anne Walters Robertson reflects on her time as dean.
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Image of a cover for a podcast by alumna Heather Huntington

Tips on making a podcast

From four Humanities alumni who’ve done it
graduate students
Khouloud Gargouri is a PhD student in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and the Committee on Theater and Performance Studies.

The page and the stage

Khouloud Gargouri studies women on stage and fictional characters in the French-speaking world.