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Stellenbosch University in South Africa bestowed an honorary doctorate upon Homi K. Bhabha, the Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities in the Department of English and Director of the Mahindra Humanities Center (Harvard University), last night (13 December 2018).

Accepting the inaugural Mahindra Award for Global Distinction in the Humanities, Nobel Prize-winning author J.M. Coetzee treated the audience filling Sanders Theatre on Wednesday to thoughts about his earliest reading and the concept of a mother tongue.

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Read newly published transcripts of the Nov. 4 conference on "Presidential First Use of Nuclear Weapons: Is it Legal? Is it Constitutional? Is it Just?" at a Virtual Roundtable at Public Books

Frederick Wiseman will kick off this year's Norton Lectures on Cinema, "Wide Angle." He spoke to the Gazette about his storied career as a documentarian and his plans for the future.

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Tanner lecturer Stevenson seeks a national conversation about slavery’s legacy.

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Author expands on ‘big social novel’ in conversation with Homi Bhabha.

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Pulitzer Prize winner Jennifer Egan talks about the death and rebirth of her forthcoming historical novel

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To re-encounter nature would be a way of getting another angle of vision on the same social facts, the same greedy and unequal humanity.

The following essay is a revised version of a talk, “The Politics of Nature in a Time of Political Fear,” delivered by Jedediah Purdy at the Environment Forum at Harvard University’s Mahindra Center on December 8, 2016.

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Professor Homi Bhabha, director of Harvard's Mahindra Humanities Center, rejects the idea that the center should only focus on pursuits that have traditionally been considered within the realm of the humanities: literature, art, and their related fields.

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