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A Subject Not Merely Academic

Dayton Haskin

in John Donne in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199212422
eISBN:
9780191707216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212422.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

In the decade before T. S. Eliot matriculated at Harvard University, several graduates who had studied with Dean Briggs brought John Donne into the curriculum of other US colleges. By the time that ... More


Donne at Harvard

Dayton Haskin

in John Donne in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199212422
eISBN:
9780191707216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212422.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The tercentenary anniversary of John Donne's death was celebrated during the year before T. S. Eliot inaugurated the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures at Harvard University. Eliot's essay, ‘Donne in Our ... More


Dear Dr. Barbour

Frederick Rowe Davis

in The Man Who Saved Sea Turtles: Archie Carr and the Origins of Conservation Biology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195310771
eISBN:
9780199790098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310771.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

Thomas Barbour occupied many roles in the lives of Archie and Marjorie Carr: mentor, parent figure, colleague, collaborator, benefactor, role model, and most of all, friend. Over the course of their ... More


John Donne in the Nineteenth Century

Dayton Haskin

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199212422
eISBN:
9780191707216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212422.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

In 1906, having been assigned Izaak Walton's Life of Donne to read for his English class, a Harvard freshman heard a lecture on the long disparaged ‘metaphysical’ poets. Years later, when an ... More


An Interview with Donald Davidson

Donald Davidson

in Problems of Rationality

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780198237549
eISBN:
9780191601378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237545.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The last chapter is an interview Ernest Lepore, Director of the Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science and a friend of the Davidson family, has conducted with the author in 1988. In this interview, the ... More


Winding up at the Radiation Lab, going to Harvard, and marriage

JAGDISH MEHRA and KIMBALL A. MILTON

in Climbing the Mountain: The Scientific Biography of Julian Schwinger

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198527459
eISBN:
9780191709593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198527459.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Throughout the period spent at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Radiation Laboratory, Julian Schwinger did not socialise much beyond the immediate circle of his co-workers and old friends ... More


Move to UCLA and continuing concerns

JAGDISH MEHRA and KIMBALL A. MILTON

in Climbing the Mountain: The Scientific Biography of Julian Schwinger

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198527459
eISBN:
9780191709593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198527459.003.0014
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Julian Schwinger left Harvard University in 1971 to move to the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), perhaps because he perceived that his source theory had received a chilly reception at ... More


<i>American Jurisprudence through English Eyes: Harvard 1956–7</i>

Nicola Lacey

in A Life of H.L.A. Hart: The Nightmare and the Noble Dream

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199202775
eISBN:
9780191705953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202775.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter focuses on the time H. L. A. Hart's spent in Harvard University. In early September 1956, Herbert set out from Southampton on the Queen Elizabeth, bound for New York. He was heading for ... More


From Political Economy to Civil Society: Arthur W. Page, Corporate Philanthropy, and the Reframing of the Past in Post-New Deal America

Richard R. John

in Boundaries of the State In Us History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226277646
eISBN:
9780226277813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226277813.003.0011
Subject:
History, Political History

In the post-New Deal era, corporate philanthropists mounted a deliberate campaign to persuade U. S. historians to shift their focus from political economy to civil society. This essay explores one ... More


Campus Archaeology/Public Archaeology at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

JOHN D. STUBBS, PATRICIA CAPONE, CHRISTINA J. HODGE, and DIANA D. LOREN

in Beneath the Ivory Tower: The Archaeology of Academia

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034225
eISBN:
9780813039602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034225.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Current campus archaeology at Harvard University focuses on the seventeenth century (which includes the underrepresented story of Native American education at Harvard) as a platform for reflecting on ... More


Pragmatism in Cambridge, 1867–1923

Bruce Kuklick

in A History of Philosophy in America: 1720-2000

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199260164
eISBN:
9780191597893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260168.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The most successful idealistic response to Darwin occurred in Cambridge, Massachusetts and, soon thereafter, at Harvard University. At first promoted by a group of amateurs in ‘the Metaphysical ... More


Cambridge Renaissance (1825–1833)

Charles Capper

in Margaret Fuller

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195092677
eISBN:
9780199854264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092677.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the life and education of Margaret Fuller in Cambridge, Massachusetts, during the period from 1825 to 1833. Fuller went to Harvard University and was culturally influenced by ... More


A House Divided?: Harvard and Radcliffe

Andrea L. Turpin

in A New Moral Vision: Gender, Religion, and the Changing Purposes of American Higher Education, 1837-1917

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501704789
eISBN:
9781501706325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704789.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter presents Charles William Eliot's reformation for the nature of collegiate education at Harvard University. He gave students the responsibility to choose their own course of study, ... More


The Nobel Prize and the last years at Harvard

JAGDISH MEHRA and KIMBALL A. MILTON

in Climbing the Mountain: The Scientific Biography of Julian Schwinger

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198527459
eISBN:
9780191709593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198527459.003.0013
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

As soon as Julian Schwinger burst upon the stage, one could hardly doubt that a Nobel Prize was in the offing. Certainly, after his solution of the problems of quantum electrodynamics in the late ... More


Harvard’s Treasurer

Michael R. Yogg

in Passion for Reality: The Extraordinary Life of the Investing Pioneer Paul Cabot

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167468
eISBN:
9780231537025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167468.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter recounts the achievements of Paul Cabot as the treasurer of the Harvard University. In October 1948, Paul was appointed as Harvard’s part-time treasurer only, as he could not accept the ... More


John Cyril Smith 1922–2003

Andrew Ashworth

in Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 130, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, IV

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263501
eISBN:
9780191734212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263501.003.0010
Subject:
History, Historiography

John Cyril Smith (1922–2003), a Fellow of the British Academy, was Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of Nottingham where he headed the Law Department for three decades. In 1952–1953, Smith ... More


Beneath the Ivory Tower: The Archaeology of Academia

Russell K. Skowronek and Kenneth E. Lewis (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034225
eISBN:
9780813039602
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034225.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

As a discipline, archaeology often provides amazing insights into the past. But it can also illuminate the present, especially when investigations are undertaken to better examine the history of ... More


The James Joyce Archive and Hans Walter Gabler’s Edition of Ulysses: A Personal History

Michael Groden

in Ulysses in Focus: Genetic, Textual, and Personal Views

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034980
eISBN:
9780813038520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034980.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter talks about The James Joyce Archive and Gabler's edition of Ulysses based on the author's work. The first Ph.D. dissertation to focus exclusively on Joyce, according to Tetsumaro ... More


Harvard and Other Imperfect Mechanisms

Tamara Plakins Thornton

in Nathaniel Bowditch and the Power of Numbers: "How a Nineteenth-Century Man of Business, Science, and the Sea Changed American Life"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626932
eISBN:
9781469628110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626932.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines Bowditch’s drive to transform three institutions fundamental to the Boston elite--the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Boston Athenaeum, and Harvard University—into ... More


Money for Science: Never Enough

in Science for Sale: The Perils, Rewards, and Delusions of Campus Capitalism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226306254
eISBN:
9780226306261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226306261.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

This chapter discusses the insatiable need of American universities for money. Virtually all universities describe themselves as hard-pressed financially, even as they ingest colossal sums from a ... More


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