7/26/2021: The Harvard University Herbaria and Botany Libraries remain closed to visiting researchers. Email accounts are being monitored. To contact the Botany Libraries, please email email@example.com. To contact the Herbaria, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please refer to Harvard's dedicated Coronavirus (COVID-19) website for campus updates & FAQs: https://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus.
The Harvard University Herbaria include six collections and more than five million specimens of algae, bryophytes, fungi, and vascular plants. Together they form one of the largest university herbarium collections in the world, and the third largest herbarium in the United States. With their state-of-the art research laboratories and world class libraries, the HUH have been a centerpiece of biodiversity science since the early 1800s.
Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging
The Harvard University Herbaria (HUH) community denounces all forms of racism, harassment, and discrimination. We recognize the painful legacy of prejudice in which marginalized groups, especially scientists of color, who work across plant biology and academia have been made to feel unwelcome. With our colleagues across Harvard (here, here and here) and in the botanical science and natural history communities, we stand ready to confront systematic racism and are committed to the creation of an inclusive and welcoming community in the HUH. We commit to the creation of a society in which all individuals are valued and in which diversity is welcomed, whether in race, gender identity, age, socioeconomic background, religion, ethnicity, ability, language, sexual orientation, or veteran status. To these ends, we are engaged in a rigorous examination of our own institutional and interpersonal practices, and are committed to the ethical stewardship of the collections we hold in trust.
We particularly want to invite all scientists to take advantage of funding opportunities that are a critical component to diversifying our community. Please join us in this important work.
- Our #BotanyLibraries at the @HarvardHerbaria are proud to be a part of this project celebrating the publication of Linnaeus' 'Philosophia Botanica'! t.co/8Vw0kgeknf
- Today is the kickoff of #BlackBotanistsWeek2021!!!! I am #excited to meet #BlackBotanists from around the globe! Introduce yourself and let us know what your favorite #plant is!! #GlobalBotany #PlantsAroundTheGlobe #RollCall #BlackBotanistsWeek #PlantFriends t.co/GhdOAx7wEv
We are #hiring! We are in search of #CuratorialAssistants, #digitizers, and a #mounter. Check out the #Harvard #employment website and search for keyword "herbaria" to see all the listings. t.co/yBroIdUkrd t.co/WVL11DovtU