HarvardX course to feature items from the HUH

May 23, 2014
HarvardX course to feature items from the HUH

For nearly four centuries, Harvard University has amassed an astonishing array of objects: books and manuscripts, artworks, scientific specimens, ethnographic artifacts, and historical relics of all kinds.

In celebration of such treasures, on June 2nd the HarvardX online course, “Tangible Things: Discovering History Through Artworks, Artifacts, Specific Specimens, and the Stuff Around You,” will launch.

Free and open to all, the course will give you and fellow learners an opportunity to discover new ways of looking at, organizing, and interpreting the world through objects.

We encourage you to join Professor Laurel Ulrich on a journey that explores some of Harvard’s most well-known and usual icons, from John Harvard’s foot to Native American Baskets to a vintage Singer sewing machine. We are proud to have several items from the HUH amongst the items discussed in this course.

Whether you know Harvard intimately or have yet to step foot on the campus, “Tangible Things” will open your eyes and mind to the ways objects have shaped our lives.

Trailer: http://youtu.be/oHPoyB0Yew0