Faculty Spotlight: Tom Cummins
Thomas B. F. Cummins, Harvard History of Art and Architecture professor, is the new director of Dumbarton Oaks, a Harvard-affiliated center for Pre-Columbian and Byzantine Studies in Washington D.C. Cummins, a member of the DRCLAS Executive Committee, chaired Harvard’s Department of History of Art and Architecture (2005-2012).
The Dawn of Olmec Civilization
The Spring Eduardo Matos Moctezuma Lecture Series features archaeologist Ann Cyphers discussing recent investigations at San Lorenzo that shed new light on the dawn of Olmec civilization almost 4,000 years ago.
Letter from the Director
"To say that 2020 was a challenge would be an understatement. From a democratic crisis to a global pandemic to a long overdue reckoning with racial inequalities, this past year forced us to look hard at who we are and how we interact as a society."
CERTIFICATE IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES
DRCLAS awards a Certificate in Latin American Studies to Harvard College students and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences PhD candidates who complete an approved course of study and experience relating to the region. Application deadline is April 15, 2021.
Explore Our Work
The David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) at Harvard University works to increase the knowledge of the cultures, economies, histories, environment and contemporary affairs of Latin America; foster cooperation and understanding among the peoples of the Americas; and contribute to democracy, social progress and sustainable development throughout the hemisphere.