Deborah Harkness believes the pages of centuries-old manuscripts are enchanted.
Like clues to a mystery, they hold the key to unraveling the chronology, ambitions, failures and successes of those who lived before us. And… more>
Deborah Harkness remembers the “ah-ha” moment that set her off on her intellectual journey. She was an undergraduate Renaissance studies major at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Mass., when one day in class… more>
Dana Gioia, Judge Widney Professor of Poetry and Public Culture at USC, and Deborah Harkness, professor of history in USC Dornsife and author of the best-selling book, A Discovery of Witches, will be featured speakers at the… more>
Three professors from USC Dornsife have been named finalists for the 2011 Book Awards presented by the Southern California Independent Booksellers Association (SCIBA).
Securing two out of four finalist slots in the fiction… more>
There's a certain magic that Deborah Harkness finds in libraries.
On one hand, for a historian who studies the science and magic of the 16th and 17th centuries such as Harkness, they provide a venue for her to "meet" her… more>