More than anything, the thought that i was poised to begin research on my senior thesis—with all of the finality that suggested—was a frightening reminder that my time in college was almost up when i joined the history and literature concentration as a freshman three years ago, the thesis requirement seemed grand and. The history department currently facilitates four kinds of independent research experience for harvard undergraduates: (1) term-time independent study, known. After a year as a herchel smith scholar at harvard university, he took an mphil in historical studies, with distinction, in 2012, also from emmanuel college david's work focuses on the intersection of foreign and domestic politics in the united states his dissertation explores the extent of public engagement. The harold poor prize is given annually to the best, second best, and third best honors theses overall in the history department the department every year since harold poor was born in 1935 in missouri, grew up in birmingham, alabama, and attended harvard college in cambridge, massachusetts from 1953 to 1957. The history department offers students a wide range of advising resources to help them decide which courses to take, whether to become a concentrator (or to.
With its emphasis on critical reading skills, the evaluation of evidence, and colorful, persuasive writing, the history concentration offers an ideal preparation for. Committee on degrees in history & literature faculty of arts and sciences harvard university a guide to writing a senior thesis in history & literature h& l all candidates for an honors degree in history & literature must prepare a senior thesis students who that a member of the harvard faculty not on the hist. All history concentrators are required to take 10 half-courses students who wish to write a senior thesis must also enroll in history 99a & 99b, which brings their. In the third year doctoral students prepare a dissertation prospectus and present it at the prospectus conference, which is held yearly during the third week in.
History of science 99ab, the senior thesis tutorial, is an optional course for the history of science track and science and society track, but is required for the medicine and society focus and the mind, brain, behavior focus writing a senior thesis is an opportunity to spend a sustained period of time working on a research. Harvard university, may 2016 united states history dissertation: “outsourcing government: boston and the rise of public-private partnerships, 1950-2000” committee: lizabeth cohen (chair), lisa mcgirr, nancy cott, elizabeth hinton ma harvard university, may 2012 exam fields: us history.
Three signatures are now required on the thesis acceptance certificate two of the three signatories must be gsas faculty the primary adviser must be in the department of history of art and architecture the secondary adviser need not be in addition to the primary and secondary advisers the student may have one or more. In consultation with the advisor, who also serves as first reader of the dissertation, students invite faculty members to join the dissertation committee, which is. Boston — while other harvard university students were writing papers for their senior theses, obasi shaw was busy rapping his shaw is the first student in harvard's history to submit a rap album as a senior thesis in the english department, the university said the album, called “liminal minds,” has. A handbook for senior thesis writers in history | 7 date material due 31 august 2011 thesis prospectus due (in class) week of 19 september 2011 annotated bibliography of primary and secondary sources prefaced by provisional interpretation 3 october 2011 historiographical essay due to undergraduate office,.
Obasi shaw is still on a euphoric high from the pomp and circumstance of graduation but the english major is also floating on cloud nine from another accolade shaw became the first student in harvard's history to submit a rap album for a senior thesis and to his surprise, it was accepted and earned him. All candidates for honors in history & literature prepare a senior thesis of between 10000 and 20000 words focused on a topic of interest to the student the senior thesis is a researched critical essay that demonstrates an argument through analysis of relevant primary and secondary sources. History, history & literature overview: the history concentration is focused on one discipline and basic methodology—studying the past in historical. Director of administration ann kaufman newsletter editor kimberly o'hagan department of history harvard university robinson hall.
Government | history & literature | social studies | economics. The senior thesis is typically the most challenging writing project undertaken by undergraduate students the writing guides below aim to and to effective writing process additional resources for senior thesis writers a guide to writing a senior thesis in history and literature author: andrew j romig. This section provides information about the myriad grants available at harvard to support undergraduate summer and term-time research for senior thesis.
Department schedule of thesis preparation the thesis writer and adviser should agree on a working schedule which will adequately conform to the calendar of thesis requirements established by the senior honors adviser each of these written requirements should be submitted to the tutorial office for review by the. Harvard writing center chicago-style citation quick guide. Senior thesis advising primary adviser for robert ledniczky, senior thesis in history, harvard (2015-16): “whispering secrets: special branch intelligence reports and the creation of knowledge in the british empire during the malayan and kenyan emergencies, 1948-1960” primary adviser for william stemberg, senior. Trisha l manoni '99, an english concentrator, wasn't terribly excited at the prospect of spending her senior year writing a thesis more interested in creative writing than literary criticism, manoni wanted to take more courses in fiction writing--rather than focusing on a single aspect of literary analysis for one.