Affiliated Programs & Centers

HARVARD DEPARTMENTS

Department of African and African American Studies

The Department of African and African American Studies provides two tracks of study, a focus on Africa and a focus on African-descended peoples in the New World.

Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations

The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations offers
instruction in the languages, literatures, religions, philosophy, history,
art history and popular culture of China, Japan, Korea and Inner Asia,
from ancient times to the present.

The Department of East Asian Languages & Civilizations administers
the PhD in History and East Asian Languages (HEAL).  This
degree program is designed to accommodate the particular needs
of students who desire a more language-intensive program of
study of East Asian history.

Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations offers
eleven distinct graduate programs in different fields of study, all of which
are concerned in some way with the peoples and civilizations of the Near East.

CENTERS, INSTITUTES, & PROGRAMS AT HARVARD

Business, Government and the International Economy

The Business, Government and the International Economy unit conducts research on, and teaches about, the economic, political, social, and legal environment in which business operates. The Unit includes scholars trained in economics, political science, and history; in its work, it draws on perspectives from all three of these disciplines.

Center for American Political Studies

CGIS Knafel Building Led by an interdisciplinary group of political scientists, sociologists, economists, and historians in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University, the Center for American Political Studies (CAPS) fosters discussion, research, public outreach, and pedagogy about all aspects of modern U.S. politics.

Center for History and Economics

CGIS South The Center for History and Economics was established at Harvard University and King's College, Cambridge in 2007 to promote research and education on subjects of importance for historians and economists.

Center for Middle Eastern Studies

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) offers a
wide range of programs and activities about the Middle East
with the goal of increasing awareness and understanding of
the region, both historically and in contemporary perspective.

Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History

Emerson Hall

The Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History (CWC) mission is to advance research and teaching in the broad range of American historical inquiry, and to serve as a nexus for the community of Americanists at Harvard and in the Boston area.

Committee on Medieval Studies

Barker Center The Committee on Medieval Studies promotes and coordinates work on late antique, medieval, and Byzantine and sponsors events and activities for medieval enthusiasts at Harvard University and in the Boston area generally.

David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies

The David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies works to increase knowledge of the cultures, economies, histories, environment, and contemporary affairs of past and present Latin America.

Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies

The Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies is a locus for interdisciplinary research and study of Russia and the countries surrounding it. It has over 200 affiliates working in disciplines ranging from anthropology to sociology, and whose regional interests span virtually all of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia.

Dumbarton Oaks

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, in Washington, DC, is an institute of Harvard University dedicated to supporting scholarship internationally in Byzantine, Garden and Landscape, and Pre-Columbian studies through fellowships, meetings, exhibitions, and publications.

 

Fairbank Center for East Asian Research

The Fairbank Center sponsors nine ongoing seminars on themes ranging from East Asian art history to Chinese current events, and organizes research projects and major international conferences on a wide variety of scholarly topics. It also provides a forum for regular dialogue between the academic and policy communities in China and the United States.

 

Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies

The Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES) is dedicated to fostering the study of European history, politics, culture and society at Harvard.

Harvard China Fund

The Harvard China Fund works to support interdisciplinary research and teaching about and in China, focus Harvard's considerable strengths in the field towards directly tackling challenges that face China and improve communication and collaboration with Chinese scholars and institutions.

 

Harvard Colloquium for Intellectual History

The Harvard Colloquium for Intellectual History explores intellectual history is a diverse and thriving field of inquiry emphasizing the transformation of ideas, ideologies, intellectuals, and scholarly institutions over time.

Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute

The Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute(HURI) serves as a focal point for graduate and undergraduate students, fellows, and associates pursuing research in Ukrainian language, literature, and history as well as in anthropology, archaeology, art history, economics, political science, sociology, theology, and other disciplines.

 

Harvard Yenching Institute

The Harvard Yenching Institute is a non-profit dedicated to the advancement of education of higher education in the humanities and social sciences, with an emphasis on culture, in East and Southeast Asia.

 

Hutchins Center for African & African American Research

The Hutchins Center for African & African American Research (including the W.E.B Du Bois Institute) is the nation's oldest research center dedicated to the study of the history, culture, and social institutions of Africans and African Americans.

Initiative for the Science of the Human Past at Harvard (SoHP

the Initiative for the Science of the Human Past at Harvard (SoHP) envisions the creation of a supra-departmental network that will bring historians together with other scholars and scientists to chart bold new answers to the age-old question: what is history? SoHP will serve as a center for scholarly programming and innovative new courses and will network new research collaborations across departments and disciplines.

International and Global History at Harvard University

International and Global History at Harvard University includes the concerns of classic diplomatic history, but also encompasses such topics as international bodies, the movements of people, commodities or germs, and the transnational diffusion of ideas, ideologies, norms and cultural images or practices.

Latin American & Caribbean History

Harvard is an ideal place to study Latin American and Caribbean History at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Our students benefit from the university’s unparalleled library and archival resources.

Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard

The Mahindra Humanities Center seeks to foster collaborations between the humanities, social sciences, and sciences in the belief that the humanities make a unique contribution in establishing - through interpretation and conversation - communities of interest and climates of opinion.

Program in Latin American & Caribbean History

The Program in Latin American & Caribbean History conducts a regular workshop, maintains a lively program of lectures, colloquia, conferences, and seminars, bringing together many Latin Americanist historians from neighboring institutions throughout the greater Boston area.



Program on the Study of Capitalism

The Program on the Study of Capitalism aims to identify emerging approaches to political economy and to facilitate interdisciplinary thinking on this important topic among students and faculty at Harvard. We seek to tap the energy of new scholarship, working across the conventional boundaries that have constrained past work. In particular, we hope to create a unique forum for intellectual exploration and productive research.

Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies

Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University supports research on Japan and provides a forum for related academic activities and the exchange of ideas. It seeks to stimulate scholarly and public interest in Japan and Japanese studies at Harvard and around the world.

 

Resources for Qualitive Social Sciences at Harvard

Resources for Qualitive Social Sciences at Harvard is an interdisciplinary initiative that brings together resources for teaching, learning, and implementing qualitative research throughout the university.  The website provides information about qualitative methods courses, funding, software, textbooks, and more.

 

South Asia Initiative at Harvard University

The South Asia Initiative at Harvard University focuses on the study of South Asia, particularly modern India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh and comprehensively examines South Asia's economy and culture.

Weatherhead Center for International Affairs

The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs supports cutting-edge research in international affairs, from development to foreign policy, from security to international economic affairs, from social issues to global and transnational history.