Thinking about a History Concentration?

Harvard students who choose History as their primary Concentration will benefit from the Department’s carefully sequenced program, which introduces students to the ways in which historians recreate the past while building skills of historical analysis, writing and research. 

The department offers joint concentrations in Ancient History (Greek & Roman)East Asian History, and Near Eastern History. The concentration has also approved joint concentrations with other area studies and literatures, such as AAAS and Germanic Languages upon consultation with the DUS. History does not offer joint concentrations with Economics or Government, but taking one of those fields as a Secondary Field is an excellent way to combine History with these fields.

Students who pursue History as a Secondary Field will find the Department’s interdisciplinary emphasis as well as its attentive approach to historical methodology to be a genuine complement to their primary area of study.

To learn more about the Undergraduate Program in History, visit the FAQ page or contact the members of the History Undergraduate Office in Robinson Hall 101.

Why History?

An Undergraduate's Perspective