The History Department allows students to pursue joint concentrations with five Departments according to pre-approved joints and will consider other joint concentrations by special petition when a historical approach can be readily integrated with the other discipline..
The Department offers these pre-approved joint honors concentrations:
- in Ancient History (Greek and Roman) with the Department of The Classics,
- in East Asian History with the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
- in Near Eastern History, with the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
- in African or African-American History, with the Department of African and African-American Studies (with tracks in African or in African-American Studies)
- Anthropology and History, with the Department of Anthropology (with tracks in Social Anthropology or in Archeology)
Joint concentrations are all honors concentrations and require a senior thesis which integrates both concentrations in the joint. The thesis will be evaluated by readers in both departments and is often advised by instructors in both concentrations.
In lieu of joint concentrations with departments with methodological approaches that differ substantially from History, such as Government or Economics, we encourage students interested in these combinations to pursue Secondary Fields in those subjects (or a secondary in History with a primary concentration in the other field). The Department also cross-lists many courses from other departments, which concentrators can take to fulfill their electives. For a list of cross-listed courses in History please visit: https://history.fas.harvard.edu/cross-listed