Programs & Initiatives

A&H Strategic Planning

Photo of harvard Faculty Meeting notes, Nov 1891, discussing creation of academic Divisions

The A&H Strategic Planning Process is a multi-tiered, multi-year initiative to assess the structure of the Division of Arts & Humanities and make sure our departmental organization is best equipped to support the intellectual interets and administrative needs of our community.

Faculty Liaisons for Inclusive Excellence

The Faculty Liaisons for Inclusive Excellence (FLIEs) is an initiative to help support faculty at the departmental level with diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging matters. The FLIEs serve as the department(s) representatives that are committed to advancing sustainable inclusive excellence.

Student Gallery Crawl

Students stand in a gallery in the Harvard Art Museums looking at paintings

The annual Harvard Student Gallery Crawl (on hiatus in 2020) invites students into gallery spaces around the Harvard campus in a lively, curated art crawl. Students visit the Harvard Art Museums, the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard Radcliffe Institute, and the Hutchins Center.

Undergraduate Scholars Initiative

Prof. Suzie Clark teaching in a music classroom

The Undergraduate Scholars Initiative (USI) is a new program for sophomore students that will engage with the foundational structures and skills of the humanities, with a focus on social justice, civics, and the human experience. Students who participate in the program complete a two-course sequence, during which they engage with the research program of the I-HUM Project.

The I-HUM Project

Aerial photo of evergreen forest

The Intergenerational Humanities (I-HUM) Project is a rotating three-year-research project designed by a cohort of interdisciplinary faculty. The theme launched in 2021-22 is "Place and Planet," led by professors Sarah Dimick and Joyce Chaplin. Learn more on the I-HUM website!


SHARP Fellow standing in museum gallery

The Summer Humanities and Arts Research Program (SHARP) is a 10-week immersive summer program that aims to build community and stimulate creativity among a small cohort of Harvard undergraduate researchers in the humanities and arts. 

Taliesin Prize

The Taliesin Prize for Distinction in the Art of Learning is awarded to three graduating seniors who best exhibit a spirit of intellectual adventure in their curricular paths as Harvard undergraduates. The Taliesin Prize takes a holistic look at a student’s curricular choices.