SHARP Internships

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. SHARP fellows work on research projects with Harvard-affiliated faculty, researchers, and senior library and museum staff. Recent projects have been led at the Harvard Art Museums, Houghton Library, and the Peabody Essex Museum, as well as with individual faculty members from a number of academic divisions.

SHARP fellows contribute to the rich, interdisciplinary intellectual, social, and residential environment in activities that include roundtable lunch talks with distinguished faculty speakers, pre-professional seminars, and opportunities to explore Harvard and the New England region more broadly.

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Here are a few examples of the 2019 SHARP Fellowships opportunities with Arts & Humanities faculty members:

  • metaLAB: Curricle: Work with metaLAB director Prof. Jeffrey Schnapp to research, design, and develop a new web-native publication channel to highlight interesting facets of the history of the Harvard curriculum. Explore hisotircal micro-narratives through interviewing notable alumni and conducting archival research into historical curricula at Harvard and Radcliffe. Design scenarios using data visualization, text, and audiovisual media.
  • Poetry in America: Join Prof. Elisa New of the English Department in developing and producing a multi-platform humanities initiative including collaboration with WGBH on state-of-the-art online course materials for Poetry in America for Teachers. Assist with research and development, production and post-production; identify key teaching moments; develop curriculums or assessments tailored to learning outcomes.
  • Women’s Suffrage Centennial Digital Humanities Research: Gender & the Vote: Research and contribute to the creation of datasets on various aspects of women's rights, the fight for women's suffrage, and the impact of the 19th Amendment as part of a "data hub" mapping the history of women's rights. This project will be part of the major celebrations at the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study marking the centennial of the 19th Amendment in 2020.

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