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.

Prof. Elisa New SHARP

Here are a few examples of the 2017 SHARP Fellowships opportunities with Arts & Humanities faculty members:

  • Elisa New, Powell M. Cabot Professor of American Literature: “Poetry in America.” Develop and produce a multi-platform humanities initiative including collaboration with WGBH on state-of-the-art online course materials for Poetry in America for Teachers graduate courses.
  • Jeffrey Schnapp, Carl A. Pescosolido Professor of Romance Languages & Literatures and of Comparative Literature, and Founder and Faculty Director of metaLAB (at) Harvard: “Curricle.” Design, research, and develop a prototype for a new experience in course selection: a digital platform that gives students powerful tools in data visualization and analytics for browsing, shopping, and selecting courses at Harvard.
  • Anne Shreffler, James Edward Ditson Professor of Music: “Music and Politics in Exile Journals, 1933-45.” Research political and aesthetic debate in the 1930s and 1940s to contribute to book-project Musical Utopias: Progressive Music and Progressive Politics, about a vital strain of 20th-century modernist music that was inspired by left-wing ideals.
  • Eugene Wang, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Professor of Asian Art: “How to Visualize the Romance in a Monastery?” Produce a multimedia platform or website that showcases the depth and range of the rich visual, theatrical, and literary culture centered on the 13th-century Chinese play The Romance of the Western Wing.

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