The Workshop in History, Culture, and Society provides a forum for the exploration of new developments in historical social science, especially in the fields of Anthropology, Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. The workshop's primary methodological goal is to initiate a discussion about what constitutes acceptable historical evidence in each of the social sciences. Its main substantive goal is to understand how the past influences the present. The workshop is open to students and faculty from all departments across the University as well as from other institutions.

The Workshop is held in room 1550 on the 15th floor of William James Hall. Lunch is provided. Students can register for the course by searching for Sociology 3317.

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The workshop has been generously funded by the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.

Faculty Sponsors:
Orlando Patterson, John Cowles Professor of Sociology
Ya-Wen Lei, Assistant Professor of Sociology


Upcoming Events

2021 Apr 16

A Panel Discussion: Choosing Schools Across National Contexts

12:00pm to 1:30pm


Adrienne Atterberry, PhD Candidate in Sociology, Syracuse University
Siqi Tu, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity
Bailey Brown, Postdoctoral Researcher in Sociology, Princeton and Assistant Professor of Sociology, Spelman College
Fangsheng Zhu, PhD Candidate in Sociology, Harvard University
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