This January, don't just hibernate! Develop your professional skills, enrich your academic experience, and shake off the winter blues with something a little different. January@GSAS is an annual two-week program that takes place between the fall and spring terms at Harvard. Every year, students can take advantage of workshops, seminars, and recreational opportunities designed to help you get the most out of your time on campus.

January@GSAS

Dec 21, 2019 to Jan 31, 2020

Family gallery activity!

Doctor Dolittle, the imaginary character in the classic book The Story of Doctor Dolittle, learned animal languages and made animal friends all over the world. Use the clues to find six of his animal friends in the museum and learn how that animal really...

Jan 13, 2020 to Jan 23, 2020

Unstructured time seems like a great opportunity to make progress towards your degree, but all too often the time is frittered away before you know it! Come join us for a daily morning check-in and jump start to your project, be it finishing a grant application, writing a chapter, learning R, or...

Jan 13, 2020 to Jan 23, 2020

“Digital money, digital footprint, digital communication, digital archive.” So many concepts from our analog past have been transplanted into the world of the digital—and the humanities are not immune to this transformation. The Digital Humanities has created a new paradigm,...

Jan 13, 2020 to Jan 24, 2020

Black women’s bodies have long been the terrain for hegemonic patriarchal power to stomp its heels on and dictate what is or is not acceptable. From the shape of their bodies, the hair on their heads, the way they speak, the way they communicate, the way they live — Black women have...

Jan 13, 2020 to Jan 24, 2020

Contrary to popular belief, bread-making can actually be really easy. Flour, water, yeast and salt is all you need!

In this course, students will learn the technique of using high-hydration, pre-risen doughs popularized by Hertzberg and François. This method of preparing bread is...

Jan 13, 2020 to Jan 24, 2020

In this course, we will take a "hands-on" approach to the past by studying the objects and artifacts of the ancient Mediterranean. We will work with archaeological artifacts and build some of or own replicas to try to better understand the material basis for societies that we often only...

Jan 13, 2020 to Jan 22, 2020

This course will examine Islam, law, and human rights from three different perspectives. First, from an Islamic law perspective, it will go through Islamic law and human rights in Islam. Second, from a legal perspective, it will describe the legal framework, and legal practice of human rights...

Jan 13, 2020 to Jan 22, 2020

Theatre can be rigorously precise where science can be demandingly creative, and from combining the two can arise unexpected, delightful properties. In this course, we will explore “science theatre” through 4 interactive sessions involving: (1) reading and analyzing seminal plays of...

Jan 13, 2020 to Jan 23, 2020

When narrating our experiences, we often describe a collection of physical sensations: the volume of music at a party, an amazing view, how cold it gets during winter in Boston, the bitterness of coffee, and the refreshing smell of clean laundry, for example. We relate to the world through our...

Jan 13, 2020 to Jan 22, 2020

What is "modernity?" Why were some of the ideas we take for granted today so controversial in their day? Why and how did Jewish thinkers contribute so disproportionately to the cultural and intellectual revolutions of our time?

We will explore the foundational texts and ideas of...

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