Taking a Workshop

Students interested in one of the workshops below should contact the faculty member for more information and register for the class through my.harvard.

Proposing a Workshop

Faculty interested in establishing a research workshop may submit a proposal that includes at least two faculty members and six graduate students who intend to meet regularly over the course of the academic year. Participants may also invite visiting scholars (one or two per term) to speak. Grants of up to $5,000 per year are available and may be used to underwrite the cost of travel expenses for a guest scholar, photocopying materials, refreshments for meetings, and stipend for a student to coordinate workshop activities.

If you have questions or would like more information on how to generate a workshop proposal, please contact Sheila Thomas.

2015–2016 Workshops 

New Workshops

Roman Religions: Narrative, Innovation, and Subjectivity
(Richard Thomas and Jared Hudson)

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Modern China: New Directions in History, Literature, Anthropology, and Political Science
(Mark Elliott and Arunabh Ghosh)

Broadening the Lens on Child Development and Learning
(Stephanie Jones and Nonie Lesaux)

Panaesthetics: Colloquium on the Visual Arts, Literature, and Music
(John Hamilton and James Simpson)

Continuing Workshops

American Studies

American Studies Prospectus and Dissertation Colloquia
(Jennifer Roberts and John Stauffer)


Current Research in Anthropology
(Jason Ur and Matthew Liebman)

East Asian Archaeology Seminar (EAAS)
(Rowan Flad and Michael Puett)

Political Ecology Working Group (PEWG)
(Ajantha Subramanian and Steven Caton)

Politics and Culture in Indonesia
(Mary Steedly and Byron Good)

Celtic Languages and Literatures

The Harvard Celtic Colloquium and its Proceedings
(Catherine McKenna and Tomas O'Cathasaigh)

The Classics

Ethnicity in the Ancient World
(Ruth Bielfeldt and Adrian Staehli)

Davis Center for Russian and European Studies

Central Eurasia Working Group
(Timothy Colton and Terry Martin)

East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Pre-Modern Chinese Literature Workshop
(Wai-yee Li and Stephen Owen)


Research Behavior in Games and Markets
(Drew Fudenberg and David Laibson)

Research in Macroeconomics
(Robert J. Barro and N. Gregory Mankiw)

Public Finance and Economics Lunch Workshop and Ec 2812hf Labor Economics Lunch Workshop
(Raj Chetty and David Cutler)

Research in Industrial Organization
(Ariel Pakes and Robin Lee)

The Behavioral and Experimental Economics Workshop
(David Laibson and Matthew Rabin)

Research in Economic Development
(Michael Kremer and Nathan Nunn)

Economic History Workshop
(Claudia Goldin and Nathan Nunn)

Research in Economics
(Gary Chamberlain and James Stock)

Research in Financial Economics
(John Campbell and Jeremy Stein)

Environmental Economics Workshop
(Jerry Green and Dale Jorgenson)

Research Workshop in International Economics
(Pol Antras and Richard Cooper)


American Literature Colloquium
(Amanda Claybaugh and David Alworth)

British and Anglophone Literature Colloquium
(Leah Price and Amanda Claybaugh)

Drama Colloquium
(Martin Puchner and Marjorie Garber)

English Department Renaissance Doctoral Conference
(Marjorie Garber and Stephen Greenblatt)

Long 18th Century and Romanticism
(James Engell and Andrew Warren)

Medieval Graduate Conference
(James Simpson and Nicholas Watson)


American Politics Research Workshop
(Jennifer Hochschild and Stephen Ansolabehere)

Cambridge Chinese Politics Research Workshop
(Elizabeth Perry and Iain Johnston)

Comparative and International Political Economy Workshop
(Jeffry Frieden and Kenneth Shepsle)

Graduate Student Workshop in Political Economy and Rational Choice
(Horacio Larreguy and James M. Snyder, Jr.)

Research Workshop in Applied Statistics
(Gary King and Finale Doshi-Velez)

Research Workshop in Comparative Politics
(Melani Cammett and Torben Iversen)

Research Workshop in International Relations
(Joshua Kertzer and Dustin Tingley)

Working Group on Political Psychology and Behavior
(Ryan Enos and Gwyneth McClendon)

Workshop in Political Theory
(Eric Nelson and Michael Frazer)

Post-Communist Politics and Economics
(Timothy Colton and Grzegorz Ekiert)

Health Policy

Graduate Workshop in Ethics and Health
(Norman Daniels and Katherine Swartz)

Workshop in Health Economics
(Thomas McGuire and Joseph Newhouse)


Early Modern European History
(Ann Blair and Tamar Herzog)

Medieval History Workshop
(Dimiter Angelov and Michael McCormick)

New Directions in the History of Central and Inner Asia
(Mark Elliott and David Roxburgh)

Russian and East European History Workshop
(Terry Martin and Serhii Plokhii)

Workshop on the Political Economy of Modern Capitalism
(Sven Beckert and Christine Desan)

History of Science

Early Sciences Working Group
(Ahmed Ragab and Shigehisa Kuriyama)

History of Medicine Working Group
(Allan Brandt and David S. Jones)

Modern Sciences Working Group
(Janet Browne and Peter Galison)

STS Circle at Harvard
(Sheila Jasanoff and Venky Narayanamurti)

Human Evolutionary Biology

Current Issues in Human Evolutionary Biology
(Daniel Lieberman and David Pilbeam)


Indo-European and Historical Linguistics
(Jay Jasanoff and Jeremy Rau)

Language Universals and Linguistic Diversity
(Gennaro Chierchia and Kevin Ryan)

Linguistics Cirlce: A workshop on Syntax/Semantics/Prosody Interfaces
(Gennaro Chierchia and C.-T. James Huang)

Medieval Studies

Medieval Studies Graduate Interdisciplinary Workshop
(Nicholas Watson and Sean Gilsdorf)


Composers' Colloquium
(Chaya Czernowin and Hans Tutschku)

Friday Musicology Colloquium
(Emily Dolan and Alex Rehding)

Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

Arabic and Islamic Studies Workshop
(Khaled El-Rouayheb and Ali Asani)

History and Archaeology of Ancient Near Eastern Societies
(Gojko Barjamovic and Jason Ur)

Semitic Philology Workshop
(Peter Machinist and G. Barjamovic)

The Middle East Beyond Borders: Culture, Politics, and Religion
(Malika Zeghal and Kristen Stilt)

The Study of the Hebrew Bible
(Peter Machinist and Richard Saley)


Workshop on Metaphysics and Epistemology
(Susanna Rinard and Susanna Siegel)

Workshop on Moral and Political Philosophy
(Christine Korsgaard and Selim Berker)


String Theory Graduate Student Workshop
(Andrew Strominger and Cumrun Vafa)


Cognition, Brain, and Behavior Research Seminar
(Leah Somerville and Max Krasnow)

Developmental Studies Research Seminar
(Jesse Snedeker and Susan Carey)

Language and Cognition Research Workshop
(Jesse Snedeker and Gennaro Chierchia)

Research Seminar in Clinical Science
(Matthew Nock and John Weisz)

Research Seminar in Visual Cognition
(Yaoda Xu and Ken Nakayama)

Research Workshop in Social Psychology
(Mina Cikara and Fiery Cushman)


North American Religions Colloquium
(David N. Hempton and Catherine Brekus)

Slavic Languages and Literatures

Current Research in Russian and East European Literature
(Julie A. Buckler and Daria Khitrova)


Culture and Social Analysis Workshop
(Michele Lamont and Bart Bonikowski)

History, Society, and Culture
(Orland Patterson and Daniel Smail)

Migration and Immigrant Incorporation (MII)
(Mary Waters and Filiz Garip)

Quantitative Methods in Sociology
(Christopher Winship and Alexandra Killewald)

Urban Social Processes
(Robert J. Sampson and Mario L. Small)

Work, Organization, and Markets
(Peter Marsden and Ethan Bernstein)

Workshop in Economic Sociology
(Frank Dobbin and Rakesh Khurana)

Workshop on Mixed Methods in Social Science Research
(Mary C. Brinton and Filiz Garip)

South Asian Studies

South Asia Across Disciplines
(Parimal Patil and Ajantha Subramanian)


Statistical Thinking for the Sciences and the Social Good
(Edoardo Airoldi and Dave Harrington)

Women, Gender, and Sexuality

Interdisciplinary Gender and Sexuality
(Robin Bernstein and Sophia Roosth)

Film and Visual Studies

Screen Studies Workshop
(Rick Rentschler and Laura Frahm)

Weatherhead Center for International Affairs

Graduate Workshop on Latin American Politics
(Steven R. Levitsky and Jorge Dominguez)