Harvard Initiative for the Sciences of the Human Past

Welcome to the Initiative for the Science of the Human Past

Welcome to the Initiative for the Science of the Human Past at Harvard (SoHP). We envision the creation of a supra-departmental network that will bring historians together with other scholars and scientists to chart bold new answers to the age-old question: what is history? SoHP will serve as a center for scholarly programming and innovative new courses and will network new research collaborations across departments and disciplines. We hope to develop a certificate program and/or an undergraduate major or minor as well as postgraduate degree programs that will attract students interested in redrawing the map of the human past with the tools of 21st-century science and history.

Steering Committee: 

Chair: Michael McCormick (FAS, History)