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In Pursuit of Plague: Developing a Senior Thesis with SoHP

In my last blog post, I described my decision to concentrate in Human Evolutionary Biology while remaining closely connected to my historical interests through SoHP. In particular, I was able to study pathogens and their impact on human migration patterns, … Continue reading

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Finding a concentration, with SoHP – by Sonja K. Eliason (Harvard College ’19)

I remember walking into Professor McCormick’s office hours in the fall of my sophomore year, more than a bit distressed, to tell him that I could not decide between majoring in History or Human Evolutionary Biology.  To most people, that … Continue reading

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The Search for Tephra Continues… Updated August 2016: Next Steps Alpine Tephra

August, 2016 Quite a bit of progress been made in our search for and identification of Alpine tephra in the Colle Gnifetti ice core since my last post (below)! Over the past year, after determining that the 1875 Askja eruption … Continue reading

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My experience with SoHP

by Santiago Pardo, Harvard College ’16 (History) I first experienced the initiative for the Science of the Human Past at Harvard through the Digital Atlas of Roman and Medieval Civilization (DARMC). I joined the team through the invitation of, my … Continue reading

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A Capstone to my Harvard education: Discovering the Buried Capital of Visigothic Spain without a Shovel in the Summer of 2015

By: Richard Rush, Eliot House, College ‘ 15. Freshman fall when I stepped into a Sever Hall classroom during shopping period, I had no idea that in four years I would be helping create new historical data with that energetic … Continue reading

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Searching for Tephra

I first joined the Science of the Human Past initiative at Harvard because of the “S” in “SoHP.” As an earth science major, I was drawn to the possibility of being able to use the skills and lessons that I … Continue reading

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My DARMC adventures

I first started working on DARMC at the end of my junior year at Harvard, just after taking one of Professor Michael McCormick’s research seminars on Carolingian history. Our seminar included several workshops on new scientific techniques being brought to … Continue reading

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