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History & Literature is an honors concentration that gives students the flexibility and guidance to design their own courses of study and conduct original research in the humanities.

Focused exclusively on undergraduate education, this interdisciplinary degree program is composed of courses offered throughout Harvard College. As Harvard's oldest concentration, History & Literature has earned its reputation for excellence.

Our tutorial structure teaches crucial skills that guide students through the process of formulating research questions, conducting research, analyzing a wide variety of texts, and writing a well-argued, compelling narrative. Browse our Faculty Profiles to learn more about the scholars who teach in History & Literature.

Browse this section to learn more about what makes History & Literature a unique program for extraordinary students. If you are considering concentrating in History & Literature, read our Guide for Prospective Students to figure out if History & Literature is right for you.

Wondering about our requirements? Browse our sample Fields and Subfields to learn more about how students use the structure that History & Literature provides to study what they love. Curious what courses will count for concentration credit? Browse our Courses That Count organized by field.