Director’s Statement, December 2016

As Harvard’s research center for North American history, the Warren Center’s mission is to advance research and teaching in the broad range of American historical inquiry, and to serve as a nexus for the community of Americanists at Harvard and in the Boston area.  The Warren Center has, over the past fifty years, brought hundreds of faculty and postdoctoral fellows to Harvard, and awarded significant funds to generations of Harvard students, both undergraduate and graduate. The Center also hosts public lectures, and sponsors conferences, symposia, and the occasional publishing project.

The Warren Center is now home to two fellowship programs. 2016-17 marks the third year of a new postdoctoral fellowship on Global American Studies. And, 2016-17 also features “Imagining History, Doing Politics: The Uses and Disadvantages of the Past" as the theme of our annual faculty fellowship organized around a broad theme in American history.