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Thesis Workshop for Juniors

Eliza Ennis, Sara Bobok, Bella Roussanov and Aidan Connaughton (left to right) presented their preliminary research at the CES Senior Thesis Conference in December 2018.

For Harvard College juniors interested in writing on an international topic, the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES) offers a series of workshops to guide them through the process.

Writing a senior thesis can be a daunting task. These valuable sessions are designed to build fundamental skills for writing a successful thesis, offer a chance to learn from seniors completing their projects, and are led by CES Thesis Workshop organizers William Whitham and Michael Tworek. Topics include:

  • Formulating a thesis topic
  • Managing research and leveraging Harvard’s resources
  • Identifying advisers
  • Developing and applying effective research methodologies
  • Creating an organized and substantive proposal

All sessions are open to Harvard College students, preferably Juniors, irrespective of geographic- or subject-area focus. For a schedule of the sessions see below.

Want to register for sessions? Use this Google Form to sign up.


Thesis Workshop Schedule – 2022-2023

All sessions will be virtual and require pre-registration. Use this Google Form to sign up.

Session 1: What Is a Senior Thesis? Thesis Workshop for Juniors — Session 1: What Is a Senior Thesis?
September 27, 2022
6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Chair Michael Tworek – Associate, History Department, Harvard University; Thesis Workshop Organizer, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University and William Whitham – Lecturer, Committee on Degrees in Social Studies, Harvard University; Thesis Workshop Organizer, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
Session 2: Thesis Strategies for Research, Advisers, and Recommendation Letters Thesis Workshop for Juniors — Session 2: Thesis Strategies for Research, Advisers, and Recommendation Letters
October 18, 2022
6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Chair Michael Tworek – Associate, History Department, Harvard University; Thesis Workshop Organizer, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University and William Whitham – Lecturer, Committee on Degrees in Social Studies, Harvard University; Thesis Workshop Organizer, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
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