- Cruz Arroyo ‘15 (English, Japanese Minor)
- Japanese American Student Conference
- Vanessa Hernandez ‘13 (Spanish and Fine Arts)
- Fine Arts Thesis
- Honglan Huang ‘16 (Comparative Literature)
- Kijimuna Festa (International Theater Festival Okinawa for Young Audiences)
- Rachel Kabaso ‘13 (History of Art)
- Project Row Houses Thesis Project
- Bruce Leto ‘14 (Music)
- Internship with Philadelphia Orchestra
Past Student Funding
- Internship with Headlong Dance Theater
- Antonia Brown '13 (Dance) interned with Headlong Dance Theater in Philadelphia, helping to head a publicity campaign for the company's fall semester intensive.
- Anthropology of B-Boying
- Alex Obando '12 (Anthropology) conducted research over winter break for her thesis about the values and rituals communicated through b-boying, a style of street dance, in Philadelphia.
- Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
- Inspired by her "Anthropology of the Body" class, Katie Monroe '12 (Anthropology; Gender & Sexuality Studies) travelled to the Alden Theater in McLean, VA to see Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, the world's premiere all-male comedic ballet company.
- Volunteering with the Philadelphia Museum of Art
- Jacob Horn '13 (Classics and Comparative Literature) volunteered for the Department of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, digitizing thousands of microfiche negatives containing the personal correspondence of photographer Paul Strand, whose core collection the museum is currently in the process of acquiring.
- Art History Presentations at the Cleveland Museum of Art and Bowling Green State University
- Kim Wegel '12 (History of Art) presented papers "A Pygmalion Community: The communal touch in modern German and Austrian History" and "On Corporality and Liminality: Valie Export and the Drama of Becoming" at the Cleveland Art Museum and Bowling Green State University. Both papers were organized around the notion of "touch" as artistic medium itself, particularly in relation to communal memory and Germany's/Austria's postwar narratives.
- Presentation at SIUE Philosophy Conference
- Elizabeth Wingfield '12 (Philosophy) attended the Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (SIUE) Undergraduate Philosophy conference and presented her paper 'Why Martin's Disjunctivism is the Preferable Account of Naïve Realism". The paper was also published in the University's undergraduate journal, Polymath.
- Princeton University Graduate Course
- Erin Islo '12 (Philosophy) attended a Princeton graduate course focused on Dutch philosopher Baruch Spinoza's most famous work, the Ethics, as part of her thesis research.
- Poly Living Conference
- Elinor Hickey '12 (Anthropology) attended the Poly Living Conference hosted by Loving More as part of her thesis research on the topic of polyamory and kinship.
- Interviews in Indonesia
- Beth Patel '11, Political Science, translated interviews she conducted in Indonesia for her thesis on the political frequencies of community radio.
- North Carolina Philosophical Society Presentation
- Laura Martin '11, Philosophy, presented a paper she wrote for Stephen Salkever's Political Philosophy course to the North Carolina Philosophical Society. The paper examined two divergent accounts of the violent, disciplinary forces operating in society portrayed in Michel Foucault's Discipline and Punish and Arjun Appadurai's Fear of Small Numbers.
- Religion in Prison: Thesis Research
- Maggie Goddard '11, Religion, visited Eastern State Penitentiary to conduct thesis research on the relationship between religious and carceral space.
- Art and Social Justice Symposium
- Rachel Kobasa '13, History of Art, attended "The Creative Time Summit: Revolutions in Public Practice," a two-day symposium in New York featuring artists, curators, and foundation leaders discussing art and social justice.
- Paper Presentation at the Southeast Philosophy Congress
- Sydney Keough '11, Philosophy, presented a paper she wrote at the Fourth Annual Southeast Philosophy Congress at the Southeast Philosophy Conference in Morrow, GA.
- Linguistic Research with Dangerous Publishing
- Leza Naydich '12, Philosophy, conducted linguistic research through an internship with Dangerous Publishing, a small digital publishing company in Philadelphia.
- Animation Study in Japan
- Peter Loewi '12, Fine Arts, studied animation over the summer in Tokyo with animator Kobayashi Junji.
- Studying Sculpture: Thesis Research
- Brooke Reid BMC '11, Fine Arts, conducted research for a sculptural installation as part of her Fine Arts thesis.
- Poetry Research at the British Library
- Elizabeth Cohen-Scheer '12, English, researched the role of women as subjects and as audience in Wordsworth's poetry at the British Library in Summer 2011.
I applied to the Student Research Fund in order to fund a trip, and I was ecstatic that my application was accepted. The experience of going straight into the field for research will be extremely useful in the future.
Over the summer, Angely Mondestin '10 was an intern for the BioArchaeological Project in Andahuaylas, Peru.
Jessamine Kelley BMC '10 observed some of the Philadelphia Museum of Art's symbolist paintings, like Edvard Munch's The Mermaid.
Laura Martin ‘11 was at the Royal Library of Sweden to do self-directed and creative research alongside an expert on the library and its resources.
Part of Lindsay's research for her thesis entailed attending a performance of Royall Tyler’s “The Contrast,” the first show officially produced in the United States (1787).
- Cara Curtis '10
- Traveled to Greensboro, NC to work on the Quaker Youth Book Project, an international collection of non-fiction prose, poetry, and visual art from younger Friends across Quakerism's theological spectrum.
- Emma Lo '08
- Worked with Pittsburgh's Operation Safety Net documenting the homeless through portraiture for her Fine Arts thesis.
- Andrew Vargas Stehney '08
- Visited the Archivo Nacional de Teatro y Cine del Ateneo Puertorriqueño (Puerto Rico) as part of his Film Studies senior thesis on the New Latin American Cinema of the 60s and 70s.
- Will Coleman '07
- Visited the Beinecke Library at Yale to study the correspondence between Edward Redfield and Robert Henri in the Henri Archive there as part of his History of Art thesis.
- Timothy Golden '07
- Researched the life of James Samuel Stemons, a contemporary of W.E.B. Dubois, at the Historical Society of Philadelphia as part of a senior History thesis.
- Maggie Gummere '07
- Gathered research materials as part of senior Fine Arts thesis.
- Brandon West '07
- Traveled to hear Lawrence J. Hatab speak at Hunter College as part of research for Philosophy thesis.
- Oliver Wunsch '07
- Gathered research materials as part of senior Fine Arts thesis "Open Container".
- Pankhuri Agrawal '06
- Attended a performance of Flamenco Olé at the Painted Bride Art Center.
- Emma Chubb '06
- Researched senior History of Art thesis on artist Adrian Piper.
- Ross Lerner '06
- Attended the Harvard English Institute's annual conference with Professor Tina Zwarg.
- Jessica Mausner '06
- Attended the LA Tap Festival 2005.
- Celine Tobal '06
- Researched in Washington, DC on Augusto Pinochet.
- Dave Alff '05
- Attended MLA Conference.
- Sarah Lowry '05
- Studied Brazilian dance in preparation for writing her senior thesis, "Bringing Spirituality into Modern Performance Dance: An Examination of The Silvestre Technique as a Space for Global Syncretism".
- Elana Resnick '05
- Planned to present her senior Anthropology thesis at the Annual English Literature and Humanities Conference at Eastern Mediterranean University (although invited and approved, the conference conflicted with Haverford graduation–she did not go).
Summer Research Fellowships
- Writing Culture with Ethnography and Fiction
- Samuel Fox '14 (Anthropology and Creative Writing) researched ethnographic and fictional methods of writing culture, as applied to violence surrounding immigration on the Mexico-United States border. Traveling to Tucson, AZ, Fox conducted fieldwork and used the University of Arizona libraries' special collections for work on his senior thesis. He also plans to finish a novella drawing on his research.
- Racist Knowledge: Unraveling the threads linking academically produced knowledge, mass media, and the dissemination of popular racist ideology in Germany, 1850-1914
- Ian Gavigan '14 (Religion and History) traveled to Germany to visit the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin's Newspaper Collection Archive, exploring German public discourse and the circulation of vocabularies of race, Aryanism and anti-Semitism from roughly 1850 to 1914. In particular, his project focuses on the roles played by philologists in the production and dissemination of vocabularies of human difference in the public sphere.
- Gender, Civic Virtue, and Happiness in the Public Sphere: Examining the Public Sphere Created by Joseph Johnson's Analytical Review
- Emily Bailinson '13 (History and Political Science; Philosophy Minor) researched the relationship between counterpublic spheres, civic virtue, gender, and public happiness in the late 18th century, reading archival copies of the Analytical Review and letters written by its publisher Joseph Johnson at London's Dr. William's Library and the British Museum.
- Bypassing Impediments to Change: Reconstructing Modern Political Concepts from Chinese Philosophy
- Angelo Ngai '13 (Sociology; Chinese Minor) worked with the Sociology Department to derive modern political concepts from Chinese Ethical and Political Philosophy, studying Chinese language, culture, philosophy, sociology, and constitutional law to prepare for his senior thesis.
- Philadelphia Partners Internships
- Kat Poje '16 explored curatorial work in the Print and Books Department at The Library Company of Philadelphia, America's oldest cultural institution and the original Library of Congress.
Alexandra Wolkoff '14 worked on an oral history component of the project, “The Ward: Race and Class in Du Bois' Seventh Ward” (formerly Mapping Du Bois) at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design.
Kate Monahan '14 researched monograph, photograph and ephemera collections at the Mütter Museum and Historical Medical Library to identify items with strong visual interest for a project that is part of the Library's 225th anniversary celebration.
Maya Beale '15 supported information management for the Festival Guide and contribute to the Festival Blog for FringeArts (formerly Philadelphia Live Arts and Philly Fringe Festivals).
Alice Thatcher '14 helped create an online audience-engagement strategy for a Pig Iron Theatre Company project, inviting the public to contribute stories, videos and artwork inspired by the site-specific show Pay Up.
Ellen Reinhart '15 assisted the Pennsylvania Humanities Council in implementing a strategic plan that calls for redirecting its programming, advocacy, marketing, and fundraising while also developing new programs, including a Teen Reading Lounge, which uses graphic novels to promote critical thinking and social engagement among teens and tweens at libraries.
- Self-Designed Internships
- Elizabeth Peters '15 worked in the curatorial and conservation departments of the Higgins Armory Museum, in Worcester, Mass., helping to support the museum's 2014 merger with the Worcester Art Museum.
Michael Rushmore '14 worked with The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program's director of communications on developing the organization's social media strategies.
Rilka Spieler '14 worked with the chief registrar and associate curator of Philadelphia's National Museum of American Jewish History to archive and research a collection of artifacts from a descendant of the first four Jewish permanent settlers in Huntsville, Alabama.
- Philadelphia Museum of Art, Museum Studies Internships
- Anna Benjamin '13 worked in the education department with the Museum's new Art Splash program for children and their families.
Noelia Hobeika '13 worked in the editorial department, assisting with copyediting and proofreading exhibition-related texts and labels and printed materials such as newsletters, brochures and signs.
Aubree Penney '13 worked as part of the development team for events involving any of their targeted groups, researching granting agencies, foundations and individuals.
Valerie Smosna '13 observed a wide variety of conservation techniques in painting, objects, furniture, paper and textile conservation as part of her work with the conservation department.
Alex Tonsing '13 assisted with library and archival research for the European Painting Pre-1900 department.
- Partners Internship: The Library Company of Philadelphia | Student: Christina Tavernelli '13, English Major
- The HCAH intern would explore a collection of 19th century American children's book illustrations representing the pervasiveness of Protestantism in American culture. The intern's main responsibilities would include contributing to the publicly-accessible electronic resources and potentially developing an exhibition for the Library Company's website. Full Project Description & Notes »
- Partners Internship: Mapping the Du Bois: University of Pennsylvania, School of Design | Student: Sam Levinson '13, English Major
- This project aims to use topics from W.E.B. Du Bois's 1899 book The Philadelphia Negro to engage high school students and the public in a discussion of race. In the summer of 2012 the HCAH intern would contribute to the completion of the project's five-day high school curriculum. Full Project Description & Notes »
- Partners Internship: Mütter Museum and Historical Medical Library | Student: Alex Tonsing '13, History Major
- The Mütter Museum and Historical Medical Library offers fascinating opportunities for students interested in learning about the history of medicine and advancing the cause of health. The HCAH intern would have the opportunity to work directly with primary materials in the history of medicine in one of the oldest medical museums in the country and the Historical Medical Library, an independent research library that was once Philadelphia's central medical library. Full Project Description & Notes »
- Self-Designed Internship: Filmmakers Hima B and Tia Lessin | Student: Hilary Brashear '13, Sociology Major
- Hilary Brashear will be working with two independent filmmakers in New York City this summer. She will be working with Hima B, an independent writer/director/producer, on her current project, License to Pimp, a documentary about strippers and their labor conditions. Hilary will also be working with producer/director Tia Lessin, (Trouble the Water 2009) on a new documentary, still in its production phase, about politics and money in the United States. She hopes to learn about the creative side of film production, specifically in the editing room, as well as the professional side of independent filmmaking.
- Self-Designed Internship: Filmmakers Laura Deutch, Kaye Pyle, and Maria Dominquez | Student: Caileigh Feldman '14, Anthropology Major
- Caileigh Feldman will be working with filmmakers in Philadelphia. For Laura Deutch, she will work on promoting the film, El Sol Sale/The Sun Comes out for Everyone, about the rapid growth of the Mexican community in the historically immigrant neighborhood of South Philadelphia. The film was screened at Haverford for the People's Biennial Exhibition and the "Strange Truth" documentary film series in Spring 2012. She will also work on community outreach projects for the film, such as incorporating the film into classroom curricula, organizing screenings, and facilitating workshops. Caileigh also will work with Kaye Pyle and Maria Dominquez to promote their new film, "Niños de la memoria," which is about the children who disappeared during the armed conflict in El Salvador.
- Self-Designed Internship: Whitney Museum of American Art | Student: Jacob Horn '13, Comparative Literature and Latin Major
- Jacob Horn will intern in the Publications Department of the Whitney Museum of American Art, in New York City, assisting in editing and producing all of the museum's printed and electronic materials including catalogues, brochures, posters, calendars, web assets and other ephemera. He will also participate in a seminar program in which museum's interns learn about the Whitney and the New York art world from curators and department heads. In the summer of 2011, he interned with the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Museum Studies Internship Program, sponsored by the John B. Hurford '60 Center for the Arts and Humanities.
- Self-Designed Internship: Teen Voices | Student: Julia Hunter '14, Independent Major in Gender and Sexuality Studies
- Julia Hunter will work in Boston, MA as both an editorial assistant and mentoring program intern at Teen Voices, a magazine and website, written exclusively by and for teenage girls. Teen Voices aim to serves as an empowering alternative to the predominantly hetero-normative, homogenous depictions of teenage girls in the media. For the editorial staff, she will read submissions from girls from around the country and select those that seem publishable. She also will edit articles for Teen Voices' website and in-print magazine. Beginning in July, she will mentor a group of two to three teenage girls the summer program, helping them to research and write in-depth articles to be published in Teen Voices' magazine.
- Self-Designed Internship: 826 Valencia | Student: Kate O'Brien '14, English Major
- Kate O'Brien will assist with summer programs and workshop series at 826 Valencia, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills. Kate will work with students on their creative writing projects for their Exploring Words Summer Camp and their Young Authors' Workshop, for elementary and high school students respectively. She also will take on administrative duties in order to better understand how non-profits work. Located in the Mission District of San Francisco, CA, 826 Valencia was founded by author Dave Eggers.
- Self-Designed Internship: Cabinet Magazine | Student: David Richardson '13, English Major
- David Richardson will work with Cabinet Magazine, a quarterly publication based in Brooklyn, NY that focuses on the critical engagement of art and culture. He will spend the summer researching, editing, designing, and marketing, as well as helping to organize Cabinet's event series, which is comprised of lectures, book launches, and exhibitions. Cabinet operates "with the most expansive and inclusive definition of "culture" possible, one that includes both the quotidian and the extraordinary." As a result, it is a diverse publication that represents the work of a wide variety of thinkers, from professors to curators to speleologists to artists, etc.
- Self-Designed Internship: The Library of Congress | Student: Gabrielle Winick '13, English Major
- Gabrielle Winick will work as in intern in the Publishing Office of the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. She will do research and writing for several book projects including Football Nation, The Books We Hold, and Mark Twain's America. Each project is at a different stage in the publishing process. The Library of Congress Publishing Office works in collaboration with its private-section partners to produce and disseminate more than twenty new publications each year to scholars, researchers, the legal community, and the general public. The Library of Congress Publishing Office has a staff of writers, editors, and researchers who work alongside curators, reference librarians, subject specialists, and, on occasion, outside specialists in order to produce printed works.
- Cliveden of the National Trust | Student: Rachel Lim '12, Political Science
- Social Media and Interne Based Character Development Project - Archival research on the Chew Family papers collection, primary resource items from as early as the 18th-century that cover tales of enslavement, land transactions and stories of séances to locate stories about people, partly those who were enslaved by the family. The Intern would then interpret the stories for a physical exhibit at Cliveden and online exhibits using social media. Full Project Description & Notes
- Mutter Museum | Student: Elinor Hickey '12, Anthropology
- The Civil War project entails searching through library materials (published and unpublished), and images, to identify and describe resources for a major exhibit on Civil War medicine schedule to open in 2013, Broken Bodies, Suffering Spirits: Medicine in Philadelphia during the Civil War. Interns may research and draft text for small exhibits. A second project involves completing a bibliography on medicinal astrology and a small library exhibit the student intern will curate. Full Project Description & Notes
- Pennsylvania Humanities Council | Student: Katie Monroe '12, Anthropology
- The Haverford humanities student would serve as Development Intern, supporting communications, government relations, fundraising, and new program development. Activities would include research in PHC files and communication with staff and individuals across Pennsylvania, in support of PHC relationships with (1) leaders in public humanities, (2) funders and allies, and (3) program producers. Full Project Description & Notes
- Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe | Student: Louise Krause '12, Anthropology
- The Information Management Intern will assist the Information Manager and the Blog Manager.
- Manage and fact check information for the Festival Guide, ensuring that every change to times, venues, artist names, "blurbs" (descriptions of the shows), and so forth are accurately recorded on the website and in the Guide.
- Contribute to the Festival Blog and seek out content opportunities including artist interviews, show responses, event information, and more.
- Philagrafika | Student: Alethea Rockwell '12, French
- Intern would focus primarily on a project called Doing Time, an artist residency with two Spanish artists, Patricia Gómez y MªJesús González. The artists will be working in a decommissioned Holmesburg Prison in Northeast Philadelphia, for 5-6 weeks in the summer of 2011. The artists use a conservation technique to remove the paintings and drawings by inmates from the walls of the prison blocks. These imprints will then be exhibited at Moore College of Art & Design in the spring of 2012. In addition, we are interested in gathering research about Holmesburg Prison with intern doing research about the history of the prison. The intern also would assist the Philagrafika Program Manager with the program partners, artist project planning and production in the summer of 2011. Full Project Description & Notes
- University of Pennsylvania School of Design | Student: Michael Franklin '12, English
- Continuation of work on the "Mapping Du Bois" project, as a springboard to engage high school students and others in a dialogue about race. During the summer of 2011, we will focus on developing a comprehensive high school curriculum based on Du Bois' life and The Philadelphia Negro. We have materials (website, worksheets for using online mapping, a board game, and documentary) and want create a proper curriculum — teacher's guide, essential questions, reading lists, activities and online training teachers. Full Project Description & Notes
- The Library Company of Philadelphia | Student: Elizabeth Crooks '12, History
- In 2009, the Library Company received approximately 6,500 woodblocks that came from the most prolific publisher of children's books in 19th-century America. We have chosen 101 woodblocks depicting animals. The intern will scan images and add records for this set to our digital collections catalog, ImPAC. The records will be of use to scholars working in many areas: children's literature, art history, the history of religion, and media studies. These woodblocks inform the study of childhood instruction in natural history in 19th-century America. Full Project Description & Notes
- The Philadelphia Art Museum's Museum Studies Internship Program
- Students: Jacob Horn '13, Classics & Comparative Literature; Jenny Sanford '13, English
- Cliveden of the National Trust | Student: Alejandra Alvarez '11
- Work to bring together scholars, teachers, community stakeholders, and museum professionals to promote historical awareness and to plan programming such as the Revolutionary Germantown Festival, which is held each October to commemorate the Battle of Germantown and which includes a reenactment of the battle. View Full Description
- Pennsylvania Humanities Council | Student: Amanda Ball '11
- Assistance with the implementation of a new communications plan; research and analysis of possible projects; and the development of programming and projects such as the production of a new television series, Humanities on the Road. View Full Description
- Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe | Student: Ellen Freeman '11
- Research and develop new strategies to increase Festival Blog visitation, develop and write Blog content which will include working with artists and attending rehearsals. View Full Description
- Philadelphia Orchestra | Student: Samantha Salazar BMC '11, majoring at Haverford
- Work with the Orchestra's PR, Artistic, Marketing, and Development departments on the 2010 Neighborhood Concert Series. View Full Description
- University of Pennsylvania School of Design | Student: Eriberto Patrick Lozada '11
- Continuation of work on the "Mapping Du Bois" project, using W.E.B. Du Bois's 1899 classic, "The Philadelphia Negro," as a springboard to engage high school students and others in a dialogue about race, including the development of a curriculum centered on this topic in addition to work on the "Mapping Du Bois" documentary. View Full Description
- Mutter Museum | Student: Alexandra Waleko '11
- Process materials associated with the professional lives of notable physicians, create bibliographies. In anticipation of creating a major exhibit on Civil War medicine, create dossiers of significant physicians whose personal and professional papers we retain. View Full Description
- Philagrafika | Student: Sydney Keough '11
- Documentation and evaluation of the Philagrafika 2010 festival, assist with the program partners, the evaluation of the festival, and fundraising efforts in the summer of 2010. View Full Description
- Shakespeare in Clark Park | Student: Sharada Tolton '11
- Serve as the Production Assistant for SCP's production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream", assisting the Production Manager with marketing, publicity, and the tech and design team, working as the Assistant Stage Manager. View Full Description
- PlayPenn New Play Development Conference | Student: Laura Martin '11
- Working both in the PlayPenn office and at the Adrienne Theatre during the two-week summer 2010 conference, provide assistance in researching, coordinating elements of the conference, and establishing and maintaining electronic social networks. View Full Description
- The Library Company of Philadelphia | Student: Hilary Malson '11
- Scan images and add records for over seventy women to the digital collections catalog, and work in the main reading room paging, shelving, and photocopying. View Full Description
- Philadelphia Art Museum: Museum Studies Internship Program
- Janet Yoon '10 and Andreea Balluc '11.
- Cliveden of the National Trust | Student: Brian Hsu '10
- Work on The Cliveden Freedom Project, bringing together scholars, teachers, community stakeholders, and museum professionals to plan programming involving the Chew slave papers that contain rich details about the lives of 100 enslaved Africans in the 18th-and early 19th-century and the Underground Railroad
- The Library Company of Philadelphia | Student: Madeline Kreider Carlson '10
- Work on the Library Company's publicly accessible electronic resources of portraits of American women, a project that evolved from the exhibition "Picturing Women"
- Pennsylvania Humanities Council | Student: Andrew Lanham '10
- Assistance with the implementation of a new communications plan; the development of programming connecting the Civil War era to the Civil Rights era and to contemporary American life; and development of programming in contemporary literature (science fiction, travel writing, etc.)
- Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe | Student: Mara Miller '10
- Editorial assistance on the Guide publication (in-depth descriptions, ads, photographs, calendar of events, indices, maps, and sponsor credits) and enhancement of the Festival's online presence through the Festival website, Blog, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr
- Philadelphia Orchestra | Student: Aileen Keogh '10
- Work with the Orchestra's PR, Artistic, Marketing, and Development departments on the 2009 Neighborhood Concert Series
- Philagrafika | Student: Sarah Singley '10
- Assistance with citywide, international contemporary art event, "Philagrafika 2010: The Graphic Unconscious" (January-April 2010), led by Artistic Director Jose Roca, co-curator of the 27th São Paulo Biennial and the first San Juan Poli/Graphic Triennial
- Scribe Video Center | Student: Matthew Bessey '10
- Assistance on the production of five high-def video installations and three soundscapes for the President's House Project, an examination of the lives of the inhabitants of the Executive mansion -- George and Martha Washington, John Adams and Abigail Adams, and nine enslaved workers, including Oney Judge and Hercules
- University of Pennsylvania School of Design | Student: Julia Dunbar '10
- Continuation of work on the "Mapping Du Bois" project, using W.E.B. Du Bois's 1899 classic, "The Philadelphia Negro," as a springboard to engage in a dialogue about race
- World Café Live/Live Connections.org | Student: Danielle Helme '10
- World Cafe Live (WCL) and its new non-profit LiveConnections.org is new summer internship host. They are offering an opportunity to take part in a unique partnership between for-profit and non-profit cultural institutions as well as experience in music education, marketing, event and performance planning, and the overall operations of both a vibrant music venue/restaurant and a growing non-profit.
- Astral Artistic Services | Student: Simon Linn-Gerstein '09, Music
- Astral Artistic Services provides various types of free support, including job training, for recent classically trained musicians. Working in Marketing, Public Relations, Non-Profit Management, Contract Preparation, Artistic Planning, and Fundraising, the intern gained broad experience with the inner-workings of a non-profit arts organization.
- Bryn Mawr Film Institute | Student: Simon Linn-Gerstein '09, Music
- In accordance with the Institute's mission to bring important works of both vintage and contemporary experimental film to the Main Line, promote film appreciation and education, provide an arena for community dialogue, and engage young members of the community, the intern worked on education and community-oriented efforts with the Director of Education, Manager of Programming, Manager of Marketing, Public Relations Coordinator, and on a more limited basis with Development and Communications, as well as contributed to box office analysis.
- Chester County Historical Society | Student: Karen Terry '09, Religion, History of Art
- Obtained practical collections management experience and worked towards the CCHS's mission to sustain cultural heritage and promote understanding of the history of Chester County and southeastern Pennsylvania; worked in the museum, library, and photo archives, made collection records accessible through an electronic medium.
- Cliveden of the National Trust | Student: Claire Adams '09, English
- Built in 1767, Cliveden is one of America's most famous colonial houses. Student handled museum work, exhibit planning, program preparation, and research and development in preparation for the school year 2008-09.
- The Library Company of Philadelphia | Student: Anne Turner '09, History, French
- Contributed to the Library Company's publicly accessible electronic resources by adding to a website of portraits of American women, and developing new material on American women in religion and in entertainment that will be of use to cultural and art historians generally, as well as those studying 19th-century American women specifically. Intern became familiarized with scholarly research as it is conducted with historical texts, and the field of special collections librarianship.
- Pennsylvania Humanities Council | Student: Alison King '09, Anthropology
- Served as principal program assistant for a special grants category; took part in program development and promotion, as well as fundraising and government relations.
- People's Light and Theatre Company | Student: Jesse Paulsen '09, Theatre at Swarthmore
- Working towards the mission of producing plays and providing arts experiences to young people entailed production work on the Main Stage production of Sherlock Holmes & The Case of the Jersey Lily, supporting theatre camps, and assisting in research with the resident dramaturg for the upcoming plays The Persians and Doubt.
- Philagrafika | Student: Jacob Carroll '09, English, History, History of Art
- Assisted staff with Working States, a project to increase new scholarship in the field of printmaking, provide online sources and scholarship, and to promote Philagrafika 2010. Researched, blog posted, maintained a bibliography, and archived articles.
- Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe | Student: Kira Loretto '09, Economics/Sociology at Bryn Mawr
- Worked with the Communications Manager to ensure that the Festival Guide was accurate and up-to-date; maintained the online presence of the Festival by managing FaceBook and MySpace Festival pages; and contributed to the Festival Blog.
- University of Pennsylvania School of Design | Student: Duncan Cooper '09, Growth & Structure of Cities
- The Mapping W.E.B. Du Bois project aims to use Philadelphia archival data and geographic information systems (GIS) technology to recreate Du Bois‚ survey of a 60-block area in Philadelphia from his book The Philadelphia Negro. The intern will contribute to the project in a variety of ways, based on his or her skill and interest, including developing curriculum materials, conducting archival research, developing maps, and redesigning the website.
- Astral Artistic Services | Julia Spiegelman BMC '08, Music at Haverford/English/French & French Studies
- Astral Artistic Services provides various types of free support for recently trained classical musicians. Julia worked in marketing, public relations, non-profit management, contract preparation, artistic planning, and fundraising.
- BASEKAMP | Anna Pellecchia '08, Philosophy/Gender & Sexuality Studies Concentration
- BASEKAMP is a non commercial studio and exhibition space whose primary focus is to participate in the creation, facilitation, and promotion of large scale collaborative projects by contemporary artists.
- Bryn Mawr Film Institute | Luke McNamara '08, English/Film Studies Minor
- The Institute brings important vintage and contemporary film to the Main Line, promotes film appreciation, and provides a place for the public to meet and share ideas. Luke worked on education and community-oriented programming.
- Chester County Historical Society | Bianca Bromberger '08, History of Art/Psychology
- The CCHS is creating a comprehensive electronic database of all its collections materials. Working on this and other assignments, Bianca obtained practical collections management experience in the museum, library, and photographic archives, completing a project sponsored by the Institute of Museum and Library Services cataloging grant.
- Cliveden of the National Trust | Deirdre Din '08, Anthropology
- Cliveden is one of America's most famous colonial houses 1767. Deidre's project involved museum collections work, exhibit planning, program preparation for the 100th anniversary of the Walnut Street Bridge, and research and development in preparation for the next school year.
- Historical Society of Pennsylvania | Dan Guilfoyle '08, History
- Dan worked with education and interpretation staff to create self-guided neighborhood web-mounted walking/driving tours of two historical and multi-ethnic urban neighborhoods Northern Liberties/Latino "barrio" and Queen Village/Southwark.
- The Library Company of Philadelphia | Ian VandenBeukel '08, English
- Ian contributed to the Library Company's publicly accessible electronic resources by adding to a website of portraits of American women. He focused on developing new material about American women in religion and in entertainment.
- The New York Youth Symphony | James Mayer '09, Music/Physics
- Overseen by Larry Bomback '04, Jim helped to compile lost alumni information for the New York Youth Symphony database. He also managed the entire auditions process, from helping to find a space to rent for the auditions, to taking phone calls for those students who wanted to sign up. Jim also met with local restaurateurs interested in advertising in NYYS's playbills and student guide.
- Pennsylvania Humanities Council | Joanna Benjamin '08, English
- Joanna worked on the assessment of the PHC's grant making to artists. She also contributed to the Council's development activity, which spans government relations including work with the National Endowment for the Humanities, public relations, and fundraising.
- People's Light and Theatre Company | Claire Pringle '08, English/History
- Claire assisted the education and dramaturgy departments, helping to coordinate the four Summerstage theater camp programs, as well as completing a variety of dramaturgical research.
- Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe | Liz Turner '08, Comparative Literature/Film Studies Minor
- Liz worked in the Festival's Marketing Department, assembling press packets, editing the Festival Guide, writing performance programs, and handling artist contracts.
- University of Pennsylvania School of Design | Mari Christmas '08, Philosophy/Spanish Minor
- Mari worked on the Philadelphia Negro geographic information systems project, a recreation of W.E.B. DuBois' survey of a 60-block area of downtown Philadelphia 1897. She collected data from microfiche of the 1900 U.S. Census; designed a website and graphic materials for marketing the project; located and scanned historical photographs and newspaper articles; and researched neighbor public health, crime, housing, migration, and individual religious, business, and cultural institutions.
- Astral Artistic Services | Josef Bartels '07
- Astral Artistic Services provides various types of free support for recently trained classical musicians. Josef worked in marketing, public relations, non-profit management, contract preparation, artistic planning, and fundraising.
- Bryn Mawr Film Institute | Arjun Tasker '07
- The Institute brings important vintage and contemporary film to the Main Line, promotes film appreciation, and provides a place for the public to meet and share ideas. Arjun worked on education and community-oriented programming.
- Chester County Historical Society | Victoria Salinger '07
- The CCHS is creating a comprehensive electronic database of all collections materials. Working on this and other assignments, Victoria obtained practical collections management experience in the museum, library, and photographic archives, completing a project sponsored by the Institute of Museum and Library Services cataloging grant.
- Cliveden of the National Trust | Claire Brislin '07
- Cliveden is one of America's most famous colonial houses (1767). Claire's project involved museum collections work, exhibit planning, program preparation, and research and development in preparation for the next school year.
- Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance | Katie Schnur '07
- Katie researched and worked with new partners for PhillyFunGuide.com's website calendar. She assisted the Marketing Director and marketing staff in gathering information and adding it into the web database.
- Historical Society of Pennsylvania | Jessica Hall '07
- Worked with education and interpretation staff to create self-guided neighborhood web-mounted walking/driving tours of two historical and multi-ethnic urban neighborhoods (Northern Liberties/Latino "barrio" and Queen Village/Southwark).
- The Library Company of Philadelphia | Colin Yarbrough '07
- Colin contributed to the Library Company's publicly accessible electronic resources by adding to a website of portraits of American women. He focused on developing new material about American women in religion and in entertainment.
- Pennsylvania Humanities Council | Tania Apicella '07
- Tania worked on the assessment of the PHC's grant making to artists. She also contributed to the Council's development activity, which spans government relations (including work with the National Endowment for the Humanities), public relations, and fundraising. The Council hired Tania for an additional week when her internship ended.
- People's Light and Theatre Company | Emily Taber '07
- Emily started by working with production for People's Light's staging of "The Foreigner." She then assisted the education and dramaturgy departments, helping to coordinate the four Summerstage theater camp programs, as well as completing a variety of dramaturgical research.
- Philadelphia Jewish Archives and The Jewish Museum | Amy Indyke '07
- Amy did research to compile a guide to archival material related to the Philadelphia Jewish community that is held by repositories other than the Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center. During Amy's Internship, both staff members of the Archives resigned unexpectedly. She completed her internship thanks to an invitation from the Jewish Museum to finish her summer there.
- Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe | Zoe Marquardt '07
- Zoe worked in the Festival's Marketing Department, assembling press packets, editing the Festival Guide, writing performance programs, and handling artist contracts.
- The Philadelphia Museum of Art | Will Coleman '07
- The Humanities Center has arranged for a place to be held for a qualified Haverford student each summer in PMA's Museum Studies Internship Program, a highly competitive and nationally recognized program designed to provide exposure to the inner workings of a major metropolitan museum.
- The Philadelphia Orchestra | Rebecca Davis '07
- Rebecca worked on research for the artist history database, assisted with the preparation of contracts, travel itineraries, and rehearsal schedules for guest artists; helped with concert production; and researched repertoire, programming, and artists to aid concert planning. She also helped design an outreach plan geared toward area college students.
- University of Pennsylvania School of Design | Tim Golden '07
- Tim Golden worked on the Philadelphia Negro geographic information systems project, a recreation of W.E.B. DuBois' survey of a 60-block area of downtown Philadelphia (1897). He collected data from microfiche of the 1900 U.S. Census; designed a website and graphic materials for marketing the project; located and scanned historical photographs and newspaper articles; and researched neighbor public health, crime, housing, migration, and individual religious, business, and cultural institutions.
- Arden Theatre Co. | Meredith Foote '06, English
- Working on several different projects with the Artistic, Development, Marketing, and General Management Departments thereby gaining broad experience with the inner-workings of a non-profit theatre company.
- Johnson House Historic Site | Lewis Bauer '06, English/Philosophy
- Johnson House, a National Historical Landmark site significant for its association with the Underground Railroad, offered training in museum collections, museum education and tours, research, cataloguing, and exhibit preparation.
- The Library Company of Philadelphia | Emily Kline '06, English
- Research and historical writing for a website of portraits on American women writers, "Picturing Women," based on a recent exhibit.
- The Philadelphia Live Arts Festival & Philly Fringe | James Weissinger '06, English
- Working with the Programming and the Marketing & Promotions Departments in preparation for this annual event that present artists who are experimenting in and creating new, cutting-edge work.
- The Philadelphia Museum of Art | Emma Chubb '06, History of Art/French
- A place was held for a Haverford student for the Museum Studies Internship Program, a highly competitive and nationally recognized program designed to provide exposure to the inner workings of a major metropolitan museum that is not possible in most academic settings. Emma was placed in the European Painting Department.
- The Philadelphia Orchestra | Sarah Hallenbeck '06, English/Education
- Working on artist history databases, artist servicing, concert production, in the Artistic Planning Department.
The Student Arts Fund
The Attic Stairs try to bolster funds received from the Student Arts Fund to record, press and design a vinyl record.
Friday, 12/9, 5:30-7:30 pm, Stokes 102: The third of three workshops exploring the relationship between the visual and the verbal, images and words. Attendance of previous workshop not required.
Friday, December 9th, 8 pm, in the Black Box Theater under the DC. Come to the last Open Mic of the year, featuring New York slam poet Daniel "Fritz" Silber-Baker. Bring poems, monologues, songs, etc.
Friday, 11/18, 5:30pm Workshop with poet Daniel "Fritz" Silber-baker. The second of three workshops exploring the relationship between the visual and the verbal, images and words. Attendance of previous workshop recommended but not required.
Five teams will be given cameras, a list of objects that need to be included, and then have 24 hours in which to make a short film! Filming will take place on Saturday, April 9; films will be shown on Sunday, April 10. Are you up to the challenge? Contact Rachel Kobasa (email@example.com) or Kyle McCloskey (firstname.lastname@example.org) ASAP if you are interested.
Let's Handle This - An art workshop with Jordan Seiler, April 9th, 6pm, Sharpless Auditorium. Street Communications Artists & Advertisers on the Street, April 9th, 6pm, Sharpless Auditorium. Some of America's most prominent and street artists and street art bloggers will discuss how public space is and should be used and why street art is an important part of the urban landscape.
Student band "Luftwaffe" releases vinyl EP Quiet Summer through the Humanities Center's Student Arts FundCopies of the Student Arts Fund-supported Luftwaffe EP Quiet Summer will be freely available to students starting Saturday evening, 2/19/11 in the E-Haus (Apartment 15) Common Room. More info: email@example.com.
December 9 & 10, 7:30PM - 9:00PM, December 11, 2:30PM, McPhearson Auditorium, Goodhart Hall, Bryn Mawr College: A chilling musical comedy by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman. In a critique of fundamental American ideals, it follows nine presidential assassins and would-be assassins on their quests to achieve the American Dream by killing the President of the United States.
Saturday, 12/11/10, 6 PM, Chase Auditorium: We've collected all the tapes. Now it's time to press play on YOUR STORIES. Pizza dinner provided. Come with an empty stomach and open ears.
Following the model of larger national storytelling projects like StoryCorps, the Listening Project is a student-centric storytelling project at Haverford College. The LP’s main goal is to collect and record students’ stories about their time at Haverford. Recording will end SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21ST.
Saturday, October 23 5:30 PM, Founders Hall: Spend your evening enjoying music (The Kominas, Arooj Aftab, & more!), snacks, and two short lectures. Your $10 donation goes to help the much needed relief efforts in Pakistan. Sponsored by the Humanities Center Student Arts Fund, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and the Muslim Students Association.
Bring guest instructors, performers, and artists to campus; mount small exhibitions; fund production costs for performances; supporting travel to area exhibitions & performances; purchase art supplies; etc. etc. etc. Deadline: 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 1st, 2010.
Sunday, May 9th, 6:30 PM - old squash court #1 under ryan gym: The Drop Shot Space presents (In)Habitation, a collaborative exhibition of prints created by Annie Tague & Fay Strongin throughout their past four years at Haverford! Sponsored by the John B. Hurford Humanities Center Student Arts Fund. Part of David Richardson's Boast series.
Thursday, April 29th at 6 PM - the old squash court #1 under Ryan Gym: Poet John Rybicki will return to campus for a reading with original music by Ezekiel Barnett '13 and David Richardson '12. Sponsored by the Hurford Humanities Center Student Arts Fund.
Saturday, April 17th, 10pm - 2am, Ryan Gym: the Creative Control Album Release Dance Party! Special Bonus Track download code available only at the release party. Part of the AcadeMIX hip hop symposium. Sponsored by the Black Students League, the Bryn Mawr Haiti Relief Fund, and the Student Arts Fund / HHC.
Creative Control is an original album produced by Howard Brown '12, featuring the vocal talents of the Bi-college Community and the artwork of Fairleigh Barnes '13. Be sure to download the album and vote on your favorite track!
Sat. April 17th & Sun. April 18th, 8 PM in Stokes Auditorium: Join us for the unveiling of H.P. Lovecraft's "The Music of Erich Zann" re-imagined by Kyle McCloskey '11 as a silent, black and white student film, complete with live student musicians!
April 8th, 9th and 10th at 8pm - doors open at 7:30pm - in the DC Black Box Theater: Haverford's production of The Last Five Years stars Erin Washburn (BMC '13) as Cathy, and Sam Hallowell (Cabrini College '13) as Jamie; directed by Erica Sands (HC '13).
Howard Brown '12, with help from The Student Arts Fund, Jason McGraw, and the Academix Committee, believes that with the right music and right songs, any of the a capella singers in the Bi-Co can sound like stars. The release of this project in April will coincide with this year’s Academix panel and concert, which will focus on student-artists’ roles and challenges with balancing school and creativity.
Kyle McCloskey '11, through the Student Arts Fund, will address our growing dependence on technology in this Information Age by transforming an H.P. Lovecraft short story entitled The Music of Erich Zann into a black-and-white silent film complete with an original score. This blog will chronicle the production process, from set and makeup designs to editing and score recordings.
An art show in James house featuring work by Allyn Gaestel. Opening April 30th, 8:30pm - 10:30pm. Show runs until Friday, May 15th. Supported by the Students Art Fund.
A Make Art Happen group mixed media show opening in James House on Friday, April 17th 2009, from 7:30-11 PM. The show features movies, paintings, poetry, stories, collages, projections, installations, music, and other types of displays created by Haverford students.
A Sound Installation at James House, March 2, 6 PM. Created by Scott Muller, Jack Meaney, and Hannah Jaenicke. Rediscover the ghost in the machine. Sponsored by the Student Arts Fund.
Dax, an undergraduate film student at NYU’s Tisch School for the Arts, will be screening some of her recent work and leading a conversation about every student’s predicament in reconciling her or his changing interests with her or his chosen major. Organized by Student Arts Fund Grant Recipient Goda Trakumaite '10.
A student production of Hamlet, sponsored by the Student Arts Fund.
Funded Under the Former "Student Initiated Arts Event" Program
Brendan Wattenberg '06 organized a short residency with poet John Rybikci, incorporating a class visit, poetry workshop, and public reading.
The E. Clyde Lutton 1966 Memorial Fund for Performance
Saturday April 20, 2013, Sharpless Auditorium, 7:00 PM: The E. Clyde Lutton 1966 Memorial Fund for the Performing Arts presents a special work-in-progress screening of "Bitter Root," written and directed by Catherine Casem '15.
March 1st & 2nd, 7 PM, The Hepburn Teaching Theater at Bryn Mawr College: New Choreography by Luciana Fortes, Antonia Z Brown and Christopher Flores. Limited Seating. Email to reserve your seat: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, April 21st, James House Student Arts Center:a series of collaborative and competitive student performances performed on top of, beside, around, and through a temporary outdoor amphitheater, built by Peter Loewi ‘12 and sited next to the James House Student Arts Center. Part of the James House Block Party.
Deadline: Friday, March 19th for Fall 2010 or Spring 2011 performances. Open to performers, technicians, directors, creators, designers, mixed-media installation artists, and anybody else who may be interested in producing crisp, challenging performing arts at Haverford.
Service, a play written and directed by Jesse Paulsen '09 for this year's E. Clyde Lutton '66 Memorial Fund For The Performing Arts, premiered on Thursday April 16th at 8 p.m.
- Cul-de-sac, November 18th and 19th, 2006, Marshall Auditorium.
- Written and directed by Hilary Leichter '07, with Katie Baratz, Joseph Bernadoni, Caitlin Duffy, Julie Eubank, Anna Krieger, Nalynn Park, and Sam Rabinowitz. View Details »
- Staged Reading, Brendan Wattenberg '06
Floyd, a writer committed to a mental institution, invites his parents, ex-girlfriend, and therapist to play themselves in a public reading of his new screenplay. As the play-within-the-play spins into a strangely familiar autobiography, interruptions outside the manuscript make for an absurd and troubling session of meta-theatrical psychoanalysis.
Staged Reading is the final project for Directing II: Advanced Workshop, taught by Allen Kuharski, and is directed by Brendan Wattenberg, Haverford College, '06. With Caitlin Duffy BMC '07, Alison King HC '09, Matt Klinman HC '08, Matt Lowe HC '06, and Jesse Paulsen HC '09. Lighting design by Kim Comer SC '09 and costume design by Katie Baratz HC '07.
Staged Reading is presented at Haverford and Swarthmore by the E. Clyde Lutton '66 Prize for the Performing Arts and is produced by special arrangement with Spark Productions, New York, producer, Eric Falkenstein.
Michael Blieden (Playwright) is an alumnus of Comedy Company at the University of Michigan. He adapted his first play, Phyrogiants! for Bob Odenkirk's feature film Melvin Goes to Dinner, in which he also stars. A former correspondent for Comedy Central's The Daily Show, Blieden has also worked as a director in projects including the documentary The Comedians of Comedy, a music video for Fiona Apple, and concert films for Joe Rogan and Zach Galifianakis. Blieden lives and works in Los Angeles.
Eric Falkenstein HC '91 (Producer). Broadway: Bridge & Tunnel; The History Boys; Democracy; Whoopi; Long Day's Journey Into Night (2002-2003 Tony Award); Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune; The Crucible; All Shook Up; Squonk. Off Broadway: Toxic Audio. Eric's companies - Spark Productions and Convergence Pictures - are at work on various projects in theater, film, television and environmental & human rights.