Inside the classroom, students at Haverford and in the Bi-Co are experiencing the Quaker Studies Working Group through coursework.
In addition to this, several students have, in recent years, opted to write their Senior Thesis Project on a subject related to their interest in Quaker Studies and involvement in the Working Group. Students are also encouraged to pursue summer internships related to Quaker Studies, either through the professors here or at other institutions.
- At Haverford, several students have worked with professors as interns over the summer to assist in research projects. Many of these projects have centered around writing for academic journals or book publications in editing or research roles.
- In the local area, students have been involved in several Quaker organizations. Most notably, the Pendle Hill conference center has been imperative for student research, as well as summer opportunities. Pendle Hill is a renowned Quaker research and worship venue, as well as a publishing house.
- During the year, students interested in Quaker studies may act as teaching assistants to professors or research assistants. Teaching assistants are a resource for students taking courses in the Quaker studies department, as well as aiding the professor in the classroom environment. Like summer research internships, research assistants are assisting professors in their research in the field of Quaker studies through a variety of mediums.
- Students with continued interest in Quakerism and Quaker history might choose to write their thesis on the topic, as it relates to their major. Through this process, the Quaker Studies Working Group can provide assistance to these students, as well as individual professors and the college’s Quaker Library. Read an excerpt from the Quaker Studies thesis of Joseph Weisberg '21.