The Harrison Symposium is a special opportunity to celebrate and recognize outstanding research projects in the humanities and social sciences disciplines. 

Each year one project receives the Richard A. Harrison Award.

2024 Symposium

Saturday, May 18, 2024
Main Hall – Rm. 003 
8 a.m. - noon

Student presenting at Harrison Symposium

2023 Harrison Symposium

The 26th Annual Harrison Symposium featured the outstanding work done by our undergraduates in the humanities and social sciences.

Each year one student receives the Richard A. Harrison Award. Browse all past winning projects. 

About the Symposium

The First Annual Student Humanities and Social Sciences Symposium was established in 1996 to highlight students' original research projects. In 1999, it was renamed in memory of Richard A. Harrison (dean and faculty of Lawrence University from 1992 to 1997). Harrison was a staunch advocate of liberal education and a strong proponent of collaborative research projects involving students and faculty mentors. He was instrumental in conceiving and launching the symposium.