HARPY (the Honors Association for Research and Publication) is a student-led organization dedicated to fostering undergraduate research in the humanities and social sciences. In addition to meeting once weekly to discuss research progress and create a peer support network, HARPY hosts two annual conferences (the fall Monster Conference and the spring Beastly Conference) and is currently working to create its own undergraduate academic journal and podcast.
For those undergraduates who already have research experience, HARPY provides them an opportunity to mentor other students and connect them to the research process. For those who are completely new to research and are interested in exploring it, HARPY provides them a space to do so. Ultimately, this org fosters a community of passionate, motivated individuals dedicated to exploring ideas together.
Fall 2020 schedule:
Friday September 11: First Meeting- introductions and overview, Slam research event
Friday September 18: Academic Support followed by Movie Discussion at 2pm
Friday September 25: Faculty Guest Speaker: Pete Sands
Friday October 2: Discussion
Friday October 9: Academic Support
Friday October 16: Academic Support
Friday October 23: Faculty Guest Speaker
Friday October 30: Discussion
Friday November 6: Academic Support
Friday November 13: Academic Support
Friday November 20: Academic Support or Discussion
Friday November 27: Thanksgiving
Friday December 4: Last meeting: TBD
Friday December 11: Monster Conference
The Monster Conference
The Monster Conference is an annual fall academic and creative conference sponsored by UWM Honors College and the UWM Office of Undergraduate Research. The Monster Conference showcases pieces that address monstrous topics, from ancient to modern conceptions of monsters from a variety of perspectives.
The Fall 2019 Monster Conference was the most attended conference in the history of the Honors College, and HARPY looks forward to further growth.
The Beastly Conference
The Beastly Conference is an annual spring academic and creative conference sponsored by UWM Honors College and the UWM Office of Undergraduate Research. Spring 2019 marked the first annual Beastly Conference with pieces ranging from essays, short stories, and poetry.
If you would like to take a look at what was presented at the 2019 Beastly Conference, the proceedings are linked to the right.
The Spring 2020 Beastly Conference date will be released soon.