The World History Center at the University of Pittsburgh is accepting applications for a two-week summer workshop on the construction of dissertation projects in world history, broadly conceived as any project that crosses the usual area studies rubrics. The workshop will include common readings and discussion about how to formulate questions and researchable topics in world history. Participants will also work up model research proposals and bibliographies for mutual discussion and in close consultation with the workshop conveners, Patrick Manning (University of Pittsburgh), Adam McKeown (Columbia University) and Heather Streets-Salter (Washington State University). The workshop will take place at the University of Pittsburgh from June 9 until June 22. The costs for each participant, including room and board, will be $1000 plus transportation. Fee waivers may be available for students with special needs.
Workshop participants may focus on any field or time period, but have a strong interest in building a global dimension into their work. Applications are open to doctoral students from any university in any country. Preference will be given to students who have completed at least a year of graduate coursework and are currently working on their dissertation proposals.
Applications are to be submitted electronically. For details and application form, see www.worldhistory.pitt.edu.
For inquiries: contact any of the workshop convenors:
Patrick Manning, University of Pittsburgh, firstname.lastname@example.org
Adam McKeown, Columbia University, email@example.com
Heather Streets-Salter, Washington State University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Application due date: March 1, 2010. Final decisions will be announced by late March.