The Colonial Society of Massachusetts is now accepting proposals for its Graduate Student Forum in Early American History to be held in Boston, Massachusetts, 21 April 2005.
Purpose of the Forum: To provide an opportunity for graduate students preparing dissertations in early American history to discuss their projects with peers and with the Society’s membership of academics and other history professionals.
Format: The event is held at the Society’s Beacon Hill townhouse, with welcoming coffee and lunch provided. Nine students present and receive comments during the course of the day (15-minute presentation per student), which will be capped by a keynote address from moderator Joyce Appleby, emerita professor of history at the University of California, Los Angeles.
How to Submit Your Proposal: The proposal, not to exceed five double-spaced pages, should give a vivid sense of the dissertation project and then highlight a particular dilemma—methodological, conceptual, source-based, etc.—encountered in the course of research or writing. We ask that you outline a problem so that the forum’s audience may be focused in providing constructive advice. Preference will be given to New England topics, but the committee will attempt to achieve a balance in subjects covered.
Monies are available for students’ travel and lodging. Successful candidates will be asked to submit specific requests for funding.
Linda Smith Rhoads, Committee Chair
CSM Graduate Student Forum
c/o The Massachusetts Historical Society
1154 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: (617) 646-0519
Fax: (617) 859-0074
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