The Forum, sponsored by the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, provides graduate students preparing dissertations in early American history with an opportunity to discuss their projects with peers and with the Society’s distinguished membership of academics and other history professionals.
The event will be held at the Society’s Boston headquarters on 21 April 2005. Nine students will present and receive comments during the course of the day, which will be capped by a keynote address from moderator Joyce Appleby, emerita professor of history at the University of California, Los Angeles, and author of Inheriting the Revolution: The First Generation of Americans.
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.
Funds are available for students’ travel and lodging. Successful candidates will be asked to submit specific requests for funding.
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