The Newberry Library Urban History Dissertation Seminar
Call for Papers for the 2005-2006 academic year
Deadline for Submission: 1 June 2005
The Newberry Urban History Dissertation Seminar is seeking submissions for the 2005-2006 academic year. The seminar will be held at the Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois, on the first Saturday of each month from 3 to 5pm, starting in September. The Seminar is intended for advanced doctoral candidates to submit writing related to their dissertation and receive feedback from their peers. Each month, seminar participants review a colleague's submission. Submissions are distributed to the group about two weeks in advance, who in turn provide comments and suggestions at the monthly meetings. The purpose of the seminar is to provide a comfortable, low-pressure setting for discussions of works-in-progress.
Please note that submissions will be reviewed and accepted on a first come, first served basis, and dates for presentation are assigned in the same way. Presentation proposals should include chapter abstracts and a dissertation outline, briefly describing how the chapter to be discussed fits into the larger project. Please indicate which date(s) you would prefer.
The Newberry Urban History Dissertation Seminar is a terrific opportunity to meet other graduate students undertaking similar research. We encourage participation from both presenters and discussants; it is obviously important that enough people attend the monthly sessions to adequately provide feedback for each presenter's research.
The deadline for submissions is June 1. Proposals should be e-mailed to the Seminar coordinators, Christopher Miller and Tim Lacy, at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org, respectively.
If you would like to be placed on the mailing list to receive announcements of upcoming presentations, or if you would like further information about Newberry Library seminars, phone Ginger Shulick at the Dr. William M. Scholl Center for Family and Community History at the Newberry Library at the phone number provided below, or send an e-mail to the following e-mail address. (Please include your e-mail address with all communicatiosn, and let us know if you would be willing to receive your announcements by e-mail.)
Dr. Wm. M. Scholl Center for Family and Community History
The Newberry Library
60 W. Walton St.
Chicago, IL 60610
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