The National History Center, an initiative of the American Historical Association, has received a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to enable the Center to conduct, in active collaboration with the Library of Congress, an international research seminar in Washington, D.C. July 10ľAugust 4, 2006 that will focus on the history of decolonization in the 20th century. The seminars will be directed by Wm. Roger Louis, Kerr Chair of English History and Culture and Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. Louis is also the chair of the Board of Trustees of the National History Center.
The key participants in the seminar will be 15 historians at the beginning of their careers (including advanced PhD candidates) and who are studying various aspects of the process of decolonization. They will be selected each year after a worldwide call for applications. Each participant will receive the cost of an economy roundtrip airfare to Washington plus a stipend of $2,500 to cover housing and per diem expenses. Click here for further information and application guidelines: http://www.historians.org/projects/nhc/decolonization/index.cfm
The seminar leaders are Julia Clancy-Smith (University of Arizona), Dane Kennedy (George Washington University), Joseph Miller (University of Virginia), Pillarisetti Sudhir (American Historical Association), and Marilyn Young (New York University.
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