The German Historical Institute in Washington DC and the BMW Center for German and European Studies at Georgetown University are pleased to announce the 12th Transatlantic Doctoral Seminar in German History. The 2006 seminar is being organized in cooperation with the Historisches Seminar of the University of Freiburg and will take place in Freiburg, Germany, from April 26-29, 2006.
The seminar brings together young scholars from Europe and North America who are nearing completion of their doctoral degrees. We plan to invite eight doctoral students from each side of the Atlantic to discuss their research projects. The organizers welcome proposals on any aspect of German history during the years 1930 to 1960. Doctoral students working in related disciplines -- such as art history, legal history or the history of science -- are also encouraged to apply, as are students working on comparative projects or on the history of Austria or German-speaking Switzerland. The discussions will be based on papers (in German or English) submitted in advance of the conference. The seminar will be conducted bilingually, in German and English. The organizers will cover travel and lodging expenses.
We are now accepting applications from doctoral students whose dissertations are at an advanced stage but who will be granted their degrees after June 2006. Applications should include a short (2-3 pp.) project description (in German or English), a curriculum vitae, and a letter of reference from the major advisor.
Questions may be directed to Dr. Richard F. Wetzell by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Potential applicants whose projects focus mainly on the period after 1960 should consider applying next year for the 2007 Transatlantic Doctoral Seminar, which will be devoted to the period after 1960.
Applications and letters of reference must be received by December 1, 2005. They should be sent to Ms. Baerbel Thomas at the German Historical Institute and may be submitted by email, fax or regular mail.
German Historical Institute
Transatlantic Doctoral Seminar
Attn: Ms. Baerbel Thomas
1607 New Hampshire Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20009-2562
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