2008 Postgraduate Student Conference on "The Churchill Era and Beyond"
The Churchill Archives Centre is pleased to announce a 'Postgraduate
Student Conference on the Churchill era and beyond' to take place at the Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, University of Cambridge on 28 February 2008.
Paper proposals are invited for papers addressing themes related to British political, diplomatic, military or scientific history from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. The overall aim of the conference will be to examine aspects of Britain's relations with the wider world. Paper proposals from graduate students working in history, politics, international relations, the history and philosophy of science, and other related disciplines are all warmly encouraged.
The submission of papers responding to these guidelines is open to graduate students from any university. To be considered, the applications should include a paper proposal no longer than 350 words, a brief academic CV, and a cover letter providing the following details: current institution; name of PhD supervisor; year of graduate research; general topic of the PhD. All these materials should be submitted in English to the conference administrator, Matteo Lodevole, at the following e-mail address:
firstname.lastname@example.org, by 1 November. Notification of acceptance will be made by early December. Only a limited number of posts are available and competition is likely. Successful applicants will have to email their papers (5,000 to 10,000 words) by 15 January. The papers will be then circulated to all participants and may be made available on a conference webpage.
The Churchill Archives Centre will not be able to fully fund the travel and accommodation expenses of all participants, but accepted applicants may apply for a partial bursary towards covering their costs.
The conference sessions will be chaired by prominent experts in the field. It is envisaged that each panel will also have a discussant with the task of providing critical feedback and engaging the floor in a stimulating debate with the panellists. Both chairs and discussants will be faculty members of the University of Cambridge and other universities.
The Churchill Archives Centre is home to the papers of Sir Winston
Churchill, Baroness Thatcher and their great contemporaries: the
politicians, civil servants, diplomats, military leaders and scientists who have helped to shape Britain, her public policy and her international relations in the twentieth century.
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