George Washington University’s Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies is pleased to announce the 7th annual Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research (SICAR). This prestigious five-day seminar will be held in Washington, D.C., from 25-29 May, 2009. SICAR trains graduate students from multiple disciplines to maximize their research in archives and is based around three themes:
• preparing to go to an archive and structuring time once there
• understanding how archival documents come to be written and deposited in archives
• tackling the challenges of interpreting archival documents, including issues of culture and foreign language.
Students from the US and abroad working on international relations and modern history are encouraged to apply. Applications should include the form available at www.ieres.org, as well as:
1. a two-page proposal indicating how the week-long Summer Institute would be beneficial to your dissertation research
2. a curriculum vitae
3. one letter of recommendation from a faculty member in your department.
Applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 10 February, 2009 with the subject line reading “SICAR application.” Recommendation letters may be e-mailed or sent to: The Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies; ATTN: SICAR; 1957 E St. N.W., Suite 412, Washington, DC 20052.
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