The Department of History at The Pennsylvania State University announces a humanities doctoral fellowship funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Using missionary and other related sources, this seminar examines the relationship between European colonial expansion and Catholic missions, and the encounter between European Catholic and non-western civilizations between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries. Problems of interpretation will be approached through the reading of recent scholarship and selected primary sources. Knowledge of one or more research languages is a prerequisite.
A stipend of $3,500, travel cost of up to $500, and a small supply allowance are provided for each participant. Applications are limited to graduate students who have passed their Ph.D candidacy examination and should include a copy of their dissertation prospectus, a letter from their dissertation adviser, and a curriculum vitae. All materials should be sent to Professor Ronnie Po-chia Hsia, Department of History, 108 Weaver, Penn State, University Park, PA 16802 by February 15, 2009. Results will be announced in early March.
Professor Ronnie Po-chia Hsia
Department of History
108 Weaver Building
Penn State University
University Park, PA 16802 Email: email@example.com
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