The National History Center of the American Historical Association is accepting applications for its Eighth International Seminar on Decolonization, to be held from Sunday, July 7, through Saturday, August 3, 2013, at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. Deadline to apply is November 1, 2012. Applicants should be recent PhDs or advanced doctoral students. They should submit proposals for projects related to the breakup of empires and the emergence of new nations, primarily in the 20th century. The fifteen individuals selected to participate will receive lodging, economy airfare to and from Washington, and a small stipend. They will do research at archives in the Washington area, meet for discussion of the theory and practice of decolonization, and produce a draft article or chapter of 6,000 words during the seminar. Applicants should be fluent in English and must commit to being in residence in Washington throughout the four weeks of the seminar. Applications must include three letters of reference. The seminar is co-sponsored by the John W. Kluge Center of the Library of Congress and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. For more information, see the National History Center website or contact Center associate director Marian J. Barber at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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