The Department of History at East Carolina University (Greenville, NC) invites applications for its Master of Arts in the History of the Atlantic World.
Aimed at talented and qualified students from around the world, the Atlantic World concentration of the History M.A. offers training in a variety of related fields across a range of temporal specializations, with interdisciplinary options also available. Successful candidates will be qualified to pursue Ph.D.s in the Atlantic World, but also in European, American, Caribbean, African, and Latin American history, and African & African American Studies. The Atlantic World History Concentration at ECU also provides training in academic and practical skills tailored to meet the needs of teachers, public servants, and business leaders operating in a trans-Atlantic and global environment.
The curriculum includes a selection of courses in the historiography of the Atlantic World, but also European, American, Caribbean, African, African American, and Latin American history. This Atlantic World program at ECU is unique because it operates in tandem with thriving programs in Maritime History and Maritime Archaeology, Conservation, and Public History. The distinguished faculty team also trains students in sub-fields such as the history of gender, the history of race and slavery, the history of Diaspora, the history of political and economic thought, the history of religion, social history, and intellectual and cultural history.
Beyond the official curriculum, the Atlantic World M.A. Program at ECU offers students a Speaker Series, to keep them abreast of the latest research and to introduce them to key scholars in the field, and organizes “Brown-bag workshops” to help with their research and writing.
Proximity to North Carolina’s “Research Triangle” and reputable Atlantic World and other History PhD programs in the Southeast facilitates research and other collaborations with a wide network of scholars and seminars in the field.
Admission is competitive and depends on the quality and merit of the candidates. Most candidates will have studied the humanities or social sciences at the undergraduate or graduate level, but other fields of specialization are also welcome and all applications will be considered on an individual basis. International applicants are encouraged to apply. The general application deadline is April 1, 2013.
Teaching and research assistantships are available on a competitive basis. Applicants are encouraged to apply for these. Although graduate assistantships are subject to yearly budgetary approval, last year a total of 25 students in the History Department received M.A. graduate assistantship stipends. The current value of the stipend is $9,000 per annum. The application deadline for assistantships is January 15, 2013.
Potential applicants are invited to peruse the Atlantic World Concentration’s web-site (http://www.ecu.edu/cs-cas/history/Atlantic-World-home.cfm) where admission requirements and further information about the program are available, including faculty web-pages which list our areas of specialization. Further application information is available on the Department of History's web-site: http://www.ecu.edu/cs-cas/history/graduatedegrees.cfm. East Carolina University, located in Greenville, NC, is a member of the University of North Carolina system.
For further information, please contact the Program Coordinator, Prof. Anoush Terjanian, TerjanianA@ecu.edu.
Prof. Anoush Terjanian, TerjanianA@ecu.edu.
Department of History
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East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858
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