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. The program qualifies its graduates to pursue PhDs in Atlantic World History, and potentially in numerous subfields, such as European, American, Caribbean, African, and Latin American History, International Relations, 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 Atlantic World Program at ECU is unique because it operates in tandem with programs in Maritime History, Maritime Archaeology, Conservation, and Public History. The curriculum includes a selection of courses in the historiography of the Atlantic World, as well as European, American, Caribbean, African, African American, and Latin American History. The faculty team also trains students in sub-fields such as the history of gender, the history of race and slavery, the history of diasporic formation, the history of political and economic thought, the history of religion, social history, and intellectual and cultural history.
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.
Teaching and research assistantships are available on a competitive basis. The application deadline for those applicants seeking assistantships is January 15, 2014. However, applications will be accepted with full consideration for the 2014-2015 academic year through April 1, 2014.
For a more complete description of admissions requirements and for a full description of program requirements, please visit the program website at http://www.ecu.edu/cs-cas/history/Atlantic-World-home.cfm.
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