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Recent Discussion Posts

Massachusetts Historical Society Short-Term Fellowships, 2018-2019

Application deadline: March 1, 2018

Massachusetts Historical Society Short-term Fellowships carry a stipend of $2,000 to support four or more weeks of research in the MHS collections sometime between July 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019. More than twenty awards will be made. Short-term fellowships are open to independent scholars, advanced graduate students, and holders of the Ph.D. or the equivalent.

Politics of Memory Workshop at the German Historical Institute in Amsterdam

Hi all,

The Duitsland Institute at the University of Amsterdam is hosting a graduate student workshop on April 27th. We are currently looking for participants whose work centers on memory of the Second World War in Europe. Students with topics focusing on commemoration, monuments and museums, the politics of victimhood, or collective memory are especially encouraged to respond. 

If you are interested in presenting please contact Jazmine Contreras at contr090@umn.edu.


Script United: Safavid Iran, Ottoman Turkey, and Nasta’liq Calligraphy in the Sixteenth Century

"Script United: Safavid Iran, Ottoman Turkey, and Nasta’liq Calligraphy in the Sixteenth Century"

with Dr Simon Rettig (Freer Sackler Gallery, Washington)

on Friday 19th January 2018

from 6:30pm - 8:00pm

at the Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, University of York, UK.

Attendance by free ticket only https://www.york.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/public-lectures/spring-18/script-united


New England Regional Fellowship Consortium Research Grants, 2018-2019

New England Regional Fellowship Consortium

Application deadline: February 1, 2018.

The New England Regional Fellowship Consortium (NERFC), a collaboration of twenty-five major cultural agencies, will offer at least twenty awards in 2018-2019. Each grant will provide a stipend of $5,000 for a total of eight or more weeks of research at three or more participating institutions between June 1, 2018, and May 31, 2019. Graduate students, faculty, and independent researchers are welcome to apply.

2018 JDC Archives Fellowship Program: Deadline Extended

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) Archives is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for its 2018 fellowship program. In 2018, 6 fellowships will be awarded to senior scholars, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and independent researchers to conduct research in the JDC Archives, either in New York or in Jerusalem.


Recent Blog Posts

How to … Teach Composition with Digital Tools

Resource Blog

How to … Teach Composition with Digital Tools

by Kara Hisatake and Katie Trostel

Pedagogy is one skill that graduate students are supposed to acquire over the course of their graduate career. One aspect of pedagogy that many of us deal with is teaching writing - in one way or another - from lab reports to thesis papers.

Spring Breaks

Insider Information Blog

            For many graduate students, at least in the United States, March usually brings some form of a scheduled break. Whether in the middle of a semester or in-between terms, Spring Break has become a regular event in the academic calendar. (Why a similar break does not typically exist in the fall is up for debate.) In the United States this break often equates to fantasies of sunny beaches and palm trees.

How to ... Stay Motivated and Hold Yourself Accountable (A review of the Wordly App)

Resource Blog

If you’re like me, getting back to dissertation writing after a long summer can be a challenge...

...particularly as the fall quarter tends to be full of other distracting tasks (Job market! Fellowship applications! Getting your teaching materials ready! Conference abstracts!)