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Recent Discussion Posts

Deadline Approaching: New England Regional Consortium Fellowships

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.

Three new institutions joined the Consortium this past year: the John J. Burns Library at Boston College, the Osher Map Library at the University of Southern Maine, and the Mary Baker Eddy Library! The full list of participating institutions is below.

CFP: Rutgers History Graduate Conference "Narratives of Resistance" (DEADLINE EXTENDED)

Narratives of Resistance: Challenges, Practices, Possibilities
Thursday March 29 and Friday March 30, 2018
Rutgers University New Brunswick

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Shannen Williams, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Tennessee Knoxville*
Opening Address: Dr. Camilla Townsend, Professor of History at Rutgers University**

Massachusetts Historical Society Fellowships, 2018-2019

Massachusetts Historical Society Research Fellowships

The Massachusetts Historical Society will offer more than forty research fellowships for the academic year 2018-2019. The first deadline, for MHS-NEH fellowships, is January 15. Start your application and mark your calendar with the deadlines below!

CfA: Doctoral Scholarships in the Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies at the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies (HCTS), Heidelberg University

The Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies (GPTS) of the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies at Heidelberg University welcomes applications for up to six doctoral scholarships beginning in the winter semester 2018/19.



Recent Blog Posts

Maintaining a Source Database - Part II: Best Practices

Insider Information Blog

In Part I, we started to dive a little deeper on the choosing software for creating and maintaining a source database.  After deciding on your software, it can be somewhat intimidiating to actually organize all those readings you have done and will do.  First I will share some basic practices I have come to use, and then turn to discussing categories and tags as they pertain to your database.

Maintaining a Source Database - Part I: Choosing Your Software

Insider Information Blog

Grad School is, among other things, a monumental challenge of organization. The previous three posts in the Insider Information blog gave tips for getting the most out your time spent reading.  But what do we do with all that information and how can we easily recall it when we actually need it? Even the best memory will often forget an important argument or source.

Reading about Writing

Resource Blog

Usually, the best way to write is just to write, but sometimes it's good to read what others say about the writing process to help you improve your writing or motivate you to begin writing. The following books have been recommended by fellow H-Grad subscribers as books that have helped them develop their writing throughout graduate school (now with handy Amazon links for more information!).

Colonization Reading List

Reading Lists

Coloniazation, Empire, and Nationalism Reading List

Africa (Books)

Appiah, Anthony, In My Father’s House: Africa in the Philosophy of Culture

Bills, Scott, The Libyan Arena: The United States, Britain, and the Council of Foreign Ministers, 1945-1948

Boahen, A. Adu, African Perspectives on Colonialism

Coombes, Annie E., Reinventing Africa: Museums, Material Culture, and Popular Imagination in Late Victorian and Edwardian England