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Graduate Study at Simon Fraser University

The Department of History at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia invites applications to its MA and PhD programs. Graduate students in history at SFU receive close individual supervision from experts in the early modern world; cities; empire, colonialism, and migration; environmental history; gender and sexuality; labour; indigenous peoples; race and ethnicity; religion; the societies and cultures of Asia, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, and the US; and war, resistance, and revolution. 

Call for Applications: 2017-18 Friends of the Princeton University Library Research Grants

Friends of the Princeton University Library Research Grants


Each year, the Friends of the Princeton University Library offer short-term Library Research Grants to promote scholarly use of the Library’s special collections. The award is $1,000 per week (up to four weeks) plus transportation costs.


Registration Now Open! UTEP Borderlands History Conference

Registration Now Open!

Annual Borderlands History Conference

The University of Texas at El Paso

Shifting Borders: Gender, Family and Community

February 10-11, 2017, El Paso, Texas

Keynote Speaker Sonia Hernández presents

“A transnational feminist(s) network of women: From Tampico, to south Texas and beyond, 1900-1940."

$10,000 Natalicio Fellowships for Recruiting PhD Students, Department of History, UT-El Paso

November 2016

The Department of History at the University of Texas at El Paso is proud to announce the President Diana Natalicio Recruitment Fellowship for highly competitive individuals seeking a PhD in History.  The Fellowships are up to $10,000 for the first year, on top of the standard fellowship package that students receive for four years.  The funds have typically been used to help students conduct research and attend professional conferences.