CFA: The Konrad Jarausch Essay Prize for Advanced Graduate Students in Central European History 2022 (Deadline extended until June 15)

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS: The Konrad Jarausch Essay Prize for Advanced Graduate Students in Central European History 2022 (extended until June 15)

The North Carolina German Studies Seminar and Workshop Series is proud to announce the fourth annual Konrad Jarausch Essay Prize Competition for Advanced Graduate Students. In recognition of the longstanding commitment to graduate education of Konrad H. Jarausch, who is the Lurcy Professor of European Civilization at the Department of History of the University of North Carolina, this prize serves to celebrate and cultivate outstanding new talent in the broadly defined field of Central European history from the seventeenth to the twentieth century.

The prize will award the best unpublished article manuscript or dissertation chapter intended for publication by a current graduate student working in the field of Central European history. The recipient of this prize will receive an honorarium of $1,000 and an invitation to present his, her or their dissertation with a lecture and its discussion in the North Carolina German Studies Seminar (NCGS), preferably in September 2022. This event will provide an opportunity for the winner to receive feedback from an interdisciplinary group of experts. The prizewinner will be encouraged, but not required to submit their revised manuscript for publication. We will invite the winner to a Zoom seminar presentation of his, her or their work.

The NCGS series was started in 2007 by an interdisciplinary and inter-institutional group of scholars in the Research Triangle of North Carolina, which is home to nationally and internationally recognized graduate programs in German Studies. The series has traditionally emphasized graduate education.

Eligibility requirements:
• Applicants must be enrolled in a PhD program at a North American university.
• They should be ABD and have finished their archival research for the dissertation in Central Europe, but must not have defended their dissertation before the spring term 2022.
• Graduate students who applied unsuccessfully before, can apply again, if they did not have defended their dissertation before the spring term 2022.

Requirements for the proposal:
• A statement of up to five pages describing the outlines of the applicant’s dissertation project that indicates its state of completion and in addition a draft table of content of the dissertation.
• A CV that clearly indicates when the applicant intends to defend his, her or their dissertation or have defended it and includes the names of the advisors.
• An unpublished article manuscript, ideally based on the dissertation, or a dissertation chapter intended for publication of approx. 10,000 -12,000 words (excluding notes).

If you are interested, please send the application materials to Dr. Thomas Pegelow Kaplan (thomaspegelowkaplan@appstate.edu) by June 15, 2022 at the latest. Please do not hesitate to address any questions about the prize, the required material and the selection process to him.

Prize committee: Dr. James Chappel (Duke University), Dr. Karen Hagemann, Dr. Terence V. McIntosh, Dr. A. Dirk Moses (UNC Chapel Hill), and Dr. Thomas Pegelow Kaplan (Appalachian State University).