CFP: World History Dissertation Workshop - Pittsburgh (USA), 13-25 June 2011 - Deadline: March 1, 2011

The World History Center at the University of Pittsburgh is happy to announce its second annual two-week summer workshop on the construction of dissertation projects in world history. The workshop will include common readings and discussion about how to formulate questions and researchable topics in world history, broadly conceived as any project that crosses the usual area studies rubrics. Participants will also work up model research proposals and bibliographies for mutual discussion and in close consultation with the workshop mentors, Adam McKeown (Columbia University), Heather Streets-Salter (Washington State University), and Peer Vries (University of Vienna). Workshop Coordinator is Patrick Manning (University of Pittsburgh). The workshop will take place at the University of Pittsburgh from June 13 until June 25. The costs for each participant, including room and board, will be $1000 plus transportation. Fee waivers may be available for students with special needs.
Workshop participants may focus on any field or time period, but have a strong interest in building a global dimension into their work. Applications are open to doctoral students from any university in any country. Preference will be given to students who have completed at least a year of graduate coursework and are currently working on their dissertation proposals.

Applications are to be submitted electronically. For details and application form, see

For inquiries: contact any of the workshop mentors:
Adam McKeown, Columbia University,
Heather Streets-Salter, Washington State University,
Peer Vries, University of Vienna,
or contact the workshop coordinator:
Patrick Manning, University of Pittsburgh,

Application due date: March 1, 2011. Final decisions will be announced by late March.

Patrick Manning
World History Center, 3900 Posvar
University of Pittsburgh

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