History Graduate Student Blog

Call for Applications: Joff Hanauer Endowment for Excellence in Western Civilization

Applications are now open for six supplemental graduate fellowships in the amount of $5000 for the period Sept. 15, 2014-June 15, 2015 for graduate students whose work and research involves Western civilization, broadly defined. Hanauer Fellows will participate in a bi-monthly seminar led by John E. Toews, Joff Hanauer Distinguished Professor for Western Civilization.

Applications are due April 11, 2014.

Call for Papers: Are the Gods Afraid of Black Sexuality?: Religion and the Burdens of Black Sexual Politics Institute for Research in African American Studies

Are the Gods Afraid of Black Sexuality? Religion and the Burdens of Black Sexual Politics
Columbia University, Institute for Research in African-American Studies 
October 23-24, 2014

Please submit a detailed abstract of your paper or panel to arethegodsafraid@gmail.com by April 15, 2014.

Web: www.iraas.org/node/358 

Individual paper proposals should be no more than 250 words. Panel proposals (including all paper titles and names of panelists) should be no more than 500 words. Additionally, please include a brief biographical statement or CV with your proposal.

Call for Papers: Calgary First World War Conference, 25-28 Sept 2014

THE GREAT WAR’S SHADOW: New Perspectives on the First World War
25-28 SEPTEMBER 2014


Honouring the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, the University of Calgary’s Department of History, Centre for Military and Strategic Studies, and History Graduate Students' Union, invite academics and graduate students from around the world to share new scholarly work on this global conflict.

Call for Papers: Flying University of Transnational Humanities: "Globalization and Health: East and West"

Deadline: February 28, 2014
Flying University of Transnational Humanities (FUTH): Globalization and Health: East and West
June 22-26, 2014, University of Pittsburgh

Each year beginning in 2010, the Flying University of Transnational Humanities (FUTH) has gathered graduate students and young scholars in the humanities and social sciences for a summer school centering on presentations by leading scholars and sharing of information and perspectives by all present. The Flying University of Transnational Humanities, based at Hanyang University, Seoul, was brought into existence through the energies of Professor Jie-Hyun Lim, director of the Research Institute for Comparative History and Culture.

During the week of June 23-26, the University of Pittsburgh will host the 2014 FUTH meeting, on Globalization & Health: East and West. The summer school will address globalization in its socio-cultural and health dimensions. It centers on the East, the various regions of Asia, in two ways. First, it focuses on the nature and impact of globalization and health in the East, present and past, tracing the nature of globalization in the region of densest population. Second, it focuses on the impact of Eastern processes of globalization and health on other regions in the world, notably Europe, the Americas, and Africa.

2014-2015 Mortar Board Alumni/Tolo Foundation Scholarships

Application Deadline: March 21, 2014
Applications & Info:  Online at the Office of Merit Scholarships
(http://expd.washington.edu/scholarships/omsfa/office-of-merit-scholarships-fellowships-awards.html), paper copies at Office of Student Financial Aid (Schmitz Hall, 1st Floor) or toloscholars@gmail.com

The Mortar Board Alumni/Tolo Foundation is now accepting applications from outstanding University of Washington students for the 2014-2015 Mortar Board Alumni/Tolo Foundation scholarships. Mortar Board is the oldest continuing national honor society of the University of Washington campus and recognizes outstanding scholarship, leadership, and service in senior college students.