Dissertation Seminar in History at the Newberry Library

Dissertation Seminar in History at the Newberry Library

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The Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library will be hosting a dissertation seminar in History in Fall 2016.

Ph.D. candidates in Renaissance, Reformation, Early Modern European, Atlantic World History, and Early Modern World History at Northern Illinois University and other Newberry consortium institutions may take this seminar for credit in their home programs.

Here is the Newberry Library’s announcement:

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Fall 2016 Dissertation Seminar for Historians

Led by Craig Koslofsky and Robert Morrissey, both of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Submission Deadline: May 1
The seminar will meet from 2 to 5 pm on four Fridays: September 16, October 21, November 18, and December 9.

Apply online here: https://www.newberry.org/09162016-2016-dissertation-seminar-historians

This seminar will create a broad-based community of graduate students who are at the beginning stages of working on their dissertations in the history of Europe or the Atlantic World, c. 1400-c. 1750. The goal is to provide…

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Cervantes and Shakespeare Symposium

The Newberry Library is hosting a symposium on “Cervantes and Shakespeare: A Transnational Conversation” on Thursday, April 14Friday, April 15, 2016.

The Newberry Library announcement reads:

A Joint Cervantes/Early Modern Studies Symposium

“Cervantes and Shakespeare: A Transnational Conversation”

Featured speakers: William Egginton and James Shapiro

For full details and to register to attend, see:

http://www.newberry.org/04142016-cervantes-and-shakespeare-transnational-conversation

This program is free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration in advance is required.

Downloadable PDF flyer:

Faculty and graduate students at member institutions of the Center for Renaissance Studies consortium may be eligible to apply for travel funding to attend this program.  http://www.newberry.org/newberry-renaissance-consortium-grants

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Art History Lectures at the Smart Museum

Art History Lectures at the Smart Museum

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The Smart Museum at the University of Chicago is offering a series of lectures in art history in April and May 2016.

Northern Illinois graduate students are encouraged to attend lectures that relate to their historical studies.

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Graduate Seminar at the Newberry Library

Graduate Seminar at the Newberry Library

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The Newberry Library is offering a graduate seminar on “Gender, Bodies, and the Body Politic in Medieval Europe” in Fall 2016.

Northern Illinois University is a consortium member of the Newberry Library. This status allows graduate students at Northern Illinois and other consortium universities to enroll in Newberry seminars for credit at their home institutions.

This seminar is a great opportunity for graduate students interested in religious history, gender history, and the history of political culture.

The Newberry Library’s announcement reads:

Fall 2016 Ten-Week Graduate Seminar

Early application deadline: May 1

Gender, Bodies, and the Body Politic in Medieval Europe
2-5 pm Thursdays, September 29 to December 8
Led by Tanya Stabler Miller, Loyola University Chicago

Details and online application: https://www.newberry.org/09292016-gender-bodies-and-body-politic-medieval-europe

This seminar will examine the relationship between gender, sex differences, and politics-defined broadly-in medieval Europe, exploring the ways in which systems of power mapped onto perceived sex differences…

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Post-Doctoral Position in Religious History

Post-Doctoral Position in Early Modern Religious History

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The Newberry Library is offering a post-doctoral fellowship in religious history in conjunction with its initiative on Religious Change in Europe, 1450-1700.

Northern Illinois University graduate students who have taken HIST 640 Religious Violence in Comparative Perspective from 1500 to Today may be interested in applying for this fellowship.

The Newberry Library’s announcement reads:


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The  Newberry Mellon Major Projects Fellowwill participate in diverse aspects of planning and preparation for the library’s major scholarly initiative focused on Religious Change in Europe, 1450-1700. The initiative will include gallery and online exhibitions and additional digital resources, as well as programs for scholars, students, and the public. These programs will take the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses as a starting point for a multidisciplinary examination of the Reformation and its immediate aftermath. The majority of the public programs will take place during the 2017-18 academic year. The fellow will report to…

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Council for European Studies Undergraduate Paper Prize

The Council for European Studies is offering Undergraduate Paper Prizes.

Northern Illinois University is a member of the Council for European Studies, so NIU undergraduate students are encouraged to submit papers for these prizes in the Humanities and the Social Sciences.

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The CES announcement reads:

CES still welcomes submissions for the inaugural European Studies Undergraduate Paper Prize. The Paper Prize is given for the best advanced research paper written in English on any subject in European Studies as part of an undergraduate university degree program.

Two prizes will be awarded in 2016, one in the Humanities and one in the Social Sciences. Each prize winner will receive a $500 award, a CES conference fee waiver, and public recognition.

Nominations will be accepted until May 30, 2016.

For more information, see the CES Undergraduate Paper Prize flyer.

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Newberry Graduate Scholar-in-Residence Program

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The Newberry Library in Chicago is offering residencies for graduate students researching and writing their dissertations.  Graduate students receive a carrel and have access to the impressive rare book, pamphlet, manuscript and map collections of the Newberry Library.

The Newberry has several major collections of religious books and pamphlets from the early modern period. Graduate students researching aspects of the Reformation and European Wars of Religion may want to apply for a residency.

Here is the Newberry Library’s announcement:

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Graduate Scholar-in-Residence Program at the Newberry Library

The Graduate Scholar-in-Residence program allows Ph.D. candidates to be in residence at the Newberry for an academic year. We promise intriguing and often rare materials from our world-class collections in the humanities; a lively, interdisciplinary community of researchers; individual consultations with curators, librarians, and other scholars; and an array of both scholarly and public programs.

The Graduate Scholar Program encourages local graduate students who…

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