The Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library is hosting a dissertation seminar for early modern historians in Fall 2016.
Doctoral students at Newberry Consortium members, such as Northern Illinois University, as encouraged to participate.
Here is the Newberry Library’s announcement:
Fall 2016 Dissertation Seminar for Historians
Led by Craig Koslofsky and Robert Morrissey, both of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Places in this seminar have recently opened up, so we are accepting new applications through July 1, 2016.
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 is devoted to creating 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 comments and criticisms from a larger group of specialists than would be available on any single campus. Discussions will focus on methods and comparisons, with an eye to helping PhD candidates articulate the larger intellectual and historical significance of their specialized research.
Eligibility: The seminar will be limited to 12 participants who have passed all examinations and achieved ABD status by the time of the seminar. Applicants should be near the beginning rather than the end of their dissertation research. Priority is given to students from Center for Renaissance Studies consortium schools.
Students from Center for Renaissance Studies consortium schools ( http://www.newberry.org/center-renaissance-studies-consortium-members ) have priority, in accordance with consortium membership benefits. Fees are waived for students from consortium institutions. Such students may be eligible to apply for travel funds to attend ( http://www.newberry.org/newberry-renaissance-consortium-grants ). Each member university sets its own policies, limitations, and deadlines, and some may limit eligibility to certain departments or units within the institution; contact your Representative Council member in advance for details.