March 1, 2013

Casual Friday

Attention, all graduate students! This looks like a great opportunity.


The Center for the Southwest at the University of New Mexico, the Institute for the Study of the American West at the Autry National Center,the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West, the Research Division of The Huntington Library, the Hemispheric Institute of the Americas at the University of California, Davis, the Howard R. Lamar Center for the Study of Frontiers and Borders at Yale University, the Bill Lane Center for the Study of the North American West at Stanford University, the Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University, and the Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest at the University of Washington invite applications for the eighth annual "Western History Dissertation Workshop,"which will be held on May 25, 2013 at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

We will pay travel expenses for up to five graduate students working on dissertations exploring the history and culture of the American West. Participants will have the opportunity to present a chapter at the workshop and to receive feedback from other participants and from scholars affiliated with the sponsoring institutions.

To apply, please send a cover letter and the abstract of the dissertation to Virginia Scharff Please also arrange for your dissertation adviser to send a letter of recommendation by email to the same address; that letter should describe how much of the thesis has been completed to date.  Applications are to be received by March 22nd; participants will be notified of their selection by April 15.

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