2016 Dissertation Seminar for Historians | Newberry

2016 Dissertation Seminar for Historians

Craig M. Koslofsky

Craig M. Koslofsky

Robert Michael Morrissey

Robert Michael Morrissey

Friday, September 16, 2016Friday, December 9, 2016

2 -5 pm on four Fridays: September 16, October 21, November 18, and December 9.

Room 101

Led by Craig Koslofsky and Robert Morrissey
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Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Renaissance Graduate Programs

This special 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 will be 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.


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.


Learn more about the seminar directors:


Craig M. Koslofsky, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Robert Michael Morrissey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Faculty and graduate students of Center for Renaissance Studies consortium institutions may be eligible to apply for travel funds to attend CRS programs or to do research at the Newberry. Each member university sets its own policies, deadlines, and limitations on funding; contact your Representative Council member in advance for details.

Cost and Registration Information 

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