The Weatherhead Initiative on Global History (WIGH) at Harvard University identifies and supports outstanding scholars whose work responds to the growing interest in the encompassing study of global history.
We seek to organize a community of scholars interested in the systematic scrutiny of developments that have unfolded across national, regional, and continental boundaries and who propose to analyze the interconnections—cultural, economic, ecological, political and demographic—among world societies. We encourage applicants from all over the world, and especially from outside Europe and North America, hoping to create a global conversation on global history.
WIGH Fellows are appointed for one year and are provided time, guidance, office space, and access to Harvard University facilities. They should be prepared to devote their entire time to productive scholarship and may undertake sustained projects of research or other original work. They will join a vibrant community of global history scholars at Harvard.
This fellowship is funded by a grant from the Volkswagen Foundation.
Application materials include:
-A cover letter which succinctly states the applicant’s academic field and proposed or actual research topic.
-Current curriculum vitae, including a list of publications.
-A statement of the applicant’s proposed research, including intellectual objectives and planned methodological and disciplinary work (no more than 3 pages.)
Applications are due December 15, 2015. Letters of reference are due by January 8th, 2016.
Applications should be submitted through online application site.
For additional information contact:
Jessica Barnard, Program Coordinator
Phone: +011 (617) 495-8923