A Winter School for doctoral students and postdocs
University of Tübingen, 15–17 November 2017
Students and postdocs interested in participating are invited to submit their applications by 30 June 2017.
At the annual meeting of the American Historical Association in Chicago on July 12, 1893, Frederick Jackson Turner announced the closing of the United States frontier and "with its going … the first period of American history." It was the unclaimed West, he argued, that distinguished the nation's citizens from their European predecessors, "strip[ping] off the garments of civilization and array[ing] him in the hunting shirt and the moccasin." Now, for the first time in four hundred years, its residents would have to find something beyond "the stubborn American environment" to stimulate their minds and promote a united character.
The organizers will cover travel costs to/from Tübingen (up to an agreed limit), accommodation and lunches for 10 successful applicants, who will present on their current research projects. An additional 10 individuals will be eligible to receive part-funding as participants. The working language of the school is English.
Application and Selection Procedure
The Winter School will offer financial assistance to a maximum of 20 participants. Those interested in joining the program should submit the following documents by email to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- a brief CV (max. 2 pages)
- a title/abstract of the proposed presentation (max. 500 words)
- a cover letter placing the applicant's proposal within their larger research project and identifying their motivations for participating in the program (max. 2 pages)
All documents should be submitted in English, preferably as a single PDF file. The deadline for applications is Friday, 30 June 2017. Notifications will be made in late July. Questions can be directed to the conference email provided above or to any of the organizers.
For more information please click "Further Official Information" below.