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From the September 2013 issue of Perspectives on History

Applications Invited for the 9th International Seminar on Decolonization

Marian Barber, September 2013

From the National History Center column in the September 2013 issue of Perspectives on History


Applications Invited for the Ninth International
Seminar on Decolonization

Applications must be received by November 1, 2013

The National History Center of the American Historical Association is now accepting applications from early-career scholars to participate in the ninth international seminar on decolonization from Sunday, July 6, through Saturday, August 2, 2014, in Washington, DC. Organized by the NHC and hosted by the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, the seminar is funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The 15 scholars selected to participate in the four-week seminar will research, discuss, and write about various dimensions of the dissolution of empires and the emergence of new nations, mainly in the 20th century, and primarily in Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean. Each participant will produce an article or chapter on some aspect of decolonization during the month-long seminar.

The center will arrange and pay for participants' accommodations and will reimburse them for reasonable costs incurred in traveling to and from their homes and Washington. They will receive a small stipend to cover daily living expenses.

Applicants should have received a PhD or the equivalent within the last seven years or be within one year of completion of the doctorate. They should be fluent in English and must agree that they will actively participate in the seminar, including all required meetings and events, for its entire duration.

For details on applying, please visit the National History Center's website. In addition to a project proposal and other components, each application must be accompanied by three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the applicant's academic abilities.

Applications and all supporting materials must reach the associate director of the National History Center by November 1, 2013. They should be e-mailed to Marian Barber. If e-mailing is not possible, the applications may be mailed to Marian J. Barber, National History Center, 400 A St. SE, Washington, DC 20003. Please direct questions to Marian Barber at (202) 450-3209.