Posted by: graduateforumnz | June 3, 2009

Infinity Journal

Infinity Journal (IJ) is a new online global affairs journal and community. Networking about jobs, projects, papers, and more are open to all: undergraduates, graduates, and PhDs

Submissions are for graduates and young professionals with a masters level education.

Register soon

Adam Stahl
Executive Director – Infinity Journal

+44 795 778 5990
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Posted by: graduateforumnz | May 30, 2009

For God’s Sake: Religion and Politics in the West

The conference “For God’s Sake: Religion and Politics in the West”, in cooperation of the Chair for Jewish History and Culture, University of Munich, and of the Institute for European Studies, University of California at Berkeley, will take place at the castle of Elmau, Bavaria, at 2-3 July 2009.

Chair for Jewish History and Culture, University of Munich
Geschister-Scholl-Platz 1, 80539 München
Phone: +49-89-2180-5570
Fax: +49-89-2180-5666

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Posted by: graduateforumnz | April 12, 2009

Harold White Fellowships

National Library of Australia Harold White Fellowships 2009

Applications for 2010 Harold White Fellowships at the National Library of Australia are now open, and close on 30 April 2009.

Each year several Harold White Fellowships are awarded to enable established scholars and writers to undertake research at the National Library for periods of between three and six months. The Fellowships provide a return economy fare to Canberra, a living allowance, a fully equipped office and special access to Library collections and services.

Honorary Fellowships are also awarded to scholars and writers who do not require financial assistance but would benefit from other privileges associated with the Fellowship.

Research projects supported by Harold White Fellowships can be in any discipline or area in which the Library has strong collections. Past Harold White Fellows have undertaken research in fields including Asian studies, history of science, biography, media history, Australian history, musicology, religious history, anthropology, children’s literature, art history, politics, Indigenous history, Australian literature, Pacific studies, eighteenth century studies, geography, international relations and folklore. Past Fellows have included leading Australian creative writers including Frank Moorhouse, Sara Dowse and David Foster. Fellowships have been awarded to researchers working across Australia, in the USA, Canada, the UK, New Zealand, Hong Kong, China, Germany and South Africa.

More information, a link to the online application form, and contact details are available at

Margy Burn, National Library of Australia

Posted by: graduateforumnz | April 12, 2009

PhD Fellowship in Architectural Sciences

The Doctoral School in Architectural Sciences, “Sapienza” University of Rome, Italy offers one Ph.D. fellowship for attaining the degree of “Dottore di Ricerca” (Ph.D.). Four Ph.D. Programmes are currently active within the School: – Architecture and Construction – Space and Society – Energy Saving and Distributed Microgeneration – Space and Furnishing Design – Retraining and Recovery of Urban Heritage The fellowship amounts to 19.800,00 € per year; this amount includes national insurance (INPS) contributions that fellowship recipients are required to pay (8,57% for 2009). The Ph.D. Programme lasts for three years and may be extended to a fourth year (without grant), subject to approval by the School authorities. At the end of the first and second year of attendance, students have to be evaluated as proficient according to the rules of the Schools. Applications are opened to candidates who: – are not Italian citizens; – are not residents of Italy; – have obtained an academic qualification abroad by a non-Italian institution which satisfies the entrance requirements for admission to the Doctoral Programme, i.e., a degree equivalent to the Italian diploma di laurea / laurea specialistica / laurea magistrale, or expect to obtain it before 31 July 2009. The equivalence of each qualification to the relevant Italian degree will be ascertained (for the sole purpose of this competition) by the Academic Board of the Schools.  Applications must be received no later than April 30, 2009. For further information, visit  Accepted candidates will be notified by May 30, 2009.

Info: Scuola di Dottorato in Scienze dell’Architettura, “Sapienza” Università di Roma
Address: Via Gramsci, 53 – 00197 Rome, Italy

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On behalf of the Economics Network of the European Social Science
History Conference we invite you to begin thinking about participation
in the Eighth conference to be held at the Bijloke Site in Ghent,
Belgium, 13-16 April 2010.

The Economics Network anticipates sponsoring no more than 10
sessions of four papers each at these meetings given the limitations
imposed by the size of the overall conference. We will welcome
proposals for both single papers as well as entire sessions, but note
that we reserve the right to move papers around so as to maximize the
quality of those selected as well as the coherence of the final
program. Indeed, we request that all proposals indicate the research
methods that will be employed in the work so that we can link papers
together into interesting sessions by methodology as well as content.

Proposals should be submitted via the conference website before the
deadline of 1 May 2009.

Any questions you may have in advance of submitting a proposal should be directed to all three of the network co-chairs.

Anne McCants MIT, History,
Jochen Streb University of Hohenheim, Economics,
Jeroen Touwen Leiden University, History,

Anne McCants

MIT, E51-293

617 258-6669

617 253-9406

This conference addresses the short and long term historical impact of disasters in the Irish and wider contexts – famine, fires/conflagrations, shipwrecks and other large-scale transport accidents, epidemics/pandemics, and natural calamities including floods, earthquakes and storms. The conference considers the immediate and long term social and economic impact of such events; contemporary official and legal responses; and the part played by disasters in shaping historical memory.

Dr Maura Cronin, History Dept,
Mary Immaculate College, Limerick.
Phone: 353-61-204356
Fax: 353-61-313632

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Posted by: graduateforumnz | October 28, 2008

Center for the United States and the Cold War

New York University’s Tamiment Library
Center for the United States and the Cold War
Fall 2008 Program Schedule

To RSVP to a seminar and for a copy of the paper please contact

**Unless otherwise noted, all programs take place at the Tamiment Library, 10th Floor Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South (between Greene and LaGuardia) from 5-6:30pm with a reception to follow.

October 23rd
Paper: Thomas Heinrich (Baruch College)
“Weapon of Dictators:Preventive War and Its Critics During the Truman and Eisenhower Years”

October 30th
Nancy Sinkoff (Rutgers University)
“Neither Here Nor There: Eastern Europe in Lucy S. Dawidowicz’s Post-War Jewish Cold War”

November 13th
Frederic Ewen Academic Freedom Center, “Academic Freedom and the Law,”
Helen and Martin Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, Rm. 914,
2:00pm-5:00pm. Reception to follow.

November 20th
Paper: Sam Lebovic (University of Chicago)
“The Political Culture of Journalism in the Age of Totalitarianism”

December 4th
Paper: Jeff Engel (Texas A&M University)
“The China Diary of George H.W. Bush: The Making of a Global President” **5:30pm-7:30pm

December 11th
Paper: Dr. William deJong-Lambert (Bronx Community College, CUNY)
“The Cold War Politics of Genetic Research: Lysenkoism, Science and the American Left”

Zuzanna Kobrzynski

Posted by: graduateforumnz | October 21, 2008

Power and History: 29th Irish Conference of Historians

We invite proposals for papers and panels exploring aspects of the theme ‘power’ in all its historical manifestations. There is no restriction on the nature of power, its chronology or location. We welcome proposals for individual papers and panels that explore the complexities, controversies, and contradictions of power. In particular we are keen to attract international scholars offering comparative studies and papers examining historiographical debates and/or contestations of power in relation to warfare and the state, racial, religious, gendered, class, linguistic and cultural hegemony, symbols and rituals, and visual and architectural expressions of power. We particularly welcome proposals from postgraduate students.

Confirmed speakers include Marshall Sahlins, Jinty Nelson, Joe Bergin, Nicholas Canny, Catriona Crowe, Judith Devlin, Padraig Lenihan

300-word proposals should be sent to before 15 January 2009. The conference programme will be drawn up by the end of February 2009. General enquiries about the conference can be directed to Ciara Breathnach (, Liam Chambers ( or Anthony McElligott (

Dr Ciara Breathnach, Department of History, University of Limerick, Ireland.
Dr Liam Chambers, Department of History, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland.
Prof Anthony McElligott, Department of History, University of Limerick, Ireland.
Email: or or
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Along the recent trend of globalization, perhaps one of the most significant focal points is the study on issues related to “Greater China,” a notion that originally entails potential economic integration of China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong (including Macau) and has lately been broadened to include Singapore, Southeast Asian Chinese communities, and overseas Chinese in other countries. Despite some political repercussions, Greater China has become an indisputable economic reality today. But economy is not the strongest element at play; rather, a more prevalent and consequential factor is culture and the underlying formal institutions and informal social customs.

This conference is designed to study the causes and consequences of globalization from cultural, institutional and socioeconomic perspectives, focusing more on topics related to Greater China.

All sessions will be held on the Chinese University of Hong Kong campus, December 12-13, 2008.

Letty Chen
Washington University
East Asian Studies
Campus Box 1123
St. Louis, MO 63130
Phone: 314-935-4448
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EUROCLIO’s 16th Annual Professional Training and Development Conference will be held from April 5 – 11 2009 in Nicosia, Cyprus and is organised by history educators representing teacher trade unions, research centres and associations from across the divide, on the theme: “Taking the Perspective of the Others: Intercultural Dialogue and Teaching and Learning History”. The conference will offer keynote lectures, active workshops and study visits.

The deadline for Registration on January 1st 2009.

Euroclio Secretariat
Laan van Meerdervoort 70
2517 AN The Hague
The Netherlands
Phone: +31 70 3817836
Fax: +31 70 3853669
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