The AHA’s Statement on Policies Regarding the Embargoing of Completed History PhD Dissertations has generated wide discussion, controversy, articles in Inside Higher Education and the Chronicle of Higher Education, and a number of questions.
In their June 2013 meeting, the AHA Council drafted a statement on policies regarding best practices for embargoing completed history PhD dissertations.
I heartily recommend Leonard Cassuto’s recent article in the Chronicle on graduate school completion rates. If we admit to our graduate programs only those students who are dead certain about their occupational direction, and whose academic record affords us equal certainty about their success, we will be making at least two mistakes:
In 2013, the William Nelson Cromwell Foundation will make available of a number of fellowship awards intended to support research and writing in American legal history. The number of awards to be made, and their amounts, is at the discretion of the Foundation. In the past four years, the trustees of the Foundation have made three to five awards, in amounts up to $5,000. Preference is given to scholars at the early stages of their careers, including dissertation writers.
Applicants should submit a description of their proposed project (double-spaced, maximum 6 pages, with working title), a budget, a timeline, and a short C.V.
The Institute for Constitutional History is pleased to announce another Robert H. Smith seminar for advanced graduate students and junior faculty:
In this recent Chronicle of Higher Education piece, Robert J. Sternberg offers some thoughtful advice to job seekers who are facing an upcoming interview. Doing well in a job interview is often a matter of preparation, not luck. All graduate programs should offer their students mock interviews as a way to prepare for professional interviews.
The Cuban Heritage Collection (CHC) at the University of Miami Libraries is now accepting applications for its 2013-2014 Graduate Fellowships, available to doctoral candidates currently engaged in studies at a U.S. institution.