The AHA Council has been hearing from department chairs and directors of graduate studies about prospective graduate students being pressured to accept funding packages earlier than the national deadline of April 15.
Professional Division Statement on Electronic Publication of Theses and Dissertations
As graduation season approaches, the AHA’s Professional Division urges graduate students and their advisers to be aware of their institutions’ policies regarding the electronic publication of theses and dissertations.
The division polled department chairs and directors of graduate studies to find out how many universities require electronic publication. Responses revealed that policies vary widely by institution.
While there is no conclusive evidence that electronic publication can make it more difficult to publish a revised version of a dissertation, the division feels that students and their advisors should be aware of the possibility.
Editor’s Note: Today we offer a bonus “Grant of the Week,” since the deadline to apply for this fellowship is next week.
The Cuban Heritage Collection (CHC) at the University of Miami Libraries is offering Graduate Fellowships to doctoral students who wish to use the research resources available at the CHC. The goal of the Graduate Fellowships is to engage emerging scholars with the materials available in the Cuban Heritage Collection and thus contribute to the larger body of scholarship in Cuban, hemispheric, and international studies.
In my previous post, I mentioned that I would have more information about the Graduate and Early Career Committee’s offerings at the annual meeting in Chicago. If you are planning to join us for the annual meeting, I hope you will take advantage of some of the events we have organized for graduate students and early career professionals.
On the very first day of the conference, we are sponsoring two events. The first of these is an orientation session for first-time meeting attendees.
Editor’s Note: Last month we offered “5 Tips for Students Attending the 126th Annual Meeting.” Today, Elise Lipkowitz provides some more detailed advice for graduate students and early career professionals, though all attendees may find these tips useful. The links in this post apply to the 126th annual meeting, but the advice is good for annual meetings for years to come.
The AHA’s annual meeting offers a vast array of opportunities including panels on both scholarly and professional topics organized by the AHA and its affiliated societies, receptions, tours to sites of interest in the host city, film screenings, breakfasts and luncheons, as well as the exhibit hall.
A quick update on some of the material the Graduate and Early Career Committee (GECC) has been working on recently:
As I mentioned in my previous post, GECC attempts to create and share information of value to graduate students and early career professionals. One way we do this is through organizing sessions at the annual meeting. While we hope that everyone can take the opportunity to attend the annual meeting, we also strive to present this information in other formats for those who are unable to attend.
My name is Aaron Marrs, and I am presently the chairperson of the AHA’s Graduate and Early Career Committee (GECC). GECC is charged with, among other things, communicating the concerns of graduate students and early career professionals to the governance of the AHA. We also seek out ways to assist both graduate students and early career professionals as they acculturate to the historical profession. In this post, I’d like to do two things: first, discuss the current work of GECC, and second, report on GECC’s open forum at the annual meeting in Boston.
The new school year draws nearer, and graduate students are gearing up. Read about what to expect as a grad student, what to consider when listening to advice, and learn about public history programs and the jobs they may lead to. For those already in the history profession, check out the Oral History Association’s best practices page, the problems of preserving digital materials, how to respond to negative blog posts, and a brief history of intellectual property. We also link to the National Archive’s YouTube channel, the Papers of the War Department project blog, the Digital Military Newspaper Library, the Library of Congress’s technology holdings, and color photographs of Russia in the early 1900s.