The summer season is half over and it’s time to start preparing for the fall semester. For many, that will mean starting the first year of graduate study in history. The transition from undergraduate to graduate work can be difficult – for me, graduate courses felt like walking into the middle of an ongoing conversation and struggling to get caught up. On the AHA web site, we have a couple resources that rising graduate students may be interested in as they start their journey. Consider it a summer reading list.
The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) offers two year-long Dissertation Completion Fellowships in the amount of $20,000 each, to support the writing and completion of the doctoral dissertation.
The Library Company of Philadelphia Program in Early American Economy and Society (PEAES) Fellowships are designed to promote scholarship in early American economy and society, broadly defined, from its colonial beginnings to roughly the 1850s. One dissertation-level fellowship
is available, carries a stipend of $20,000, and is tenable for nine consecutive months of residency...
Dissertation Fellowships from the United States Army Center of Military History support scholarly research and writing among qualified civilian graduate students preparing dissertations in the history of warfare.
Among the articles selected for this week’s “What We’re Reading” is an Inside Higher Ed
piece on a new project between the Center for History and New Media at George Mason and the Internet Archive. Furthermore, we link to Dan Cohen’s blog where he explains the project in more detail. Also from Inside Higher Ed
, comes a look at new efforts at Harvard to cut down the time it takes doctoral candidates to complete their degrees. And keep reading to find articles on publishing the Founding Fathers’ papers, questioning the role of the research assistant, the deaths of two historians, and good news for a former AHA staff member.
The Committee for Graduate Students, chaired by Elise S. Lipkowitz, has updated and redesigned the Resources for History Graduate Students page on the AHA web site. The page is now broken into three sections...