The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is hosting the 2017 Western History Dissertation Workshop. It’s the twelfth annual gathering, which will occur from May 12-14 in Lincoln, Nebraska. It is described as a “vigorous dissertation support to advanced western history PhD students in a collegial group of 10-12 leading scholars from participating institutions across the United States.” Ideal candidates for the workshop will have already made written progress on their dissertation, expect to defend in the coming academic year, and will share a chapter with the group for feedback.
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This year’s workshop is hosted by the University of Nebraska’s History Department and the Center for Great Plains Studies. We will pay travel expenses for up to five advanced graduate students writing a dissertation exploring any topic dealing with the history and culture of the American West. The workshop is co-sponsored by the Howard R. Lamar Center for the Study of Frontiers and Borders at Yale University; the Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest at the University of Washington; the Center for the Southwest at the University of New Mexico; the Autry National Center/University of California-Los Angeles Department of History; the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West; the Research Division of the Huntington Library; the Hemispheric Institute on the Americas at the University of California-Davis; Stanford University; the Center for the American West/University of Colorado-Boulder Department of History; and the Clements Center for Southwest Studies/Department of History at the Southern Methodist University.
To apply, or for more information, follow the link or you can write Katrina Jagodinsky or Margaret Jacobs with your questions. The deadline to apply is March 1st! Notification of selection will be made the following month and a complete draft of the chapter to be workshopped must be submitted by April 15th.