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International PhD Seminar

 (3 April 2013 - 5 April 2013)

For the sixth time in a row the RSC hosts an international PhD seminar for graduate students in American history from the universities of Cambridge, Paris, Heidelberg, and Leiden.

PhD seminar participants in Middelburg’s Abbey garden in April 2009

Since 2003 the RSC serves as the host institution for a biennial PhD seminar for PhD students from the universities of Cambridge, Paris (Sorbonne Nouvelle), Heidelberg, and Leiden. Scheduled for April 3-5, 2013 this seminar is the sixth in a row and based upon a close cooperation between the RSC and its members of the international advisory board who serve as faculty at these universities. The seminar is open for invited PhD students only and aims to offer them the opportunity to present their work to peers from the other universities, receive feedback, and build their international network of contacts. Each participant is expected to make a 20-minute presentation on his/her research topic and papers have been distributed among the participants in advance. The participants are 2 students from Cambridge, 3 from Paris, 2 from Heidelberg, and 2 from Leiden and the topics cover a variety of aspects of U.S. domestic policy and foreign relations in the 19th and 20th centuries. The RSC staff and Professor James Cohen of Sorbonne Nouvelle as well as the PhD students themselves will comment on the presentations.


The RSC gratefully acknowledges sponsorship for this program by the Province of Zeeland.