Call for Papers: International PhD Seminar, 1-3 July 2020

We invite applications to our upcoming graduate seminar. 

Since 2003, the Roosevelt Institute for American Studies, has organized regular seminars for doctoral students pursuing research in its areas of interest. Its next research seminar will be held on 1-3 July 2020, and we kindly invite applications from current doctoral candidates whose research covers any aspect of U.S. culture, society, politics, or foreign relations, current or historical.

​We welcome proposals for research papers (e.g. a dissertation chapter), or for papers that give an overview of the project in its entirety.

Participants will present their paper and contextualize it within their research project in 15 minutes. Each presentation is followed by a group discussion of approximately 45 minutes, providing extensive opportunities for feedback.

Applicants are invited to submit their proposals, consisting of a 300-word abstract and a CV, no later than Tuesday, 7 April 2020. These should be addressed to the seminar coordinators, Debby Esmeé de Vlugt and Nanka de Vries, and sent to

In order to support a culture of diversity and inclusion, we strongly encourage proposals from students who reflect the diversity of our field in terms of gender, ethnicity, and disability.

Participants will be expected to have a paper (approximately 7,500 words) ready for pre-circulation by Tuesday, 26 May 2020.

Accommodation and meals in Middelburg will be provided by the RIAS.

For further information, see the past editions on our website, or contact the seminar coordinators at the above address.

Participants Spring Seminar 2019
Participants during PhD Seminar in RIAS Library