Call for Papers: PhD Seminar in American History and American Studies, 10-11 June 2021

We now invite proposals for our upcoming graduate seminar, which will be held as an online event on 10-11 June 2021.

We kindly invite applications from current doctoral candidates whose research covers any aspect of U.S. culture, media, 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.  

This seminar is a small-scale event, which foregrounds in-depth discussion. 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. We’ve found that this format provides extensive opportunities for feedback.

Applicants are invited to submit their proposals, consisting of a 300-word abstract and a CV, no later than Friday 23 April 2021. These should be addressed to the seminar coordinators, Dr. Dario Fazzi and Dr. Cees Heere and sent to

We strongly encourage proposals from students that reflect the diversity of our field in terms of gender, ethnicity, and disability.

Participants will be expected to have a paper (approximately 6,000 words) ready for pre-circulation by Monday 24 May, 2021.

For any further information, please consult our website at, or contact the seminar coordinators, at the above addresses.

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