PhD Seminar in American History and American Studies

by Dario Fazzi

From H-Atlantic, March 8 2021

 Call for Papers

Date: April 23, 2021

Location: Netherlands

Subject Fields: American History / Studies

The Roosevelt Institute for American Studies (RIAS) is a leading research centre and graduate school, partnered with Leiden University, dedicated to the study of American history, politics, and society. Since 2003, the Institute has organized regular seminars for doctoral students pursuing research in its areas of interest.

The RIAS will host its next PhD seminar on 10-11 June 2021. Given current circumstances, we expect that this seminar will take place online. 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. 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 In order to support a culture of diversity and inclusion, 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 precirculation by Monday 24 May, 2021.

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

Contact Info: Dario Fazzi, Roosevelt Institute for American Studies

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