The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

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Transatlantic Summer Workshop – applications due April 12


The Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY), Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Ruhr University Bochum, and the University of Duisburg-Essen invite all social sciences & humanities PhD students to apply to participate in a two-summer, transatlantic workshop on

Politics, Identities, and Relationships
in the Transatlantic World

Summer 2019
[July 8-12]
CUNY Graduate Center

Summer 2020
[dates TBD]
Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

Relevant topics include political identities, alliances, migration, borders, security, conflict, and related issues. The workshops have four goals. First, they provide opportunities for transatlantic peer discussions and intellectual exchange through presentations of student research. Second, the workshops offer practical academic know-how via a series of expert talks on US and German scholarly cultures, fundraising landscapes, and publishing trends. A third goal is to provide opportunities for transatlantic networking among peers and faculty. Finally, the workshop facilitates long-term cooperation between the CUNY Graduate Center (GC CUNY), Rutgers, Ruhr University Bochum (RUB), and the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE).
This year, the workshop meets in New York. With generous funding from the GC, the Max Kade Foundation and others, the workshop organizers will cover transatlantic airfare & accommodations for GC doctoral students to Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, for the Summer 2020 workshop.

The workshop will be directed by Professors John Torpey and Ben Hett (GC CUNY) and, from the German side, Professors Constantin Goschler, Michael Wala (RUB), and Anja Weiß (UDE). To apply: If your research broadly relates to the workshop theme, please send a one-paragraph description of your interest in the program, a one-paragraph bio, and a two-page research brief to Emily Campbell ( by Friday, April 12, 2019. Don’t hesitate to email with questions.

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