We invite graduate students to submit proposals for a workshop that explores the impact and scope
of the Great War by placing empire at the center of study. This workshop, titled Situating Empire: The
Great War and its Aftermath, is intended for advanced doctoral students who have completed
substantive archival research and will take place at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts
on November 15-16, 2018.
A priority of the workshop is to provide close readings and feedback on advanced graduate research
that speaks to the theme at hand. Accepted papers will be grouped for presentation within a panel
composed of graduate students and one faculty commentator for each presenter. Participation in
this workshop presents an opportunity to engage in lively and lengthy discussions with faculty and
an emerging cohort of doctoral candidates from around the world.
Opening remarks will be provided by Professor Erez Manela. We are also delighted to share that our
workshop’s keynote speaker will be Professor Heather Streets-Salter, and Professor Antoinette
Burton will join us for a plenary panel.
This workshop will host nine papers comprised of panels of three over two days. Themes we hope
to cover include, but are not limited to: the constitution of imperial boundaries and space, mobility,
gender, race, and class. We are particularly interested in papers written within the subfields of
intellectual history, histories of mobility, legal history, and the history of science and/or medicine.
Submission Guidelines and Funding:
We encourage submissions from individuals at all universities. Graduate students interested in
participating in this workshop should submit a 300-word proposal and one-page Curriculum Vitae
(in either Word or PDF format) to email@example.com. Proposals must be
received by March 30, 2018. Papers for each panel will be selected in accordance with the
workshop’s themes and for their potential to facilitate dialogue across regional specializations. All
participants will be notified of participation by May 1, 2018. Given that this workshop requires an
engagement with the written work of other participants, all panelists are asked to submit their papers
one month prior to the workshop. All questions should be directed to the email above.
We anticipate being able to reimburse reasonable travel and lodging expenses for participants who
do not receive sufficient funding from their institutions of study. Due to a limited budget, however,
this amount will not exceed $500. Meals will be provided throughout the workshop.
Hardeep Dhillon (Lead), Ph.D. Candidate, Harvard University
Sara Balakrishnan, Ph.D. Candidate, Harvard University
Faculty Sponsors: Professors Erez Manela & Sugata Bose