The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

GC Events

Mina Rees Library – Upcoming Workshops

Dissertation Drop-in Hours

Tuesday March 1st, 1pm-3pm

Have a last-minute concern about depositing your dissertation or thesis? The library’s Dissertation Office dedicates time for drop-in Zoom consultations every Tuesday from 1-3pm. Advance registration is not required but you must fill out the registration form to be connected. If another student is being assisted, you’ll be kept in the “waiting room” until the librarian is available.


“Predatory” Journals and Conferences: How to avoid the Shams and Scams

Wednesday March 2nd, 1pm-2pm

As a researcher, you are eager to publish your work in journals and present at conferences. But don’t let your eagerness allow you to be fooled by fake (often called “predatory”) journals or conferences. These low-quality outlets exist for the sole purpose of profit, not for the dissemination of peer-reviewed research. Indeed, they frequently lie about their peer review practices and engage in other forms of deceit. Come learn how to spot these bad actors, and how to critically evaluate any journal or conference before submitting a paper or proposal. Can’t make it? If you’re interested but can’t make it, register anyway. The presentation will be recorded and made available to registrants.


Grants & Funding

Friday March 4th, 1pm-2pm

Curious how to get started looking for grants, fellowships, and other forms of funding? We’ll talk about the Foundation Directory Online, Pivot, and Grantforward – three excellent databases that provide inroads to identifying funding sources for students, faculty, and for organizations. Bring your questions, and we’ll get started with some active searches for your needs.


Zotero Drop-in Help 

Monday March 7, 1pm-2pm

Stephen Klein holds one-on-one Zotero virtual office hours for drop-in video consultations on Mondays 1-2pm. Zotero is open source citation software enabling users to easily collect, organize, cite and share. These one-on-one sessions are great for consummate users who need troubleshooting assistance or new users who prefer a more informal approach.


Science Research Workshop: Advanced Web of Science 

Monday March 7, 2pm-3pm

This workshop will cover advanced searching skills in Web of Science. Topics covered will include: Fast and efficient searching. Citation searching. Grant funding information. Setting up search alerts. Author and affiliation searching.