The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

GC Events

Mina Rees Library | Upcoming Workshops

Library workshops for the next thee weeks


Copyright for Graduate Students

May 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm


Are you interested in learning more about the copyright issues that often arise for graduate students? This workshop will cover what copyright is, how to work with copyrighted material, and ways that you can manage your own copyrights. Boost your copyright confidence so that you can focus on your scholarship!


Fair Use for Non-Fiction Authors

May 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm


This workshop is designed for nonfiction authors of all types — including historians, biographers, scientists, and scholars of literature, theatre, art, and music — who want to know more about using copyrighted materials. The workshop will help researchers who want to do things such as:


– Include song lyrics in a paper discussing musical trends

– Quote from a novel to analyze the author’s use of metaphors in a work of literary criticism

– Incorporate a photograph in an article about the photographer’s use of light and shadow

– Use a chart in a scientific paper critiquing a researcher’s methodology and findings

– Quote from unpublished letters in a biography or memoir


Join us to review principles and limitations of fair use for common situations nonfiction authors face when incorporating copyrighted works into their writings.


Introduction to Grants & Funding

June 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm


Join us for an illuminating workshop about the intricacies of applying and seeking grants and other forms of funding. We’ll cover the grants databases Pivot, Grantforward, and Candid/Foundation Center suite of search tools. Please feel free to submit questions in advance – we’d love to tailor the session to fit your needs. The summer is the perfect time to start planning, research opportunities, and get ready to apply!