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February 10, 2010

Archival Research Training for PhD students, Washington DC, 2010

Deadline: February 25, 2010

"The Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research," June 7-11, 2010

SICAR is a five-day seminar in which Ph.D. students receive training in conducting archival research. Although archival research is an integral part of many academic disciplines, it is virtually never taught at the graduate level. In an effort to address this deficiency, the George Washington University began the Summer Institute in 2003. SICAR welcomes students working on dissertation topics related modern history and international affairs. In 2010, the Summer Institute will continue to welcome participants from various disciplines including history, government and politics, international relations, sociology, anthropology, and public policy, as well as area and regional studies. Applicants from any nationality and studying at universities abroad are eligible.

SICAR will be limited to 20 participants, and preference is given to students who have defended their dissertation proposal and are about to embark on dissertation research. Applicants must submit the application form (see website), a two-page proposal indicating how they would benefit from participation in SICAR, a CV, and one letter of recommendation from a faculty member in their department.

The deadline for applications is February 25, 2010 and decisions will be announced by the end of March.
Please send applications via e-mail (ATTN: SICAR APP) to sicar@gwu.edu.
Letters of recommendation can be sent via email to the same address or by regular mail to:

The Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies
1957 E St. N.W., Suite 412
Washington, DC 20052.

GWU will cover the costs of housing and meals and may in some cases help with transportation.

The Summer Institute is directed by the faculty of the GW Cold War Group and researchers at both the National Security Archive and the Cold War International History Project. SICAR is generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

For more information on all of the above, please contact Elidor Mehilli, elidor@gwu.edu.

Elidor Mëhilli
Princeton University
Department of History PhD ABD
2009-2010 Mellon Fellow in Contemporary History
George Washington University

Posted by uunguyen at February 10, 2010 10:34 AM