Information for Applicants

Eligibility

Any student who is currently enrolled in an M.A. or Ph.D. program in International or World History or a related field (and who will still be enrolled at the time of the conference) is eligible to propose a paper for presentation at this conference. Proposals can deal with any topic in international or world history from antiquity to the present that is relevant to the theme of the conference. Students enrolled at universities outside of North America are especially encouraged to submit proposals; since our inaugural conference in April 2001, papers have been presented by students studying in Australia, Brazil, China, Germany, Greece, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom.

Application Procedures

To apply, please submit a one-page summary of your paper along with a copy of your curriculum vitae. Make sure to include your current mailing and email addresses. Both the paper summary and the c.v. should be submitted as attachments to an email message; they can be submitted either as MS Word files or in Rich Text Format (RTF). Please send your proposal to conih@fas.harvard.edu no later than December 15, 2011, in order to ensure consideration. All applicants who submit proposals will be notified about acceptance decisions by email in January.

Travel Stipends

At this time we do not have funds availaible to provide financial assistance for presenters who have to travel to the conference, so we encourage you to seek funding from your home institution. If such resources become available we will post that information on this webpage, so please check back for more information.

Lodging for Paper Presenters

In the past, most presenters have stayed at a dormitory-style guesthouse located at the Episcopal Divinity School, just five minutes' walk from the conference site. The guesthouse charges $80/night for a room with two double beds. (This is significantly cheaper than any of the nearby hotels, which typically charge around $200/night.)

Additional Information

If you have questions or need information in addition to what is provided here, please send email to conih@fas.harvard.edu.