A Student of History

January 18, 2008

The Atlantic as a Theatre of War, 1500-1825

Filed under: Early America,The Academy,Wars — John Maass @ 7:37 am

Applications are invited for participation in the Seminar, to meet for approximately ten days at Harvard University in the first half of August 2008. Participants, for whom travel and accommodation will be provided, must be recent recipients of the Ph.D. or its equivalent or advanced doctoral students engaged in research on aspects of Atlantic history. Historians at the early stages of their careers in Latin America, Western Europe, and Africa are especially invited, to join scholars from the United States and Canada for presentation of work in progress and discussions of the theme of the Seminar. It is hoped that some of the expenses of the participants will be defrayed by their own universities.

Work in progress on the military and naval conflicts, whether officially sanctioned or not, among the European powers or their colonial proxies will be presented and discussed. Shifts in the modes of warfare, the recruitment and experiences of combatants, and the determinants and significance of success and failure will be especially important. Senior historians will chair the sessions on topics of special interest to them and join in the Seminar’s discussions.

The Seminar, under the auspices of the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History and supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is directed by Professor Bernard Bailyn. For application forms, to be returned by April 30, 2008, or information, please contact Pat Denault, Administrative Director, International Seminar, Emerson Hall 4th Floor, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138. Telephone: 617-496-3066; Fax: 617-496-8869; E-mail: pdenault@fas.harvard.edu. All application materials are also available on our Web site.

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