2011 Decolonization Application Details
The National History Center is now accepting applications from early-career scholars to participate in the sixth international seminar on decolonization, which will be held for four weeks, from Sunday, July 10, through Saturday, August 6, 2011, in Washington, D.C.
As in the previous five seminars, fifteen participating historians will engage in the common pursuit of knowledge about various dimensions of 20th-century decolonization in Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean. The seminar inspires participants to move the historiography of decolonization in new directions.
The application is due November 1, 2011 to the National History Center via email. Applications should contain the following:
- • Cover letter of not more than two pages that includes a brief (100 word) description about the proposed research project relating to decolonization.
- • C.V. (two pages only)
- • Research statement (approx. 1,000 words) outlining the title, research project, and goals. It should also briefly indicate research already done by the applicant.
- • Selected bibliography (one to two pages) of the major archives or sources in Washington, D.C. she or he proposes to use during the four weeks.
- • Three letters of recommendation in support of the application sent directly to the National History Center. For further information, please see the “Guidelines for Letters of Recommendation.”
For further details on the seminar, letters of recommendation, and resources in Washington, D.C., please download the following PDFs: