Call for Papers: 8th Annual Graduate Workshop on Comparative Historical Research on Europe

June 21, 2020 | University of Iceland

Deadline: February 28, 2020

We seek applications from advanced graduate students working on comparative historical topics on Europe. The process is open to graduate students working in any discipline in the humanities and social sciences and using any methodology or approach. We are open to work that is concerned both with explaining past outcomes or that looks at the impact of past developments in explaining contemporary outcomes. Priority will be given to advanced doctoral students, but all graduate students at any level of preparation of their dissertation will be considered. Candidates may present work from their dissertations (typically a chapter), or other papers on which they are interested in receiving feedback. We anticipate inviting five to eight students to present their work in an all-day conference to be held at the University of Iceland on June 21, 2020. Students will be required to provide their written work in advance and to make a short presentation. A faculty mentor will be assigned as discussant and provide in-depth feedback. Additional time will be available for a general discussion of the work with all assembled faculty and graduate students.

This year’s participants will include, among others, Amel Ahmed (UMass Amherst), Michael Bernhard (University of Florida), Petia Kostadinova (University of Illinois at Chicago), Harris Mylonas (George Washington University), Henry Thomson (Arizona State University), Christina Isabel Zuber (University of Konstanz).

To apply, please visit by February 28, 2020, respond to the questions in the form and provide a 400-word précis of the research to be presented. Please also send a 1-page CV to There is no fee to participate in the workshop, lunch will be provided, and CES will waive the conference registration fee of all selected graduate students for attending the 27th Annual Conference of Europeanists in Iceland, which will take place immediately after the workshop on June 22-24. Travel and accommodation costs need to be covered by the student or their home institutions. This pre-conference workshop is made possible thanks to the generous support of a Jean Monnet Support to Associations grant.

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