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Graduate Workshop on Animals in the Study of History(2014-09-29)

The Agricultural History Society invites applications for a one-day graduate student workshop to be held Wednesday, June 3, 2015 in Lexington, KY showcasing innovative research on animals in the study of history. The workshop will run immediately in advance of the AHS Annual Meeting (June 3 – 6, 2015) also in Lexington, the Horse Capitol of the World. Graduate students with projects involving animals from any periods and geographic regions are eligible, and graduate students working in history or affiliated disciplines with substantial historical components are welcomed. Papers examining or intersecting with methodological, theoretical, and historiographical questions prompted by the interdisciplinary “animal turn” in the humanities are especially encouraged to apply.

All accepted papers will be pre-circulated, assigned a respondent from among a group of senior scholars, and given in-depth, individual, and constructive feedback. Participants appearing on the conference program of the AHS Annual Meeting will also be eligible for a stipend to help defer the cost of travel and accommodations. A panel of senior scholars will also award a $500 prize to the workshop’s outstanding paper.

To apply, please submit a 200-word abstract and a 1-page CV to gabriel.rosenberg@duke.edu by October 22, 2014. Questions may be directed to the same email address.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply concurrently to the AHS Annual Meeting program to ensure access to the stipend. Information about the Annual Meeting and the Agricultural History Society can be found at http://www.aghistorysociety.org/.

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