Call for Applications: Iran Graduate Student Workshop at University of Pennsylvania

On May 4-5, 2018, the University of Pennsylvania will host the second gathering of this joint workshop, to be followed by similar meetings at the other campuses every two years. This second workshop in 2018 will consist of PhD students that are near ABD status and preparing their dissertation proposals (i.e., typically in their 2nd or 3rd year of graduate work). In addition, the first cohort will participate again, as discussants, in the 2018 workshop, as they approach the end of their graduate work.

Applicants for the second round, in 2018, must focus on modern Iran (roughly 18th-20th centuries), other countries of the Persianate world, or diasporas, or conduct relational histories and comparative work; and will be drawn from disciplines and programs in the humanities and social sciences, including anthropology, art history, economics, history, literature, politics, sociology, and related fields.

To apply, please send the following materials by August 15, 2017 to

• One letter of recommendation from an advisor or committee member supporting the research project and attesting to the student’s good standing in their program of study

• Curriculum vitae

• Research proposal of 1,000 words on argument, methods, and evidence to be used in dissertation. Decisions on applications will be sent out by September 30, 2017. If selected by the IGSW committee, participants will be expected to attend workshops

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