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Enhancing the Research Component of the History Major

Started: 
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Estimated Completion: 
Saturday, August 20, 2016

The project aims to expand research opportunities for undergraduate History majors doing these on European history topics.

This Project Grant foresees an expansion of research opportunities for undergraduate History majors doing senior theses on European history topics or on topics in other fields using sources from European archives.

The project aims to expand research opportunities for undergraduate History majors doing these on European history topics.

The funds requested will be used for two main purposes: (1) to provide summer research grants to enable some ten rising seniors to conduct some four to six weeks of research in European archives, and (2) to support mentoring activities throughout the year culminating in a three-day workshop in July for these students, two graduate student mentors, and two Columbia faculty members at the Columbia Global Center Europe (CGE) in Paris. Those two programs would be embedded within an 18-month framework of instruction and support sustained by the History Department and our partners in the Columbia University Libraries and at the Global Center Paris.

Paul LeClerc, Director of the Global Center Europe, and Barbara Rockenbach and John Tofanelli, respectively director of the Humanities and History libraries, and research librarian for the Anglo-American collections at Columbia, have generously agreed to assist us in developing this pilot program.  We also expect to take advantage of the department’s evolving relationship with the Global Center Istanbul as well as its extensive network of contacts and collaborations throughout Europe. 

 

Topics: 
Regions: 
Europe

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS

Seth Low Professor of History
Gouverneur Morris Professor of History

ACADEMIC UNIT

School:
School of the Arts
Department:
History Department
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