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Student Attending Dissertation Workshop

Dissertation Workshops

The meetings of the CES Dissertation Workshop offer graduate students at Harvard and MIT the opportunity to present their current research to their peers and faculty interested broadly in the study of Europe. It is a student-run, student-centered project and papers will be pre-circulated to the audience in advance.

Dissertation Workshop Schedule 2020-2021

All sessions will be virtual and require pre-registration (see below).

Fall 2020

Friday, December 4, 2020 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm

Jan Burzlaff (History): "After the Dutch Paradox: Jews and non-Jews in the Netherlands (1940–1945)"

Friday, December 11, 2020 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm

Bo Yun Park (Sociology): "Is S(H)e Presidential? The Changing Scripts of Political Leadership, 1995-2020"


Spring 2021

Friday, February 12, 2021 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm

Aden Knaap (History): "Judging the League: The Permanent Court of International Justice and the League of Nations, 1922-1939"

Friday, March 5, 2021 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm

Max Ehrenfreund (History of Science): "Opening the Caskets: Mathematical Economics in Fascist Austria"

The CES Dissertation Workshop is a graduate educational seminar and is open only to graduate students and their advisors. Zoom links for the workshop will be distributed a day in advance.

If you are interested in attending a workshop or to present your research, please contact CES Dissertation Workshop coordinators Clare Bradford Anderson and Armando Miano.

External Funding Workshop

Each year, CES offers the Workshop on External Funding which discusses a range of external grants relevant for doctoral students in social sciences and looks into strategies for developing a strong proposal. In addition, it parses specific proposals, both successful and less effective, in an attempt to offer some hands-on tools for mastering the skill of successful proposal writing. In the past, CES graduate students who won some of the most competitive external grants have joined the student programs advisor and shared their insights and prose samples during the workshop.

Past Dissertation Workshops