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Dissertation Workshops

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

If you are interested in joining, please contact Sonja Grassmugg and Nathan Grau.

CES Dissertation Workshop Schedule – Fall 2019*

October 18: Louis Gerdelan – Disaster tabulation and miraculous deliverances in the eighteenth century (2:00pm - 3:30pm Goldman Room)

October 25: Tugba Bozcaga – The Social Bureaucrat: How Social Proximity among Bureaucrats Affects Local Governance in Turkey (1:30 - 3:00 Hoffman Room)

November 8: Christopher Havasy – The Last Invention of Governance: The Rise of Bureaucracy and its Reception in Western Europe (1:30pm - 3:00pm Hoffman Room)

November 22: Joseph la Hausse de Lalouvière - The experience of re-enslavement in French Guiana, 1794–1809 (1:30pm - 3:00pm Hoffman Room)

December 6: Frank Blibo – The French and Ivorian Heart Care Specialists at the Institut de Cardiologie d’Abidjan, 1976-2017 (2:00pm - 3:30pm Goldman Room)

*Please note the room location for each workshop, as they may change week to week.

CES Dissertation Workshop Schedule – Spring 2020*

March 6: Katarzyna Balug - Animating Air and the Body at Its Limits (2:00pm - 3:30pm Hoffman Room)

*Please note the room location for each workshop, as they may change week to week.

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.

To subscribe for workshop updates or to sign up as a presenter, contact the workshop organizers:

Past Dissertation Workshops