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Dissertation Workshop

The meetings of the CES Dissertation Workshop offer graduate students at Harvard a collegial and stimulating environment in which to present their current research to peers and faculty interested broadly in the study of Europe. It is a student-run, student-centered project. Graduate students and faculty are encouraged to attend. Papers will be pre-circulated on the e-mail list. Refreshments will be served. Students attending the workshop will be entitled to dine for free at CES’s in-house, delicious Friday lunch. For location details and times, please consult the CES events calendar.

2018-2019 Dissertation Workshop Schedule

FALL 2018

October 26, 2018 | 2:00-4:00 p.m., Hoffmann Room

Elissa Berwick, Ph.D. Candidate in Comparative Politics and Methodology, MIT

"Substate Nationalism and The Scope of Redistribution: Evidence from Spain"

November 9, 2018 | 2:00-4:00 p.m., Hoffmann Room

Louis Gerdelan, Ph.D. Candidate in History, Harvard University

Prophecies of doom or the doom of prophecy? Debates over the astrological prediction of disasters in the Atlantic world, c.1650-1700

November 30, 2018 | 2:00-4:00 p.m., Hoffmann Room

Ian Kumekawa, Ph.D. Candidate in History, Harvard University

"Lugers and Londonderry: World War I, Ireland, and the Origins of Modern British Gun Control"


February 22, 2019 | 2:00-4:00 p.m., Goldman Room

Deirdre DeBruyn Rubio, Ph.D. Candidate in Islamic studies, religion and society, Harvard University

“Sacred/Secular Space: The Politics of Space and Interfaith for French Muslim Communities in Paris”

March 29, 2019 | 2:00-4:00 p.m., Goldman Room

Mikko Silliman, Ph.D. Candidate in Education Policy & Program Evaluation, Harvard University

“Can schools help close immigrant-native gaps in later outcomes?”

April 5, 2019 | 2:00-4:00 p.m., Goldman Room

Mina Mitreva, Ph.D. Candidate in History Department, Harvard University

“Anarcho-syndicalism from Wilhelmine to Weimar Germany, 1914-1930”

April 19, 2019 | 2:00-4:00 p.m., Goldman Room

Lucas Melvin Mueller, Ph. D. Candidate in History, Anthropology, Science, Technology, and Society (HASTS), MIT; Graduate Student Affiliate, CES, Harvard University

“Risk on the Negotiation Table: Contaminants, Global Commodity Trade, and Experts after Empire”

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.

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Past Dissertation Workshops