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Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research, 21-25 May, 2012

CAS 21/10/2011

The George Washington University’s Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies is pleased to announce the 10th annual Summer Institute on Conducting Archival

Research (SICAR). This prestigious five-day seminar will be held in Washington, D.C., from 21-25 May, 2012. SICAR trains graduate students from multiple disciplines to

maximize their research in archives and includes the following sessions:

· preparing to go to an archive and structuring time once there;

· understanding how archival documents come to be written and deposited in archives;

· tackling the challenges of interpreting archival documents, including issues of culture and foreign language.

How to Apply

Ph.D. students from the US and abroad working on international relations and modern

history are encouraged to apply. George Washington University will provide

accommodation and meals during the week of the Institute and accepted students may

apply for subsidized travel.

Applications should include the form available at www.ieres.org, as well as:

1. a two-page proposal indicating how the week-long Summer Institute would be

beneficial to your dissertation research,

2. a curriculum vitae,

3. one letter of recommendation from a faculty member in your department.

Applications should be sent to [email protected] by 15 January 2012 with the subject line reading “SICAR application.” Recommendation letters may be e-mailed or sent to:

Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies

ATTN: SICAR Application

1957 E Street NW, Suite 412

Washington, DC 20052

Tel: 202-994-6340

Fax: 202-994-5436

Please direct questions to [email protected]

Visit the website at http://www.ieres.org

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